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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

Ulster University researchers secure grant to investigate innovative Microbubble technology as prostate cancer treatment

Ulster University researchers secure grant to investigate innovative Microbubble technology as prostate cancer treatment

4 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 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

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 leads on international consensus statement on mental health in sport

Ulster University leads on international consensus statement on mental health in sport

10 October 2019

First event for NI's new public policy think tank

Pivotal – Northern Ireland’s new public policy think tank – held its first event in Belfast.

1 October 2019

Senior Government Minister tours Coleraine Campus to meet with students and staff

Senior Government Minister tours Coleraine Campus to meet with students and staff

18 September 2019

Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) at Altnagelvin Hospital Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This year the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) celebrates 10 years of a unique partnership between Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC), Ulster University (UU) and the NHS through the Western Health and

18 September 2019

Ulster researcher leads expert group to determine new national physical activity guidelines for adults

Ulster researcher leads expert group to determine new national physical activity guidelines for adults

9 September 2019

Better public understanding of palliative care required to improve care for end of life patients

Better public understanding of palliative care required to improve care for end of life patients

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 awarded UK Space Agency funding to explore Mars Rover route

Ulster University awarded UK Space Agency funding to explore Mars Rover route

23 August 2019

Ulster University leads European consortium to develop innovative digital learning platform

Ulster University leads European consortium to develop innovative digital learning platform

19 August 2019

Research shows disparities in children’s visual health between Northern Ireland and the Republic

Collaborative study shows children in the Republic of Ireland are four times more likely to suffer from amblyopia, more commonly known as a lazy eye, after the optimum treatment period than children in Northern Ireland.

14 August 2019

Ulster University Professor named number 1 insulin researcher in the UK

Professor Peter Flatt, Research Director of Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University has been named as the leading insulin researcher in the UK. The list of the top 30 insulin researchers in the UK, based on the significance and impact of research

7 August 2019

Ulster's Doctoral College secures top 10 position in PhD rankings

Ulster’s Doctoral College secures top 10 position in PhD rankings

30 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

Elaine celebrates graduating with PhD from Ulster University

Elaine celebrates graduating with PhD from Ulster University

9 July 2019

All for the love of Irish

All for the love of Irish

8 July 2019

Ulster University PhD student fights for social justice

Ulster University PhD student fights for social justice

4 July 2019

The Power of the PhD at Ulster

The Power of the PhD at Ulster

3 July 2019

Ulster University’s School of Education recognised as excellent by industry inspectors

As the class of 2019 graduates today releasing new stream of qualified teachers into the workplace, Ulster University’s School of Education has been recognised for its excellence and strategic leadership in the Education Training Inspectorate’s

2 July 2019

Northern Ireland housing market remains robust amid Brexit uncertainty

Northern Ireland housing market remains robust amid Brexit uncertainty

26 June 2019

Ulster University Researchers seek short-sighted children for international clinical study

Ulster University Researchers seek short-sighted children for international clinical study

26 June 2019

Ulster University opens state-of-the-art facility dedicated to nutrition and cardiovascular disease

Ulster University opens state-of-the-art facility dedicated to nutrition and cardiovascular disease

21 June 2019

Former US President Bill Clinton announces transatlantic peace scholarships

Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, joined Ulster University and Dublin City University representatives in New York to announce three transatlantic PhD scholarships in peace studies.

19 June 2019

ARK report finds that majority of people in Northern Ireland not prejudiced towards transgender people

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

14 June 2019

Ulster University research providing dramatic solutions to health care problems

An Ulster University research study is educating nursing students in applied drama techniques, to help improve the quality of care given to patients.

13 June 2019

Improving mathematical achievement in primary school-aged children

Improving mathematical achievement in primary school-aged children

6 June 2019

New framework to improve integration support

New framework to improve integration support

3 June 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

New resources developed to improve educational support for children born preterm

A new e-learning resource informs teachers how to support the learning and development of their pupils who were born preterm.

23 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

Civic conference calls for sustained action to address sectarianism in Northern Ireland

Civic conference calls for sustained action to address sectarianism in Northern Ireland

14 May 2019

Ulster University spin-out company axial3D one step closer to $1,000,000 win

Ulster University portfolio company axial3D will represent Northern Ireland in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco on the 15th of May which sees the overall winner securing $1,000,000 investment in their company.

10 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

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

National Museums NI and local universities unite for research collaborations

National Museums NI has, today, announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast to enhance cross-institutional collaboration in a bid to advance cultural research, maximise public

10 April 2019

€8.84m investment in health research trials to benefit people’s health and wellbeing

€8.8m investment in health research trials to benefit people’s health and wellbeing

1 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

New campaign celebrates Top 50 local SMEs and calls for more Government support for traditional NI industries

New campaign celebrates Top 50 local SMEs and calls for more Government support for traditional NI industries

14 March 2019

World’s largest study of anxiety and depression seeks to understand the genetic links to mental health issues

World’s largest study of anxiety and depression seeks to understand the genetic links to mental health issues

25 February 2019

Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University

A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

20 February 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

New Year brings new eyesight in 2019 for rural dwelling people in Peru as Ulster University Professors help provide the gift of sight

Ulster University is providing two eye surgeons based in Peru sponsorship of fees and free access to the online postgraduate diploma course in cataract and refractive surgery theory. This one-year course equips them with the knowledge and skills to

14 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

Top spot at Harvard Medical School for Ulster University PhD graduate

Top spot at Harvard Medical School for Ulster University PhD graduate

12 December 2018

Research project demonstrates urgent need to revisit the conversation about a Bill of Rights

Research project demonstrates urgent need to revisit the conversation about a Bill of Rights

10 December 2018

Ulster University supporting next generation of entrepreneurs

Ulster University, in partnership with Santander Universities, has launched its first ever Student Enterprise Fund.

4 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

ARK publication highlights how public opinion has changed since Good Friday Agreement

A survey which highlights how public opinion has changed in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has been launched by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University -

27 March 2019

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

Crossborder conference shines spotlight on young peoples’ mental health in a changing world

Crossborder conference shines spotlight on young peoples’ mental health in a changing world

2 November 2018

'Teacher Education Tutors' Practice in ICT: North and South' study shows attitudes on ICT vary greatly between ages, locations and subjects

Professor Roger Austin and Dr Stephen Roulston from Ulster University’s School of Education, along with colleagues from QUB and Dublin City University have been awarded the Inaugural John Coolahan Award for their research report on ‘Teacher

25 October 2018

Taking Boys Seriously - addressing underachievement

Taking Boys Seriously - addressing underachievement

17 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

Northern Ireland’s textile past, present and future: reviving the William Liddell Collection

Two new exhibitions ‘Shuttle & Shafts’ and ‘Linen Lace Concrete’ at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum will showcase Northern Ireland’s rich textile heritage and exciting future.

16 October 2018

Memorable night for Ulster University students, staff and alumni at Invent 2018

Memorable night for Ulster University students, staff and alumni at Invent 2018

12 October 2018

Ulster University research shows right to a fair trial can be in danger if individuals go to court without legal representation

Report calls for cultural change and enhanced provision of information that will improve understanding of court procedures, processes and overall experience of going to court without a lawyer.

14 September 2018

Study shows how victims of domestic violence benefitted from the peace process in Northern Ireland

Study shows how victims of domestic violence benefitted from the peace process in Northern Ireland

13 September 2018

Ulster University Professor calls for action to support those in suicidal pain

Ulster University Professor calls for action to support those in suicidal pain

10 September 2018

Creative Industries partnership will drive the generation of over £6 billion for the local economy

Creative Industries partnership will drive the generation of over £6 billion for the local economy

7 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

Northern Ireland housing market continues to perform strongly

Northern Ireland housing market continues to perform strongly

8 August 2018

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Ulster University Magee Campus

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Ulster University Magee Campus

3 August 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

Ulster University research project to explore why boys underperform in education

Ulster University research project to explore why boys underperform in education

26 June 2018

Launch of the INTERREG VA collaborative action for the Natural Network Project (CANN)

Launch of the INTERREG VA collaborative action for the Natural Network Project (CANN)

22 June 2018

Ulster University study reveals differing views on Veterans’ Centre in Northern Ireland

Ulster University study reveals differing views on Veterans’ Centre in Northern Ireland

22 June 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

Study finds Domestic Abuse Support Workers increase support for victims

Study finds Domestic Abuse Support Workers increase support for victims

20 June 2018

Ulster University study shows majority of people in NI respect the Armed Forces

Ulster University study shows majority of people in NI respect the Armed Forces

13 June 2018

HRH The Prince of Wales joins Ulster University to celebrate 50 years of the Coleraine Campus

HRH The Prince of Wales joins Ulster University to celebrate 50 years of the Coleraine Campus

14 June 2018

Ulster University and Randox to invest £5m in a new Industrial PhD Academy

Ulster University and Randox to invest £5m in a new Industrial PhD Academy

30 May 2018

Post primary schools in Northern Ireland urged to complete health and wellbeing survey

Post primary schools in County Antrim urged to complete health and wellbeing survey

17 May 2018

Northern Ireland Housing Market Maintains Steady Growth in Prices

Northern Ireland Housing Market Maintains Steady Growth In Prices

9 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

£190k investment in skin cancer research for Ulster University from leading business man (in memory of son)

£190k investment in skin cancer research for Ulster University from leading business man (in memory of son) 

1 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 showcases world-class research and innovation on international stage

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

21 March 2018

£50m Randox Centres of Excellence launched in Northern Ireland

£50m Randox Centres of Excellence launched in Northern Ireland

22 February 2018

Innovative app launched to record rhythm and activity of the heart

Innovative app launched to record rhythm and activity of the heart

16 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

Public attitudes towards government data sharing revealed ahead of GDPR

Public attitudes towards government data sharing revealed ahead of GDPR

1 February 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

PhD Success for Traditional Musician Tony

PhD Success for Traditional Musician Tony

12 December 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 drives forward its world leading mental health research with launch of new £5m multidisciplinary institute

Ulster University drives forward its world leading mental health research with launch of new £5m multidisciplinary institute

16 November 2017

Ulster University Student assists with world leading research team on safeguarding oceans

Ulster University Eramus Student Rory O’Donnell worked at the research lab CRIOBE in French Polynesia on the effect of global warming on sea anemones.

1 November 2017

Ulster University reveals connection between sleep hormone and short-sightedness

A team of scientists from Ulster University has successfully proven for the very first time in humans that there is a connection between short-sight (myopia) and the melatonin levels which control the natural body clock.

23 August 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 graduate aiming to keep Formula 1 race volunteers on track

Ulster University graduate, Ronan Morgan

7 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 research reveals attitudes to abortion in Northern Ireland

Ulster University research has today revealed the most in-depth survey of public attitudes to abortion ever conducted in Northern Ireland.

16 June 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 research reveals increase in Northern Ireland house prices

Ulster University research reveals increase in Northern Ireland house prices

9 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 to play key role in informing UK housing policy

Ulster University to play key role in informing UK housing policy

4 May 2017

Ulster University research reveals folic acid enhances children’s psychological development

Ulster University scientists have discovered taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy enhances psychological development in children.

5 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

Ulster University Business School Triggers Brexit Toolkit

Ulster University has launched a three-stage programme of activity which aims to create practical solutions and support for businesses in Northern Ireland as they navigate Brexit.

7 April 2017

Ulster University research set to combat antibiotic resistance for acne treatment

Ulster University research set to combat antibiotic resistance for acne treatment

5 April 2017

Ulster University celebrates 500th Innovation Voucher success

Ulster University celebrates 500th Innovation Voucher success

29 March 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 rolls out pioneering sport-based mental health programme

Ulster University rolls out pioneering sport-based mental health programme

23 March 2017

Ulster University students transform digital strategy for North West 200

Ulster University students transform digital strategy for North West 200

21 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 research reveals a slowdown in Northern Ireland housing market

Ulster University research reveals a slowdown in Northern Ireland housing market

20 February 2017

Ulster University launches new Legal Innovation Centre

Ulster University launches new Legal Innovation Centre

22 August 2017

Ulster University reinforces reputation for nursing excellence with new competence centre

Ulster University reinforces reputation for nursing excellence with new competence centre

7 April 2017

Ulster University to collaborate with Korea on innovative sustainable technology research

Ulster University to collaborate with Korea on innovative sustainable technology research

19 January 2017

New Ulster University pancreatic cancer research set to further revolutionise treatment options

Ulster University scientists at the forefront of the global battle against pancreatic cancer are leading a new piece of research that could deliver improved treatment options for patients.

17 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

Ulster University: University research plays vital role in hydrogen energy sector

University research plays vital role in hydrogen energy sector

14 December 2016

Ulster University and Irish FA to create island of Ireland’s first football coaching degree

Ulster University and Irish FA to create island of Ireland’s first football coaching degree

6 December 2016

Ulster University hosts major all-Ireland connected health conference

Ulster University hosts major all-Ireland connected health conference

5 December 2016

Ulster University researchers lead global fight against antibiotic resistance

Ulster University researchers lead global fight against antibiotic resistance

30 November 2016

Ulster University researchers support drive for respectful relationships

Ulster University researchers support drive for respectful relationships

25 November 2016

Ulster University to preserve NI’s linen manufacturing heritage

Ulster University to preserve NI’s linen manufacturing heritage

25 November 2016

Ulster University research highlights stable housing market in NI

Ulster University research highlights stable housing market in NI

17 November 2016

Ulster University to play key role in global research to transform bone fracture healing

Ulster University to play key role in global research to transform bone fracture healing

15 November 2016

Unique physicians associate course at Ulster University aims to meet the future skills needs of the healthcare sector

Ulster University Physician Associate course highlights demand for new generation of healthcare professionals for Northern Ireland

10 November 2016

Ulster University secures UEFA funding to investigate disability engagement in European football

Ulster University secures UEFA funding to investigate disability engagement in European football

3 November 2016

Ulster University scientists make major prostate cancer breakthrough

Ulster University's world-leading scientists have discovered a new combined prostate cancer treatment.

31 October 2016

Ulster University exercise research to transform diabetes management

Ulster University exercise research to transform diabetes management

12 October 2016

Core Systems and Ulster University collaborate to transform prisoner rehabilitation worldwide

Ulster University collaborate to transform prisoner rehabilitation worldwide

4 October 2016

Innovation Laboratory Exceeds Expectations

Innovation Lab Exceeds Expectations

19 September 2016

Average house price rises by over ten per cent according to new Ulster University research

Average house price rises according to new Ulster University research

11 August 2016

Placement success lands graduate career with leading technology company

Placement success lands graduate dream job with leading technology company

28 June 2016

Ulster University graduate embarks on new career in Pharmacy

Ulster University graduate embarks on new career in Pharmacy

28 June 2016

Ulster University opens direct entry route for Letterkenny pharmacy technician students

New Pharmacy partnership with Letterkenny Institute of Technology will enhance the skills base in the wider North West region and beyond

20 June 2016

New Physician Associate course to meet growing Healthcare sector demand

New Physician Associate course to meet growing Healthcare sector demand

14 June 2016

Game on for next generation of construction professionals at Ulster University

Game on for next generation of construction professionals at Ulster University

8 June 2016

Ulster University in eye research partnership with US genetic science leader

Ulster University in eye research partnership with US genetic science leader

7 June 2016

Ulster University introduces next generation of creative talent

Ulster University introduces next generation of creative talent

2 June 2016

Ulster University research paints uncertain picture of Northern Ireland housing market

Latest research paints an uncertain picture of NI's housing market

23 May 2016

Ulster University plays key role in US-Ireland gastric bypass research

Ulster University plays key role in US-Ireland gastric bypass research

16 May 2016

Ulster University students making sense of elections

Ulster University students making sense of elections

28 April 2016

Local industry supports the next generation of Ulster University engineers

Local businesses helping develop the next generation of engineers funding an Ulster University project

26 April 2016

New Ulster University app to aid management of chronic diseases

Ulster University is encouraging the public to have their say in the development of a revolutionary smartphone app that will transform how patients and healthcare professionals manage and treat chronic diseases.

26 May 2016