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Dublin Institute of Technology

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Template:IrishUniInfoBox Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) was established officially under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act, 1992 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1992_15.html) been previously setup in 1978 on an ad-hoc basis, the institution can trace its origins back to 1887 with the establishment of various technical institutions in Dublin, Ireland. The institution considers itself to be quite distinct from other Institutes of Technology in Ireland, the institution continues to build on its long tradition of providing education from certificate to doctorate level.

The institution is currently planning a single campus, the Grangegorman Campus, thus moving from its many city centre locations which has often been a source of criticism. In 1993 the institution was formally separated from the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee, the colleges and their original year of foundation:

  • College of Technology, Bolton Street (1911)
  • College of Catering, Cathal Brugha Street (1941)
  • College of Music, Chatham Row (1890)
  • College of Technology, Kevin Street (1887)
  • College of Marketing and Design, Mountjoy Square (1905)
  • College of Commerce, Rathmines (1901)

In 1975 the University of Dublin entered an agreement whereby it conferred academic degrees at the colleges, this allowed these graduates a vote in Seanad Éireann, this situation continued until 1998 when the institution was granted its own degree awarding powers. The institution sought university status in 1996, although the application was declined, the institution now has powers comparable to a university and its degrees are recognised as such in Ireland; on completion of the Grangegorman Campus university status is expected to be sought.

The institution currently offers a number of subdegree awards, including the DIT Certificate and DIT Diploma which are comparable to the National Certificate and National Diploma respectively. The institution awards Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees, and the Graduate Diploma; the institution will in the near future have to award at levels and criteria agreed with the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland.

See also

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Universities of Ireland
Republic of Ireland: Dublin City University | National University of Ireland | University of Dublin | University of Limerick
NUI Constituent Universities: Cork | Dublin | Galway | Maynooth
Northern Ireland: Queen's University of Belfast | University of Ulster
QUB University Colleges: St Mary's | Stranmillis

Other degree awarding authorities in Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology | Higher Education and Training Awards Council | King's Inns | Pontifical University of Maynooth | Presbyterian Theological Faculty Ireland
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