University of Ulster, UK
Ulster University is a higher education institution with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland. The core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer. UUL is in the top 3% of universities in the world and its research is world-leading and globally relevant. UUL has 6 faculties: Computing and Engineering, Life and Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Ulster University Business School (UUBS), Arts and Art, Design & the Built Environment. It provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses, postgraduate research programmes, short, part-time and e-learning courses. The UUBS is ranked 7th in the UK for Research Impact and has a successful track record of actively engaging with, and supporting the establishment, growth and development of many businesses in its region and beyond. Through its comprehensive undergraduate, postgraduate, post-experience and short programme provision, new venture start projects and its engagement with SME owners through the Centre for SME Development, KTPs, FUSION and Innovation Vouchers, together with other research and knowledge transfer activities, the UUBS has a significant presence within the SME sector. ULL maintains a strong bond with business also through its Business Institute, SME Centre, and CME Group Foundation Financial Innovation Laboratory which incorporates 16 Bloomberg terminals that provide students and visitors with hands-on experience of a dynamic trading environment comparable to an investment bank. There are 15 Research Institutes at UUL with leading positions in their respective fields. UUL maintains an electronic archive of the research material - The Ulster Institutional Repository. In 2016 UUL received the Times Higher Education award for most improved students’ experience.