An awards ceremony was held in Dublin for the first graduates of the joint DIT and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in China MSc in Computing programme.
These are the first graduates of this unique programme, which aims to give students an international educational experience in both Ireland and China.
HIT also presented their awards to graduates of the BSc in Computer Science, a programme franchised by DIT to HIT.
HIT is one of the top 10 Chinese universities and DIT has a long-standing link with the college.
Prof Xiaofei Xu, the dean of the School of Computer Science in HIT, presided over the ceremony. Staff and students of both HIT and DIT attended the event.
Both institutes also drew plans for further developments, which include a new Masters programme featuring a year-long internship in Chinese or Irish companies or research centres.