About Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland. It has been ranked in top 100 universities globally under 50 years old. Though instated in its present form in 1992, the institution can trace an unbroken history back to the establishment in 1887 of the first technical education institution in Ireland. The conference will take place in DIT’s Aungier Street campus which is a short walk from Stephens’ Green, and close to Kevin Street. It is one of the largest in DIT and is built on the historically important site of the old Jacobs Biscuits factory, scene of fierce fighting in the 1916 Rising.
The DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office (ACE) and the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre (LTTC) have taken on the task of organising this major event and they are inviting submissions from anyone who would like to suggest ideas for interactive, collaborative and engaging sessions to be included in the conference programme.
Dr. Catherine Bates, conference co-organiser, says the theme of the conference is “Inspire – Integrating community based partnership into learning and teaching for responsible research and innovation (RRI)”.
Dr Claire McDonnell, conference co-organiser agrees: “This conference will seek to answer questions such as how more people can be encouraged to use the results of publicly funded research; how can academics and community partners inspire students to become engaged researchers and social innovators; and how can we inspire each other to change our thinking and try new approaches.”