Associated Websites

Our 7 Member Universities:

Dublin City University  –

Maynooth University  –

National University of Ireland, Galway  –

Trinity College Dublin  –

University College Dublin  –

University College Cork  –

University of Limerick  –


IUA Sectoral Initiatives:

A Network of 23 HEIs in Ireland working together to enhance community engagement with local, regional and national community-based organisations.

To widen access to higher education, the Irish universities – along with a number of partner colleges – have developed a range of initiatives to meet this objective, including the DARE & HEAR supplementary admission routes. harvests to one portal the contents of the Institutional Repositories of the seven university libraries, in order to make Irish research material more freely accessible, and to increase the research profiles of individual researchers and their institutions.


IUA Services:

The EURAXESS Ireland portal provides practical support to researchers and their families and also assists Higher Education Institutions, companies and research active organisations hiring researchers and searching for funding opportunities.

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office is jointly operated by the Irish Universities Association and the Irish Research Council. The office provides advice and support on preparing applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie funding and the management of Marie Skłodowska-Curie awards.


Third Party Websites:

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has a statutory responsibility, at central government level, for the effective governance and regulation of higher education institutions and the higher education system.

The Department of Education and Skills

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency  whose functions include those previously carried out by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC); the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).

Education in Ireland is a national brand for the promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions overseas managed by Enterprise Ireland  under the authority of the Minister for Education and Skills.

Knowledge Transfer Ireland takes a national perspective on the knowledge transfer (KT) system in Ireland. KTI works with business, investors, universities, Institutes of Technology, State research organisations, research funders and government agencies to maximise State funded technology, ideas and expertise getting into the hands of business to drive innovation. KTI is located in Enterprise Ireland (EI) and funded by EI with co-financing from the Irish Universities Association (IUA).