DIT – Who we are 6 Faculties 20,500 Students 2000 Staff 200 Part-time programmes 85 Full-time Programmes 4,000 Graduates per year (10,000 FT) Degree awarding powers up to Ph D DIT Serving Dublin City and Ireland since 1887
Quality Education Annually: 4,000 Undergraduates 500 Postgraduates 3,500 Apprentices Undergraduates by Faculty Total Student population 20,500 70% on degree level programmes Degree awarding powers up to Ph D One of 8 Irish members of the European Universities Association
Unique & Relevant 36% of DIT students on unique programmes 80% of graduates gain first employment in relevant areas Largest provider of part-time education Over 1,000 industry-based students on continuing education programmes Over 50,000 Alumni in DIT Graduate Network
DIT across the city Bolton St. Rathmines Chatham Row Kevin St. Pembroke St. Cathal Brugha St. Aungier St.
Sports, Recreation & Amenity Comprehensive Sporting and Recreation Facilities
Student Accommodation On-site accommodation for 2000+ students
Centre for Visual & Performing Arts Cultural Exhibitions Music Recitals Photography Theatre Cinema Art & Design Local Resource
Industry and Incubator Planning 50,000 m 2 Established model PDC and HotHouse 30 Start-ups per annum 50 Fast–growth companies supported Existing 15,000 m 2 of Incubation space Bolton Trust Fostering Enterprise Initial Information and Industry Incubation centre on site mid-2007
Smithfield Cabra Stoneybatter Broadstone Phibsborough DIT Grangegorman Completing the Jigsaw....in partnership
Potential Funding Sources for Education Development Projected construction cost €850.0m Funded by:€m Exchequer Funding200 DIT generated funding350 Private Philanthropy 50 Commercially generated 250 Total 850 Development will be phased 76%
Dublin City Development Plan 2005 -2011 Grangegorman designated a Framework Development Area “To create a sustainable urban campus at Grangegorman as a new home for DIT with the capacity to develop strong links with other knowledge sector engines located elsewhere in the inner city”
Historic Fabric North house Lower house Clocktower Occupational therapy RC Church, unit 22 & 23 C of I Church 13 protected structures on site in total (Francis Johnston)
Unique opportunity to design an integrated higher education campus exploiting the best leading edge technologies
Sports, Recreation & Amenity ~15,000m 2 Industry and Incubator 50,000m 2 Cultural ~5,000m 2 Food & Retail ~8,000m 2 Student Accommodation 50,000m 2 Health Facilities Open/Pitches 20% Campus Elements Education & Research ~150,000m 2
Aims Underpin the delivery of learning & teaching (on & off campus), research, administration, links with industry, HSE, Local Community, etc. State of the art Infrastructure –Seamless –Ubiquitous –Robust/Resilient –Flexible All space -> learning space Drive synergies across all activities.
Changing student profile Different characteristics, needs, expectations Net Generation/Net Gen, Millennials, Digital Natives Born after 1987 Grown up with technology Mature/Foreign Our students
Net Gen Multi-mediaGraphics/visual/sound Connected Mobile phones, iPod, MP3, PDAs, IM, wireless Multitasking IM, gaming, searching, non linear ExperimentalVisual interfaces, streaming media Collaborative Chat, screen sharing, P2P, groups IntegratedContent, service, coaching ExpectationsProducers & consumers
Service driven Portal – common/personalised student/staff environment Plan for common access IT provision –Information Commons –Integrated with library –24/7 access
A Campus with technology ‘embedded’ into the very fabric of the buildings and grounds requires: a) pedagogically sound set of design Principles for teaching and learning spaces and b) a clear statement of the Practical issues to be considered at the design stage.
Pedagogical What do we want to teach? How do we want to teach it? What can technology bring to it? Make Choices
Practical Issues Flexibility/Timing No single point of failure. Connectivity Power Disaster recovery/Business Continuity Integrated voice/data/video Mobility Ducting Integrated Network/Audio Visual/Printing Service Flexible furniture and room arrangements Leaning Space Design Invisible Technology that works