The Stokes Engineering and Research building expansion in DCU was officially opened on Monday.
The new engineering building was opened by Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor.
The new developments cost over €11 million and will facilitate up to 1,400 students.
The new building consists of two large lecture theatres, six lecture rooms, 22 office units and 8 open plan research spaces.
“The opening of the new wing of the Stokes Engineering and Research Building at Dublin City University is a demonstration of the university’s strong commitment to creating a vibrant and dynamic environment for research and innovation to thrive and flourish,” Mitchell O’Connor said at the opening.
The Stokes Engineering and Research building is named after Sir George Gabriel Stokes, a Sligo-born polymath known for his scientific advances. The building is to be home to the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Electronic Engineering.
“We are delighted to have completed this considerable expansion of the Stokes Engineering and Research Building, which is one of many important elements in our Campus Capital Development Plan,” President of DCU Brian MacCraith said.
“This new facility will not only advance our mission of excellence in education, research and innovation, but will also enhance the DCU student experience and provide capacity for up to 1,400 students at DCU,” said MacCraith.
DCU is currently ranked within the top 300 universities globally for engineering and technology and the opening of the Stokes building will further facilitate STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research and study for DCU students.
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