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Published on Mar 20, 2015

This video offers an insight into the world class research and career opportunities that come with studying in Ireland.
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Ireland's worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Today we have one of the best education systems in the world and an internationally renowned reputation for academic quality. 34 Higher Education Institutions offer an extensive range of over 5,000 programmes leading to internationally recognised, quality assured qualifications. International students can choose to meet their education needs in highly respected business schools, centres of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties.

The Irish government invests over €782 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is that Ireland's higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields. Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This creates a unique opportunity for you at undergraduate and post graduate level to join research programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.

Ireland is Europe's most entrepreneurial country with a large exporting sector and is the European hub to over 1,000 leading multinational companies. A wide range of courses include work placement and internship opportunities with leading Irish and international companies so while studying you can take the first steps to a successful career. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple, Intel, Genzyme and EA Games who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. Post qualification, you can join thousands of Ireland's graduates who are innovators in their field and leaders in their companies.

Each year Ireland welcomes international students from over 161 countries who choose Ireland to fulfil their potential. Ireland is an excellent base to connect with other countries in Europe and around the world. See location and flight times across the world from Ireland:

England - 1 hour
Europe - 1.5 - 2 hours
USA - 7 hours
Canada - 7 hours
Brazil - 12 hours
Kuala Lumpur - 13 hours
Dubai - 8 hours
Beijing - 11 hours
India - 9 hours

Ireland offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world. It is the only English speaking country in the Eurozone and is one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world.

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Studying in Ireland


Guide to Irish Education System for International Students

Students have enjoyed the stunning Trinity College Dublin city centre campus for over 400 years.

Ireland’s Strengths:

- An on-going commitment to education
Today as throughout the centuries there remains a deep appreciation of education in Ireland. Our total investment in knowledge, including higher education, increased by an average annual rate of over 10% in the past decade – compared with EU and OECD averages of around 3%. Furthermore, our educational attainment levels are among the highest in the world, with over 65% of school leavers benefitting from third level education. To learn more about Ireland’s commitment to excellence in Education click here.

Internationally recognised qualifications
Ireland is in the top-ten worldwide for its higher education system, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011.

In Ireland the learner is in control: the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland has developed a 10-level National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) system which enables comparison of different qualifications across education institutions and ensures their recognition – both in Ireland and overseas.

What’s more, qualifications in the NFQ are quality assured. This means the learner can have full confidence that their course, and the institution at which they are studying, are reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Irish Government.

Importantly also, the Irish NFQ system is compatible with the ENIC-NARIC (European Network of Information Centres/National Academic Recognition Information Centres) which facilitates the recognition of academic qualifications throughout Europe and internationally in countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

An education which works
Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. Ireland has the highest number of graduates per 1,000 of the population in Europe and graduates from Irish HEIs are considered the most employable in Europe.

Despite a worldwide recession, Ireland continues to attract stronger foreign direct investment (FDI) than the BRICK countries added together, in fact, Ireland is the second most attractive country globally for FDI - after Singapore. Over 1,000 FDI giants in ICT, Social Media, Pharmaceuticals and Finance have made Ireland the hub of their European operations including Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pfizer, GSK, Genzyme and many more.

- A welcoming, fun and beautiful place to study
International students rate their experience very highly ensuring that Ireland scores well above most other countries in the International Student Barometer surveys. Irish people are renowned for the warmth of our welcome…don’t just take our word for it – Lonely Planet has voted Irish people as the friendliest on earth for several years.

Ireland is a beautiful country and the dramatic land, sky and seascapes will take your breath away and open up a world of exploration and adventure.

We’ve got magical castles, enchanted ruins, ancient archaeology and thousands of miles of windswept coastline, with some of the most beautiful beaches, highest sea cliffs and biggest waves in Europe.

The Rough Guide says: “Among the romantic preconceptions visitors bring to Ireland, it is their expectations of the landscape that are most likely to be fulfilled and indeed surpassed.”

A cultural force… 
A small country, Ireland packs an enormous punch on the international literary, music, film and cultural scene.

•  Ireland is the country that gave the world Ulysses, Dracula and Gulliver’s Travels.  Dublin has been named one of only four UNESCO Cities of Literature. And writers William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Becket, and Seamus Heaney have won Ireland four Nobel Prizes for Literature.

•  Dance, music and storytelling are in our blood. Traditional Irish music has influenced country, blue grass, folk, jazz and rock music in North America, Europe, Australia and beyond, and wherever you go in Ireland, you’ll never be far from a session. Our music is incredibly powerful…and diverse. U2 has been described as rock’s hottest ticket. Enya is one of the biggest selling female artists in the world.  Altan, Celtic Woman, and six-times Grammy winners The Chieftains have brought traditional Irish music to the world.  Other greats, past and present, include Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats, Sinéad O'Connor, The Corrs, Van Morrison, Planxty, Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Imelda May, The Script, Westlife and many, many more.

- A Hub for the Hotspots of Europe
Ireland’s location just off the west coast of Europe makes it an ideal gateway to a huge range of mini-break options for students who literally want to broaden their horizons in their spare time.

You are just one hour away from Cities such as London (England), Glasgow (Scotland) and Cardiff (Wales) while Paris (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Lisbon (Portugal) and Barcelona (Spain) are all within two/three hours travel time.

Contact Information
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Education in Ireland is an initiative of the Irish Government to promote Irish higher Education overseas and is managed by Enterprise Ireland.

Published on Aug 23, 2013

Visit the Study in Dublin website to find out more about the International Study Centre in ‎Dublin:

The Dublin International Study Centre provides pathways to Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

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Higher student fees back on agenda, warn college bosses


University leaders say there is a need for "urgent action" on a new funding regime for higher education and today marks the start of a concerted campaign by them on the issue.

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has brought in international experts to review the challenges facing third-level in Ireland - particularly who should foot the rising bill.

It will hear of the pressures on higher education in Ireland, that funding can no longer depend on State investment, and that there must be a greater contribution from private sources.

One private source is the fee paid by students, which currently stands at €2,750 annually, although there could also be more investment from industry and philanthropic donations.

An argument used to support higher fees is the financial rewards of holding a degree and, in many other countries, students pay more through a loan system, repaying the cost after they graduate.

Among those addressing the conference is Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan, providing an opportunity for her to outline, for the first time, her thoughts on a particularly thorny issue for a Labour minister, because of the potential implications for hard-pressed families.

Universities and other colleges are struggling financially arising from growing student numbers coupled with a decline in State funding.

The funding constraints are being blamed for the decline in the standing of Irish universities in international rankings.

Since 2008, there has been a 33pc decrease in Exchequer support to meet colleges' day-to-day costs - down from €1.39bn to €938.9m.

Over the same period, the total income per student received by colleges dropped by 22pc, and the student to staff ratio is 19:1, compared with an average 14:1 across the rest of the developed world.

There has been virtually no new State investment in buildings/facilities since 2008, and 40pc of the system's infrastructure is now below standard, according to a report by Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Former education minister Ruairi Quinn introduced a regime that has increased the student contribution by €250 a year since 2011. After the final phase, next September, the charge will be €3,000.

The big question is what happens after that. With a new government due to be voted in by Spring 2016, at the latest, the funding of higher-level education, including the consequences for the student contribution, will be a major issue in the run-up to the election.

One of today's speakers, US education public policy adviser Art Hauptman believes the sustainability of Irish higher education "cannot be accomplished by maintaining existing policies that place almost total dependence on the public sector to fund rapidly growing demand for higher education".

He argues that the biggest issues facing higher education is not the level of national investment, but the mix of public and private funding.

"The key for achieving sustainable policies is for Ireland to increase its level of private investment while maintaining public investment levels.

He says this could be done in several ways that don't require "extraordinary sacrifice from parents and students". He suggests a broad reconsideration of the fee and student support schemes, that would rely on private funds.

According to Professor Stephanie Fahey of accountancy giant, Ernst and Young, Australia, while there is a recognition of the need for Irish universities to be globally competitive, "it is less clear to an external observer how this will be funded and how this can be delivered in an environment where student numbers and staff:student ratios are both on the rise."

IUA chief executive Ned Costello will tell the symposium that the pressures on higher education are not unique to Ireland, but he highlights "the scale of the challenge facing us and the need for urgent action. As national recovery begins to take hold, there is too much at stake to jeopardise our future through complacency or prevarication."

Irish Independent