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.
This section sets out the reforms that are happening across the higher education sector.
New Technological Universities will be created under the reforms set out in Ireland’s National Strategy for Higher Education.
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.
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.
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.