DkIT Strategic Plan 2020-22 outlines the institute’s commitment to securing Technological University (TU) designation, driving regional development and a renewed focus on learner-centred higher-education.
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) has today launched a new three-year strategic plan, signalling a new era of growth and positive transformation for the institute and wider region. The plan entitled ‘DkIT Strategic Plan 2020-22 – Leading and Shaping the Future of Higher Education in the North Leinster South Ulster Region’ was revealed as part of a virtual launch to staff and partners this morning.
The new plan which was recently ratified by the DKIT Governing Body, clearly articulates the Institute’s mission to be the unequivocal leader for higher education and craft apprenticeships, and the engine for growth and social cohesion North Leinster-South Ulster through the achievement of TU status and cross-border alliances.
The five thematic areas set out in the plan, which encompass Changing Landscapes, Excellent Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation, National and International Engagement, and Organisational Development and Corporate Excellence, will steer the institute’s next phase of evolution as it undergoes the transition towards becoming the next Technological University on the Belfast-Dublin corridor.
The strategic plan is guided by the core values of learner-centredness; equality, diversity and inclusivity and transparency and accountability which align directly with the current ethos of the college.