ITT Paves Way for TUDublin

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ITT Paves Way for TUDublin with major funding boost Tallaght a step closer to being a Smart City of the Future

A multi-million euro amalgamation of the Institute of Technology in Tallaght into the new Technology University Dublin (TUDublin) will ensure local students are skilled for the jobs of the future, according to local Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone.

Minister Zappone says the go-ahead for ITT to join IT Blanchardstown and the Dublin Institute of Technology in forming the new multi-campus university makes sense and will deliver better education and training for all.

The Independent Minister is confirming that an extra €4.4m is being made available to turn TUDublin into a reality – bringing total Government investment to €9.3m.

Minister Zappone added “After years of preparation TUDublin is now becoming a reality with the campus in Tallaght set to be the centre of some very exciting developments. The alliance which has formed between the three former Institutes of Technology to form Ireland’s first Technology University has made each of the campuses better – they will have greater focus, be more efficient and more effective.

This is particularly good news for students who will be depending on the campus in Tallaght, and those in other parts of Dublin, to continue providing the education, training and skills for the jobs of the future It is my hope that under the TUDublin banner better and stronger partnerships will be formed, not just with other places of learning but also with employers. The campus in Tallaght is a huge resource. It has greater potential to under-take research and development and this can expanded with the new funding being made available.

TUDublin is Ireland’s largest university with almost 28,000 students and 3,000 staff. The fact that it has a home in our communities is another big step towards achieving the goal of establishing Tallaght as a smart city of the future. As an Independent Minister I will be working to ensure that the Tallaght campus continues to expand under its new name.”

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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