With over 27,000 students and 2,700 staff dispersed across our campuses, Ulster University plays a special role in the cultural, societal and economic advancement of Northern Ireland.

Our regional model is as unique as Northern Ireland itself; deeply rooted in local communities, whilst making a sustained impact on the global stage. Reaching out from our centres of excellence in Derry~Londonderry, Coleraine, Belfast and Jordanstown Sports Village, through our many collaborative partnerships, Ulster University is making a difference every day and is having a lasting impact for individuals and communities alike.

TOP 20Ulster University for student experience

Times Good University Guide (2022)

#1Northern Ireland Large University for Student satisfaction

National Student Survey (2022)

92%Of all leavers in work or further study

Graduate Outcomes (2018/19)

Ulster University enjoys a national and international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, reflected in our Research Excellence Framework and in our National Student Survey results.

The aspirations of our vibrant student community are met across our four sites, each offering a student experience unique to its location and subject areas. We are recognised for our outstanding impact on student outcomes due to the excellence of our committed teaching community; delivering a learning experience that develops skills, raises ambitions and prepares future leaders.

This strategy sets out the trajectory of how we will evolve and respond to global challenges whilst continuing to deliver impact at local and regional level.

#1Most popular Northern Ireland University for PG study

HESA (2020)

2ndin UK for PRES

Postgraduation Research Experience Survey (2021)

97%Environment for world-leading or internationally excellent research

Ref (2021)

We are uniquely positioned to stimulate and drive forward balanced regional development. Through pioneering research and innovation, we have contributed to advances that are helping to build sustainable futures and improve the quality of life for us all. With a renewed focus on people, place and partnerships, we are committed to building the capacity and capability needed to secure economic growth and other societal benefits.

By investment in world class infrastructure and in our people, we will continue to nurture talent and ambition built on research, innovation, and academic excellence that is ‘best in class’. We will equip our students with the skills to tackle challenges responsibly and confidently in resourceful and inclusive ways.

The pace of change, technological advances and disruption are creating new opportunities that we are determined to embrace. In doing so, we are genuinely optimistic that as an increasingly diverse university community, our contribution will deliver a safer and sustainable future for us all.

Shortlisted University of the Year

Times Good University Guide (2022)


2,500Student work placements every year