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.Read More
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Institutes of Technology
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 skillsRead More
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.Read More
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 researchRead More
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 2Read More
The Strategic Plan was collaboratively devised through an extensive consultation and engagement exercise involving THEA's members and 15 stakeholder organisationsRead More
Creating a gender-balanced pipeline will need buy-in from Government and educatorsRead More
The time for technological higher education is here and nowRead More
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 crisisRead More
THEA publishes first Gender & Diversity Statement for higher education institutionsRead More
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.Read More
The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) has written to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donhoe TD, on behalf of the 14 Institutes of TechnologyRead More
The TU4Dublin consortium comprises Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght.Read More
STEAM supplement, featuring research case studies from the institutes of technology is published with the Irish Independent on 8 November
Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor announces further funding for technological higher education sector
DIT has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing gender equality for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
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
Dr Joseph Ryan congratulates leaving cert students
The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) has written to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donhoe TD, on behalf of the 14 Institutes of Technology
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 2017Press Releases
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!