The National Stategy on Higher Education
In 2009, the then Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O’Keeffe, T.D. announced the establishment of a high level strategy group under the Chairmanship of Dr Colin Hunt, Managing Director of Macquarie Capital (Europe) Advisers, to develop a strategy for higher education in Ireland. That strategy was formally launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms. Mary Coughlan, T.D., in early 2011. Currently, the strategy is in the process of being implemented under the oversight of the Department of Education and Skills. The Higher Education Authority has a lead role to play in the implementation of the strategy. The process of implementation is complex and involves widespread consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders usually involving the publication of a consultation paper with an invitation to make submissions followed by a final position paper.
Here you will find documentation related to the strategy itself (the submissions and the published strategy) and a series of consultation papers each with accompanying submissions that inform the final position papers – that will be added to the site over time. Additionally the Department of Education and Skills is committed to publishing implementation status reports on a regular basis. These will be found on the Department website.
Conference on Strategic Dialogue 1st December 2011 - Presentations
The HEA has issued the following consultation documents on the implementation of the National Strategy
- Regional Clusters, Consolidation Leading to Mergers, Strategic Dialogue
- National Academy for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Background to development of the National Strategy
For further details on the National Strategy, click here.