Technological Higher Education Association
The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) is the voice of the Irish technological higher education sector, advocating on behalf of and supporting its members in achieving their aims and objectives. Its mission is to increase awareness and understanding of the unique attributes of technological higher education in order to influence policy on behalf of its members.
THEA was formed by all of the institutes of technology formerly represented by Institutes of Technology Ireland, joining with Dublin Institute of Technology to form a cohesive and single advocacy body that supports the sector as it moves toward a planned reform of the higher education system and including critically the creation of a series of Technological Universities. Launched formally in April 2017, this dynamic family of institutions delivers a unique offering which allows students to progress from Level 6 to Level 10 of the National Framework of Qualifications.