Ulster University News - 2014

Knighthood for Ulster University Vice-Chancellor

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has congratulated New Years Honours recipients from local universities and further education colleges, including Ulster University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett who was awarded the honour of Knight Bachelor for services to higher education and business.

31 December 2014

World-leading Animation At Ulster Reveals World of Fairy Magic

Ulster University has brought the world of fairies to life in an app for young children which showcases world-first smartphone technology developed here in Northern Ireland.

23 December 2014

Ulster University and DCU take global step forward in battle against cardiovascular disease

Ulster University and Dublin City University (DCU) are pioneering the development of new technology as part of a €5 million research project that aims to significantly increase survival rates of patients with cardiovascular disease – the world’s leading cause of death and disability.

17 December 2014

Ulster University's world-leading research recognised for its global impact

International experts have independently judged Ulster University as one of the top universities in the UK for delivering world-leading research that has a positive and long-term impact on societies and economies globally.

17 December 2014

Pioneering Ulster University Research Transforms Stroke Patient Care

Pioneering Ulster University research is revolutionising the care of stroke patients worldwide by improving recovery and quality of life as well as delivering cost savings to the health service.

15 December 2014

Ulster University researchers revolutionise dementia care with video-based technology

Ulster University researchers have developed ground-breaking video technology that is revolutionising medication management for people with dementia.

4 December 2014

Ulster University students in the driving seat for Road Safety Week

Ulster University students have been putting their driving skills to the test as part of this year’s Road Safety Week.

20 November 2014

Top award for Ulster University architecture student

Ulster University graduate, Roger Bonnar, has been awarded the bronze Royal Society of Ulster Architects(RSUA) President’s Medal which celebrates Northern Ireland’s top undergraduate architecture student.

18 November 2014

Ulster University Chancellor Launches Digital Archive of Conflict

Ulster University Chancellor Dr James Nesbitt today launched a permanent digital archiving project that will preserve personal accounts of the conflict in Northern Ireland for future generations.

18 November 2014

Distinguished engineer to drive Ulster University composites research capability

Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones has joined the university as its Bombardier-Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.

12 November 2014

Northern Ireland economy to suffer as a result of higher education cuts

By Professor Richard Barnett, Vice Chancellor, Ulster University andProfessor Patrick Johnston, Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University BelfastOne of Northern Ireland's greatest natural resources is our skilled, talented people.

5 November 2014

Ulster University support for PSNI campaign to safeguard students and young people

Ulster University has given its support to a PSNI initiative that aims to keep young people, including students from universities and colleges across Northern Ireland, safe during nights out.

23 October 2014


The Northern Ireland housing market in the second quarter of this year performed at its strongest level since 2007, according to the latest University of Ulster Quarterly House Price Index, produced in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

20 October 2014

New University of Ulster led partnership to put NI at forefront of specialist medical research

The University of Ulster has launched a new partnership with the local medical research industry that will place Northern Ireland at the forefront of research into Stratified Medicine.

17 October 2014

University of Ulster Brings Optometry Vision to Mozambique

Visionary University of Ulster researchers are leading the way in optometry provision, education and research in Mozambique, through a revolutionary eyecare project that aims to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

17 October 2014

University brings pupils engineering dreams to life

Budding engineers Matthew Thomas, Ashton Hamilton, Nicola Leacock and Eva McMurran are pictured with a character from the Pokemon video game which they made using the latest 3D printer technology.

14 October 2014

Local Graduates Create Buzz at CultureTECH

Twenty graduates from universities and institutions across the island of Ireland have been taking part in a week-long bootcamp during CultureTECH as winners of a University of Ulster led awards initiative.

24 September 2014

University of Ulster hosts visit from inaugural recipient of Peace and Social Justice Award

The University of Ulster, has hosted a visit at its Magee campus from John J.

18 September 2014

University research reveals men in Northern Ireland less likely to seek support from health services prior to suicide

Research published by the University of Ulster has revealed that men in Northern Ireland are less likely than women to proactively seek support from health services prior to suicide.

11 September 2014

University of Ulster secures SSE Airtricity Support for Scholarships

SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy provider, has partnered with two of Northern Ireland’s largest education providers, the University of Ulster and South West College, to launch the SSE Airtricity Scholarship in what is a major boost to students from the West and North-West of the country.

5 September 2014