Our Work

As the voice of Irish universities, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) is dedicated to supporting the universities in learning and teaching, enabled by creative scholarship and research which is then applied to enhance the economic, social and cultural well-being of our nation. Through every aspect of our work we strive to create the best system possible for our students, our staff and our society. Through sectoral policies, strategies and projects we support our member universities to respond to the rapid changes in how students learn, how education is delivered in order to build a fit-for purpose university system for the next generation.

The Government has set a target to make the Irish education system the ′′best in Europe′′ by 2026. The universities share that ambition and the IUA’s six-point ‘Charter for Irish Universities’ sets out what universities, working in partnership with Government and other stakeholders, need to do to deliver on the ′′best in Europe′′ ambition.

The IUA also hosts a number of important shared services in researcher mobility, widening participation, the development of engaged teaching and research and internationalisation.

Key areas of our work…

— Access
— Autonomy & Governance
— Campaigns
— Diversity & Equality
— Engagement
— Internationalisation
— Learning & Teaching
— Research & Innovation

IUA Projects...

— Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning In Irish Universities Project
— MicroCreds
— Campus Living Labs Sustainability Project
— Recognition of Prior Learning and Lifelong Learning in Higher Education