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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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Aug 21

AIT: Making Connections: Easing the Transition to Third Level

For many of the 50,000 first-time college students, first year will be a time of new experiences and pushing boundaries. For others, it will be a time of great upheaval marked by uncertainty.

Aug 21

TU Dublin: Students on Top Winning Teams at EIA 2019

Five students recently travelled to Portugal to compete at the EIA, the world's largest entrepreneurship summer school focused on technology innovation with three students on a winning team.

Aug 21

HEA: Appointment of new CEO by the Higher Education Authority

The Board of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) met yesterday and approved the appointment of Dr Alan Wall as CEO of the HEA following an open competition managed by the Public Appointments Service.

Aug 19

CIT to host OMEP Ireland's National Conference > 9th November

The conference theme is ‘Relationship Matters & What Matters in Early Years Relationships’ with Keynote speakers are Dr Jools Page & Pete Moorehouse.

Aug 19

DkIT presents new Film Festival with Louth Filmmakers Society

The inaugural Louth Film Festival will take place in Dundalk on the 24th of August, 2019.

Aug 19

T U Dublin Blanchardstown: Learn & Work Programme

Applications are still being accepted for Learn & Work programmes at TU Dublin Blanchardstown.

Aug 16

IT Sligo: Allergan Innovation Award Winner announced at IT Sligo

Prestigious award to further Alzheimer's disease research

Aug 16

T U Dublin Tallaght: "Best place I could be"

'It was complete chance I ended up there, but it makes the best use of my strengths'

Aug 16

T U Dublin Blanchardstown: Important information for CAO applicants

The listing of the Round One minimum points required for entry to TU Dublin Blanchardstown courses in September 2019, with the 2018 comparison where applicable.

Aug 16

T U Dublin: Why AI is an opportunity rather than a danger By Vihanga Gamage

Doctoral researcher at TU Dublin, Vihanga Gamage, says it's likely that artificial intelligence will do more good than harm for human civilisation.

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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