Legal Status

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology [IADT] was established on April 1st 1997 under the Institutes of Technology Acts 1992 to 2006. IADT is designated as a higher education institution under the Higher Education Authority and receives its funding through HEA.


Under the Qualifications [Education and Training] Act [1999], IADT has been accorded master degree awarding powers at level 9 of the National Qualifications Framework, see These powers are granted under Delegation of Authority from the Higher Education and Training Awards Council [HETAC]. IADT may also offer level 10 [PhD] through HETAC.