DIT is a research-informed Institution. It plays a vital role in the teaching and training of students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research is now a major activity in all six schools in the College. These schools have continued to carry out training of PhD graduates at the highest level, even when faced with challenges arising from the country’s difficult economic situation. The Schools, in conjunction with the two Research Institutes, along with various Research Centres and Groups, continue to carry out a substantial proportion of the Institute’s research work. Construction of the stand alone 2,400 m2 Focas Research Institute and the formation of the Environmental Health Sciences Institute, which will be housed in Grangegorman, will provide an additional boost to this activity.

Interested in Finding out more about Performing Research in the College?

If you are interested in finding out more about how to become involved in Research Activities in the College please have a look at the following sites which all provide useful information:

Other external sites will also provide much useful information regarding Research, especially funding schemes. They include web sites for Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Irish Research Council (IRC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Health Research Board (HRB) and the European Horizon 2020.

Industrial Links

DIT has always been conscious of its role in impacting directly on Irish industry which is reflected in its associations with the sector.  Industrial sectors involved in this work include medical instrumentation and diagnostics, pharmaceutical products, environmental products, food processing and product development, analytical method development and process evaluation, and semiconductors.


Other highlights of the development of research at DIT was the further allocation of €7.8M to DIT under PRTLI  Cycle 4 in 2007 for inter-institutional collaborations on nanotechnology (Nanoteire) and the National Biophotonice & Imaging Platform (NBIP). Under PRTLI Cycle 5 the college also secured €839K for Graduate programmes in chemistry (in collaboration with TCD and UCD) and €309K as part of the National Graduate Education Programme in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(in collaboration with UCC, Cork IT, DCU, NUIG and UL)  Food Institutional Research Measures FIRM

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