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Key facts

Our strength in numbers:

  • Ulster University is now listed in the prestigious Times Higher Education ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old.
  • Ulster is a cosmopolitan university, enabling a cohort of almost 27,000 students to meet their personal and professional ambitions.
  • Students at Ulster University are among the most satisfied in the UK according to the most recent National Student Survey, in which the University achieved 88% on the overall satisfaction score.
  • Ulster University was awarded a coveted THE Award 2016 for ‘Most Improved Student Experience’, based on the results of a survey which polled 15,000 students across the UK.
  • Ulster University invests £42 million in research and innovation programmes each year.
  • Ulster University has an alumni network of over 160,000 alumni in 148 countries worldwide.
  • Over 90% of Ulster University graduates have gone into work or further study within six months of graduating.
  • The 2014 Research Excellence Framework identified Ulster University as one of the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research, based on research power OR 72% of Ulster University's research activity judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
  • Ulster University has created 20 spin-out companies which have a turnover of £28 million and employ over 290 staff.
  • Ulster University's Belfast School of Art, boasts two Turner Prize winners and a further five nominees among its alumni and staff.

Ulster in numbers

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