HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing cutting edge Internet, associated ICT and e-Infrastructure services to Educational and Research organisations throughout Ireland.
HEAnet’s e-Infrastructure services underpin academic research and education activity in Ireland with approximately 200,000 students & staff (third-level) and approximately 800,000 students & staff (first and second-level) relying on the HEAnet network each day for their learning and research needs.
Established in 1983 by the Irish Universities with the support of the Higher Education Authority, HEAnet provides essential e-Infrastructure services across all levels of the Irish education system. Our high quality resilient bandwidth network connects all Irish Universities, all Institutes of Technology and other higher education institutions (HEIs), along with research organisations, and all primary and post-primary schools across Ireland.
It is HEAnet that connects these Irish learners and researchers to the Internet, on-line educational resources, and to fellow national educational and research networks in Europe, the USA and the rest of the world.
HEAnet is committed to delivering, supporting and maintaining the most cost-effective and technically advanced e-Infrastructure and services to meet the needs of its user community. Cost-efficiency is at the heart of the HEAnet operation as its core mission statement is to deliver value for money.