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Access to the full stories behind the Irish Independent's STEM supplement published 28th November in association with Enterprise Ireland

Read the how the technological higher education sector is driving growth in science, technology, engineering 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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THEA Welcomes Regional Technology Cluster Fund Announcement

The 12 projects are spread across every region of Ireland, spanning nine Institutes of Technology (IoTs) and Technological University (TU) Dublin.

The clusters will enable IoTs and TUs to connect and engage with SMEs and multinational corporations in a strategic way on common areas of interest

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The Technological Higher Education Association welcomes the publication, by the Department of Education and Skills of the Report of the Technological University Research Network

THEA welcomes affirmation from the Minister for Education Joe McHugh that Technological Universities are a core part of this Government’s plan to meet the forthcoming economic and societal challenges

With the welcome decision by Athlone and Limerick to work towards application we now have an emerging Technological University sector that has a footprint in every region

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2019 Irish Survey of Student Engagement - Results published today 24 October 2019

StudentSurvey.ie and PGR StudentSurvey.ie have the power to improve the lived experience of current and future undergraduate and postgraduate students

More than 43,000 students took the surveys. Highlights include record participation in national StudentSurvey.ie and higher levels of engagement among international students in Ireland.

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Response to the publication by the Higher Education Authority of the spatial and socio-economic profiles of higher education institutions

Report has the potential to influence policy around funding of higher education in order to benefit the most socio-economically disadvantaged students

We would urge Government to use the evidence in this newly published Report, in particular the deprivation index scores, to ensure that public monies are targeted where they are most needed

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THEA and BEACON SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre enter into collaboration

An MoU signed by both parties, as part of National Bioeconomy Week, aims to create partnerships and opportunities for collaboration across the technological higher education sector.

This agreement will further develop Ireland’s bioeconomy through partnerships in research, development, innovation, education and training opportunities with a particular focus on regional development

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THEA welcomes announcement from AIT and LIT to seek Technological University status

New TU to have “regional focus with a national reach and an international outlook”

The TUs will offer a system of higher education which, through its distinctive academic learning environment, is designed to meet the employment and skills needs of Ireland’s regions

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Statement from Dr Joseph Ryan, Chief Executive THEA, Budget 2020

€90m Technological University Transformation Fund announced

Statement from Dr Joseph Ryan, Chief Executive THEA, Budget 2020

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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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Dec 11

Education.ie: Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor announce €10m capital grant scheme for institutes of technology and TU Dublin

The investment is being made under Project Ireland 2040 for the current academic year and the money will be used on small-scale and necessary infrastructure works and improvements

Dec 09

WIT: LIFELONG LEARNING: PREPARING FOR OUR FUTURE WORLD CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE AT WIT

Lifelong Learning: Preparing for our Future World is the title conference taking place on 11 December at Waterford Institute of Technology

Dec 09

WIT: WIT LEADING DESTINATION FOR COLLEGE-BOUND SECONDARY STUDENTS IN SOUTH EAST

Over 1,600 of the 5,000-plus new higher education-going students in the south east in 2019, or almost 1 in 3 (30%) chose Waterford Institute of Technology

Dec 06

AIT: Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran Supports Launch of AIT Recycling Initiative

AIT launched a brand new eco-initiative earlier this week with the intention of educating students, staff and the wider community about the circular economy

Dec 06

IT Sligo: IT Sligo Recieves €300k for Manufacturing Cluster Inititive

The funding is part of €4.6m in Government funding through the Regional Technology Clustering Fund

Dec 06

WIT: NEW AGREEMENT GIVES WIT A ROLE IN EPA NATIONAL RADIOACTIVITY MONITORING PROGRAMME

Collaboration will significantly strengthen Ireland’s emergency preparedness capabilities under the National Emergency Plan for Nuclear Accidents

Dec 06

WIT: WIT LECTURER MANAGES IRISH TEAM TO EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY SILVER

Niamh is programme leader for the BSc (Hons) in Public Health and Health Promotion and has competed for Ireland in the World Cross-Country Championships

Dec 06

WIT: TSSG RESEARCHER AMONG FINAL FIVE IN ‘MAKING AN IMPACT COMPETITION 2019’

As part of the research communication competition researchers explain why what they are doing matters to Irish society or in a global context

Dec 06

DkIT: DkIT welcomes €287,928 in Government funding through the Regional Technology Clustering Fund

The fund aligns with the Future Jobs Ireland framework and the Regional Enterprise Plans

Dec 04

IT Carlow: engCORE Hosts Research and Innovation Workshop

The Institute’s engCORE team (Engineering Centre of Research and Enterprise) last week hosted a tailored workshop event aimed at engineering companies

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