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  Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technology ( or DIT) is located in the centre of Dublin, Ireland's capital city. It is one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland. Despite being established in its present form in 1992, the institution can trace an unbroken history back to the establishment in 1887 of the first technical education institution in Ireland.

DIT continues to build on its long tradition of providing education from certificate to doctorate level. It is well known for its programmes in Architecture, Engineering, Science, Marketing, Hospitality, Music, Optometry, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Digital Media and Journalism.

The Institute combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-oriented learning, preparing graduates for productive leadership roles. The core values reflected in its mission emphasize student-centred learning, useful knowledge, rigorous processes of discovery and critical enquiry, and support for entrepreneurship and diversity.

DIT comprises of four colleges (Engineering & Built Environment, Business, Sciences & Health and Arts & Tourism) and a Graduate Research School. There are twenty-seven academic schools, four major research institutes, many research centres and groups and various technology transfer and commercial units.

The Institute awards Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. It has autonomous authority to make its own academic awards. As its awards comply fully with the national qualifications framework of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, they are fully recognised internationally.

DIT also validates programmes provided by other institutions such as the Digital Skills Academy in Dublin as part of the pathways to work initiative and the Brighton Institute of Modern Music BA course.

There are 20,000 students registered in DIT, and over 2000 members of staff. Nearly 20% of the student body comes from outside Ireland, creating a culturally diverse and stimulating teaching and research environment.

DIT undertakes research that is nationally relevant, internationally competitive and strategically important. Research is conducted through two research institutes – Focas, which concentrates on new materials and technologies and the Environmental Health Sciences Institute (EHSI) - and in 16 designated centres organised around strengths in food and health sciences; social, economic and business development; environmental sustainability; information and communication technologies; and creative arts and media.

Embedded in Dublin city centre, DIT has built very strong and diverse links with its neighbouring communities and schools. In addition to bilateral institutional links, DIT participates as a full member of the European University Association (EUA) and the International Association of Universities (IAU). DIT has student exchange programmes with universities in India, China, Brazil, Australia, USA and across Europe. DIT is one of the lead partners in the Mozambique Eyecare Project. Additionally, there are strong links with Columbia College Chicago in design and media and with Purdue University across many disciplines including a joint Masters Degree programme. There are strong student and staff exchanges with Grenoble School of Management. DIT accredits programmes at Middle East College in Oman.

Dublin Institute of Technology was named "Best Institute of Technology 2010" by the Sunday Times. It came 94th in the 2014 Times Higher Education's 100 under 50 Ranking. It came 157th in the UI Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities in 2013.

The present internal structure of colleges and a graduate school has been in place since 2012. Dublin Institute of Technology is consolidating to a single campus in the centre of Dublin, the Grangegorman Campus.