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

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The Changing Landscape

The landscape of higher education is changing. New types of institutions are being formed, and other institutions are engaging in strong alliances, including consolidation and mergers.

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Technological Universities

New Technological Universities will be created under the reforms set out in Ireland’s National Strategy for Higher Education.

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TU Research and Innovation Supporting Enterprise (TU RISE) Scheme

Under TU RISE, €83.68m will be made available to higher education institutions in the technological sector to support research capacity building with a focus on enhancing engagement with regional enterprises.

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The Technological Sector Advancement Fund

The Technological Sector Advancement Fund is a €50 million fund providing targeted support for initiatives that are critical to the strategic development of the technological sector.

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National Technological University TransfOrmation for Recovery and Resilience (N-TUTORR) Project

The National Technological University TransfOrmation for Recovery and Resilience (N-TUTORR) is a €40m project that seeks to transform teaching and learning in the technological sector.

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Technological University Transformation Fund

The Technological University Transformation Fund is a major multi-annual fund totalling €90 million from the government to assist and support the development and progression of technological universities.

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HEA EOI 2022: New and Additional Courses

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