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Examples of research and innovation partnerships from the technological higher education sector

Read how working in partnership increases the potential for research and innovation to have strong “real world” impact and address societal challenges

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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 Association was formed by all of the institutes of technology formerly represented by Institutes of Technology Ireland joining with Dublin Institute of Technology to form a cohesive and single advocacy body that supports the sector as it moves toward a planned reform of the higher education system and including critically the creation of a series of Technological Universities.  Launched formally in April 2017, this dynamic family of institutions delivers a unique offering which allows students to progress from Level 6 to Level 10 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

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THEA publishes PROPEL Report; Promoting Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence

Further funding, increased resources, and robust, trusted policies and procedures are needed in order to promote consent and prevent sexual violence in higher education institutions

The report, published today, is the culmination of a body of work undertaken by THEA in order to assist technological higher education institutions to implement the national Framework for Consent

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THEA launches International Women's Day 2021 case studies in 'Resilience'

Campaign live on web and social

THEA showcases female leaders, role models and influencers on International Women's Day 2021. Read their stories and how they use 'Resilience' to meet challenge

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THEA Colloquium 2020

Annual Colloquium explores impact of emerging Technological Universities sector on research and innovation in Ireland

THEA’s annual Colloquium ‘Innovation through Partnership’ takes place online on 18th and 19th November 2020.

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Presidents of Institutes of Technology strongly encourage incoming students to start and existing students to continue their higher education in the 2020/21 academic year

Institutes of Technology publish principles and guidelines for academic delivery in 2020/21 in the context of COVID-19

This statement from THEA on behalf of Institutes of Technology throughout the country sets out how we will support students and communities over the coming academic year.

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Graham Love, Consulting Partner at Mazars, hosted a panel discussion with UCC President, Pat O'Shea, GMIT President, Orla Flynn, and SFI Chairman, Peter Clinch

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We are working closely with key stakeholders to ensure that we protect researchers and the system through the current crisis

Dr Joseph Ryan speaks to the Irish Independent about the challenges facing research staff during COVID-19

Concerted efforts to protect the funding are underway, involving the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, funding bodies and the HEA.

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Latest News

Apr 14

MUT: Initiative for Care Leavers

In conjunction with EPIC, the national voluntary body supporting care leavers, Munster Technological University (MTU) have announced the establishment of a university-wide initiative in their campuses

Apr 14

WIT: John Hume Scholarship open For Applications From First Year School Of Business Students

To be eligible students or their parent/guardian must be a member of St Dominic or Waterford Credit Unions

Apr 14

IT Carlow: All set for International Student Showcase 2021

International Day at IT Carlow is usually one of the highlights of the academic year with the central services building a cacophony of music, dance, global foods and colour

Apr 14

DkIT: Embedding Employability Consultation Begins at DkIT

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is proud to introduce the first phase of our Embedding Employability Consultation

Apr 14

IADT: The Place Project – IADT + IMMA Exhibition

The Place Project is a student-directed research project devised for 1st year BA [Hons] Art students at IADT in collaboration with IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art.]

Apr 14

IADT: New Governing Body Commence Term of Office at IADT

The appointment is of the fifteen ordinary members for a Term of Office from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2026.

Mar 01

AIT: AIT Celebrates Unique ‘Culture and Identity’ of Irish Travellers on Traveller Ethnicity Day

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has welcomed today’s funding announcement of a roll-out of €300,000 to support Travellers in higher education.

Mar 01

MTU: Applications for the MTU Kerry Campus Sports Scholarship Programme 2021/2022 is now open

Sports Scholarship interviews will take place online this year given current circumstances

Mar 01

MTU: Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners

Uversity’s Scholarships remove the financial barriers that may be preventing older students, aged 23 and over, from earning a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time

Mar 01

DkIT: Beacon Fellowship for DkIT Lecturer and Canadian Counterpart

Dr Daithí Kearney from the Creative Arts Research Centre at DkIT and Professor Heather Sparling from Cape Breton University in Canada, have been awarded a D'Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship by the Ireland

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