The Science Exchange: a new partnership between Ulster University, NWRC and industry.

The science exchange will target students enrolled on the college’s Foundation Degree in Medical and Applied Sciences and offer an additional research component to support Life and Health Science companies.


The Science Exchange is a partnership between Ulster University, NWRC and industry.

The scheme provides advice and support to Life and Health Science companies, and companies with Life and Health Science problems or issues that require knowledge based creative solutions.
It offers to find solutions to industry problems using the expertise and equipment within the educational partners staffing and resource complement.

The scheme will initially target students enrolled on the college’s Foundation Degree in Medical and Applied Sciences and offer an additional research component.

Dr Le Roy Dowey, Ulster University, and Project Manager of The Science Exchange said: ”The partnership approach towards the delivery of the Science Exchange project will help drive innovative solutions for companies and aid the development of the local knowledge based economy. Supporting confident career paths remains at the heart of what we do at Ulster University and this hands on opportunity for students will help create the relevant knowledge, skills and confidence to excel in professional life.“


Mayor of Derry and Strabane Maoliosa McHugh said: “I am to delighted launch The Science Exchange which will see students from the North West get the opportunity to develop further skill sets that will be at the forefront of advancements in industry. I wish the project managers Francine Moran at NWRC, and Le Roy Dowey at Ulster University and their teams all the success with The Science Exchange and I look forward to attending future events for industry and students alike in the new premises.”

For further information, contact Le Roy Dowey