The governance framework for the higher education system provides robust assurance of compliance with legislative and other requirements and timely and responsive interventions to address any issues arising.

Governance Framework

The HEA operates in a multi-stakeholder environment, with the Department of Education and Skills, the HEIs and the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General the other three ‘core’ pillars within the framework. This is the Governance Framework for Higher Education.

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Governance of the HEIs

Access the outputs of HEA’s work with the Higher Education Institutions within the parameters of the Governance Framework

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Governance Publications

Higher Education Authority Annual Report 2015

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HEA Annual Report and Accounts 2014

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