This survey is a valuable source of data to inform policy making at national and international level. The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of European higher education. It focusses on the social and economic conditions of student life. It also investigates temporary international mobility. The project provides reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons.
This is the seventh such survey with 30 countries participating (Ireland has participated in all previous rounds since 2000). The survey is co-ordinated in Europe by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Insight Statistical Consulting has been commissioned to conduct the EUROSTUDENT VII project in Ireland.
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In research conducted by Insight Statistical Consulting, Enterprise Ireland client company exports increased by 6% to a record €23.8 billion in 2018. Exports to the UK grew by 4% and overall concentration of exports to UK has reduced.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, and Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, have announced that the agency’s clients recorded export sales of €23.8bn in 2018, representing a 6 percent increase on 2017.
The Eurozone region, which is a key focus of Enterprise Ireland’s diversification strategy, saw growth of 7.6 percent to €4.8bn, with Germany, France and the Netherlands each exceeding €1bn in exports. Exports to North America increased from €3.87bn in 2017 to €4.08bn in 2018, an increase of 5.5 percent.
Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, exports to the UK were up 4 percent when compared with 2017 to €7.9bn. The overall dependency of Irish exporters to the UK, however, declined to 33 percent, a target Enterprise Ireland has set for 2020.
The construction sector recorded the fastest growth up 22 percent on 2017 to €1.97bn. Other sectors driving export growth in 2018 were:
Fintech grew by 17 percent to €829m;
Engineering grew by 9 percent to €1.6bn;
Digital technologies grew by 6 percent to €2.2bn and;
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Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today published the Eurostudent VI study conducted by Insight Statistical Consulting on behalf of the Higher Education Authority, the sixth report of its kind into how students experience university life, while visiting GMIT Mayo campus Castlebar.
Over 20,000 students attending higher education institutions were surveyed as part of the report. Overall the report found:
High levels of overall student satisfaction with the quality of teaching the timetabling of studies and the facilities of the institution.
Furthermore, students appear to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them from their institution.
Students also report high levels of ‘fitting into’ higher education and appear to have few doubts that higher education was the right choice for them. This is further demonstrated by most students reporting that they would recommend their choice of programme to other students.
If we are to have the best education system in Europe by 2026, we must ensure our institutions are responding to the experience of those that use them. Reports such as these give us an invaluable insight and will contribute to future policy making.
The full report for Ireland can be downloaded here.
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