The HEA is the statutory policy-advisory body for higher education in Ireland, providing high-quality, evidence-based policy-advice to the Government across all aspects of the mission of higher education.

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Future Planning

Ensuring that higher education institutions are equipped to meet future challenges is a key role of the HEA as the statutory planning body for the higher education sector.

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Teaching and Learning

Providing teaching and facilitating learning are core roles of all higher education institutions, and enhancing the quality of the student-learning experience is a key system-level objective and national priority.

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Transitions

The HEA works in partnership with key stakeholders to foster a better transition from secondary to higher education in Ireland.

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Gender

Advancing gender equality in Irish higher education is a key system-level objective and national priority. With a statutory responsibility to promote the attainment of equality of opportunity in Irish higher education, the HEA plays an important role in this area.

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Quality

The HEA has responsibility for supporting quality outcomes across all activities of the higher education institutions.

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