This page sets out how the higher education institutions are accountable to the HEA for their performance, within the context of institutional autonomy. The system performance framework sets out the goals and priorities of government, and the HEA manages institutional performance through strategic dialogue and performance funding.

System Performance Framework

The system performance framework sets out the priorities of government under a number of headings which include economic renewal; social and cultural development and equity; public sector reform; and the restoration of Ireland’s national reputation.

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Performance Funding

The HEA awards performance funding in recognition of the exemplary contributions that higher education institutions are making to society, the environment and economy at local, national and international levels.

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System Performance Dashboard

The System Performance Dashboard captures key system and institution level performance indicators aligned to the framework in an accessible, interactive visualisation.

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Institutional Stories of Impact

Read about institutional stories of impact that were awarded Performance Funding between 2019 and 2023

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HEI map

View details of Strategic Dialogue by Higher Education Institution (HEI)

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Performance News

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