Ulster University (UU) is a multi-campus university in Northern Ireland that was founded in 1984. Comprising six faculties, the university is home to approximately 26,000 students, 2,000 of whom are international from over 80 different countries.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), UU was ranked within the top five universities in the UK for its research in law, biomedical sciences, nursing, and art and design. The university also boasts strong links with business and industry and courses are structured to allow students to combine their studies with vocational work placements.
Its main Belfast campus constitutes one of Northern Ireland’s largest urban developments. Situated in Cathedral Quarter, the artistic and cultural area of the city, the campus is currently undergoing a £250 million redevelopment programm to upgrade its teaching and learning facilities. Although traditionally associated with Art, the Belfast campus has expanded to include subjects such as architecture, event management, Irish language, photography, and digital animation. It also plays host to frequent fashion shows, art exhibitions, and other cultural events across its 75,000sqm estate. The course provision at UU’s Coleraine campus is broad, encompassing biomedical sciences, business, the humanities, computing, film, and journalism, among others.
- Established: 1984
- Students: 17,194 (2018/19)
- Intl. Student Ratio: 8%
- Location: York Street, Belfast
- Campus: Five (Belfast campus, Coleraine campus, Jordanstown campus, Magee campus, London, and Birmingham)
- TEF Ranking: Silver
- THE Ranking: 68th in the UK (601- 650 in the World)