Dublin City University was awarded university status in 1989 and was considered at the time to be an 'unconventional' university. It broke with the traditional mould and introduced a number of ideas, which had enormous impact on the Irish education system. DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce work placement (INTRA) as part of its degree programmes.
DCU has developed its own research specialisms, creating a number of national centres of excellence that collaborate with other universities and industry internationally. These research centres have transcended traditional boundaries and have been extended to include combinations of academic disciplines such as biotechnology, electronic engineering, physics and chemistry.
The Pathway project team includes Dr Margaret Farren, Martin Owen, Director at SmaltiTechnology, Dr. Yvonne Crotty, DCU, William McTiernan and Michael McGagh. Futher details at the Centre for e-Innovation and Workplace Learning
Involvement in PATHWAY
DCU's role involves the development and facilitation of workshops in Ireland, and building a community of practice.
Margaret Farren, PhD.
School of Education, Dublin City University
Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Tel: 00353 1 700 5539