QUICK VISIT TO THE TU CITY CAMPUS GRANGEGORMAN 14 FEBRUARY 2021 008
Technological University Dublin or TU Dublin is Ireland’s first technological university, established on 1 January 2019, taking over all functions and operations of the three preceding institutions.
The university was formed by the amalgamation of three existing institutes of technology in the Dublin area – Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, and Institute of Technology, Tallaght, and it is the second-largest third-level institution in Ireland based on student population of 28,500, behind University College Dublin. It is the eighth university in Ireland, and the fourth in the Dublin Region, following Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Dublin City University.
The institution’s history stretches back to 1887, with the establishment of the first technical education institution in Ireland, the City of Dublin Technical Schools.
The university consists of three main campuses, located in Grangegorman (“City Campus”), Blanchardstown, and Tallaght – the campuses previously of DIT, ITB, and ITT respectively, the institutes which have amalgamated. The Grangegorman campus will complete ongoing relocation of activities at Kevin Street and Cathal Brugha Street, expanding its capacity to 10,000 students, while development is planned for the other two campuses during the formative years of the university.
According to then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the new university will have an “entrepreneurial ethos”, and offer degrees and programmes ranging from Level 6 to Level 10 in the National Framework of Qualifications. While having an emphasis on computer science and STEM subjects, given its status as a technological university, the then Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton stated that the university would aim to sit at “convergence of the arts, business, science and technology”.
European University of Technology
The Technological University Dublin is one of the eight holders of the European University of Technology, EUt+ with the Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria), the Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus), the Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences (Germany), the Technological University Dublin (Ireland), the Riga Technical University (Latvia), the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain), the University of Technology of Troyes (France) and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania). The European University of Technology, EUt+ is the result of the alliance of eight European partners who share a common vision.
The Grangegorman campus includes the Greenway Hub, which is a “state-of-the-art facility for research and innovation that has been developed on the new TU Dublin campus at Grangegorman”. It is home to the Environmental, Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) and to DIT Hothouse.