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.

Policy Development

The HEA’s policy development and strategic planning encompasses all aspects of the mission of higher education.

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National Access Plan

Research Policy

A core element of HEA’s policy advice to the Department of Education and Skills concerns strategic development of the sector’s research activities.

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The quality of the Irish higher education system is greatly enhanced by the inward and outward movement of students and staff. Internationalisation enhances the quality of learning, teaching and research in our campuses and contributes significantly.

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HE Reform

This section sets out the reforms that are happening across the higher education sector.

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Policy News