In the News : Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Latest news from the Faculty or Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.


The latest news from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

Healing Power of Honey

Layering minute amounts of Manuka honey between layers of surgical mesh acts as a natural antibiotic that could prevent infection following an operation, new research has shown.

4 December 2019

Ulster University research indicates optimistic housing market in NI

Ulster University research indicates optimistic housing market in NI

12 November 2019

Ulster University researchers explore the potential of electric vehicles

Ulster University researchers explore the potential of electric vehicles

6 November 2019

Allstate IT Lab opens at Ulster University Magee campus

Northern Ireland’s largest IT company Allstate has today opened a new state of the art computing lab at Ulster University’s Magee campus, representing a major investment in educational resources for the North West region.

5 November 2019

Cheap and simple eye test for early detection of heart conditions

Cheap and simple eye test for early detection of heart conditions

31 October 2019

Ulster University embraces power of AI to improve patient outcomes & cultivate new start-ups

Ulster University has today announced a new strategic relationship with Dell Technologies and NVIDA at the Big Data Conference in Belfast.

25 October 2019

Ulster University contribute to collaborative digital heritage project

Ulster University is playing a fundamental role in the Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) project. This €2 milllion Interreg Northern Periphery Area funded project aims to transform people’s experience of

24 October 2019

Maths Week honour for Ulster University lecturer and maths author

Maths Week honour for university lecturer and maths author

18 October 2019

Further funding secured to explore the commercialisation of SAFEWATER technologies

Ulster University researchers have been awarded £840,000 further funding from the UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund to explore and develop pathways to market for IoT devices that can detect faecal contamination of drinking water. The project

17 October 2019

Ulster University hosts cross-sector intelligent innovation workshops

Ulster University hosts cross-sector intelligent innovation workshops

16 October 2019

Ulster University partners with Shaanxi University of Science and Technology to establish Ulster College in Northern China

Ulster University partners with Shaanxi University of Science and Technology to establish Ulster College in Northern China

9 September 2019

Ulster University brings leading conference in human-computer interaction to Belfast

Ulster University brings leading conference in human-media interaction to Belfast

5 September 2019

Ulster University research indicates subdued housing market in NI

Ulster University research indicates subdued housing market in NI

2 September 2019

Ulster University celebrates outstanding academic impact with three National Teaching Fellowships

Ulster University celebrates outstanding academic impact with three National Teaching Fellowships

5 August 2019

Ulster University explore trail of possibilities for local businesses

Ulster University is playing a fundamental role in the TrailGazers project which examines the contribution that investment in walks and recreational infrastructure makes to the local economy.

7 August 2019

50 school pupils to boost IT career changes in world-class environment

With research* showing that IT talent continues to be in hot demand in Northern Ireland, an innovative summer camp is this week working to help develop the sector’s future talent.

31 July 2019

Ulster University Researchers develop neural computational model of decision uncertainty and change-of-mind

Ulster University Researchers have developed the world’s first biologically motivated, computational model that can quantify decision uncertainty and explain its effects on change-of-mind during decision-making processing. This could potentially

22 July 2019

St Mary’s College runaway success in awards recognising future of engineering in UK

St Mary’s College runaway success in awards recognising future of engineering in UK

8 July 2019

Internationally recognised scientist honoured by Ulster University

Internationally recognised scientist honoured by Ulster University

5 July 2019

The Power of the PhD at Ulster

The Power of the PhD at Ulster

3 July 2019

Oluwashina Akinsanmi named winner of Ulster University's 3MT® Final

Ulster University Doctoral College has held its final of the Three Minute Thesis competition for its second year

31 May 2019

Professor James McLaughlin of Ulster University named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Professor James McLaughlin from Ulster University has today been recognised for his exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

16 May 2019

Ulster University celebrates excellence in research and business

Ulster University celebrates excellence in research and business

9 May 2019

Belfast office market continues to outpace UK and European counterparts despite Brexit uncertainty

Belfast office market continues to outpace UK and European counterparts despite Brexit uncertainty

1 May 2019

Novosco and Ulster University work together to develop future IT skills

40 school pupils from around Northern Ireland will have the chance to sample life with a leading IT business as part of a summer initiative to develop future computing skills.

16 April 2019

Ulster University pioneering research into chatbot technology to support people living with mental ill health

Researchers at Ulster University have secured a number of projects amounting to over £1million to explore the use of Artificially Intelligent Chabot’s to support those living with mental ill health.

15 April 2019

Ulster University tackles global water challenge with easy-to-use smart devices

Ulster University tackles global water challenge with easy-to-use smart devices

22 March 2019

Northern Ireland housing market remains resilient despite political and economic uncertainty

Northern Ireland housing market remains resilient despite political and economic uncertainty

7 February 2019

Ulster University launch creative learning space on the Coleraine campus

Ulster University launch creative learning space on the Coleraine campus

25 January 2019

Ulster University research project changing lives in Sub-Sahara Africa

Ulster University has developed an off-grid energy access project in Botswana, which has the potential to transform standards of living for people in Sub-Sahara Africa.

17 December 2018

From stay at home mum to data scientist

From stay at home mum to data scientist

10 December 2018

Ulster University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

An Ulster University invention using wearable technology has today been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its potential to significantly impact on people’s lives.

6 December 2018

New UKAS accredited testing facility set to transform fire safety in construction industry across island of Ireland

New UKAS accredited testing facility set to transform fire safety in construction industry across island of Ireland

4 December 2018

Ulster University tackles superbugs using research and evidence-based interventions

Ulster University tackles superbugs using research and evidence-based interventions

18 November 2018

Northern Ireland housing market slows but remains sustainable

Northern Ireland housing market slows but remains sustainable

7 November 2018

Industry and education join forces to inspire future engineers in Northern Ireland

HM Government Envoy for the Year of Engineering Stephen Metcalfe MP visits Northern Ireland to see the innovative projects inspiring budding engineers across the country

29 October 2018

Ulster University launch Quantity Surveying Placement & Graduate Training Charter

Ulster University’s placement and graduate training charter has secured endorsement from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The pilot project trialled in collaboration with construction employers across Northern Ireland

24 October 2018

Ulster University secures £5 million investment in memory of one of the founding fathers of data analytics

Ulster University’s prominence in the field of Data Analytics and artificial intelligence has been further boosted today through a significant donation to establish the Dr George Moore Chair in Data Analytics. This position will play a pivotal

17 October 2018

Ulster University joins €6.5m initiative to fund student mobility

Ulster University will be providing more opportunities at doctoral level for students as part of the University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) following a multi-million Euro award from the European Union.

11 September 2018

Queen's University and Ulster University co-host research excellence showcase event

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University today co-hosted a research excellence showcase event at the Ulster Museum.

7 September 2018

Universities working together to deliver City Deal projects that make a difference

Universities working together to deliver City Deal projects that make a difference

27 August 2018

Northern Ireland housing market continues to perform strongly

Northern Ireland housing market continues to perform strongly

8 August 2018

Novosco and Ulster University join forces to address tech skills shortage

Novosco and Ulster University join forces to address tech skills shortage

30 July 2018

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Ulster University Magee Campus

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Ulster University Magee Campus

3 August 2018

Ulster University honours leading Silicon Valley executive

Honorary graduate: Sarah Friar

10 July 2018

Honorary Graduate: Dr Alan Livingston CBE

Dr Alan Livingston CBE

10 July 2018

Ulster Engineering Graduates receive Global Design Awards

MECHANICAL Engineering Graduates from Ulster University are being awarded more than their degree certificates this week; as they celebrate the far-reaching recognition of the innovative engineering projects they designed during their studies.

5 July 2018

Chair of award winning student society named as Ulster University Student of the Year

Chair of award winning student society named as Ulster University Student of the Year

5 July 2018

Sibling success at Ulster University summer graduation

Sibling Success at Ulster University Summer Graduation

3 July 2018

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2018

On International Women in Engineering Day 2018, Catalyst Inc is celebrating two Ulster University academics that are Raising the Bar in developing innovative research within the Life and Health Sciences Sector.

27 March 2019

Roma Downey officially opens new multi-million pound teaching centre at Ulster University

Roma Downey officially opens new multi-million pound teaching centre at Ulster University

20 June 2018

Ulster University hosts Three Minute Thesis competition

Ulster University hosts Three Minute Thesis competition

8 June 2018

Ulster University and Innovation Ulster welcome the acquisition of former portfolio company BittWare by Molex

Ulster University and Innovation Ulster welcome the acquisition of former portfolio company BittWare by Molex

6 June 2018

Fundraising for Mind Your Mood surpasses £20,000

Fundraising for Mind Your Mood surpasses £20,000

11 May 2018

Ulster University expands 15 year Chinese strategic partnership

Ulster University expands 15 year Chinese strategic partnership

10 May 2018

Ulster University led Internet of Things Network empowers SMEs to drive innovation

Ulster University led Internet of Things Network empowers SMEs to drive innovation

10 May 2018

Innovative partnerships recognised at Ulster University’s Impact Excellence Awards

Innovative partnerships recognised at Ulster University’s Impact Excellence Awards

4 May 2018

Ulster University hosts prestigious brain mapping conference at Magee

Ulster University hosts prestigious brain mapping conference at Magee

30 March 2018

Ulster University brings major computing conference to Belfast

Ulster University brings major computing conference to Belfast

22 March 2018

Ulster University showcases world-class research and innovation on international stage

Ulster University showcases world-class research and innovation on international stage

21 March 2018

Kainos invest in future tech talent in partnership with Ulster University

Kainos invest in future tech talent in partnership with Ulster University

15 March 2018

Ulster University celebrates University Mental Health Day

Ulster University celebrates University Mental Health Day

1 March 2018

Education alliance to benefit cross border education provision and opportunities

Education alliance to benefit cross border education provision and opportunities

23 February 2018

£50m Randox Centres of Excellence launched in Northern Ireland

£50m Randox Centres of Excellence launched in Northern Ireland

22 February 2018

Northern Ireland housing market records modest yet sustainable growth levels

Northern Ireland housing market records modest yet sustainable growth levels

20 February 2018

Engineering Student Conor secures national bursary

Ulster University Mechatronic Engineering student, Conor McCollum is one of 75 students from throughout the UK, selected to receive the Engineering Horizons Bursary from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).  

13 February 2018

Ulster University launches research centre to address the global challenge of safe drinking water

Ulster University launches research centre to address the global challenge of safe drinking water

7 February 2018

Ulster University Opens New £11m Teaching Facility at Magee Campus

Ulster University Opens New £11m Teaching Facility at Magee Campus

29 January 2018

Ulster University leads on €8.2M cross border collaborative research centre to improve cardiovascular care

Ulster University leads on €8.2M cross border collaborative research centre to improve cardiovascular care

22 January 2018

2017 Knowledge Economy Report - Almost half a million jobs at risk from automation in next 10 years

2017 Knowledge Economy Report - Almost half a million jobs at risk from automation

18 January 2018

European project partners meet in Belfast to discuss big data, healthcare and GDPR

European project partners meet in Belfast to discuss big data, healthcare and GDPR

8 December 2017

Gaming convention success for Ulster computing science student

An Ulster University Computing Science student has been showcasing his skills on a global stage at the world’s largest gaming convention in California.

29 November 2017

Confidence grows as Northern Ireland house prices increase

A healthy performance by the housing market in Q3 2017, revealed in Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report.

17 November 2017

Ulster University students partner with leading built environment firms in innovative educational initiative

Ulster University students partner with leading built environment firms in innovative educational initiative

31 October 2017

Ulster University one of eight UK universities in major data science partnership with the BBC

Ulster University one of eight UK universities in major data science partnership with the BBC

19 October 2017

New £7million BioDevices Lab opens in Ulster University

The new Advanced Biomedical Engineering Laboratory officially opened today in Ulster University.

15 September 2017

£6 million research project will pioneer safe water solutions for the developing world

Ulster University has announced it will be leading on a £6 million research project into low cost technologies for safe drinking water in developing regions.

24 July 2017

Ulster University's First Cohort of Engineering Students Graduate

Ulster University’s first cohort of engineering graduates pictured at the new Centre for Renewable Energy (CERE) at the University’s Magee campus.

11 July 2017

Ulster University cyber security talent recognised

Ulster University graduate, Pearse Hughes

15 September 2017

Honorary Graduate Professor Peter Sachs

Professor Peter Sachs

6 July 2017

Honorary Graduate Dr David Orr

Dr David Orr

4 July 2017

Honorary Graduate Dr Wendy Blundell OBE

Dr Wendy Blundell OBE

3 July 2017

Ulster University computer game launches in Scottish schools to inspire next generation of construction professionals

Ulster University computer game launches in Scottish schools to inspire next generation of construction professionals

15 September 2017

Ulster University dementia research reveals support for video surveillance technology

Ulster University dementia research reveals support for video surveillance technology

10 May 2017

Ulster University’s connected health research recognised at global competition

Ulster University’s connected health research recognised at global competition

8 May 2017

Ulster University is first UK university to roll out revolutionary Internet of Things technology

Ulster University is first UK university to roll out of revolutionary Internet of Things technology

25 August 2017

Northern Ireland: Post Brexit

Ulster University, in partnership with CBI, IoD, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Queen's University, has published an open letter seeking clarity from the Prime Minister on how Northern Ireland will be represented in the

29 March 2017

Ulster University Set To Revolutionise Global Data Analytics Research With £4 Million Investment In New Institute

Ulster University Set To Revolutionise Global Data Analytics Research With £4 Million Investment In New Institute

9 March 2017

Ulster University launches new Legal Innovation Centre

Ulster University launches new Legal Innovation Centre

22 August 2017

Ulster University showcases world-leading research transforming connected health sector

Ulster University showcases world-leading research transforming connected health sector

13 January 2017

Ulster University wins landmark €23 million of EU cross-border funding for research and innovation

Ulster University has won €23 million of highly competitive European funding via the EU’s INTERREG VA programme

5 January 2017