Scholarships, sponsorships and corporate giving

Transform with Ulster - we believe in making a positive difference to society and the economy by creating strategic partnerships with industry.

At Ulster University we actively partner with industry to effect positive change and make a difference to the society we live and work in.

Help us transform lives and communities through connecting with us on activities such as scholarships, sponsorships, industry and research partnerships, and strategic corporate giving.

Every one of our corporate partnerships is unique, matching specific business interests, motivations and resources with a meaningful Ulster project that will have clear positive impact on the ground across our core philanthropic priorities.

We believe in transformation

We have ambition for the Northern Ireland region, investing millions in capital development, state of the art equipment, and future gazing academic courses across our four campuses. We are currently seeking to forge high-profile corporate partnerships for flagship projects such as:

The Greater Belfast Development (GBD) will enhance the University’s existing Belfast campus by over 15,500 additional staff and students, contributing significantly to placemaking in the city.

The Northern Ireland School of Medicine at our Magee campus, will attract graduates to study, work and live in the North West, developing a pipeline of qualified doctors helping to address the ongoing medical workforce shortage in Northern Ireland.

We believe in potential

Over 40% of our 27,000 students present with Widening Access indicators such as financial hardship, care experience, health issues, or other barriers that complicate successful study, placements and post-graduate employment. By giving our less advantaged students the opportunity to achieve their ambitions you will be contributing responsibly to stronger and more diverse talent pipelines, equality in the future workforce, and a broader dynamic to economic recovery in NI.

We believe in excellence

Our brightest minds produce industry-focused advanced research and innovation that addresses global challenges. Priority innovation and implementation areas include pioneering work in our Cognitive Analytics Research Lab (CARL), Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC), Sports Performance Facility (Jordanstown), Food and Consumer Testing Suite (FACTS), and Legal Innovation Centre. We are committed across all five NI City Deals projects and lead on the trailblazing Screen & Media Innovation Labs (SMIL) and Centre for Digital Healthcare Technology (CDHT).

These centres of excellence have capacity for significant local and international industry engagement, as well as attracting Foreign Direct Investment to the region, through investment in workforce development through Higher Education, in early career researcher scholarships (PhD’s), industry embedded Research Associates, and exceptional academic Chairs to drive innovation in specific industry fields.

We believe that Universities have a key role to play in cultural, social and economic prosperity and your corporate support and partnership will help us make a better future for all.

Please get in touch to talk about what matters to you.


We welcome opportunities for collaboration, partnership and knowledge-exchange.

For more information on this project or indeed forming a corporate partnership with Ulster University contact Karen Delgado.

Karen Delgado

Head of Corporate Engagement

Corporate Engagement

Tania Carlisle

Corporate Engagement Partner

Corporate Engagement

Case Studies

Allen and Overy

Allen & Overy

Our strong collaboration with industry is reflected in our dynamic course portfolio, cutting edge research and world-class facilities. Here we explore the impact of the University's collaborative partnership with Allen & Overy.



Nearly 2,500 Ulster students and graduates have benefited from our Santander Universities funded initiatives so far. 

Corporate Partners