- Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy
Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy Established 1968 Type Private President Rev Dr. Con Casey CSsR Rector Rev Prof. Finbarr Clancy, SJ Location Dublin, Republic of Ireland Campus urban Affiliations NUI, HETAC Website http://www.milltown-institute.ie
The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy is an institution of higher education and research, located in Dublin, Ireland. Milltown is run by the Jesuits and is located in Milltown/Ranelagh in Dublin. Since 1997 it has been a recognised college of the National University of Ireland, under the 1997 Universities Act, the Irish government removed the ban on the NUI awarding degrees in Theology which had stood since its foundation and its predecessor the Royal University of Ireland. The Ecclesiastical Faculty at Milltown is also a Pontifical Athenaeum. The Irish School of Ecumenics is located at the Milltown Park site.
Since November 1989, when it was granted designated status under the National Council for Educational Awards Act 1979, it has developed and offered civil programmes leading to Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral awards. The NCEA became HETAC om 2001.
The college entered into negotiations about a possible alliance with University College Dublin in 2008. These talks were unsuccessful and now an Alliance with the traditionally protestant Trinity College Dublin is due to take effect in 2012.
Since the Spring of 2011, the future of the Milltown Institute became uncertain and it is currently understood that it will be closed permanently and a new institute, the Loyola Institute, will take its place as part of Trinity College Dublin.
Milltown Institute was established as a Pontifical Athenaeum with Faculties of Theology and Philosophy, by a group of religious institutes in 1968. The origins of the Institute however can be traced back to the 1880s when the Jesuits established a School of Philosophy and a School of Theology at Milltown. The School of Theology has had an unbroken history at Milltown ever since 1889, and became a Jesuit Pontifical Faculty in 1932. The School of Philosophy moved from Milltown in 1930 and became a Jesuit Pontifical Faculty in 1948, and returned to Milltown in 1966.
The Milltown Institute discontinued their teaching and research programmes in the Spring of 2011 and, effectively, closed. It is anticipated that the institution will negotiate entrance to Trinity College Dublin to continue its existence as the Loyola Institute in a centre of study along with the Irish School of Ecumenics. In this likelihood, the current property in Milltown would be sold and a new facility either purchased or purpose built at Trinity College Dublin's campus in the centre of Dublin. Staff and faculty members who held positions until 2011 would, for the most part, not continue within the new Loyola Institute. Conferring of Ecclesiastical/Pontifical and HETAC takes place on tuesday the 4th of October 2011, with NUI awards on wednesday the 5th.
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