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.
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.
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.
The HEA works in partnership with key stakeholders to foster a better transition from secondary to higher education in Ireland.
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.
The HEA has responsibility for supporting quality outcomes across all activities of the higher education institutions.