Ulster University Creating 15 New Posts To Meet Creative Industry Demand

Ulster University Creating 15 New Posts To Meet Creative Industry Demand

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ulster University is recruiting for 15 new academic posts to further enhance its position as a leader in the creative industries and to help meet a growing demand for skilled graduates in the arts, creative and immersive technology sectors. The posts, which will be aligned with the Creative Industries Institute across Ulster University’s Belfast, Coleraine and Magee campuses, include new …

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Almost 70% Of NI Businesses Unsure What Opportunities Brexit Will Bring

Andrew Kelly Corporate

With less than a year to go until the UK formally leaves the EU, almost 70 per cent of Northern Ireland businesses are unsure what opportunities Brexit will bring, according to a new survey by law firm Carson McDowell. The research, which was carried out in April 2018, aimed to identify areas where local businesses see potential for growth as …

Demand For High Quality Space Boosts Belfast Office Market

Demand For High Quality Space Boosts Belfast Office Market

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Office market activity in Belfast finished 2017 in a strong position with take-up levels reaching 430,290 sq ft – 11 per cent above the five year average – despite a slow start to the year, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s Ireland Office Market Report 2018. Occupier demand for high quality space increased in H2 2017 with grade A stock accounting …

Ulster University Showcases World-Class Research On International Stage

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Ulster University is heading to Hong Kong this March to show off its research expertise as one of the partners of the GREAT Festival of Innovation, showcasing its world-class research and innovation in healthcare and technology. The Northern Ireland based University will be attending the four-day Festival organised by the UK’s Department for International Trade with its experts taking part …

New Research Aims To Increase Dairy Industry Competitiveness

New Research Aims To Increase Dairy Industry Competitiveness

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ulster University has been awarded funding of almost €400,000 as part of a larger €2.6 million research grant to develop new mixing process technologies for milk powder hydration that aims to significantly enhance the economic competitiveness of the Irish dairy industry. The project, which is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, and by the Republic of …

Confidence Grows As Northern Ireland House Prices Increase

Confidence Grows As Northern Ireland House Prices Increase

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A healthy performance by the housing market in Q3 2017, which saw prices increasing by 5.8% on average, suggests that uncertainty about wider macro-economy concerns may be diminishing, according to Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report. Ulster University’s research is produced in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Progressive Building Society. Analysing the performance of the …

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Andrew Kelly Corporate

UK consumers intend to spend an average £544 (€614) each this Christmas, 1.8% more than 2016, according to Deloitte’s 2017 European Christmas Survey. The majority of spending will be dedicated to gifts (£284 / €321), followed by food and drink (£141 / €159), socialising (£63 / €71) and travel (£56 / €63). The survey of 8,154 consumers across 10 European …

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Ulster University To Lead An International Research Consortium On Motor Neuron Disease

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A consortium led by biomedical researchers at Ulster University has been allocated funding from a $780,000 pot by the US-based Target ALS Foundation to further explore the involvement of muscles in the progression of Motor Neuron Disease. The Target ALS Foundation is a privately funded body of researchers from academic, biotech and pharma laboratories entirely focused on finding a treatment …