Cathal Brugha Street
Background of the Dublin Institute of Technology and the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism
With 22,000 students Dublin Institute of Technology is the largest higher education provider in the Republic of Ireland. This public sector Institute, which holds degree awarding power up to PhD level, provides a broad range of programmes in a variety of areas such as engineering, science, business, arts and tourism. DIT is ranked among the top 100 Universities that are less than 50 years old and was voted the Irish Institute of Technology of the Year in 2017.
The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Cathal Brugha Street, has been synonymous with the hospitality and catering industry in Ireland since 1941 and celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2016. The School has an established reputation in the areas of hospitality, tourism, event, and leisure management education. With over 1600 students and 60 faculty, it is the largest and oldest School of its kind in Ireland. It pioneered undergraduate tourism and hospitality management education in Ireland. Through the 1980’s and 1990’s the School consistently developed and improved its curricula in line with developments in the area of tourism and hospitality management teaching world-wide. At all times, academic staff within the School have retained a strong research base and we support over 30 PhD students in addition to our 1400 undergraduate students. Furthermore, the School has maintained strong links with industry, international bodies, students and alumni, which work in executive and senior management positions all over the world. In Ireland, the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism is the leading centre of learning and teaching in hospitality, tourism, event and leisure management. It is one of the six schools that comprise the College of Arts and Tourism in the Dublin Institute of Technology, which also includes our sister School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology. DIT has longstanding agreements with educational partners from all over the world. Our School has cooperation agreements with other institutes in a number of countries, including Germany, China, India, Malaysia, Canada, and the USA as well as a variety of European Erasmus partners. Currently, they are 250 students enrolled on our BSc in Event Management programme at Hainan University, a top-tier Chinese university. Our School is the only Irish member of the global Hotels Schools of Distinction.