As one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative higher education institutions, TUD has continued to adapt and expand provision of its programmes and services up to PhD level. Furthermore, excellent industry engagement is reflected in successful technology transfer, enterprise creation and a strong applied research base. TUD has helped over 200 entrepreneurs launch companies that attract over €100 million in investment and created over 1000 smart economy jobs in the Dublin region. With a student and staff community of some 22,000 people, TUD is preparing to relocate to a new campus at Grangegorman in Dublin’s city centre. TUD is also merging with two other Institutes of Technology based in Dublin and they are jointly seeking designation as a new unitary university, providing educational opportunities that are practice-based and research-informed. TUD undertakes use-inspired, goal-oriented research which is globally competitive, nationally relevant, and leads to commercial or social benefit. It is clustered into four research Institutes, one of which is the Environmental Sustainability & Health Sciences Institute (ESHI). This purpose built and newly opened facility has state of the art core laboratory support in microscopy and spectroscopy and specialised equipment for its vibrant research community located within its Centres of Research.
Sustainability is one of the 5 major research and educational themes to which TUD is committed. An outline of some of the research is provided below:
TUD also offers many educational programmes in Sustainability and is commited to assisting in the development of a Sustainable Ireland. This is exemplified through TUD being one of the founding partners of An tSlí Ghlas (The Greenway), a green cluster growing from the commitments of TUD and our North Dublin partners of Ballymum Regneration, Dublin Airport Authority, Dublin City University, North Dublin Chamber of Commerce, and Fingal County Council.
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The School of Surveying and Construction is Dublin’s only School of Geographic Science/Geomatics, Construction Mangement, Real Estate & Quantity Surveying. Many professionals in these areas are represented by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as well as the Irish Institution of Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, all of whom have a close relationship with the College.
The Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) at Technical University Dublin (TUD) provides the main focus for health-related research at TUD (www.dit.ie/eshi). It is a dedicated national translational research platform, uniquely based on strategic collabo-ration between Technical University Dublin (TUD), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Dublin City Council (DCC), building national and regional capacity and capability. Further-more, ESHI is an all-island initiative, involving strategic partnerships with the Ulster University (UU), the Institute of Public Health (IPH) and other stakeholders (EPA, IBEC, etc). It is uniquely positioned to facilitate an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach, integrating academic research with the knowledge and expertise of healthcare professionals to generate holistic solutions to environmental and health challenges. ESHI forges new ground in understanding the interactions between environment and health, in addition to building national and regional capacity and capability, developing evidence based interventions addressing environmental health problems.
The projects undertaken by the group are funded by national and EU funding schemes (such as Science Foundation Ireland). The group are also involved in a range of commercialization activities and will help with the support of TUD Hot House the potential commercialization’s activities following the proposal. TUD Hothouse is the Technology Transfer Office at Technical University Dublin. Hothouse mission is to maximise the commercial potential of TUD research and innovation activities(www.dit.ie/hothouse/)