COVID-19

IUA launches details of how the university sector is supporting Ireland during the COVID-19 crisis

IUA launches details of how the university sector is supporting Ireland during the COVID-19 crisis

6th May 2020 – Today the Irish Universities Association is launching its publication ‘Irish Universities Help Fight The COVID-19 Pandemic’ which details how the sector has galvanised into immediate action, contributing to the national emergency response in every way possible as the pandemic developed. Across eight key areas the seven Irish universities...

Key Covid-19 Research Funding Announcement Welcomed by Universities

Key Covid-19 Research Funding Announcement Welcomed by Universities

The Irish Universities Association welcomes the announcement of €5 million in funding grants to key COVID-19 research and innovation projects by Minister Heather Humphreys today. 26 ground-breaking research projects have been funded today (26th April), 21 by the Health Research Board/Irish Research Council and a further 5 by the Science Foundation Ireland/...

Irish Universities help fight the pandemic

Irish Universities help fight the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented societal challenges.  The Irish university sector has maintained ‘business as usual’ to the greatest extent possible by a rapid transition to remote learning. Meanwhile, the sector galvanised into immediate action, contributing to the national emergency response in every way possible as the pandemic develo...

Covid-19 response team: Modellers help conquer that steep cases curve

Covid-19 response team: Modellers help conquer that steep cases curve

Covid-19 response team: Modellers help conquer that steep cases curve

IUA welcomes clarity on revised plans for Leaving Certificate examinations

IUA welcomes clarity on revised plans for Leaving Certificate examinations

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) welcomes the announcement of the revised plans for holding this year’s Leaving Certificate examinations in late July/early August (subject to public health advice) and the clarity this brings for students, their families and their schools. Our universities will now work with the CAO and other stakeholders to ensure ...

Ireland’s Universities go online for exams

Ireland’s Universities go online for exams

The seven universities represented by the IUA plan to complete arrangements for end of semester assessments within the next week.  The primary objective of the universities is that students be able to successfully complete this semester and either graduate or progress to the next year of their studies. The universities recognise that this is a stressful tim...

University Updates and FAQs on COVID-19

University Updates and FAQs on COVID-19

Despite Covid-19, the Irish university sector has maintained ‘business as usual’ to the greatest extent possible by a rapid transition to remote learning and assessment. Our universities and their staff are making a hugely valuable contribution to the national efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Read How See links to university updates and covid-19 r...

Presidents of Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology and Higher Education Colleges contact up to 250,000 students to reinforce the critical importance of social distancing.

Presidents of Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology and Higher Education Colleges contact up to 250,000 students to reinforce the critical importance of social distancing.

The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have today (Monday March 16th) issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on social distancing to protect themselves from infection and to slow down the spread of Covid 19 in order to protect others. The Presidents have issued a joint letter which is being email...

IUA Statement: Universities coordinate contingency planning for dealing with spread of Coronavirus

IUA Statement: Universities coordinate contingency planning for dealing with spread of Coronavirus

The seven universities represented by the IUA are implementing risk mitigation measures across our campuses and are developing detailed contingency plans to respond to the evolving Coronavirus crisis.  Our absolute priority is to protect the health and well-being of our staff, students and visitors. The IUA has established a liaison group with senior repres...