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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

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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Minster for Education and Skills Turns the Sod on Institute of Technology Carlow’s New €15million South Sports Campus (Tue. 17th July, 2018)

South Sports Campus will be a world-class training facility

Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD this morning turned the sod on Institute of Technology Carlow’s new €15million, 31-acre South Sports Campus.

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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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