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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

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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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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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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IT Carlow: Institute of Technology Carlow Wexford Campus Launches Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Event Management

IT Carlow Wexford Campus today launched two new degree courses in Tourism and Event Management to meet the needs of Ireland’s largest employment sector - the country’s €6 billion tourism industry

Jun 14

IT Tralee: €1.16 Million Secured For IT Tralee Springboard+ Programmes

The Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.16 million in funding and 472 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2019/2020

Jun 14

IT Sligo: It Sligo has been awarded €960,000 for IT Sligo’s craft apprenticeship programmes

IT Sligo offers training in three trade apprenticeships, one in Tool Making, one Carpentry and Joinery and one in Electrical Instrumentation

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AIT: Civil Engineering Lecturers Deliver Classes at Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology, China

Cyril Morris, James McNamara, Brian Mullarney and Leo Reddy. participated in lecturer exchange whereby AIT lecturers travel to Luoyang and Chinese lecturers are hosted by the Faculty of Engineering &

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LIT: British Government Representatives attend Manufacturing Solutions 2019 at LIT, as UK Irish trade relations take centre stage

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LIT: LIT Library hosts visit of Librarians from Budapest Metropolitan University

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