Northern Ireland is home to two world-renowned universities, Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University as well as several further and Higher education institutions that specialise in vocational and technical training.

Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide (QS World Rankings 2018) and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, which recognizes U.K. universities that combine excellence in research and education with a student-centred approach to learning. Queen’s offers over 300 academic degrees at various levels across a broad range of subjects. Academics are organized into 15 schools across three faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences; and the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences. The university also houses four distinguished research institutes, which include the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security & Justice and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.

Ulster University

Ulster University is one of the top five universities in the United Kingdom for industry-leading research in the fields of law, biomedical sciences, nursing, and art and design. It has one of the highest further study and employment rates in the United Kingdom, with over 90% of graduates either finding work or pursuing further study six months after graduation. The university’s four faculties are: the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; the Faculty of Computing & Engineering; the Faculty of Life & Health Sciences; and the Ulster University Business School. Its 16 research institutes span a wide range of topics and disciplines. The university is currently listed in the prestigious Times Higher Education ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old. Its extensive alumni network of 160,000 spans 148 countries worldwide.

How We Can Help

The Bureau is committed to developing partnerships with academic institutions across Northern Ireland and North America. We help by:

  • Establishing links between institutions in Northern Ireland and North America;
  • Identifying new opportunities for research and collaboration;
  • Providing information related to study abroad and/or student exchange programs;
  • Hosting and/or part-sponsoring alumni networking events, academic lectures and symposiums, and informational briefings; and
  • Supporting visiting school groups and academics from Northern Ireland and North America