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. Academic activities for 2020/21 are ongoing on the basis of a blended learning/ hybrid approach.

All universities are working towards as much on-campus, face-to-face teaching and learning as is safe, complemented by as much online teaching and learning and guided independent study as is therefore necessary. Our universities will ensure that students receive the same quality of learning and have the opportunity for meaningful engagement despite public health restrictions in place.

Positive Impact of the HEA Covid-19 Fund on researchers in the University Sector

The HEA COVID-19 Cost Extension Fund has been instrumental in supporting researchers through the pandemic, easing much of the stress and uncertainty experienced over this turbulent period while protecting Ireland’s investment in the national research and innovation system. Hear from the researchers themselves about the positive impact of this funding on them both personally and professionally, here.

#IrishUnisFightCovid19 Campaign

Our universities and their staff are making a hugely valuable contribution to the national efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Read how Irish Universities are fighting the pandemic.

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