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–
About the Survey
The Eurostudent Survey is a European-wide survey about the social, economic and living conditions of higher education students in 27 European states. It covers the following social dimensions of higher education:
SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Student details by gender & institution
Programme Provison Review 2010/2011
Section 1 – Why does the HEA collect Student Data?
The Statistics Section of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) is responsible for compiling reports from data collected from Higher Education Institutions in Ireland in order to fulfil its legislative requirements to develop and promote higher education policy in Ireland.