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PharmaMOOC- So you want to work in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Together with our industry partner, GetReskilled, we are running our 3rd MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). The PharmaMOOC runs for 3 weeks (Jan 25th- Feb 16th) and covers all aspects of pharmaceutical production.

There are 915 students already registered from Europe, Asia and the USA. 

Why not get involved at:…/du…/courses/pharmaceutical-industry

See you there!

DIT Open Day 2015

Don't forget to visit our stand at DIT's Open Day, taking place on December 4th & 5th in Aungier Street.

Meet our staff and students, including our dedicated student ambassadors Ruta & Chris

Look forward to seeing you there!

Open Day 2015_1 


Presentation: Why Do People Commit Crime?

The School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences is delighted to announce that it will host a criminology presentation entitled "Why do people commit crime?" by Dr Nicola Hughes of DIT's School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences on Wednesday 18th November at 1pm in Room KE2-008, DIT Kevin Street.

All students are welcome to attend, but this topic should be of particular interest to DT203 students


DT261 Students Visit Servier Industries in Arklow

On Friday November 6th 2015, 32 of our DT261/2 students and 3 members of staff visited Servier Industries in Arklow. Servier has been in operation in Ireland since 1989 and employees more than 400 people at its Arklow site. This pharmaceutical manufacturing site produces more than 120 million boxes of medicines annually.


 Photo credit: Darragh Donegan, Servier Industries

During the tour, the group got to visit both the production facility and QC laboratories. This enabled the students to relate the theory learned in class to real-world applications.

Over the past number of years, the School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences has forged a strong relationship with Servier with many of our graduates going on to work in numerous roles within the company. 

ICI Annual Congress 2011

The School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences will this year be the proud host to the Institute of Chemistry Ireland's Annual Congress. The topic this year is the Commercialisation of Chemistry and speakers will discuss issues facing todays R&D chemist. More information can be found here.

September 2010

DIT Teaching Fellowship awarded to Dr Michael Seery

Appointment of New Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

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Feb 07

  • February Graduation sees the first graduates of the MSc (Pharmaceutical Validation Technology). [More details on graduations and prizewinners...]
  • ABBEST Research Scholarships available [More...]
  • School Hosts RSC Chemistry at Work, Tues 13th March 2007 [More...]
  • Programme Details of Pharmaceutical Analysis '07 Announced [More...]
  • Poster on Current Research Activities in the School [More...] (PDF Document)

Jan 07

  • DT212/2C complete mini-projects [more...]
  • DIT awarded euro1.17 M from FP6-MNT ERANET to combat MRSA [more...]
  • DIT Postgrad wins a Poster Prize at CSCB Conference: Catriona O'Meara won best poster prize at the CSCB Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology Symposium. [more...]

Dec 06

  • Details of the Forensic Analysis '07 conference announced [more...]

Nov 06

  • On the first of this month, DT203/1 (Forensic and Environmental Analysis) students went to the National Museum of Ireland to take part in a tour of the "Bog bodies" exhibition. Katelynn Parent, DT203/1 describes the trip [more...]
  • Three members of staff received their certificates for Learning and Teaching Courses at the November graduation ceremony in St Patrick's Cathedral. The courses were completed in DIT's Learning and Teaching Centre.Dr. Claire McDonnell received a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Level Learning and Teaching. Dr Christine O'Connor and Dr Michael Seery received a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Level Learning and Teaching. At the ceremony, the President Prof Brian Norton praised all staff who had completed these courses for their continued commitment to improving student learning and their personal commitment to lifelong learning.

Oct 06

New Appointment in the School

  • It is with great pleasure that the school announces the appointment of Dr Barry Hatt as Asst Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Barry comes to us with a wealth of experience in both the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Sector. He completed his BSc(Chemistry) & PhD(Industrial Microbiology) at UCD and has held many senior positions in Industry. He also holds Qualified Person Status and a Diploma in Applied Finance.

September 2006

  • Emily Keaveney from DT203 attended the 2006 London Youth International Science Forum on behalf of the Science Faculty at DIT. The trip was coordinated by the RDS and Emily was sponsored by the Faculty of Science, DIT. Click here to read her reflections on her time there...

June 2006

  • Congratulations to Elie Fux who won the Best Oral Analytical Presentation Prize at the 58th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium held in UCG. Elie's supervisors are Dr. Barry Foley (DIT) and Dr. Ronan Bire (Marine Institute).
  • Congratulations also to Colm O'Neill who won the Food Safety Authority National Competition for best project in final year after oral presentation and defence. Colm is a graduate of DT299.
  • More information on Prizes...

May 2006

  • Photos from the 4th Biennial Conference on Analytical Sciences held in DIT are now available
  • Dr Martin Brennan, Henkel Irl. Ltd presents Ms Celeste Frankenfield (University of Kansas) with the best speaker prize at the 4th Biennial Conference on Analytical Sciences [ More Photos here]

March 2006

February 2006

  • DIT visits European College of Validation residential week [More...]

January 2006

  • Science Week 2005 photos [ More...]

December 2005:

  • Congratulations to Anna Killeen of the Teresian School who won the Guess the Smells competition held during Science Week

November 2005:

  • The School bids farewell two two highly regarded colleagues: Dr. Noel Russell and Mr Sean Magee [More...]

October 2005:

School staff Dr. Claire McDonnell and Dr. Christine O'Connor receive their award for Excellence In Teaching from the President Prof. Brian Norton. [More...]

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