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Hibernia College, Ireland’s accredited online college is a specialist post-graduate programmes for professionals across the globe. Our award winning interactive classroom is supported by ground-breaking content from our partnership with the University of London, Pfizer and Novartis ao. Established at the turn of the new millennium, Hibernia College follows an ambitious and forward-thinking strategy in order to play a leading role in education for the future. Hibernia Col… [+] lege, Ireland’s only QQI-accredited online college is a specialist post-graduate programmes for professionals across the globe: We believe that our programmes should be measured not only upon their academic rigor but in their effectiveness in helping our students meet the challenges that they face every day in their professional lives. After 10 years, we can be proud of our outstanding faculty, with a dedicated team of more than 350 full-/part-time faculty. Outstanding in their fields and across industry, they include faculty from Harvard, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin Drug Safety Research Unit, IE Business School, Madrid and other distinguished institutions. To keep abreast of current trends and practices and provide ground-breaking content for our global student body, Hibernia College collaborates with Pfizer, Novartis, the Teaching Agency (UK), the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and PharmaTrain (Pharmaceutical Medicines Training Programme). Awards and recognition during this 10 years: • Awarded accreditation by QQI • ‘Best e-Learning Company’ title at the Digital Media awards 2007 • UK’s e-Learning awards: Silver 2008, Silver and Bronze 2009, Gold and Bronze 2010 • Endorsed by Becta as an exemplar of ‘next education learning’, in 2009 • Selected to partner with five UK universities to solve the shortages of Science and Mathematics teachers in England in 2010 • First institution accredited as a Pharmatrain Center of Excellence, in 2011. • Selected by the Medical University of Vienna as their partner in their first online Masters' program. Hibernia College has developed a model of online education that is successful because it is dedicated to helping professionals meet their current work challenges and by continually building on the interactions of students and faculty. We educate professionals around the world who want access to the very best online education available.
Why study at UCD? Tradition Established 1854, with 160 years of teaching & research excellence. Global profile UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. Global community Over 7,000 international students from over 125 countries study at UCD. Global careers Degrees with high employability; dedicated careers support; 1 year stay-back visa (for non-EU students). Safety Modern parkland campus with 24 hour security, minutes from Dublin… [+] city centre. UCD College of Engineering and Architecture The UCD College of Engineering and Architecture is the largest and most comprehensive College of its kind in Ireland. There are six Schools covering the Engineering disciplines of Biosystems and Food, Chemical & Bioprocess, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, together with the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning & Environmental Policy. The College offers a wide range of taught and research programmes and is committed to the ongoing development of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary teaching and research. Faculty in the College of Engineering & Architecture have been very successful in winning competitive research contracts from a number of national and international bodies including the European Commission, the European Research Council (ERC), the European Space Agency, Science Foundation Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland. To date the College hosts five ERC award holders and 2015 RIAI Gold Medal winners Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey, who are both graduates and staff of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.Furthermore, data from Thomson Reuters InCites indicates that the College’s publication impact in Engineering & Technology is 52% above world average. Much of the research in the College is applied to real-world problems, and is finally commercialised in spin-off companies. Recent start-ups include OxyMem, APC Ltd and Bianca Med (acquired by ResMed in 2011). We have also become increasingly involved in collaborative research with industry, and such projects often produce market-facing innovations which can be directly applied in a commercial environment.
A Brief History of Setanta College Dr Liam Hennessy, Academic Director of Setanta College Dr Liam Hennessy FRAMI is an Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and former international athlete. Liam took up the position of Direct of Fitness with the IRFU in the year 2000 with a remit to create structures and embed methodologies to help Irish Rugby compete in the professional era. The role encompassed overseeing the Fitness and Strength and Conditioning… [+] of the elite squad and also recruiting staff to create and work within academies to develop younger players throughout the country. During the process of recruiting the required 30 plus staff, it proved difficult to find professionals with both the academic and practical coaching experience required for these key roles. To implement Dr Hennessy’s philosophy and focus on long-term player development, staff needed to understand the key principles in Performance Science and Strength and Conditioning but also have the ability to apply these principles and coach. The Solution Dr Hennessy developed a series of training modules containing the latest thinking in Performance Science and Strength and Conditioning but also with a focus on practical application and coaching. Under the mentorship and guidance of Dr Hennessy staff were trained using these unique modules. Many of the graduates from this IRFU system have gone on to take up roles in the Premier League, NFL, World Rugby and well as many other global professional sports organisations. Setanta College Was Founded Using the training modules he developed and evolved whilst at the IRFU, Dr Hennessy founded Setanta College in 2006. Through a partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology the modules were accredited to Certificate, Degree and Masters level programmes for full time study. Shortly afterword’s the modules were also accredited to Certificate, Degree and Masters level for part time study online via QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), which is an internationally recognised accrediting body. Through a partnership with World Rugby bespoke online modules have been developed and are now used as World Rugby’s Global Gold Standard for Coaching and Strength and Conditioning. To date 35,000 participants around the world have enrolled in these programmes. The National Strength and Conditioning Association based in Colorado U.S.A. with 30,000 plus members and the Titleist Performance Institute based in California U.S.A. with over 15,000 certified professionals recognise and endorse Setanta College programmes. Setanta College has partnered with globally established sports technology companies such as Orreco, StatSports, ForceDeck and Organic Motion and has an advisory board chaired by Padraig Harrington and consisting of world-renowned experts and practitoners. Performance Science and Strength & Conditioning at Setanta College Performance Science and Strength and Conditioning is becoming globally recognised as a professional pathway in the sports and general wellness industries. Our programmes cover a broad range of topics from functional screening, resistance training and fundamental movement through to nutrition, coaching skill and sport technology. The programmes, both full time and part time (online) are designed to cover the latest academic thinking and research but with a focus on practical application. The modules are updated every two years, which is unique in the educational industry. As well as providing online programmes Setanta College partners with universities both in Ireland and internationally to provide full time academic programmes. We also work with academic institutions and technology companies around the world conducting research and validating and testing the latest technology. The Fire Services in Ireland have sponsored a masters student to understand how S & C principles can apply to their industry and in addition are collaborating on a research and screening project with a view to developing a national wellness programme. This and other new developments will create a much broader marketplace within which our students and graduates can contribute and gain employment. Your Pathway To Success Whatever sport you're involved with, or area of interest, we have a range of courses that will give you the qualification you need.
Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, founded in 1592, is one of the world’s leading universities and is consistently ranked in top 1% of institutions worldwide. For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally recognised education. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. The university brings together a vibrant i… [+] nternational community of almost 17,000 students and 2,860 members of staff. The university’s stunning campus of historic buildings and cobblestoned walkways is juxtaposed with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence where cutting-edge research takes place. With 24 academic schools, Trinity offers courses in disciplines ranging from languages and literature to nanoscience and biomedical engineering. Student Life The university brings together a diverse, curious and supportive community of students and faculty in the heart of the city. The truly accessible and dedicated professors encourage students to actively engage in College life and the city beyond the campus gates. Student life at Trinity is about much more than education: with over 200 sports clubs and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and drama to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest. Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal Tutor – a dedicated faculty member who can offer academic, personal and professional guidance throughout the four-year degree programme. A wide range of student services, including learning development and support, peer mentoring, counselling and career advice, ensures that all students have the support they need to succeed in Trinity and beyond. The university is one of only twenty-two ‘Best Buy’ public colleges in the world (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015). Trinity has strategic relationships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world including Fudan University, Peking University and Tsinghua University in China; Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India; Brown University and the University of Notre Dame in the United States. Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Trinity Business School is ranked as one of the Top 30 Business Schools in the World (Eduniversal 2015/16) and has been pioneering cutting-edge research, teaching and learning in management and entrepreneurship for nearly a century. Trinity itself has produced more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, generating 180 companies, producing 192 entrepreneurs and raising $2,166 million over the last ten years (Pitchbook Universities Report 2016-2017), so is the ideal place for students to undertake their business degree. Trinity Business School recently launched an innovative new business course for undergraduate students, the Bachelor in Business Studies Degree. This is a unique programme, designed for students who wish to focus on business from the very beginning of their degree. Innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning are key pillars of this dynamic new programme. The programme places an emphasis on blended learning, where academic excellence meets industry experience. Students gain first-hand practical business skills throughout the programme by undertaking internships, developing a start-up or taking a leadership role in one of Trinity’s business student societies. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our top-ranking partner institutions. For further information visit: https://www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate/bbs/ Careers Trinity’s enviable location positions the university right in the heart of the hub of global business activity – Ireland’s Silicon Valley – where students are recruited for internships, summer jobs and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top quality graduates. Upon successful completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at Trinity, students have the opportunity to stay in Ireland to work for one year on the Third Level Graduate Scheme. Trinity’s Career Service was ranked 2nd in Europe (ISB 2015) with 95% of Trinity graduates in employment or further studies within 6 months after completing their studies. The European headquarters of companies such as Google, eBay, AirBnB, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn and Facebook, Dublin is an ideal place for students and graduates interested in working in these world-leading corporations. Dublin Trinity’s bustling 47-acre campus is an oasis in the very heart of Dublin, a vibrant and safe European capital city. The university’s city-centre location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic programme with an unparalleled array of cultural, social and professional experiences. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, cafes, restaurants and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep. Trinity Rankings • In the world’s top 100 and the number one university in Ireland. 1 • A number of our specific subject rankings feature in the world top 50 and 100 which reinforces our world class standing. 2 • We have demonstrated particular strengths in the areas of international student representation, faculty representation and research citations per faculty member. 3 World Class Research at the heart of a Trinity education • Research-led teaching is one of the distinguishing factors of a Trinity education. • Trinity researchers are winning competitive research funding at European and global level with significant international recognition. • Ireland is the second most successful nation in the European Union at attracting research and funding to support exciting new advances and discoveries, which in turn impacts global change. Nearly 50% of this funding has been awarded to Trinity. • Eight out the top ten 2016 research breakthroughs in Ireland are associated with Trinity College according to Silicon Republic. 4 Innovation and Entrepreneurship • We are ranked 1st in Europe for producing Entrepreneurs and are the only European university to feature in the world top 50. 5 • Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. • Trinity is committed to providing an environment that enables innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. Trinity has established a number of initiatives like the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, Launchbox, Blackstone LaunchPad and Launchlabs to build and support a community that delivers economic, social and cultural values. Employability and Career Service • 95% of Trinity graduates are in employment or further studies within 6 months after completing their studies. • Trinity’s Career Service is ranked 2nd in Europe6. Trinity students can expect the highest quality of support when pursuing their post-college prospects. • Beyond the Trinity experience, a Trinity education provides a pathway to become a world-class graduate. • Top international employers actively target Trinity graduates. • Location is a major advantage when it comes to planning a career after Trinity. Dublin is home to the European headquarters of many world-leading international corporations. • Investment in Academic Excellence • Trinity has allocated €16 million to an international recruitment campaign to fill 40 new Ussher Assistant Professors posts across multiple disciplines. The opportunities span from science, engineering and medicine to arts and humanities. • Trinity continues to attract global talent from abroad in order to reinforce the university’s global outlook and connections in education and research. 40% of our faculty is international. Appendix 1 Trinity is in the Top 1% of universities, with all prestigious peers such as Cambridge, Oxford and St. Andrew’s. QS rankings 2016/17. 2 World Top 50 examples include English Language & Literature, Modern Languages, Political Science and Nursing and in the World Top 100 examples include Biological Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Chemistry and Materials Science, History, Law & Legal Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Administration. 3 Performance has been exceptional in specific core indicators, outranking other prestigious peers: • international faculty representation (98), Cambridge (97.6) and Kings College London (97.6) • international student representation (85.9), Harvard (70) and Stanford (74). 4 https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/irish-breakthroughs-2016-so-far 5 Trinity has generated 180 companies, produced 192 entrepreneurs and raised $2.166 million over the last ten years (Pitchbook Universities Report 2016-2017) 6 International Student Barometer.
A highly charged force who will move your world. Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 125+ study abroad programs in more than 30 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education… [+] and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad – especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment. We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $4 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries they study in. Who We Are The Institute for the International Education of Students (“IES Abroad”) represents a consortium of more than 235 U.S. colleges and universities. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, IES Abroad has an all-volunteer Board of Directors and an extensive academic governance system that includes 5 committees featuring democratic representation from the IES Abroad consortium. Since its founding in 1950, over 100,000 students have participated in IES Abroad international study abroad programs. IES Abroad operates 120+ programs in more than 30 locations in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand. With 6,000+ students enrolled in IES Abroad programs each year, IES Abroad is the largest study abroad provider in the United States and an innovative leader in the study abroad field. Our Mission IES Abroad educates students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality. Our Vision Our vision for the future remains connected to the original IES Abroad program in 1950...a world filled with interculturally competent leaders who have both the understanding and skills to effectively, humanely, and positively navigate across different cultures, in politics, education, business, or the non-profit sector. Our Philosophy We are committed to placing the interests of our students first, to the delivery of superior academic programs, and to providing excellent service to our students and educational partners around the world. These are our highest priorities. We believe transparency, best practices, and maintaining the integrity of our business principles are in the best interests of our students, our global academic partners, and our organization. The governance structure of IES Abroad features a system of oversight characterized by consortium member and third party driven checks and balances. What we offer A passport to global citizenship. IES Abroad creates a journey—an exhilarating challenge of academics and cultural immersion—an unmatched global educational experience. Our world-class faculty and demanding, relevant courses engage and inspire students as they discover unexpected ways of learning both inside and outside the classroom. Soon, our students find themselves at the intersection of language proficiency and intercultural communication as they learn to navigate the world as 21st century global citizens. Here's how we do it: More than 125 academic programs Programs in 30+ cities and 21 countries A network of 600+ Ambassadors who have volunteered to answer questions More than 1,200 IES Abroad courses taught by qualified international faculty Credit transfer, based on programs already approved by students’ home schools or through programs accredited by IES Abroad’s School of Record, the University of Rochester Housing options secured and vetted by IES Abroad, including homestays, residence halls with local university students, and/or apartments (often with a local resident assistant) More than $4 million in IES Abroad scholarships and aid available Option to take courses at one of our international partner universities alongside local students Personal advising to assist with pre-departure questions, concerns, and processes Assistance with the visa application process Comprehensive health and safety services, which include:24/7 emergency staff assistance onsite in each location to respond to immediate health and safety needs of students International health insurance for emergency purposes U.S.-based Dean of Students and support staff who establish and oversee health and safety protocol, consult with IES Abroad Centers to maintain high standards of safety, and serve as an emergency contact An international policy plan for crisis management and emergency procedures in all locations for evacuation in the event of natural disaster, political unrest, or terrorist action. Comprehensive predeparture resources, including cultural and academic information Access to Moodle, an online learning environment that engages students outside the classroom Family support, including the IES Abroad Family Guide Experienced and dedicated local staff on-site Meals, depending on housing selection Internships and field placements in areas such as: Art/Theatre, Business, Education, Government/Politics, Law, Sciences/Health related programs, Social/NGO Organizations Service learning and volunteer opportunities at various local, national and international charitable organizations in areas such as: Animal Welfare, Community Development, Economic Development, Education, Health, Human Rights, etc. Comprehensive orientation and re-entry programming that focuses on cultural adjustment, goal setting and achievement, and preparing for the return home Access to organized field trips and cultural events Transcript Access to our 100,000+ alumni network and The Exchange bi-annual newsletter
In May 2001, the Government of Ireland recommended that an Institute for American Studies should be established in Ireland. It also decided that it should be names for the 42nd President of the United State, President William Jefferson Clinton, in recognition of his role both personally, as well as those of the United States Government, Congress and people, in the Irish Peace Process. University College Dublin successfully tendered for the project and the Clinton Institute… [+] for American Studies was formally established at UCD. The success of the tender owed much to the enthusiastic support and imagination of Professor Maurice Brich of the School of History and Archivese and Dr. Ron Callan of the School of English, Drama and Film Studies. Professor Bric was the first acting Director of the Institute and played a key role in laying foundations, such as the introduction of the Institute’s Masters programme in American Studies. In 2004, Professor Liam Kennedy was appointed Director, responsible for the Institute’s teaching, research and outreach programmes. He was overseen the expansion and diversification of core programmes and the internationalisation of our teaching and research. This has included the establishment of an international Summer School, of MA programmes – in Media and International Conflict and in American Politics and Foreign Policy – and of a PhD programme in American Studies. President Clinton has warmly supported the establishment of the Institute, paying several visits and addressing students in memorable lectures. Mission Through research, teaching and public engagement the UCD Clinton Institute promotes advanced study of the United States and its global relations.
DIFC offers international students a pathway to study in leading Universities across Ireland, the UK, Eastern Europe, Australia and USA beyond. But the qualification it is more than just a pathway. Your time with us will equip you for University and help you progress to the right University course for you. But it will do so much more than that as well. Studying with DIFC is an experience that will prepare you for the rest of your life. We help you to grow as a person… [+] and as a thinker - enriched with a network of friends, contacts and experiences that will be with you through your career. We do this by going beyond what you will find in other foundation programmes. We support you not just academically but also personally so that you are looked after, enjoy the whole experience and can deliver your best. A lot of this is due to our people and our approach. But we can’t take all of the credit - some of it is down to Ireland - a thriving and unique country that is one of the best places in the world to study, to do business and to have fun! Established in 1999, we have over 16 years’extensive experience in helping international students successfully progress to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We are now the largest independent Foundation College in Ireland. DIFC is Ireland’s exclusive delivery centre for NCUK International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters programmes. These programmes were designed by leading universities in the UK specifically for international students as an alternative to A Levels and are quality assured to adhere to the highest academic standards. Independence: Being an independent Foundation programme, we help to keep your options open. This means you can consider our full network of over 35 40 university partners for your degree. Success: All students who successfully complete our Foundation programmes will achieve a place with one of our university partners. Excellence: Our programmes are based on the highest academic standards, meaning you’ll be one step ahead of the pack when you start your University degree. Why Study a Foundation Programme? Students from many non-EU countries need to complete a ‘bridging course’ before they can enter leading universities in Ireland, the UK or elsewhere. Other students wish to undertake part of their international degree course in their home country. Successful completion of NCUK courses offered by DIFC guarantees students a place on a degree course in a wide variety of subjects. This means that 100% of students who successfully pass the programme will achieve a University placement. Pathways offered by DIFC include: Undergraduate: Medicine, Health Science, Business/Law, Engineering & Technology or Science Postgraduate: Business, Life Sciences and Engineering
Welcome to Trinity Business School. Our graduates benefit from having earned a cutting-edge business degree from a university that is both well-known and highly regarded across the World. Trinity College Dublin is the only Irish university ranked in the QS top 100 universities in the World (2015-16), and we are not too surprised to see our stunning campus listed in the Lonely Planet’s Top 500 Best Places on the Planet as we have over 160,000 tourists visiting each year. Trinity C… [+] ollege Dublin has a robust reputation as a leading international university which extends over four centuries. Trinity Business School was founded in 1925 and has had an innovative role in management education and research which both serve and influence industry. Over the years, our School has played a pioneering role in bringing the MBA to Europe and has created one of Europe’s most sought after undergraduate business degree programmes. We have a series of top ranked MSc programmes and our innovative new undergraduate business degree (Bachelor of Business Studies, BBS) will take in its first students in 2016/17. We also have a vibrant PhD programme with successful graduates working across the globe and generating impact through their research. Our approach to education is unique, high quality and something we are constantly improving. We our driven by a desire to deliver five key objectives which are based on our passion for being part of a business school of consequence: Education focused on careers and business performance. Programmes which create great careers for our graduates and excellent performance for the businesses in which they are engaged. Our graduates learn cutting-edge real world management from both leading researchers and high performance business executives and entrepreneurs. A set of values – “put in more than you take out”. We take a deep and responsible view of the term ‘business performance’ which creates an awareness beyond profit to include the impact of business on the wider economy and society. We expect our graduates to ‘put in more than they take out’ of the economy and society throughout their career. The personal development and well-being of our students. We provide opportunities for our students to explore and to develop their business and personal potential on our degree programmes as well to prepare them for a healthy career existence in today’s dynamic but often stressful work environment. A real-business educational environment. The University is located right in the centre of the vibrant and friendly Dublin City. We are adjacent to: the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Europe’s digital industries capital, government and public sector management headquarters, city centre retail, professional services industries and Ireland’s cultural industry sectors. Quite simply, we have cutting edge global corporations and high performance new ventures on our doorstep. We are based in a highly entrepreneurial university and provide students with the education which they need to excel in established and new businesses. An entrepreneurial hub will be located at the core of our new business school building and we already provide students with excellent opportunities to develop new ventures. Rigorous research which serves and critically evaluates business. Creating and then disseminating research which addresses questions which both serve and critically engage with real-business practice and public policy.
International education is now the norm as the world becomes more and more a global village. We at ISB are passionate about offering our international students a challenging, meaningful and relevant educational experience in Dublin. As ISB is a state recognised institution you can be assured of excellent academic standards. Our programmes are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and competences which will enhance your professional career. We seek to provide… [+] the context and materials which will help you develop as an individual in a multi-cultural environment. Students from the USA and Europe come together each semester at ISB to share this experience. Our city centre facilities will ensure you are in the heart of a bustling and cosmopolitan city. Our experienced and highly qualified team of staff and lecturers are anxious to ensure that your time in Ireland will be both rewarding and challenging. ISB Dublin is a private business school which specialises in semester abroad programmes for international students. We are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI – formerly HETAC). We were established in 2009 and currently have approximately 135 students per semester. We have a part-time faculty of 17 lecturers. We work closely with our partner institutions in France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Denmark, Austria, Portugal and Latvia. We are also the Dublin centre for CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad), an American study abroad organisation based in Phoenix, Arizona. Our American programmes are accredited by the University of New Haven, Connecticut. We are also a member of EAIE (European Association of Institutes of Education), Businet (a network of international business schools) and the Forum on Education (US based study abroad organisation).
The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland's leading business school and research centre. We offer a wide range of postgraduate business programmes that equip students to become the business leaders of the future. Our success is down to an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are one of just 25 schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the US, Europe and the UK accrediting bodies. At our Blackrock campus, close to the centre of Dublin city, … [+] we have superb facilities for postgraduate education and research. This makes UCD Smurfit a leader: not just in Ireland but in Europe; not just among Irish employers but among global multinationals and the world's leading organisations; not just for high achievers in Ireland but for those from every country and every continent. About us The School is built upon an extraordinary leadership gift from Dr Michael WJ Smurfit. His generosity, and that of our patrons, sponsors, alumni and friends, has allowed us to maintain our position as one of the top European business schools. At UCD Smurfit School, we have a wide range of programmes, including MBA, research programmes, specialist masters and executive education, which are designed to prepare graduates to face the challenges of the complex business world. We have built strong relationships with international colleges, business school networks and associations and multinational corporations. These ties greatly benefit our graduates, who go on to build successful careers in every branch of business, industrial and professional life in Ireland and internationally. The School's academics hold the highest qualifications from the world's leading universities and this, together with their business experience, enables them to create a stimulating environment both in teaching and research. Our History UCD Smurfit has a distinguished history as a leader in business education. We value our heritage and embrace our responsibility to maintain the highest standards and push the boundaries of what we can achieve. Our Plans At UCD Smurfit, we recognise that success depends on our ability to change and evolve. We have ambitious plans to develop a state-of-the-art business school that will act as a beacon of learning and research in the academic and business communities.
Welcome to Englishour! Fully accredited school Learn English fast! Based in Dublin City Centre, Englishour offers natural spoken English lessons and courses to speakers of other languages. Our team of experienced, professional and qualified tutors will teach you to speak English like a native. With every English language lesson, your communication skills in speaking, writing and listening will improve. Englishour is recognised by ACELS, the Accreditation and Co-ordination… [+] of English Language Services, for English Language Teaching (ELT). Englishour is a member of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI). At the centre of Englishour is our commitment to teach our students 'natural spoken English' - English as it is spoken by natives, unlike the formal English you might have learned at school, but wouldn't have much use for on a day-to-day basis. Our two schools are based near O'Connell Street in Dublin's city centre, a stone's throw from the Spire and the GPO, convenient for both visitors to the city and to people working here who want to improve their English. We offer a variety of classes at different times and levels, including evenings and the weekend, and can also organise accommodation and entertainment such as excursions for visiting students. Why Englishour? Students in Englishour learn fast Communicative task-based methodology Small classes Fantastic city centre location Free WIFI No registration fee Free books and materials and tea and coffee Excursions every weekend to visit Ireland Our English Language Courses We offer a range of English language courses to meet your needs and requirements. Our tutors will work closely with you to ensure you meet high English language standards you need. Our morning class is an intensive course focused on improving your speaking, grammar, listening, readingand writing skills. Our experienced teachers will guide you towards communicating in an accurate and natural way. Afternoon class only €35 per week! A full and varied course where the lesson focus is always on speaking! In this class learners will be taught a range of new and exciting vocabulary with which they can then express themselves using the target language. Evening class. Study for yourself or a recognised Cambridge or IELTS exam. All books and materials are included in the price. Classes cover speaking, writing, listening and grammatical accuracy. Saturday class. For those busy during the week. Saturday class is all about learning English communication skills in a friendly atmosphere. Each Saturday lesson is three hours of grammar, listening and of course, speaking! Englishour provide comfortable, high quality accommodation for students whilst they study with us. You can choose between staying with a host family, sharing an apartment with other Englishour students or a high quality hostel. We regularly inspect all our accommodation to ensure your stay is comfortable and safe throughout your course.
What if you could work towards a world-class online Irish University degree on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home, in your own town, in any place in the world? Online learning with DCU Connected gives you remote access to all the resources of an established university: an innovative curriculum, renowned teachers and lively exchange with your fellow learners. This is not online learning as you’ve imagined it—with Connected, you’ll be an integrated and i… [+] nvaluable part of the university community. With DCU Connected, learning happens any time, any place. Distance learning has never felt so close. What makes us better? DCU Connected fits DCU’s mission of transforming lives and societies. At DCU we realise that not everyone has the option of undertaking full time, on-campus study. For these students, our aim is to provide flexible access to fully accredited DCU programmes. Not only will you be able to take courses regardless of your location, but you’ll also have opportunity to connect first-hand to an increasingly international network of students. The result is that you will have a globally recognised Irish degree that provides a unique, multi-faceted perspective on some of the major challenges and opportunities facing the world.
Through online education, Trinity College Dublin can now reach the best students around the globe, provide access and flexibility to academic excellence, and promote a transformative student experience. With its reputation for providing world-class education, Trinity College Dublin can now enable a greater number of students achieve their potential in their preferred field. For over 400 years, the commitment to provide a superior education has seen Trinity College Dublin… [+] gain a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s best universities, and as Ireland's top university. In 2014, Trinity College’s first online course, the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies, was launched, and these 37 students graduated in the autumn of 2015. Trinity College also successfully launched its first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that year, which remembered Irish Lives in War and Revolution and had over 12,000 students take part. Since then, over 46,000 learners across the globe have been part of postgraduate and free online education at Trinity College Dublin. Trinity's online students study courses that have been created by Trinity’s world-class academics and enhanced by online learning specialists. All videos, enhanced interactive presentations, and documents are accessible through Trinity College’s Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard Learn. Throughout each online course, students collaborate with one another and with academics to create an engaging and vibrant online community of learners. Discussions and interactions with academics are not limited to emails, and students attend weekly virtual tutorials where they can interact with their class in real-time. Using a webcam and headset, each student can see, hear, and talk to academics and other students.
Innopharma is the award winning industry led education and technology institute for the pharmaceutical, medtech and food industries. Why Study with Innopharma College of Applied Sciences? Learn from the best Our education team has extensive industry-led experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, engineering and education sectors. Many of the lecturers have held senior management positions with major blue chip multinational companies in Ireland… [+] and internationally. Network with the best We have an extensive network of contacts which we utilise to connect students with industry and academia. This has proven invaluable in returning students to work or those pursuing new career paths. We have an exceptional reputation for post-graduate employment over 70% of our graduates having gained employment or advanced further their careers within 6 months of graduating from Innopharma run courses. Customise programmes to suit your company best We work closely with individual companies to develop and deliver bespoke programmes to exactly suit your specific company requirements. Industry led programmes can be delivered on site or in our facilities. All our programmes are designed with business outcomes in mind. Practical and hands-on by design, these programmes provide learners with an intense, challenging and industry relevant learning experience. If you would like to examine opportunities where we can tailor courses to fit your company needs, please contact us on +353 1 4853346 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Career Opportunities Developing and Enhancing your Skills and Expertise Innopharma College of Applied Sciences programmes are designed with your career in mind. Innopharma's goal is to produce graduates of the highest calibre, which will be highly employable within the Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology Industries and in demand by industry to fill senior/middle management roles. As a result of students’ success in our programmes, our graduates have been in high demand by industry, with many organisations and recruitment agencies contacting Innopharma directly looking for graduates to fill open roles. Innopharma also employ a dedicated Industry Liaison Team who is in constant contact with industry and recruiters promoting both current and past students. Fostering the Right Career Move for You From the initial enquiry right through to the participant graduating from Innopharma College of Applied Sciences programmes, all are designed to support the progression of your career. Everyone participates in interview workshops to help determine the best strategy for them – be it to assist you in moving your career to the next level or helping your return to work. These workshops with career coaches identify and build on student core competencies, and transferrable skills and help identify and target the most suitable career roles within industry for you. Career Development with You in Mind An integral part of all programmes run at Innopharma Collge of Applied Sciences is the dedicated modules in Career Development, guided by professional business coaches. All students complete a work preparation module. This module coaches all participants on how to complete general and tailored CVs/Résumés, develop networks to source job opportunities in Ireland and internationally and complete mock interviews based on actual roles for which you are applying or for which you would likely apply. This process allows each individual to develop a career strategy for themselves. An integral component of Innopharma’s programmes is to develop the confidence and assertiveness of the individual to seek out roles through their expanded network and direct targeting of companies to promote their competencies. This model has achieved excellent results in steering such candidates towards their ideal career goals. Students are guided on further developing their networks through the use of the Innopharma’s social media networks, attendance at networking events (organised by Innopharma) and attendance at other relevant career or networking events in Ireland. Innopharma collaborates with many of the leading recruitment agencies in Ireland that service the industry, to identify career opportunities for you within the industry. Employment opportunities… …within the Pharmaceutical Industry in Ireland 19 of the world’s top 20 pharma companies are based in Ireland In excess of 50,000 skilled professionals are working in this sector 5 out of 8 of the world’s top selling drugs are produced in Ireland World’s largest net exporter of pharmaceuticals and globally recognised centre of excellence in pharma Pharmaceutical Roles/Careers Product and Process Development, Engineering, Automation, Validation, Process Analytical Technology, Production Technician/Operators, Maintenance Support, Quality Assurance Analyst, Quality Control, Bio-Pharma, Packaging, Project Engineering, Lab Technicians, Process Technicians, Support Services. …within the Medical Device Industry in Ireland 15 of the world's top 25 Medical Device Companies have strategic locations in Ireland Europe’s leading location for development manufacture of medical technologies – globally recognised centre of excellence Exports of €7.2bn representing 8% of Ireland’s total merchandise exports 250 companies involved in developing, manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of products and services Employing 25,000 people - the highest number of people per head of population working in the industry within Europe Medical Device Roles/Careers: Product Design and Development, Injection Moulding, Continuous Improvement, Equipment Maintenance Technician, Quality Control/Assurance, Packaging, Project Engineering, Validation Engineering, Manufacturing Technicians, Automation/Robotic/Vision Systems, Software Development, Support Services …within the Food Industry in Ireland Irish food and drink exports approaching €10 bn The agri-food industry accounts 8% of Irish GDP Over 50,000 people directly employed in Food and Beverage processing industries 86,000 employed in primary production, agriculture, forestry and fishing Roles/Careers with the Food Industry Quality Roles - support roles, Manufacturing Roles – Manufacturing Operator/Technicians, Maintenance/Utilities Roles – Maintenance Technician, Utilities Technician, Regulatory Affairs Roles - Documentation Administrator, Supply Chain Roles – Warehouse Operatives, Stock Control, Planning and Logistics Administrator
The ICTCM is an Acupuncture college based in Dublin, Ireland and provides part time professional Acupuncture courses and TCM training in its own college and clinical premises near the 3Arena (Point Depot) in Dublin 3. Our postgraduate programmes include a Master of Chinese Medicine Degree, a Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine and post-graduate Certificate and Diploma courses in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong. The ICTCM now offers a unique… [+] opportunity to study Acupuncture TCM in Ireland, and, after only 5 years part time study (most of which is completed in Ireland), gain an internationally recognised Masters degree in Chinese Medicine conferred by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) and recognised by the Chinese Department of Education. We are still accepting applications for 2016 for the: Licentiate in Acupuncture TCM - part time undergraduate level Acupuncture TCM training (October 2016). This provides FULL training in Acupuncture - including Clinical Training, as used within the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We are now accepting applications for 2017 for the: Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine (Autumn 2017) Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine (Autumn 2017) The application procedures and Application forms are available to download online. Chinese Affiliation The College has had a formal affiliation with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) since 2002. GUCM conferred a visiting professorship on the ICTCM's Director Tom Shanahan in 2004. When he first introduced Acupuncture TCM to Ireland in the early 1980s, very few people had heard of Acupuncture, TCM or Chinese Herbal Medicine. Nowadays, many people actively choose Alternative Medicine either as an adjunct to Western Medical treatment or as a means of treating illnesses which have not responded well to other forms of medicine. Acupuncture and TCM are at the forefront of such Alternative approaches to health and illness, focusing as they do, not only on treating and curing current illness but also on disease prevention and health enhancement. Prof Shanahan has written a number of short articles on Acupuncture/TCM in all its facets, and we have now launched the first article in the series on this website. Qualified Practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland Graduates of the ICTCM are automatically eligible for membership in the PRTCM, Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Founded in 1983, the PRTCM is the first and oldest professional body representing and regulating the profession of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland - including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong. The Register maintains an online directory of qualified practitioners of Acupuncture TCM, Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong, and provides information on Traditional Chinese Medicine on its website.
Why Study Marketing in IM If you study Digital Marketing, in IM you will multiply your professional training 20 reasons to choose IM: Qualitative, Pedagogical, Laborable, Economic, Technical QUALITATIVE REASONS I. He studied at the largest Digital Business School in the world. More than 150 teachers who teach classes from our centers, spread throughout Spain, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, etc .; more than 40 specialized programs… [+] in Digital Marketing, more than 7000 students from 26 different countries, and an own publishing house with more than 14 books published. II. Double Degree. The student, once the training program is finished, will obtain a Diploma accredited by the Abat Oliba University and, at a professional level, by IM. International Marketing Institute. III. We have the ISO 9001: 2008 Certification in quality management, we comply with the UNE 66181 standard that recognizes our quality of online training. IV. Associated and accredited by the Abat Oliba University, the Cenfotec University of Costa Rica, and we are part of the organizations FEDE (European Federation of Schools), ANCED (National Association of eLearning Centers and Distance) and Adigital (Spanish Association of the Economy Digital), among others. PEDAGOGICAL REASONS V. Effective Pedagogy: We flee from the padding information, we are effective. Both in the notes, as the teachers. Freedom to organize as you wish, study in the order you want and deliver when you want. SAW. Faculty. The process of finding teachers is intense and demanding. We have great Digital Marketing professionals who enjoy transferring their experience. Our teachers make us great. VII. Integral Teacher Support: You will have all teachers throughout the training , not just while studying your subject. VIII. Integral Center Support: We want many IM ambassadors to succeed the world. We will do our best to make it easy for you to become one . We do not put obstacles. IX. Modality of study. We have three modalities according to the student's needs: eLearning (100% online), Blended eLearning (face-to-face and online combination) and Summer School, intensive courses during the months of June and July. X. We give 3 different types of classes: Classes *: dynamic classes designed to apply theoretical knowledge to the more practical terrain. Virtual classes: online classes focused on practically solving students' doubts Masterclases: conferences of highly qualified speakers to present the latest news in digital marketing, which students can attend in Barcelona, or see deferred through our virtual campus. LABOR REASONS XI. Job and Internship. More than 40% of our students who practice, end up being hired by companies. XII. Connection with the sector: the sector needs workers and the students need work. We act as a connector to satisfy supply and demand. XIII. Agreements with large digital companies such as Ebay and currently in collaboration with Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc ... In addition, we are attached to the Spanish Ministry of Employment within its project Young Entrepreneurship and Employment Strategy. XIV. In Company Training. Specialized advice for companies, we help the HR department to choose the best training according to the needs of the employees of your company ECONOMIC REASONS XV. Democratization of training. In IM we want everyone to study digital marketing at a high level, so we adjust the prices of all our training programs, being the most competitive in the market. XVI. Free Financing. In IM we offer you the possibility of financing your training with us FREE of charge without any interest, or if you want more fees or split them in time, you can do it with Banc Sabadell , at 0% interest. XVII. Training subsidized for all employees through the Tripartite Foundation. If your company has enough credit, our training is subsidized 100%. XVIII. ISIC International Card. All our students have the Student International Identity Card, with exclusive discounts and advantages (museums, electronics, shops, travel, etc.) in more than 120 countries. TECHNICAL REASONS XIX. Facilities. All of our classrooms feature a state-of-the-art HP laptop **, digital whiteboards, spacious and modern spaces, and a high-performance (300 Gb) fiber-optic wifi network with Aruba's most advanced equipment on the market. XX. Educational platform. Our virtual campus is tailor made for us and the needs of our students. It is one of the most complete and usable that exist. Available 24 hours a day for all students, with teachers and personalized tutors who will accompany you during your training. (*) This modality only for students attending (**) Equipment available at the Barcelona headquarters. The rest of venues, to consult. WHAT MOVES US? Offer the best training in Digital Marketing and make it available to everyone . Digital marketing should not be owned by a few companies. That is why, every year we generate more jobs and prepare more professionals to integrate into the labor market . Regardless of the origin of the students, with equal opportunities for all. We educate, inspire and collaborate with a community of students, alumni, teachers and professionals of the sector promoting a lively and active network. A relational system to support each other in the intricate digital environment. IN IM YOU WILL FIND Respect for people, institutions and what they represent. Defense of ethical behavior , integrity and freedom of thought. Open learning model, combining formal and informal methods for the use of new technologies and their possibilities. Dynamization of the labor market , connecting students and companies. Reinsertion of profiles in the labor market. Quality in our processes , services and vocation of collaborative participation in our actions. Democratization of training Close proximity to distances and online become something close and familiar. Implication : our goal is the same as that of the student, that the Institute will leave the best professional possible in Digital Marketing.
Quality English Language School in Dublin, Ireland Adult & Junior English Courses in Beautiful Malahide on Dublin's Coastline An Award-Winning Quality Education Provider, The Irish College of English Language School was established in 1992. We are Recognised by the Department of Education as having year round exceptional English schools for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. We are also members of MEI, a body promoting Quality Education in Ireland… [+] and Providing Learner Protection. At the forefront of our school’s ethos is to have our students learn english with a positive student experience. In 2014 we were honoured by Malahide Chamber of Commerce with the ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service and in 2016 we were honored with the ‘Organisation of the Year’ Award. In 2015 we were the first English Language School in Ireland to be shortlisted for the Junior Course Study Travel Global Industry Star Award. In 2016 we were again shortlisted for this award as well as the English Language School Europe Award. We have two English Schools in Dublin. Our schools are in ideal Dublin Locations including the Malahide English School, the Portmarnock English School and a Residential Summer English Camp at Glenstal Abbey, Limerick. As Small Professionally Run English Schools, our Quality English Courses are known for their excellence and Focus on Progression offering great value for money. We have full and part time courses for Adults all year round and welcome School Groups throughout the year and we specialise in English courses for children and teenagers through our Junior English Language Summer Camps. Why Choose to Study in our English Language School? Excellent Student Experience – Award Winning English School in Dublin. Quality English Courses – Recognised by the Department of Education and Members of MEI. Perfect Coastal Dublin Locations Malahide & Portmarnock – Dublin Airport (10 mins), Dublin City Centre (20 mins). Malahide – Ideal for Children & Teenagers – Malahide is one of Dublin’s most Affluent and Safe Towns. Positive Customer Experience – Our excellent feedback ‘Best Junior Summer Camp Experience in Ireland’. Walk to School – Uniquely all our Quality Host Family Accommodation is within Walking Distance of School. Prestigious Boarding School – Our new Junior Residential Programme at Glenstal Abbey. Join us in 2017 and experience a Small School Feel and Friendly Atmosphere where individual needs can be met. Our focused Junior Camps in June, July and August 2017 offer children and teenagers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and return home with a greater fluency and love of English. This will help them achieve their study goals and enhance future career opportunities. Our ideal location in Malahide offers a safe and beautiful seaside setting for any study stay. We are within easy access of all of Dublin’s tourist sights making us a great choice for an English Language School in Dublin. The Irish College of English is recognised by ACELS, a Service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English Language Teaching (ELT).
Dublin City University – Ireland’s University of Enterprise Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, dynamic and ambitious university, celebrated for being cutting edge and forward thinking. We work closely with industry to give students a modern, relevant, well-researched curriculum delivered in world-class facilities. We are noted for having an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative culture. We are renowned for our excellent employability statistics and the suc… [+] cess of our graduates. DCU is recognised internationally as a research intensive, globally-engaged University of Enterprise that is distinguished both by the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. Why choose Dublin City University? - DCU is currently ranked 46 in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking (2015) and 79 in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Ranking (2016) - In 2016, the Business School gained AACSB accreditation, putting it into the top 5% of business schools globally - DCU has the best graduate employability record of all Irish universities - 92% of DCU students go into work or further study within six months of graduating. - We have an excellent reputation for work based learning and connection to industry. - DCU qualifications are recognised and respected worldwide. A DCU qualification gives you a wider choice of career paths, better employment prospects and a higher salary. - DCU is home to several world renowned research centres and a reputation for world leading research, providing a home to a large number of PhD students. - DCU is home to over 2,000 international students from more than 110 different countries. - We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming and supportive environment in which to study and socialise. - Our 85 acre campus is one of the safest campuses in Ireland. It features bright modern architecture and fantastic facilities. - Our International Office team have many years of experience in supporting students through the application process and are here to help when you arrive on campus. Key Facts - Start date – September - Duration – 3 or 4 years (Undergraduate Degrees) 1 year (postgraduate taught degrees) - Entry requirements – School leaving qualification equivalent to Irish leaving certificate / Honours degree from recognised University - English requirements – IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 92 - Location – Dublin City - International fees - from €12,000 per year Why Study in Ireland? Ireland is the most westerly country of the European Union with a population of just over 4.5 million people. Contemporary Ireland is multicultural and multilingual and one of the most open economies in the world. Ireland a safe, friendly English-speaking country. Proof of this is that Dublin has been voted the world's second friendliest city by readers of Rough Guides, and the world's fifth friendliest city by readers of Condé Nast Traveller. Ireland has also been named one of the top 10 friendliest countries in the world by Lonely Planet. STUDY in one of the best education systems in the world for Higher Education Achievements BENEFIT from Ireland's investment in the education system CHOOSE from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications ACCESS world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes CONNECT with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland ACHIEVE your ambitions in Europe's most entrepreneurial country JOIN the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland's vibrant culture LIVE in the only English speaking country in the Eurozone EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world Graduate Working Visa Ireland is the European hub to over 1,000 leading multinational companies and these companies require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success chose to locate in Ireland. Students who complete a recognised, full time higher education degree in Ireland are entitled to remain in the country and work full time for 12 months under the Third Level Graduate Scheme – giving you a fantastic opportunity to gain experience at some of the top global companies located here.
About The Recording Connection A division of the Recording, Radio, Film and Culinary Connection (RRFC), the Recording Connection is an industry-recognized trade school geared around providing you with practical, one-on-one training for a career as an audio engineer or music producer. Our overarching goal is not simply to equip you with the skills you need, but also to help you break into the industry by putting you in a position to gain on-the-job experience while making… [+] important industry connections. Through our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) learning approach, we pair each of our students with an actual music producer or audio engineer who provides one-on-one training in a real recording studio. Our program combines a structured-yet-flexible curriculum with a large amount of hands-on training in the studio, which enables our students not only to learn the rudiments of producing, recording and mixing, but the business aspects of running a studio, as well as the inner workings of the industry itself. Since our inception in 1989, the Recording Connection has expanded its reach into all 50 states, as well as into Canada, Australia and the U.K., ultimately placing more than 11,000 students as apprentices (externs) in real recording studios across three continents. Our mentoring staff consists of actual producers and engineers in world-class studios, many of whom regularly work with Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling artists. We carefully screen our mentors to ensure they are giving our students the best education possible, as well as the best opportunities to connect with the industry in the process. The Recording Connection’s on-the-job audio training program is an excellent choice for anyone with a passion to launch a career as an audio engineer, music producer, live sound engineer, music recording artist, live DJ, composer or other industry professional. Our unique approach puts you in the right place at the right time with the right people to help you break into the industry. Possible Career Paths Within our basic audio engineering and music production course, we are able to pair students with mentors that specialize in their chosen genre or field of interest. We currently offer customized training for the following career paths: Electronic music production Hip-hop music production/beat making Live sound engineering Post production audio Audio for film, TV and video games Touring DJ Music business (artist management, label executive, etc.) Top ten reasons to consider the Recording Connection: 1. Learn near where you live. ( 250 cities to choose from) With over 250 locations across the country, we can train you in a real recording studio within driving distance of where you live. No need to relocate, quit your job or say goodbye to your existing connections. 2. Low tuition With skyrocketing education costs, it is not uncommon for students to rack up tens of thousands of dollars in debt before they graduate. For aspiring industry professionals, this can end a career before it even begins. We keep our tuition affordable ($9400, all supplies included, no fees) so you can focus on your career, not on how you’re going to pay your bills. 3. Prepare for a variety of music industry careers Whether you want to produce, compose, engineer, DJ or perform; whether you’re into hip hop, electronic music, country, pop, rock or jazz; we tailor your curriculum to your needs, and we pair you with a mentor who can help you achieve your specific career goals. 4. Real job placement assistance Thanks to our unique approach, many of our students get hired by their mentors or by connections made through their mentors. However, at the Recording Connection, we leave nothing to chance. For each of our students, we provide additional support, training and job placement assistance for up to a year after graduation. 5. Learn as an apprentice (extern), not a classroom student or an intern As a Recording Connection student, you are not one student among dozens competing for a teacher’s attention in a classroom. Nor are you simply an intern who takes out the trash (although chores are a natural part of studio life). You are an apprentice (extern) who has been assigned to a real producer/engineer for personalized on-the-job training. You aren’t just learning concepts from a textbook: you’re learning the tricks of the trade from a real pro. 6. Work on your own music career One of the things our students love best about the Recording Connection is that our course enables them to apply the things they’re learning to creating their own music. While many of our students simply want to engineer and produce for others, many others want to produce their own music. Our course enables you to up your own game. You’ll learn to record, mix and produce your own music, and even better, get it heard by actual music industry professionals who can help you get it out there. 7. Learn industry standard gear and software Since you’re learning in a real recording studio, you’ll naturally be learning to use the gear and software that the pros use, from vintage amps to virtual plugins, from analog to digital. You’ll learn the industry standard Pro Tools, as well as other programs like Logic, Reason and Ableton. And you’ll get to practice on the gear and software without competing with other students for practice time. 9. One-on-one mentoring In a Recording Connection class, there is only one student: you. No classes with dozens of other students. All the training occurs one-on-one in the studio, just you and your mentor. No glossing over things you don’t understand. Learn at your own pace. Ask whatever questions you like. This personalized attention is what helps people like you become great producers and engineers. And that’s what we’re after. 10. World-Class mentors with real album credits In other schools, teachers often have their degrees and diplomas hanging on the wall. In the real music industry, success is measured in other ways. We partner with top producers and engineers across the country to mentor our students—people who work with superstar talent such as Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, U2, Aerosmith, Kendrick Lamar and many, many others. You probably won’t find college degrees hanging on the walls of your mentor’s studio, but you might just see a few Gold and Platinum Records, and maybe even a Grammy or two.
“The Digital Marketing Institute is the global certification standard in digital education. To date, over 13,000 people in 70 countries have graduated with a Digital Marketing Institute qualification, making ours the most widely taught digital certification standard in the world. The Digital Marketing Institute collaborates with global digital experts to define and develop the skills and qualifications required of today’s digital professionals. Our courses are reviewed by … [+] the Syllabus Advisory Council, which is composed of leading digital companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Enjoy 24-hour access to video lectures, slide presentations, practical exercises, interactive quizzes and a supportive student network. Never fear missing a class again. Upon completion of your course, you will receive an industry-recognized, globally respected qualification.”
About Us For 40 years, Kimmage DSC has facilitated education and training for development practitioners working in a range of occupations from over 65 countries. We have a strong reputation in Development Studies in Ireland and abroad and offer an inter-cultural and experience-based learning environment. The ethos of Kimmage DSC is embodied in a teaching approach based on participatory learning and critical thinking which seeks to empower course participants with the skills… [+] and knowledge essential for development work today. Our Vision and Mission The vision of Kimmage DSC is a world of equality, respect and justice for all. Our mission is to promote critical thinking and action for justice, equality and the eradication of poverty in the world. We aim to do this through facilitating the education and training of individual practitioners and groups working for social, economic and political change in society and so enabling all practitioners to work effectively for the holistic development of all. Why Kimmage? We are a creative, critical and dynamic education and learning centre for Development. We offer a learning programme that is participatory, learner centred, skills based, practical and relevant. We have almost 40 years of experience teaching and training in Development. We offer a complementary experience to students, over and above the academic. We provide space for critical reflection, dialogue, research and capacity building for grassroots development of people and communities. We bridge the divide between development practitioners north and south, between academic and civil society, between higher education and adult education, and between NGOs and the missionary sector. We provide flexible learning options, including distance learning, part time study and recognition of prior learning. We provide professional upgrading and / or a stepping stone for a career in development. To find out more about Kimmage’s approach and to listen to the perspectives of some of our students check out our short video: Academic Programmes Academic programmes on offer reflect a combination of formal and non-formal educational methodologies and are run at undergraduate (BA) and post graduate (MA and Post Graduate Diploma) levels, with options to study on a full-time or part-time basis. Modules from the MA in Development Studies are now available to students through a new Flexible and Distance Learning (FDL) mode of delivery. All courses are internationally recognised and are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). In addition, since Sept 2013, we are delivering a Level 8 BA in International Development in partnership with National University Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). Full details of this programme and how to apply can be found on the NUIM website by clicking here Capacity Development Services In addition to our academic programmes, we provide capacity development services devoted to the professional upgrading of Irish and overseas-based international development personnel. These capacity development services are provided as mentoring and organisational support and the provision of short-term practical training either through classroom-based training or open and distance education (KODE). Alliances Our registration as an independent company and our charitable status has enabled us to consolidate and further develop our activities and linkages with other like-minded organisations, particularly in terms of entering more effectively into public fora and strategic alliances with others in the development sector in Ireland and internationally most notably in Tanzania, South Africa and Sierra Leone. More recently we have partnered with NUI Maynooth to deliver a BA programme in International Development. Kimmage DSC is a not for profit company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered no: 414814 and is registered by Revenue Commissioners for Charitable exemption CHY: 16985
American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is licensed as an institution of higher education in the Republic of Ireland and the State of Delaware. Located on Merrion Square, in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, American College Dublin offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in liberal arts, performing arts, creative writi… [+] ng, international business, accounting and finance, hospitality management and event management. Established as a not-for-profit educational trust in 1993 by Lynn University (located in Boca Raton, Florida), the College has grown from a study abroad campus for American students to a global institution with thirty-five nationalities among its student body. ACD has a sister campus in Lewes, Delaware, named American College Delaware, through which it offers shared programs and transfer opportunities between Ireland and the USA. American College Dublin takes the time-honoured American tradition of the moderately-sized, not-for-profit liberal arts institution and places it in an international context, with campuses on both sides of the Atlantic rim. The institution seeks to offer the best characteristics of Irish and American higher education in an intimate environment underpinned by the holistic liberal arts model of learning, enabling students to realize their potential and participate successfully in the world. The College provides an education that is rigorous, stimulating and valuable, emphasizing the core values of academic excellence, innovation, ethical integrity and multiculturalism. Class sizes are small (generally no more than twenty students to a class) and the teacher engages the student in an educational experience that is active, participative and challenging. Many of the programmes of study have an internship component, which allows students to apply their classroom learning in relevant industry environments and provides them with practical experience related to their field of study. A high proportion of the College’s students progress to further studies at the postgraduate level. Above all, American College Dublin strives to instil a passion for education that advances the development of the individual’s talents and a process of lifelong learning. Vision American College Dublin will provide a high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education: one that is rigorous, stimulating and valuable. The institution will emphasize the core values of academic excellence, innovation, ethical integrity and multiculturalism. The institutional ethos and programmes of study will inculcate and reflect the best of the Irish and American higher education traditions, engaging the student in an educational experience that is active, participative and challenging. American College Dublin will uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct in all its activities, including support for academic freedom, appropriate disclosure of information to the institution’s stakeholders, equality of access and opportunity. The College will aim to instil a passion for education that advances the development of the individual’s talents and a process of lifelong learning.
As a College, we encourage our students to focus on enjoying the experience of acquiring new skills which will help them in their future chosen careers. We pride ourselves on ensuring our teachers are qualied and experienced professionals. We want to ensure that you have an excellent experience during your time here at Central College - both in the class room and outside it. Our student care team are on hand to answer any of your questions about life in Dublin and… [+] any other questions you may have and our social activities programme will introduce you to many dierent Irish experiences. We look forward to welcoming you to our college! Our Mission The mission of CCD is to provide outstanding educational courses and student services that meet and exceed our students’ expectations: College Ethos and Strategy The ethos of CCD is to have the welfare of our students at the heart of everything we do to ensure that each and every student has an excellent experience at CCD. Equally CCD endeavours to ensure that the College is a positive working environment for all staff. The overall strategy of the College is to position itself overtime as a leading provider of quality educational programmes through the provision of excellent student support services and well-designed and well- delivered educational courses delivered by qualified and experienced teaching professionals. Our Vision Central College Dublin’s vision is to excel in delivering high quality education to students. We aim to prepare our students with the knowledge and skills to help them to achieve their career goals. We strive to create an enriched learning environment that empowers students to strengthen their knowledge and become lifelong learners.
Welcome to the National College of Ireland where we offer a distinctive student centred learning experience, through our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Dublin’s vibrant international business centre and across our national campus network. At NCI we have developed innovative teaching and learning technologies that are designed to support students who embark on education at all stages in their life and career. Whether you are embarking on third-level education f… [+] or the first time or continuing your education, you will find a highly supportive environment in which to learn. For many students, the transition to third level education can be a challenging one; however our small group teaching model with easy access to faculty and our active student support services work together to ensure that every student has the best possible chance of success. We believe in the unlimited potential of our students and we take pride in seeing our students realise their potential and surpass even their own expectations. We understand how education can transform lives, how it can empower, accelerate careers and open up new opportunities. NCI offers an education that supports students in their intellectual development as well as their social development and as an institution it encourages active citizenship throughout the college. NCI teaching combines academic scholarship and theoretical knowledge with business and community practitioner experience to deliver practice-based learning that is grounded in real world context. Mission Statement To change lives through education. Vision Statement NCI will provide an inspiring educational experience that is innovative, responsive and enterprise focused. Values Inclusive - we strive to break down barriers in third-level education; we value diversity and inclusiveness in all that we do; we provide the support that people need to participate fully in life at NCI Community - we are an interdependent learning community that shares a common set of principles where individuality and freedom of thought and expression are valued; each of us is encouraged to fulfil our ambition and realise our potential Integrity - in our individual and collective roles, we take responsibility and are accountable for our actions; we demonstrate respect and mutual regard for each other Dynamic - we are responsive to the needs of our students, colleagues and partners and an ever-changing society; we act in an innovative and flexible manner Learner Centred - we place the learner at the heart of everything we do; our combined energies are focused on their individual and collective, life-long needs Excellence - as an institution, we aspire to professional excellence in everything we do; we foster excellence in our learners through their learning experiences
CMI, Communications & Management Institute, is a leading global educational institute, offering specialised real industry part-time Diploma courses, which are internationally recognised. Since 2003, when CMI was founded, thousands of students have successfully received international and national awards, from CMI, which has enormously boosted their careers. 90% of students can’t be wrong. Investing in part-time study pays for itself. Over 90% of past students a… [+] re currently in employment and many hold positions in junior, middle and senior management and others now work in specialised vocational areas. Your time is precious Designed to maximise your time, CMI part time classes are held once a week either in the evening or at the weekend. Combined with online learning, most courses are classroom based with some courses offered by distance learning. Accessible Courses CMI courses are offered by classroom and also by distance online learning. Live online classes are recorded for later playback and viewing. Practitioners by Day, masters at Night CMI lecturing staff, are not your typical teachers. They are working practitioners during the day and masters of their teaching subject at night. They have the experience and qualifications, unrivalled by other educational institutes. CMI lecturers will bring your qualifications and education to the next level. Relevance to the workplace, is vital A feature of CMI part time courses is practical assignments and applied learning. In the current difficult environment, it makes sense to invest in a course relevant to the workplace. International recognition Several highly distinguished quality awarding bodies have given their stamp of approval to CMI. This is a mark of CMI's quality commitment and guarantee to you. When choosing CMI, you can rest assure that you are choosing the right institute. Progress to the next level CMI part time courses are located on various levels of various frameworks depending on the award body and its location. Course are approved by; National Framework of Qualifications NFQ (Republic of Ireland) level 5 to 8; Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation Ofqual (England) level 3- 6; and by the SQA Scottish Qualifications Authority SQA to level 6-10. They are recognised internationally. At the heart, You Because CMI is a small personal institute, good communication and a close connection between you and lecturers/ staff will be part of your personal experience. Achieve a Brighter Future, by Night Learning at night, is the best way to maximise the use of your time. CMI staff will provide you with impartial advice as to the course most suitable for you. Talk to us To-day and take that step to a brighter future.
Let’s Create Your Future, Together We’re Corkscrew, an internship provider and a business startup school all rolled into one. We believe in helping people do better, both in their personal and professional lives. Keep learning, stay hungry. Corkscrew are an innovative provider of internships and business startup programs located all over the world. We’re based in the vibrant city of Exeter, UK, and our focus is clear. We want to create the best opportunities for perso… [+] nal and professional development on the market. Entrepreneurship & Business Development Training Our internships are unique – we’re the only internship provider to offer training in business development for free alongside every program we run. The training and syllabus is unique to Corkscrew and covers the latest developments in marketing, business and entrepreneurship. The training will always be taught by industry professionals so you can be assured of quality. A Trusted Provider Of Internship Experiences We send hundreds of students a year on internship placements all over the world. Some join to gain contacts, extend their resume, develop language skills, earn university credit, explore a new culture, gain clarity or to have an experience that will stay with them for life. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find something which is affordable, trustworthy and an incredible, worthwhile experience. We know our internship programs are the best you can find. And we want to prove it to you. Introducing *Corkscrew Thinking “ Corkscrew Thinking is at the heart of everything we do. It’s problem solving creatively, teaching yourself new skills and leading others to create change – vital things that just aren’t taught anywhere else. TOM BRUSHWOOD / CORKSCREW CO-FOUNDER
In today's fast-paced and rapidly-changing world, effective communication is more important than ever, and English as a means of international communication is key. International Education has become a permanent and ever-growing feature of modern society and today traditional English-language programmes form only part of a complex range of study-abroad programmes required by groups and individuals as a way of achieving personal, educational or professional goals. Mobility… [+] involving cultural exchanges among countries worldwide has become an integral part of professional development in a way that couldn't have been imagined a few years ago. Personal attention to the individual needs and cultural backgrounds of all our students is at the centre of the Emerald Cultural Institute experience. Every aspect of the study-abroad programme is important to us, and all our staff are committed to delivering the highest quality service in a friendly, personal and professional environment. We have been providing quality English language and professional development programmes since 1986 to groups and individuals of all ages and from more. We offer a sophisticated range of English language courses and programmes specially designed to cater for all the learning needs of our adult clients. Students can choose whichever one of our beautiful campuses best suits their unique needs. Our centres are equipped with excellent facilities to enhance the learning experience of every student. Students of all levels benefit from interesting and challenging lessons by highly qualified and experienced teachers. Monitoring progress, continuous evaluation and feedback from clients are an integral part of maintaining quality and ensuring that students continuously learn and improve. Students receive a warm and friendly welcome from the moment they arrive. We believe that social and personal development is an essential part of studying a language abroad. We want all our students to have an experience of the culture and lifestyle of Ireland and therefore provide the opportunity of participating in a lively and varied social and cultural programme. We offer our English courses in two locations: - Miltown Park Milltown Park is a beautiful and supportive learning environment for our international students. It was formerly the home of Trinity College’s Irish School of Ecumenics and we are proud to continue the tradition of education on this impressive campus. Located in its own peaceful and spacious landscaped grounds, Milltown Park is situated in the vibrant and popular neighbourhood of Ranelagh with many restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and traditional pubs. The campus is well connected by bus and tram to the city centre and student accommodation. The school is well served by public transport with several bus routes stopping near the school gates and the nearest tram (Luas) stop is an 8 minute walk from the school. - Palmerson Park Our Palmerston Park School is located in a prime residential neighbourhood within easy reach of Dublin city centre yet close to both our host families and student accommodation. Set in its own gardens, and overlooking the beautiful Palmerston Park, it offers students the chance to study English in a peaceful and stress-free environment. The original school building is a gracious Victorian mansion and we have enriched the campus by adding a specially designed modern building with additional classrooms and a large serviced canteen. The school is well served by public transport with several bus routes stopping near the school gates and the nearest tram (Luas stop) a 5 minute walk away from the school, bringing directly to the city centre.
Mater Dei Institute of Education is a foundation of the Archdiocese of Dublin, a College of Dublin City University and a designated higher education institution under the Higher Education Authority. The Institute was established in 1966 as a third-level Catholic College of Education specialising in the academic and professional formation of Religious Educators and Teachers for post-primary schools in Ireland. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is the Patron of the… [+] Institute. In 1999 the Institute became a College of Dublin City University. In the context of its linkage with the University, the Institute's strategic plan - Religion, Education and the Arts: Teaching and Learning in a Changing Ireland 2003-2008 was launched by An Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern TD. The Institute is distinctive in its adoption of the concurrent model of teacher education. Over many years the Institute has developed several postgraduate programmes to further enhance its contribution to schooling, pastoral care and chaplaincy. In the years since its foundation the Institute has had an important and positive influence on the development of Irish education - primarily, albeit not exclusively, in the area of religious education - in terms of its on-going work of teacher education, the very significant contribution of its graduates and the research and publications of its staff. Mater Dei Institute has responded to the changing needs of the educational sector by pioneering the professional training of school chaplains. Its involvement in this area has led to its development of professional training for other forms of pastoral care. Moreover, its awareness of the enormous changes that have occurred in Irish society in the last 30 years has prompted the Institute to promote critical reflection and research on the themes of 'Religion and Education' and 'Religion and Culture'. The Institute, through its linkage with Dublin City University, can also award the M.A. and Ph.D. for research. The Institute is proud of its contribution to the Irish teaching profession over the past thirty-five years and is a willing partner in seeking to maintain and enhance the quality of teacher education. At a time of difficulty for the profession, both nationally and internationally, the Institute commits itself once again to value-added teacher education in terms of recruitment, professional formation, induction and in-career service of teachers. It intends to form teachers who are self-reliant, critically aware and committed to ever improving quality in both teaching and learning in second-level education in Ireland. In recent years, the Institute has developed the area of Irish Studies in its BA programme. The study of the relationship of religious and cultural identity is particularly appropriate in the Irish context. The hope for reconciliation expressed in the Good Friday Agreement needs intellectual and analytical foundations. This programme of studies will produce graduates who can contribute to the national aim of renewing Irish identity through a dialogue that is enriched by Irish literature, history and religion. The careful intellectual analysis of these areas should yield an understanding predicated on respect and tolerance of difference. The combination of Religious Studies and Irish Studies is particularly appropriate. In few countries has the influence of religion been so pervasive as in Ireland. Both for good and for ill, religious consciousness has permeated the minds of the Irish both at home and in the diaspora. This degree will give graduates insights into the interface of religion and society. In our strategic plan we reflect on what it is to be a Catholic College in a changing world. "Mater Dei Institute asserts its unique position as a mediator between Irish Catholicism and Irish culture rather than simply embracing the latest trends of society, whether they are driven by the market or ideologically. The Institute is an important site where Christianity can negotiate openly with a plurality of other cultures, attitudes and systems of belief and no belief, and advocates the necessity of this negotiation by inviting people of all persuasions to participate in it." I hope that this site will give you a flavour of the various aspects of the life of the Institute. Andrew G. McGrady Director
Why Choose Us You may have many choices facing you, but before you decide where to go to complete your undergraduate, postgraduate or professional qualification, here are some of the reasons why you should choose Independent College Dublin: Because we are committed to academic excellence We are determined to provide all of our students with a rewarding, professional, and career-focused education of the very highest quality. Our faculty members are committed to maintaining… [+] academic excellence not just through great teaching but through personal, individual support. Because our tuition is second to none Our lecturers and tutors are among the most-respected academics in their fields. Class sizes are small so that everyone can contribute to debate and discussion and nobody gets left behind. Because our results are some of the best in the country Students at Independent College Dublin have achieved some outstanding results. For example, our Law Society FE1 Prep course has become the largest and most successful in Ireland, producing 28 individual first placed prizes and winners of the Overend Scholar for highest marks over the past 5 years (2009/2010/2011/2012/2013). Because we are in the heart of a vibrant city centre Independent College Dublin has the perfect location for student life in Dublin: we are right in the the very centre of the city, surrounded by cultural, academic and leisure attractions. The college campus has 22 lecture rooms across 28,000 sq feet of teaching space. Because this is an ideal learning environment Our lecture theatres are purpose-built to offer the best in comfort, style and technology: they are all air conditioned and have wireless high speed internet and networking access together with the latest presentation and video-conferencing equipment. Because your qualification will be internationally recognised Independent College Dublin programmes are validated to the highest standards both nationally and internationally. Your new qualification stands for academic achievement but also a deeper understanding of your subject in practical terms and this is highly valued in your field. Because you will enjoy your time here Whatever subject and qualification you choose, we promise you will have an interesting and thought-provoking learning experience in which you will look forward to every class. Your student life will be enriched not just by the college and the course, but by new friends, colleagues and a wonderful city. The Business Faculty at Independent College Dublin The Business Faculty at Independent College Dublin is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality education and training to enable students to meet the challenges of the rapidly-changing and ever more globalised world of business. Students are offered an expanding range of accredited Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Programmes which are designed to meet the current and future academic and career needs of the contemporary business professional. These programmes are designed to provide flexible access to students and to professional business people who wish to establish a firm foundation in business studies areas, or who wish to enhance their career development opportunities and specific business skills through accessing the most up-to-date theory and practice in their chosen areas of business. Our business courses are largely offered at our well-appointed premises in the centre of Dublin, in a vibrant, friendly, progressive and cosmopolitan environment. In addition to high academic standards and relevance, we place great emphasis on student wellbeing, and ensuring at a personal level that all who study with us obtain maximum value from the learning experience. A number of our programmes are benchmarked against professional accreditation and exemption requirements and our Masters framework of qualifications offers the opportunity to gain staged postgraduate qualifications at a pace suitable for each individual learner. While our learning and teaching emphasises the importance of understanding the theory of Business Studies as a discipline, our business courses underpin this with substantial use of action-centred experiential learning, “real-life” case studies, team learning projects, and individual “live” research projects tailored to individual career development. The programmes within the Business Faculty are supplemented by a range of additional tailored programmes which are designed to accommodate the needs of particular business and commercial sectors SMEs, and others in the private or the public sector. We are happy to discuss particular areas of special-purpose provision directly with commissioning clients.
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) was established as an autonomous higher education institution within the Institutes of Technology sector on April 1st 1997. On that day, Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, with its 450 students, was incorporated in the new institute and has developed since as our School of Creative Arts. Two Schools were established ab-initio. The School of Creative Technologies and the School of Business & Humanities enrolled… [+] their first students in October 1998. In 2012 the three academic schools were amgimated into two faculties: Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities and Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technology. Today, IADT has 2,300 full-time students, 800 part-time students and is set to grow to 3,000+ full-time places. IADT has built an international reputation in the creative, cultural and digital media sectors and is also a valued educational and enterprise partner in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and the wider Dublin and East Coast region. IADT – origins The origins of the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design can be traced to a response by what was then titled the Borough of Dun Laoghaire Vocational Education Committee (VEC) to a local need of school leavers for a portfolio course to prepare for entry to colleges of art and design. From this modest beginning the College grew in reputation to become one of the leading art, design and film schools in the country. A one-year pre-diploma course in art and design was established in the Technical Institute in Dun Laoghaire in the late 1960’s and was developed to become the first art foundation course in Ireland. In 1970/71 Dun Laoghaire VEC granted permission for a further three-year course leading to a Diploma in Art and Design. In August 1979, the Minister for Education agreed to establish ‘Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design’ [DLCAD] as a separate entity from the 1st September 1979. On August 1st 1980, the Minister for Education made an order designating the ‘Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design’ as an NCEA recognised institution. The VEC undertook a development plan to improve the facilities provided for students at the school and an additional building at York Road became available from January 1981. With effect from October 1st 1981, a Principal was appointed to the school. In a separate development, the Department of Education acquired the Christian Brothers’ seminary in Carriglea Park in 1982, on learning of the Christian Brothers’ intention to sell the property and consolidate their activities in Marino. It is interesting to note that the purchase price for the campus in 1982 was £2million! The Department of Education was considering the possibility of establishing a ‘Regional Technical College’ on the site – for many reasons, this did not become a reality until 1997. However, with land and vacant educational buildings at Carriglea, the opportunity arose to address the urgent accommodation needs of DLCAD and arrangements were made with the VEC to allow the college to locate from the town of Dun Laoghaire to the Carriglea campus. The academic session of 1983/84 saw the extensive refurbishment of the campus buildings in preparation for the move of the College of Art and Design. This opportunity was enthusiastically taken up by the staff in consultation with the design team and a well-designed, functional and appropriately equipped college took shape on the campus, including studios, workshops and offices. New third level courses at National Certificate, National Diploma and Degree levels were designed, validated by the NCEA, and implemented. While student numbers increased progressively it was not until 1st September 1988 that the staffing structure of the college was enhanced to reflect the third level status of the staff. The college grew progressively and by 1997 had 450 students enrolled. IADT – establishment within the Institutes of Technology sector in 1997 The establishment of the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology under the RTC Acts on the 1st April 1997 realised the long held ambition of Dun Laoghaire VEC, the staff of DLCAD and the wider community to create a fully fledged third level college based in Dun Laoghaire. A working group finalised the planning and established IADT with a vision that the new college would augment the established foundation and reputation in art, design and media through new disciplines, embracing humanities, technology and business. This has been additionally recognised in the unique naming of the college and the integration of art, design and technology in name and mission. The campus has grown significantly in the period since 1997, with the addition of the Atrium Building , Carriglea Building , the Mediacube [Digital Media Incubation Centre] in 2007, the Backlot  and National Film School building . Student numbers have grown from 450 to 2,300 with further growth to 3,000+ students and a further building programme planned.