Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT] was established on April 1st 1997, and is one of 13 publicly funded Institutes of Technology in Ireland, operating under the Institutes of Technology Act [2006].
Under the Qualifications [Education and Training] Act [1999], IADT has been accorded master degree awarding powers to level 9 (masters by research) 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].