Our vision for international activities is that the School will be a global hub for
Connecting the highest calibre international computer science graduates
with the global ICT industry
To achieve this
Why Computer Science in DIT?
The School of Computer Science in DIT has an established and extensive track record in many aspects of international activity including the delivery of Bachelor’s degree programmes on three continents (Europe, Asia and Africa) and partnerships with international HEIs for joint programmes, student exchanges, 2+2 advanced entry arrangements, staff teaching exchanges, Erasmus exchanges and other activities.
Origins of international students for the last 5 years
We have full-time students from each of the following countries: Brazil, China, Congo, India, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Zimbabwe, with the majority of these being from China.
The School has Erasmus partnerships in place with the following European Universities:
The School has Articulation Agreements in place with the following international higher education Institutions.
Staff in the School have worked abroad for six months or more in the following countries:-
Staff from the School have worked on international projects with Irish and Multi-national companies in the following countries:-
Staff have participated in teaching exchanges with the following countries
Staff from the School have participated in the following international teaching and research projects:-
- HUBLINKED - We are the Lead Partner in the HUBLinked Knowledge Alliance. HUBLinked’s aim is to strengthen Europe’s software innovation capacity by learning from regions of proven ICT strength and sharing that knowledge will all regions. HubLinked will (i) improve the effectiveness University-Industry (U-I) linkages between computer science faculty and different types of companies (ii) develop global software innovator graduates that can work in any sector and (iii) upskill academic and industry staff to engage in U-I linkages for software innovation.
- GETM3 (Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3 ) is an international, interdisciplinary research and innovation project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 and led by Northumbria University in the United Kingdom. The overarching aim of the research project is to improve employability and future global talent management to support economic development.
- QUALITY BLENDED LEARNING is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action which aims to explore the area of Blended Learning within higher education. The project comprises of partners in Slovenia , Italy, Spain Germany and DIT in Dublin
- EU EMERSION (Lead partner - development of an education model to meet the needs of the developing software industry in China, drawing on our local knowledge of the Irish education system’s successes in supporting the growth of the Irish software industry, and our Chinese partner’s understanding of specific needs in their country) with Harbin Institute of Technology, China and University of Wolverhampton, UK. The project is fully documented in the following book: Deirdre Lawless; Bing Wu; Dave Carroll, Damian Gordon; Matt Hussey; Ciarán O'Leary; Brendan O'Shea; Xu Xiaofei (Eds.) (2007), An Industry-Oriented Model for Software Education in China: Adapting and Irish Model to Chinese Conditions. Blackhall Publishing.
- SCOPE project (European Standards Collaboration) with partners in Germany, Finland, Denmark, Spain, United Kingdom, France and Italy
- EU FP6 (Germany)
- E4 Project / ISIS network with partners in Elastan (Poland), Eminus (Netherlands) and START (Germany)
- EU Icaras Project (Temporal formal specifications and software engineering techniques) with partners in Belgium, Spain, Germany.
- EU PLOETUS coordination group (PLOETUS/EQF making data on education from member states available through a central EU portal)
- EU/ESPRIT with partners from the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy and Greece.
- CERFACS, Toulouse
- DBR-MAT Project. Bulgarian Academy of Science, Linguistic Modelling Laboratory (Knowledge based machine-aided translation with partners in Germany, Bulgaria and Romania)
- CGLex Project. Bulgarian Academy of Science, Linguistic Modelling Laboratory. Creating a Natural Language-based to for Conceptual Graph acquisition.
Many staff in the School have published with international authors from Bulgaria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, , Romania, Russia, Switzerland, the USA and the United Kingdom. Researchers from the School have been external examiners in Sweden (KTH), Australia (University of Macquarie) and Scotland (University of Aberdeen). They have been involved in the organisation of international conferences in Germany (Potsdam), USA (Oregon, Boston) including ICCBR, WWW2012, VISPLE, Japan, France and peer review/editor for international journals (Springer/Taylor, Francis/Wiley/Sage, TEAM, Progress in Artificial Intelligence journal,etc.). An annual conference, entitled China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education which runs in China and Europe in alternate years and was hosted by the DIT in February 2007.