Government model to grant STEM courses more funding

This framework is the first major review of funding allocation in higher education in over a decade.

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor released both the review for the Allocation Model for Funding Higher Education Institutions and the Higher Education System Performance Framework for 2018-2020 yesterday, January 16.


€6.3 million allocated to support technological universities

Four bodies are currently seeking to become technological universities

 Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has announced the allocation of €6.3 million towards the development of bodies seeking to progress to the level of technological universities.

O’Connor said that the funding will contribute to projects which “will build


€16.5m to be allocated to widen access to higher education

Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding, which targets those from disadvantaged backgrounds

 The government has announced plans to allocate €16.5m in funding for new initiatives to help increase access to third level education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding. The groups it aims to