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ITB shortlisted for best Public Service Award in Fingal Chamber of Commerce Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

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30/10/2018 09:23:21


ITB is delighted to have been nominated in the 'Best Public Service Award' category by the Fingal Chamber of Commerce Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.

The Hunt Report proposed the introduction of Technological Universities as part of the Higher Education eco-system in Ireland. In response ITB, DIT and IT Tallaght (ITT) created the TU for Dublin Alliance and committed to jointly establishing Ireland's first Technological University. In July 2018, An Taoiseach announced that the alliance was set to become the first Technological University in Ireland. The University will be located on three campuses at Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght creating an inclusive and open learning experience offering pathways to graduation from apprenticeship to PhD level to a diverse range of students.

This is the historic culmination of seven years of hard work and commitment on the part of the three Institutes. The process of engaging with the independent international panel that visited Dublin in May gave us the opportunity to highlight the potential for TU Dublin to be ground-breaking by providing a pioneering and practice-based, research-informed learning framework to students. We are extremely pleased that the panel's final report, combined with the Higher Education Authority's (HEA) recommendation, resulted in a decision by the Minister for Education and Skills to grant us designation as Technological University Dublin, known as TU Dublin.



Following its application for designation as a TU last April, the Technological University Dublin Alliance submission led by Dr Meaney was evaluated in May by an independent international panel. As part of their evaluation process, the panel met with students and staff from IT Blanchardstown, DIT and IT Tallaght, as well as a wide range of community and industry partners. In a follow-up report to the HEA, the panel confirmed that the application for TU status met the specified criteria for designation.

The theme of the ITB submission was TU Dublin coming to Fingal with a focus on the impact the TU will have in Fingal and Dublin as well as the impact that ITB has had in Fingal to date. The submission was based on the socio economic report prepared for the TU Dublin application and also included information on ITB's mission and customer service ethos.

The awards take place at a Black Tie ceremony on Nov 9th in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport, when category winners will be decided. This is the third year in a row ITB has been nominated (2016 for Young Women in Technology and 2017 for the Daughters of Charity project).






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