The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland. Through its international section, the HEA administers a wide variety of programmes with a global focus.

This include acting as a national contact point/ coordinator for exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+ and Science without Borders, assisting in the implementation of scholarships, such as the Government of Ireland Scholarships, and administering international funding and collaboration programmes, such as the Jean Monnet Programme and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions., which serves as the website of the international section, aims to provide a first-class information service for all interested in these and other European/International education activities.