Prof Brian Norton reappointed as DIT President

DIT says first term as president widely recognised as successful

Prof Brian Norton has been reappointed by Dublin Institute of Technology as president for a further 10-year term commencing on September 1st. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

Prof Brian Norton has been reappointed by Dublin Institute of Technology as president for a further 10-year term commencing on September 1st. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 20:41

The governing body of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has announced the reappointment of Prof Brian Norton as president for a further 10-year term commencing on September 1st.

Prof Norton has been president of DIT since September 2003. He previously conducted research and lectured in Cranfield University in the UK and was professor and dean of the faculty of engineering and built environment in the University of Ulster.

DIT said that Prof Norton’s first term as president had been widely recognised as highly successful. Student numbers had increased at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A new modular programme structure was put in place and plans for the new campus at Grangegorman were secured.

Work is proceeding at Grangegorman, with the first 1,000 students due on site in September 2014 and 10,000 to be located there in September 2017. The project will result in a single campus for all of the activities of DIT, as well as creating a new urban quarter in the north inner city of Dublin.