STEM in Higher Education in Ireland – Why is it important? In Ireland, 30% of students entering HE for the first time study STEM. The National Skills Strategy (2021) identifies a need to increase STEM participation to develop talent and skills required for the future of work. STEM ignites change and transformation, empowering learners to tackle and address key societal challenges. Explore the data and evidence below on STEM in higher education in Ireland.

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