Periodic Dialogue Meetings with Public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
QQI is currently engaged in a series of quality dialogue meetings (QDMs) with Ireland’s publicly-regulated higher education institutions. Dialogue meetings form part of the external quality assurance (QA) framework in Ireland and provide an opportunity for QQI to discuss with each institution internal and strategic developments in relation to QA. 

The 2020 QDM series will include discussion of:
  • ​ The experience of institutional contingency arrangements for teaching, learning and assessment arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for the 2020-2021 academic year;
  •  National developments and initiatives across the Tertiary Education sector in response to COVID-19;
  •  Institutional quality enhancement;
  •  The CINNTE institutional review cycle;
  •  Updates to national policy and legislation; and
  •  QQI activities relating to quality assurance, qualifications, assessmen​t and academic integrity.

 The table below lists the current schedule of dialogue meetings



University College Dublin

Waterford Institute of Technology​
Cork Institute of Technology01/07/2020
Institute of Technology Tralee01/07/2020
Dundalk Institute of Technology01/07/2020
Letterkenny Institute of Technology02/07/2020
Dublin City University02/07/2020
Institute of Technology Sligo03/07/2020
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology03/07/2020
Limerick Institute of Technology06/07/2020
Maynooth University06/07/2020
Trinity College Dublin 08/07/2020
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology08/07/2020
Technological University Dublin08/07/2020
University of Limerick09/07/2020
Athlone Institute of Technology09/07/2020
University College Cork10/07/2020
National University of Ireland Galway13/07/2020
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland14/07/2020
Institute of Technology Carlow15/07/2020