16 December, 2021
HEA institutions provide an additional 2,225 Higher Education places
By Maura O'Shea
Posted: 11 September, 2020
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in early March, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has been working closely with Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) and their sectoral representative bodies (IUA, THEA) to both respond to immediate challenges of Covid-19 and to plan for the future.
In recent days, at the request of the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D., the HEA has been working to identify any additional capacity that could be made available given the current circumstances. A mechanism was agreed which provided flexibility to higher education institutions to expand courses where they were experiencing high demand. This has resulted in 2,225 additional places being made available to incoming students. Details of these 2,225 additional places will be released today.