Sunday 18 November 2018

DCU opens €11m expansion to engineering building

Costing over €11 million, the expansion will provide lecturing facilities for up to 1,400 students: Julien Behal
Costing over €11 million, the expansion will provide lecturing facilities for up to 1,400 students: Julien Behal
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Dublin City University (DCU) has opened an €11m expansion to its engineering building as part of its ongoing campus development.

The four-story extension to its Stokes Building will provide lecturing facilities for up to 1,400 engineering students, as well as additional research space.

DCU is currently ranked in the top-300 universities globally for engineering and technology and is among the world’s leading institutions for STEM (science, technology, engineering and  maths). 

The new Stokes wing was funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB), which offers long-term loans to higher education for major infrastructural projects.

DCU is mid-way through a €230m five-year campus development project, partly funded by a 23-year €76m loan from the EIB.

Opening the wing, junior minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the level of development underway at DCU reflected the scale and ambition of DCU, which played a pivotal role, nationally and internationally in STEM education and research.  

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