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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 14 Institutes of Technology geographically dispersed across Ireland. 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 of enrolments in Institutes of Technology

Staff engaged in Institutes of Technology in 2016

Institutes of Technology across Ireland

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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Dr Liam Brown, LIT, in KTI Review and Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey 2017

Dr Liam Brown, Limerick Institute of Technology’s Vice President Research, calls for national policy to continue to support and fund the delivery of focused RDI which addresses regional needs with national and international development perspectives.

Read his ‘thought piece’ in the KTI Review and Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey 2017

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Making up your mind about where to continue your higher education?

Wondering why you should choose to study at an Institute of Technology?
Here are some of the reasons why students chose IADT Dun Laoghaire: small classes, a clear sense of community, they were trained to interact with businesses and to work to industry standards, and felt fully prepared for a career in business upon graduating.
Choose the technological higher education sector!  

See why here

Institutes of Technology

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