The Higher Education Authority (HEA)

The Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland.Welcome to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) website. The role of the HEA is to create a higher education system that maximises opportunities and ensures a high quality experience for students. It is only by placing the student at the centre of all activity, that the HEA and the higher education system can deliver on its responsibilities to the individual, society and the economy. The HEA is the statutory funding authority for the universities, institutes of technology and a number of other designated institutions and is the advisory body to the Minister for Education and Skills in relation to the higher education sector.

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