1. General Information About IADT

IADT is unique in that it is Ireland’s only Institute of Art, Design and Technology with a specific aim to lead and inform the creative, cultural and technological industries through learning, teaching, research and innovation.

1.1 The origins and establishment of IADT


1.2 Roles, responsibilities and functions

Our Vision as an autonomous Institute of Art, Design and Technology with a specialist mission is to support learning, teaching, research and innovation, and to play a leading role in the development of industries focusing on the creative, cultural and digital technologies sectors.

Our Mission:


The Roles and Responsibilities:

The Roles and Responsibilities of IADT are as outlined in the Institute of Technology Act 1992 / 2006:



1.3 Governance/Management Structures

Details of our Management structure can be found at this link:

Governing Body Membership

Information about the membership of IADT’s Governing Body is available on our website:

1.4 Corporate Plans and Strategies

Our Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018 is available on our website: http://www.iadt.ie/about/iadt/strategic-plan

1.5 Annual Report

Access the link below for IADT’s Annual Reports:

1.6 Human Resources and Staff Structure

The IADT staff structure as of 31/12/2015 has been supplied as a separate document. See bottom of this page for document download.

HR Office


1.7 Location and contact details

Dun Laoghaire town is on the coast, 11 km (7 miles) south of Dublin city centre. It is a high amenity area with a splendid harbour and surrounded by rolling mountains. It is a thriving centre for festivals, cultural events and commercial activities. Swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts and sports centres are also on offer, as well as a variety of restaurants, pubs, the Pavilion theatre, shopping centres and parks. Local towns include Blackrock, Monkstown, Dalkey and Killiney.

IADT is located on Kill Avenue, approximately 2 km from the centre of Dun Laoghaire. It can be easily reached by bus routes 4, 46A, 75, 63, 45A and 7.

The nearest DART and national rail stations are in Dun Laoghaire and can be reached by the 46A, 75 and 63 bus routes. The DART will take you to Dublin City Centre in less than 20 minutes. The Luas in Sandyford is linked to IADT by the Finnegan Bray bus route and Dublin bus 75, while the LUAS in Carrickmines is linked to IADT by the Dublin bus 63. Junction 16 on the M50 is approximately 6 km from IADT.

About Dún Laoghaire:


IADT Contact Details:


1.8 Links to agencies

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)


QQI is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills.

Their functions include those previously carried out by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC); the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).

In the area of qualifications, QQI is responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications).

QQI is also an awarding body and set standards for awards we make in the NFQ.

QQI validate education and training programmes and make extensive awards in the Further Education and Training sector including in the Education and Training Boards.

QQI provides advice on recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland and on the recognition of Irish qualifications abroad.

In the area of quality assurance, QQI is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of quality assurance in further and higher education providers in Ireland.

HEA (Higher Education Authority)


The HEA leads the strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system with the objective of creating a coherent system of diverse institutions with distinct missions, which is responsive to the social, cultural and economic development of Ireland and its people and supports the achievement of national objectives.

The HEA has a statutory responsibility, at central government level, for the effective governance and regulation of higher education institutions and the higher education system.

Useful Links

FOI Central Policy Unit: foi.gov.ie
Data Protection Commission: www.dataprotection.ie
Office of the Ombudsman: www.ombudsman.ie
Office of the Ombudsman for Children: www.oco.ie
Citizens Information Centre: www.citizensinformation.ie

​1.9 Service Level Agreements/Memoranda of Understanding

Service Level Agreements
BT Network support
Educampus (previously An Chéim) Support numerous systems in use in IADT such as:
Agresso, payments to suppliers/creditors. Invoices to customers.
Banner, student database.
Core payroll
Core Badge, staff and student ID cards.
Core HR/ESS (Employee Self Service). Staff flexi time and leave system.
​Damovo Telephone system
DIT Collaboration agreement in respect of the delivery of Knowledge Transfer Services under the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative 2 (TTSI 2).
Ebsco Info Services Journals for library
Eir Telecommunications supplier Millenium – Library Management System (LMS)
HEA net Internet provider
Integrity IT security
WPM Supplier of system for on-line payments

1.9.2 Memoranda of Understanding

Blackrock Further Education Institute
Bray College of Further Education
FíS Book Club – Data Protection for Children
French Embassy
George Brown College, Ontario, Canada, (Memorandum of Agreement and Articulation Agreement)
IBM Design Studios
IoTI and Colleges Ontario
Sound Training College (Memorandum of Agreement)
University College, Dublin
Wexford Opera Festival

1.10 Customer Charters

Learner Charter: http://www.iadt.ie/content/files/00_iadtpolicy_Learner_Charter.pdf

Link to General Complaints policy: http://www.iadt.ie/study/current-student-info/student-supports-policies

1.11 Codes of Practice or Guidelines

The links below are to all IADT staff related and student related policies and procedures currently available on line. Follow the links to view the procedures.