Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy

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    • The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy is a Jesuit institution of higher education and research, located in Dublin, Ireland. Milltown is located in Ranelagh, County 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 in 2001.

      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.

      The college entered into negotiations about a possible alliance with University College Dublin in 2008. These talks were unsuccessful and an alliance with the traditionally Protestant Trinity College Dublin was due to take effect in 2012.