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Micheál Martin toured the state-of-the-art campus, which opened its doors fully in 2022, for the first time on Wednesday, along with Joe Hackett, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Tánaiste was given an insight into life at Ulster University, meeting staff and students and touring a selection of key facilities including the Virtual Production Studio, a £1m facility supporting cutting-edge research in virtual production for use in the screen industries.

Accompanied by Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University Professor Paul Bartholomew and University Provost Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Mr Martin was also introduced to researchers in the University’s engineering lab and toured the Moot Court facility, meeting students and staff in the Ulster University Law Clinic.

Professor Paul Bartholomew, Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University said:

“We were delighted to host Tánaiste Micheál Martin at Ulster University Belfast to showcase our new campus, including the Moot Court facility, our engineering labs and the Virtual Production Studio which is leading the way in skills development and research in the creative industries. The visit also provided an opportunity to discuss Ulster University’s distinct regional mission, our ambitions for our campuses in Derry~Londonderry and Coleraine, and our collaborative working with partners across the Republic of Ireland.”