Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD officially opened first new building on the DIT Grangegorman campus

1 March 2017 

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD officially opened first new building on the DIT Grangegorman campus

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard BrutonTD visited the DIT campus at Grangegorman today to meet researchers, PhD students and entrepreneurs and to officially launch the new Greenway Hub facility in the heart of the new campus.

During his visit Minister Bruton met with researchers and PhD students in the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) who spoke about their work in areas that have direct relevance for human health and well-being, ranging from vision science, to food and water quality, energy, biomonitoring and diagnostics, and health policy development. Minister Bruton also met with some of the High Potential Start-Ups (HPSUs) currently based on campus, and with entrepreneurs on the New Frontiers programme, funded by Enterprise Ireland and run by DIT Hothouse.

Minister Bruton said “My ambition in the Action Plan for Education is to make Ireland’s Education and Training system the best in Europe within a decade.  The range of innovation, new ideas and solution-focused research taking place in the Greenway Hub is really exciting – and the convergence of researchers and entrepreneurs together in one hive of activity is energising.  Encouraging our undergraduates to continue on to postgraduate research as well as attracting excellent PhD candidates from around the world is key to achieving our ambitious targets, and the community in the Greenway Hub reflects that ambition.  The nexus between enterprise and research is also key and I was very interested to meet researchers here whose research is funded by enterprise – such as the Bord na Móna example.”

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