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Thursday
8th September 2016
THEA - New Organisation

THEA - New Organisation

Early in 2016 following a Special Resolution, a submission was made to the Companies Registration Office to change the name of the company from Institutes of Technology Ireland to the Technological Higher Education Association. The name change was approved by the CRO on 5th July 2016. At the same time, provision was made for Dublin Institute of Technology to become a member.

The Technological Higher Education Association is constituted by the President of each Institute of Technology.

The main object for which the Association has been established is to support and promote the development of education in and the management teams of Institutes of Technology (in particular by the collective representation of the Presidents of Athlone Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown; Institute of Technology, Carlow; Cork Institute of Technology; Dublin Institute of Technology; Dundalk Institute of Technology; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology; Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology; Letterkenny Institute of Technology; Limerick Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology, Sligo; Institute of Technology, Tallaght; Institute of Technology, Tralee; Waterford Institute of Technology and of such other educational institutions as may be recognised for the purpose by the Association (collectively “the Participating Institutions”)) on the formulation and execution of common policy in the higher education sector in which the Institutes participate for the development of education and research and to assist those of the Participating Institutions who wish to do so to become Technological Universities and to advance the interests of the Participating Institutions for the benefit of communities in which they operate from time to time.

The following objects are subsidiary and ancillary to the foregoing and for the purposes aforesaid:

to provide a source of information to third parties concerning the Participating Institutions, their work organisational objectives, and the courses and the facilities  provided by them;

to undertake, commission and carry out research and consultancy work of relevance to the Participating Institutions and to disseminate the results of such research and consultancy work both within and outside the Participating Institutions;

to act as an agent for the Participating Institutions and to otherwise facilitate the Participating Institutions in or about the procurement of goods and services by or for the Participating Institutions and to supply goods and services to the Participating Institutions;

to promote international relationships with similar organisations in other countries, to develop international co-operation in research, teaching and learning, and to establish formal links with international education agencies;

to assist in the development of a common position on higher education policy issues amongst the Participating Institutions;

to advise Government, the Higher Education Authority, the institutions of the European Union and other relevant agencies or bodies regarding the views and policies of the Participating Institutions;

to nominate persons to statutory and other bodies at the request of the Minister for Education and Skills and other appointing persons or bodies;

to facilitate the provision of scholarships, fellowships and other benefits for the students of its members and to solicit and procure funding for same by any lawful means