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THEA Colloquium 2019
8 May 2019 in CIT

The future of undergraduate technological higher education

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Access to the full stories behind the Irish Independent's STEAM supplement published 8th November in association with THEA

Read the how the technological higher education sector is driving growth in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.

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What is THEA?

The Technological Higher Education Association is the voice of the technological higher education sector, advocating on behalf of and supporting our members in achieving their aims and objectives. The technological higher education sector in Ireland comprises 11 Institutes of Technology and one Technological University. The sector offers a unique system of higher education, which allows students to progress from level 6 to level 10 of the National Framework of Qualifications. The Technological Higher Education Association is their representative body.

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Total number enrolments in technological higher education sector

Staff employed in technological higher education sector

Institutes of Technology

Funding wins of close to €1m will help education enhancement at WIT

Funding awarded to enhance teaching and learning across WIT, to enhance access and lifelong learning and to support national and EU policy initiatives

National and EU funding secured for 2019, 2020 and 2021 to enhance teaching & learning, to open access for lifelong learners and to lead in EU Policy experimentation for adults with low skills

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Graduate Employability and Employment: the Technological Higher Education perspective - Dr Jim Murray

The provision of education and training programmes, relevant to the needs of employers, has long been the lifeblood of the institutions that comprise the technological higher education sector.

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Technological Higher Education Sector influences next phase of European funding programmes

Research and innovation leaders from the technological higher education sector had the opportunity to influence the next phase of European funding programmes which support collaboration in research

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Dr Annie Doona takes up office as Chair of the Board of the Technological Higher Education Association

President of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT), Dr Annie Doona, takes over as Chairperson of the Board of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) on 1 January 2

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THEA welcomes Emer Costello and delegation from South African Technology Sector

Delegation from SATN visits THEA at start of Irish tour

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THEA publishes Strategic Plan 2018-2023

First THEA Strategic Plan published

The Strategic Plan was collaboratively devised through an extensive consultation and engagement exercise involving THEA's members and 15 stakeholder organisations

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Irish Times: Glass ceiling in Irish higher education needs to be smashed

Regina Moran: Creating a gender-balanced pipeline will need buy-in from Government and educators

Creating a gender-balanced pipeline will need buy-in from Government and educators

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Statement from Dr Joseph Ryan following announcement of Budget 2019

Our sector has been a catalyst for economic development right around the country

The time for technological higher education is here and now

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Joint Call for Government to Address Higher Education Funding Crisis

THEA joins with the Irish Universities Association, the Union of Students in Ireland, the Irish Federation of University Teachers and the Teachers Union of Ireland to call on Government to address the funding crisis in higher education

Unions representing students & teaching staff have joined forces with the representative bodies of universities and institutes of technology to call on the government to respond to the growing crisis

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Publication of Gender & Diversity Statement

THEA publishes first Gender & Diversity Statement for higher education institutions

THEA publishes first Gender & Diversity Statement for higher education institutions

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Dr Joseph Ryan writes about funding for higher education

As government prepares for the autumn financial statement, its decision-making process is a clear yet difficult one: where to allocate scarce resources amongst competing demands.

As government prepares for the autumn financial statement, its decision-making process is a clear yet difficult one: where to allocate scarce resources amongst competing demands.

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THEA seeks €404.5m investment in technological higher education sector over 5 years

Capital investment in ICT, Digitisation, and STEM are biggest drivers of funding

The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) has written to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donhoe TD, on behalf of the 14 Institutes of Technology

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Ireland's first technological university given go-ahead

Taoiseach, Ministers for Education and Minister for Finance announce Ireland's first Technological University

The TU4Dublin consortium comprises Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght.

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Latest News

Apr 11

Irish Research Council to invest €12 million in world-class frontier research

The investment will fund 12 researchers under the Irish Research Council’s 2019 Advanced Laureate Awards Programme.

Mar 11

THEA welcomes announcement of €13.7m investment in IT Sligo

€13.7m announced for IT Sligo under Project Ireland 2040

Mar 08

The technological higher education sector celebrates International Women's Day

As a sector, we have benefited enormously from the contribution of strong successful female role models

Feb 18

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. launch Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan

Ministers announce targets to deliver more than 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022.

Feb 18

Graduate Employability and Employment: the Technological Higher Education perspective - Dr Jim Murray

The provision of education and training programmes, relevant to the needs of employers, has long been the lifeblood of the institutions that comprise the technological higher education sector.

Feb 13

THEA reaction to HEA analysis of completion rates in Irish higher education

Statement from Dr Joseph Ryan

Dec 20

THEA welcomes appointment of Prof David FitzPatrick as first president of TU Dublin

First President of Technology University Dublin announced

Nov 09

THEA launches new STEAM micro-site in association with the Irish Independent

STEAM supplement, featuring research case studies from the institutes of technology is published with the Irish Independent on 8 November

Oct 11

Further €0.8 million funding allocation to support technological university development and other higher education landscape restructuring

Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor announces further funding for technological higher education sector

The Technological Higher Education Sector

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