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 combines 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 programme 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.
The campus sits on the banks of the river Bann, less than a mile from the centre of Coleraine - the largest and busiest town on the Causeway Coast - offering easy access to the nearby beaches of Portrush and Portstewart, as well as the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site. On campus, the Riverside Theatre - the third largest professional theatre in Northern Ireland - is a main attraction.
UU is a leading university for sport in Ireland and the UK, with its Jordanstown campus, located seven miles north of Belfast city centre, providing a home to the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland where leading athletes train.
The Magee campus is another main sports centre comprising a fitness suite and floodlit pitches. The nearby River Foyle and town of Donegal offer a range of outdoor activities including sailing, rowing, canoeing, hill walking and climbing.