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Examples of research and innovation partnerships from the technological higher education sector

Read how working in partnership increases the potential for research and innovation to have strong “real world” impact and address societal challenges

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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 Association was formed by all of the institutes of technology formerly represented by Institutes of Technology Ireland joining with Dublin Institute of Technology to form a cohesive and single advocacy body that supports the sector as it moves toward a planned reform of the higher education system and including critically the creation of a series of Technological Universities.  Launched formally in April 2017, this dynamic family of institutions delivers a unique offering which allows students to progress from Level 6 to Level 10 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

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Higher Education students and management jointly launch the #UnmuteConsent Campaign

Campaign to drive a positive conversation on consent, and to end sexual violence and harassment

Campaign to drive a positive conversation on consent, and to end sexual violence and harassment

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THEA publishes Budget 2023 submission to government

Technological Universities are the future - invest in them

Technological Universities are the future - Invest in them.

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Budget 2023

Statement from Dr Joseph Ryan, CEO, Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) on behalf of our members: ATU, TUS, SETU, DkIT, IADT

Statement from Dr Joseph Ryan, CEO, Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) on behalf of our members: ATU, TÚS, SETU, DkIT, IADT

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Students and third level colleges make joint call for accelerated action on Leaving Cert Reform

Joint statement from THEA, IUA and USI

Joint statement from THEA, IUA and USI

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Statement from THEA following announcement of future funding for higher education

THEA welcomes future funding policy published by Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science

We have worked hard with our political colleagues to ensure that our priorities as a world class technological higher education system are recognized.

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Minister Harris officially opens new Atlantic Technological University

Atlantic TU sees the dissolution of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Sligo, and Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Providing higher educational programmes across all levels of the NFQ, the new TU will play a pivotal role in the strategic regional development of the West and North West.

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HIGHER EDUCATION & RESEARCH

WHAT DOES COVID-19 MEAN FOR THE MEDIUM- TO LONG-TERM?

Graham Love, Consulting Partner at Mazars, hosted a panel discussion with UCC President, Pat O'Shea, GMIT President, Orla Flynn, and SFI Chairman, Peter Clinch

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Latest News

Sep 30

TUS: TUS Welcomes New Students from 44 Different Countries to the Mid West

The mayor of the city and county of Limerick, Councillor Francis Foley, joined with the President of TUS Professor Vincent Cunnane in welcoming international students from 44 different nations

Sep 30

ATU - Dalata Hotel Group signs MOU with ATU’s Galway International Hotel School to develop ATU-accredited training programmes for Dalata employees

Ireland’s largest hotel operator Dalata Hotel Group Plc has signed an agreement with Atlantic Technological University (ATU) to develop ATU-accredited training programmes for Dalata employees

Sep 30

SETU: Portalis to host public cultural tourism workshops

The aim of the events is to establish a Cross Border Cultural Network and develop tourism in Irish and Welsh coastal communities.

Sep 30

SETU: New literary hub supports those living with dementia

Dr Christa de Brún a lecturer in the Department of Arts, School of Humanities at South East Technological University (SETU) Waterford has collaborated with Alzheimer Society of Ireland to develop a li

Sep 28

ATU - Professor Philip Nolan to launch new Postgraduate Research Training Programmes at Atlantic Technological University

Director General of SFI and former chair of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) Professor Philip Nolan will officially launch ATUs new Postgraduate Research Training Programmes (PRTPs) o

Sep 28

SETU - enviroCORE celebrates first Irish Sustainable Development Goals Week

Researchers from SETU Carlow recently teamed up with Teagasc, to celebrate Ireland’s first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week

Sep 28

DkIT - Louth International Film Festival To Start

The Louth International Film Festival is taking place in DkIT this Friday September 30th, and An Tåin Arts Centre on October 1st and 2nd.

Sep 28

IADT New Degree Courses at IADT

We are delighted to launch three new exciting Level 8 Degree courses for September 2023.

Sep 27

ATU - Women entrepreneurs from west and northwest attend Empower II closing event in Galway

Women from across the west and northwest attended a celebratory event in Salthill last Friday (23 September 2022) marking the completion of EMPOWER II

Sep 27

ATU - ATU Researchers Aim to Support Tourism Stakeholders in Transition to Decarbonisation

A recent study by Atlantic Technological University into emissions ascribed to tourism in Ireland has found the industry has attributed over 4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2eq)

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