The Higher Education Authority has welcomed the appointment of Mr. John Hennessy, Chairman, L.M Ericsson as non-executive Chairman of the Higher Education Authority for the 5 year period up to 24th January 2016.
The HEA is now seeking proposals for funding via the first phase of Springboard, a new €20m multi-annual fund providing higher education opportunities for unemployed people.
More information can be found here: http://www.hea.ie/springboard
As recently announced by the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the first phase of a new €20m multi-annual fund providing higher education opportunities for unemployed people gets underway shortly. The Higher Education Authority is managing the Fund on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.
The review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of progress since 2008 by the range of partners working on access to higher education. It also includes new information, including progress on 2010 participation targets. Other accessible versions available on request.
It can be found here (PDF).
Tanáiste announces details of a new multi-annual labour market activation fund for higher education
The Authority at its meeting on 30 November 2010 considered the case for a fee adjustment to
be incorporated into the core grant of the universities.
Leaving Cert Maths Result is Best Indicator of Performance in Higher Education
Failure to Complete Science and Computing Courses Cause for Concern
Ireland has been remarkably successful in pursuing its
ambitious goals ‘to widen participation and increase student
and graduate numbers’ in higher education in order to position
itself within the front rank of OECD countries. Participation
in higher education in Ireland has risen steadily over recent
decades and this is clearly reflected in the % age of the Irish
population that has attained higher education qualifications.
At present, one-third of the Irish adult population (aged 25–