The HEA provides policy advice to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science across various aspects of the mission of higher education and supports the performance of the Irish higher education research system.

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Research Futures

HEA Principles of Good Practice in Research within Irish Higher Education Institutions

Impact 2030

‘Impact 2030: Ireland’s Research and Innovation Strategy’ is focused on promoting research and innovation to address the challenges modern Ireland faces, both economic and social.

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National Framework For Doctoral Education Revised 2023

North-South Research Programme

The North-South Research Programme is a collaborative scheme arising from the Government’s Shared Island initiative.

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Open Research

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.

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Other Policy Initiatives

Within the context of wider system performance, the HEA participates in a range of initiatives that target advancements in critical areas of Irish higher education research policy.

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