HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing Internet connectivity and associated ICT services to education and research organisations throughout Ireland, including all primary and post-primary schools.
HEAnet’s e-Infrastructure services underpin academic research and education activity in Ireland with approximately 210,000 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 now provides essential e-Infrastructure services across all levels of the Irish education system. Our high quality resilient network connects all Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology and other higher education institutions (HEIs), along with research organisations, and all primary and post-primary schools across Ireland. HEAnet is guided by corporate values of integrity, openness & transparency, collaboration and enthusiasm amongst its staff.
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’s funding comes from Universities, Institutes of Technology, The Higher Education Authority, The Department of Education and Skills, The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources, other education and research organisations in the Republic of Ireland, the National Development Plan (NDP) and the European Commission.
Cost-efficiency remains at the heart of the HEAnet operation and we are committed to providing e-infrastructure platforms to support the needs of our client community.