Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT] was established on April 1st 1997.
IADT is one of 13 publicly funded Institutes of Technology in Ireland, operating under the Institutes of Technology Act .
IADT is designated as a higher education institution under the Higher Education Authority www.hea.ie and receives its funding through HEA.
Under the Qualifications [Education and Training] Act , IADT has been accorded degree awarding powers at level 8 of the National Qualifications Framework, see www.nqai.ie These powers are granted under Delegation of Authority from the Higher Education and Training Awards Council [HETAC]. http://www.hetac.ie
IADT may also offer level 9 qualifications [masters] and level 10 [PhD] through HETAC.