Our History

HIE (Haddington International Education) was founded when Noreen identified an opportunity to enhance student recruitment efforts by creating a local presence on behalf of a university in particular regions. Having spent several years living overseas herself, she understood the value of working on the ground to effectively manage a network locally. 

By listening to universities and agencies locally HIE has been able to develop strong partnerships on behalf of universities across much of the globe and continues to evolve with ever-changing markets and student needs. 

Over the years she has been joined by like-minded people who understand the importance of international education and HIE is now made up of consultants based in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Our goal is to provide high quality students to institutions to improve the internationalisation of campuses and the overall study experience.

Our mission is to enable students who do not have the means to study overseas to experience internationalization on their campus. We do this by working with universities and governmental agencies in developing countries to forge links internationally.

This has always been at the core of what we do



Our Team

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Noreen Lucey - Managing Director

Noreen has worked and lived abroad for much of her career and holds degrees in European Studies, Languages and International Relations. After beginning her International Education career in Central America, she moved from Nicaragua to live in China and spent two years developing a local network of agents and universities in China and East Asia. Missing the Irish weather a little too much, she moved back to Ireland, and started working on what would become her dream job.

Having worked in the International Offices of colleges and universities, Noreen saw the need to provide support to universities that needed to expand their network of university partners and agents globally but did not have the time or resources to do so.

Having lived overseas for much of her career in Europe, Australia, USA, Latin America and Asia, she used her local network to set up a group of global consultants who shared her vision of International Education. 

Noreen and her team focus on partnership development and managing a university’s network and institutional links. She works mainly with universities to recruit international students and diversifying their student population on campus.

However, her passion and that of the people she works with, is in sharing their international education experience with universities in emerging markets and internationalizing their campus


Linda Huskes - Director of Training & Development

Linda has worked for various educational institutions since 2000 and has been active in Higher Education since 2006. She holds an MA and an M.Ed. and has been teaching in the field of English and Intercultural Skills for over 15 years. She has held the role of Head of International Office at Fonty’s International Business School, The Netherlands, for the past three years. She now brings her vast network and knowledge of the market to HIE. In cooperating with non-profit organization Crossing Borders Education, Linda is looking forward to establish HIE’s Training & Development branch.