A total of 1,449 graduates were conferred with awards ranging from Higher Certificate to PhD over two days of ceremonies at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). Amongst the graduates, a total of nine Postgraduate awards were conferred, including four PhDs in the School of Informatics & Creative Arts, one PhD in the School of Health and Science and four Masters by Research Mode. This brings the total number of DkIT graduates with research qualifications to date to 93, including 34 PhD graduates.
This year DkIT celebrated the first graduates of the DkIT/DCU Graduate School which was established in September 2014. It was created to ensure the enhancement of the structured PhD provision in the Institute whilst sustaining current and emerging research collaborations between both colleges. Representatives from DCU including Professor Eithne Guilfoyle and Dr Joseph Stokes were in attendance and officiated the Conferring and Presentation of DCU Awards.