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.

Find out more

Strategy/Performance Dialogue

The HEA engages in a process of strategy and performance dialogue with the higher education institutions in order to improve system and institutional performance, enhance system accountability, and enable the HEA to manage system risks.

Find out more

Performance News

HEI map

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

View the HEIs map

Performance Funding

To further the development of the strategic dialogue process initiated in 2013, the HEA has introduced performance funding based on the institution’s performance against its compact.

Find out more

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set these optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Privacy Policy page

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.