Five Irish Technological Universities will receive a total of €23.47 million from Higher Education Minister Simon Harris, according to a report from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science.
According to a press release from the Department, the money will be used to strengthen research capacity as well as governance and systems integration. Additionally, some will fund the digital infrastructure.
The following universities will get funding:
- ATU: 5.27 million euros
- MTU – €3,45,000,000
- SETU: 5.25 million euros
- $5 million for TU Dublin
- €4.5 million TUS
The Higher Education Authority Act 2022, just put into effect by Minister Harris, would, among other things, limit the number of governing bodies at the nation’s universities and colleges to 19.This act is a key component of the government’s plan for higher education in Ireland, according to a press release from the Department of Further and Higher Education.
According to the statement, the HEA Act will concentrate on enhancing the Higher Education Authority’s role, enhancing the sector’s governance and responsibility rules, amending the Student Support Act to provide for the administration of scholarships for underprivileged students, and amending the Industrial Training Act of 1967 to permit statutory apprenticeships in a number of industries, including farming, horticulture, and fishing.