New Research Aims To Increase Dairy Industry Competitiveness

New Research Aims To Increase Dairy Industry Competitiveness

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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

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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 …

Ulster University Students Partner With Leading Built Environment Firms In Innovative Educational Initiative

Ulster University Students Partner With Leading Built Environment Firms In Innovative Educational Initiative

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Ulster University students in the final year of their Architectural Technology and Management degree programme have taken part in a novel Rapid Industry Feedforward Session, working with 12 of the leading construction companies in Northern Ireland. The new approach allowed 25 students to gain expert feedback on their final year projects from leading industry figures. Companies in attendance included global …

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Ulster University To Drive Economic Growth With New £20m Creative Industries Institute

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With the creative industries contributing £1 billion GVA to the Northern Ireland economy, Ulster University today unveiled a new £20 million Creative Industries Institute to drive future growth in the critically important sector. Creative Industries is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy contributing almost £90 billion of GVA; four times the GVA of the automotive industry, six times …

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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 …

Ulster University’s GAA Team Prepares For Historic China Tour

Ulster University’s GAA Team Prepares For Historic China Tour

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Ulster University’s GAA team is preparing to travel to China on an historic tour of the country as part of the university’s wider programme of engagement in key international markets. The trip, which will be sponsored by Crumlin-based diagnostics firm Randox, will see a 35 strong team depart on 28 October for a two week cultural exchange that aims to …

Deloitte Welcomes Almost 60 New Brightstarts To The Future World Of Work

Deloitte Welcomes Almost 60 New Brightstarts To The Future World Of Work

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Leading business and technology advisory firm Deloitte has welcomed the largest ever intake of apprentices to its award winning BrightStart programme and announced its intention to take on more than 50 next year. BrightStart is a five-year professional development programme which helps school leavers to gain an honours degree (BSc in Business Technology) through Ulster University Business School as well …

Dr. Joan Condell, senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems in the Department of Computing and Engineering at Ulster University who will lead SENDoc and Professor Gerry Leavey, director of the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing who will lead PLACE-EE.

Ulster University Secures €3.7m Funding To Improve Health Outcomes For Older People

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Ulster University is to lead on two major international research projects with a focus on improving the lives of older people in remote and rural areas through improved access to technology and social connectedness.  Ulster University has been awarded two grants by The Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) 2014-2020 Programme worth €3.7m in total. Led by Ulster University, both projects …

Ulster University reveals connection between sleep hormone and myopia

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A team of scientists from Ulster University has successfully proven for the very first time in humans that there is a connection between short-sight (myopia) and the melatonin levels which control the natural body clock. In the study Ulster University researchers assessed a group of young adults over a period of 18 months, during which their melatonin levels were measured …

Northern Ireland house prices drop despite increase in sales volume

Northern Ireland house prices drop despite increase in sales volume

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The overall average house price in Northern Ireland decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2017 even though the number of transactions was at the highest recorded level since the property crash ten years ago, 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 …