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Technological University Dublin
(TU Dublin)

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2007

Deeply embedded in our region, TU Dublin has campuses in Dublin City Centre, in Blanchardstown and in Tallaght and, through our major infrastructural development plan, we are currently investing over €500 million in new, state-of-the-art, technology-enabled facilities to enhance our students’ experience.

A leader in STEM disciplines, TU Dublin also supports the largest cohorts of students of business, media, culinary arts, and the creative and performing arts. We are passionate about life-long learning and, as the largest provider of part-time education, we make an important contribution to the economic life of Ireland, enabling capacity building for the future.

Our distinguished researchers and innovators are pioneers in science and technology discovery; play active roles in informing policy and standards; and contribute to the creative life of Ireland. Our award-winning technology transfer and business incubation activity has delivered over 400 new sustainable businesses with an economic value of almost €700 million.

With an international outlook, we welcome students and staff from around the world while our strong international partnerships provide opportunities for student and staff exchange programmes, major cross collaboration research projects, and employment opportunities. We are immensely proud of our network of 100,000+ TU Dublin graduates who are making their careers here in Ireland and in 70 countries worldwide.


Our role as TU Dublin is to engage our stakeholders – our students, staff, communities, industry and governments – in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues, and being ready to take advantage of opportunities that arise. Our vision is to create a better world together.

The three pillars of our strategy are People, Planet and Partnership.

We have a culture that cares for people. TU Dublin offers space to foster ideas, relationships and individual personal development. The landscape in which we work, live and socialise is changing exponentially with the rapid pace of technological development. We are committed to creating transformational educational opportunities that inspire, support and develop the individual in reaching their full potential. By taking this approach, we are preparing people to confidently tackle the challenges that the world faces in creative and balanced ways.

TU Dublin is uniquely positioned to drive societal changes. We will be a leader and a voice for sustainability, a way of living and working in a new, more balanced way, a way that protects our planet for future generations. We will work with stakeholders to champion these issues at local, national and global level to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

TU Dublin is close to the pulse of a thriving society. We actively reach out and reach in to connect people, to share competencies, join ideas, create synergies and unearth new opportunities. We will actively seek to increase and deepen our partnership all over the world, on the understanding that the complex problems of today are solved together. Our approach is We Can, We Will, We Do.


  • Student-Centred - Students know what, when and how they will learn and be assessed on each specific part of their programme with opportunity to provide timely feedback on programme content and delivery. Library, ICT, social and specialist resources provide environments for individual and group work that form integral parts of programmes. Administrative services and supports are of a quality to facilitate students in fully participating in their programmes of study and are appropriately responsive to their needs;
  • Useful - Preparing students for professional careers including exposure to international perspectives emphasising the importance of integrity, responsibility and entrepreneurial skills alongside the utility of knowledge and contributions to economic social and cultural development;
  • Challenging - Challenge orthodoxy via rigorous processes of discovery, critical enquiry and innovation. Making distinctive, relevant and timely research contributions to advance human knowledge;
  • Inclusive - Striving to create a friendly, collaborative and trusting community, where diversity is valued, individuals are treated with respect, encouraged to develop their potential and make their contribution, and pride is shared in our collective identity;
  • Open, honest, professional and accountable - Proactive sharing of information; acting in the Institute’s best interests; with devolved authority and accountability for decisions and actions within a framework of regulations, policies and procedures.

Regular tasks

Education and training from apprenticeship programmes to PHD level in Engineering and the Built Environment, Business, Arts and Tourism and Science and Health.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
  Secondary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
Rathdown House
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin 7


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Orna Hanly
Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture

UNEVOC Coordinator
Ray English
SL1-Manager Craft Trades

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24 July 2017
Ireland: Access 2 Apprenticeship Pilot Programme
Dublin Institute of Technology, a UNEVOC Centre in Ireland, launched a pilot programme to address the current obstacles faced by young people from areas of socio-economic disadvantage in securing an apprenticeship.
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