|University of Ulster|
|Established:||1968, founded by Elizabeth II. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II merged 1984|
|Chancellor:||Sir Richard Nichols|
|Vice-Chancellor:||Prof Richard Barnett|
|Location:||Coleraine, Northern Ireland|
The University of Ulster (UU; Irish: Ollscoil Uladh) is a multi-centre university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a University in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Coleraine ( is a large Town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland near to the mouth of the River Bann. Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of See also EURODOC ESIB ENQA EAIE Universities UK began life as the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom (CVCP in the nineteenth century when there were informal Universities Ireland is an organisation which promotes collaboration and co-operation between universities in Ireland, including those both in Northern Ireland A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world The National University of Ireland ( NUI) (Ollscoil na hÉireann is a federal University system of constituent universities, previously called Its origins are in the combination of the New University with Magee College, Ulster Polytechnic and the College of Art and Design. The University has four campuses, in Belfast, Coleraine, Magee College in Derry, and Jordanstown, and a fifth virtual campus, Campus One. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. Coleraine ( is a large Town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland near to the mouth of the River Bann. Magee College ( Jordanstown is a suburb of Belfast located within the borough of Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The administrative headquarters are at the Coleraine Campus. The University of Ulster at Coleraine ( UUC; Irish: Ollscoil Uladh ag Cúil Raithin) is the Coleraine campus of the University of Ulster The virtual campus delivers online programmes, mostly at the graduate level. The University of Ulster has notched up a series of recent successes, with rising demand for places and a thriving development programme. A record number of applications in 2004-05 kept the University of Ulster in the top 10 of the UK's most popular universities.  The University of Ulster was shortlisted for the Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2001. The Sunday Times University of the Year is an annual award given to a British university or other Higher education institution by The Sunday Times
The University was created in 1984 by the merger of the New University of Ulster (1968, Coleraine) and Ulster Polytechnic (1971, Jordanstown). This was the first, and, as of 2008, only, merger in UK higher education whereby what is now called a plate glass university merged with what would now be a post-1992 university; the merger occurred primarily because the university struggled to attract students whilst the polytechnic was successful. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Higher education is Education that is provided by universities, vocational universities, Community colleges Liberal arts colleges The term plate glass university (or plateglass university) has come into use by some to refer to one of the several universities founded in the United Kingdom In the United Kingdom, the term New University has various meanings regarding British universities. Institute of technology, and polytechnic, are designations employed in a wide range of learning institutions awarding different types of degrees and operating often at variable
The New University of Ulster incorporated Magee College founded in 1865 in Londonderry. Magee College ( Magee College was a college of the Royal University of Ireland from 1880 and later became associated with the University of Dublin (better known as Trinity College) when the Royal University was dissolved in 1908 and replaced by the National University of Ireland. The Royal University of Ireland was founded in accordance with the University Education (Ireland Act 1879 as an examining and degree-awarding university based on the model of The University of Dublin, corporately designated the Chancellor Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin (since the 19th century located in Dublin, The National University of Ireland ( NUI) (Ollscoil na hÉireann is a federal University system of constituent universities, previously called In 1953 Magee College broke its links with Dublin and became Magee University College. It was hoped that this university college would become Northern Ireland's second university after The Queen's University of Belfast. The term " university college " is used in a number of countries to denote institutions that provide Tertiary education but do not have full or independent Queen's University Belfast is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. However, this did not happen and instead it was subsumed into the New University, primarily as a result of the unwillingness of the Unionist government at Stormont to have the second university sited in overwhelmingly nationalist Derry. The term nationalism can refer to an Ideology, a sentiment, a form of Culture, or a Social movement that focuses on the Nation The decision caused an outcry at the time.
The University's course provision is the largest in both Northern Ireland and in the Republic, covering arts, business, engineering, information technology, life and health sciences, management, and social sciences. Courses have a strong vocational element and the majority include a period of industrial or professional placement. A vocation is an occupation for which a person is suited trained or qualified
The University of Ulster has a strong reputation for innovation. In order to create new pathways into higher education the University of Ulster initiated its Online Distance Learning (ODL) project called Campus One. The Campus One programme provides an alternative mode of study, with a range of courses available online to students all over the world. Campus One courses range from full postgraduate programmes, professional development and continuing development courses; through to short business-focused courses all offered over the Internet. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described
The University contributes a higher than national average to local research and development activity and has a strategic research focus.
The University of Ulster is particularly strong in the field of biomedical sciences, and a Centre for Molecular Biosciences (located at Coleraine) is one of the major projects developed by the University. The Biomedical Sciences department obtained 5* ratings as well as being joint first in the UK, following the UK – wide Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001. The Research Assessment Exercise ( RAE) is an exercise undertaken approximately every 5 years on behalf of the four UK Higher education funding councils ( HEFCE It was the only UK university to retain a 5* rating for biomedical sciences in the 2001 RAE - part of a performance that saw significant improvement and consolidation of the 1996 results.
A 5* research rating was also awarded in the field of Celtic studies.
The University is a leading partner in the Northern Ireland Science Park development, with Science Park sites at the Coleraine and Magee campuses, and in Belfast. Coleraine ( is a large Town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland near to the mouth of the River Bann. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. There are also Innovation Centres at Coleraine and Magee which provide incubation support to developing spin-out and spin-in companies.
The faculties of the University (and the dean of each faculty listed after), are:
The University of Ulster currently maintains 5 sites across Northern Ireland, as well as one "Online" site.
The Coleraine campus (UUC) is the administration headquarters of the University and is the most traditional in outlook, with a focus on science and the humanities. The University of Ulster at Coleraine ( UUC; Irish: Ollscoil Uladh ag Cúil Raithin) is the Coleraine campus of the University of Ulster The traditional focus is primarily as a result of it always being a university campus as opposed to the more vocational type courses offered at the polytechnic at Jordanstown. The Coleraine campus includes the only optometry school in Northern Ireland and is indeed one of only two on the island of Ireland. The Coleraine campus is situated on the banks of the River Bann with views to the beautiful North Coast and County Donegal hills.
The Portrush site is part of the Coleraine Campus; it is home to the School of Hotel, Leisure and Tourism. Portrush is a town just north of Coleraine on the beautiful North Coast of Northern Ireland. Portrush ( is a Seaside resort Town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on the County Londonderry border Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of
It is intended that the Portrush Campus will close in the near future with courses being relocated to the Coleraine and Belfast campuses.
The Jordanstown campus (UUJ) is located near Jordanstown, just outside Belfast and concentrates on engineering, health and social science. Jordanstown is a suburb of Belfast located within the borough of Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. The 114-acre UUJ campus is set in a leafy suburb just seven miles from Belfast city centre and situated at the foot of the Antrim Hills overlooking Belfast Lough. UUJ is home to the Sports Institute for Northern Ireland and has a range of Sports facilities. The Buildings are mostly situated around a central Mall. It has on site shops and services. A number of high-demand undergraduate courses at UUJ have extremely high entry requirements such as Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Law, Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies and Radiography.
The Magee campus (UUM) in Derry is a mixture of historic and new buildings near the city centre. Magee College ( The Magee campus was a 19th century arts and theology college. Current development of the University is focusing mainly on the Magee campus. Once the poor relation of the university, confined to adult education, Magee is now a thriving centre. Over the next two years, student numbers are expected to grow to about 7,500, including part-timers, with new schools of performing arts, computing and electronics, as well as improved provision for education, nursing and Irish studies. The Institute for Legal and Professional Studies will allow graduates to train as barristers and solicitors. The historic Foyle Arts Centre has become part of the university and the idea of a cross-border postgraduate medical school to serve the north-west of Ireland has been discussed. Florence Nightingale visited the campus on May 31, 1867 and signed the guestbook. Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC (in her own pronunciation ˈflɒɾəns ˈnaɪtɪŋgeɪl 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910 who came to be known as "The Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Year 1867 ( MDCCCLXVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The US owned Northbrook Technology owns a facility on the campus. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
The Belfast campus (UUB) is the University’s home of the School of Art and Design, and is currently undergoing major redevelopment. The Building is situated in the Cathedral Quarter of the City. This is becoming a fashionable area of the city which has been developing rapidly in recent years. There are many social and cultural activities in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Southern Belfast, where most student accommodations are found, has excellent, yet moderately-priced, restaurants, pubs, theaters and shops. Students at the Belfast campus can use the fine recreation facilities at the larger Jordanstown campus. Transportation between the two sites is quick and frequent. Total enrollment: 1,100 students.
Campus One, the online campus of the University of Ulster, launched on 8th October, 2001. Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.  Campus One has a well established international reputation for quality and has recently been awarded funding of over £1. 5 million to form part of a national network of Centres of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL). This funding has been granted in recognition of the University's commitment to developing innovative e-learning services and systems.
Campus One is dedicated to delivering flexible learning opportunities that allow students to pursue educational qualifications and personal and professional development in a way that fits in with their own lifestyle. The commitment to lifelong learning ensures high quality courses with interactive learning opportunities, access to dedicated academics and excellent student support.
Campus One courses range from postgraduate programmes to short courses in a variety of subject areas.
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