DkIT gets sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment

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Dun­dalk In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (DkIT) last week an­nounced a sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment of €750,000 in its IT in­fra­struc­ture and lab­o­ra­tory equip­ment, sig­nalling a ma­jor boost for cur­rent and in­com­ing stu­dents in health, science, in­for­mat­ics, en­gi­neer­ing and busi­ness.

The in­vest­ment, which came about via a de­volved grant from the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Au­thor­ity (HEA), is di­rected specif­i­cally to­wards en­rich­ing the teach­ing and learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment with ac­cess to some of the lat­est tech­nolo­gies in com­put­ing and lab­o­ra­tory ap­pa­ra­tuses.

Re­sults from the 2016 Ir­ish Sur­vey of Stu­dent En­gage­ment (ISSE) pub­lished in De­cem­ber last year, high­light the need for higher ed­u­ca­tion providers to con­tinue to in­vest in ser­vices that sup­port the learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment of stu­dents.

DkIT’s re­cent in­vest­ment aims to do this with ad­vance­ments in IT equip­ment that will pro­vide more in­no­va­tive teach­ing and learn­ing spa­ces for its stu­dents on cam­pus.

Speak­ing on Fri­day, Pres­i­dent of DKIT Ann Camp­bell said: ‘I am de­lighted to an­nounce this im­por­tant in­vest­ment in our fa­cil­i­ties. In to­day’s dig­i­tal age, our stu­dents need ac­cess to the lat­est tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment to en­sure that they are taught, learn and de­velop in a fu­ture-think­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

‘ This is cen­tral to our com­mit­ment to equip­ping our grad­u­ates with rel­e­vant, job-ready skills to tackle the real-world prob­lems of to­mor­row.’

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