UU Nominated For Times Higher Education Awards

Two University of Ulster projects have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education awards.

The University was selected for its contribution to the local community through sports outreach, and for an ICT initiative aimed at promoting human rights awareness and research.

University of Ulster Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett said: "These two very different shortlisted projects serve to represent the diversity, wide-ranging focus and international impact of research activities undertaken at the University of Ulster.

"One of the projects, a human rights focused knowledge resource, aims to help shape research and deliver outcomes with tangible benefits internationally. It provides access to previously undocumented experiences and data through a unique digital platform.

"This project includes close collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and King’s College, London; two other leading research institutions and a partnership that is a resounding endorsement of the quality and global reach of Ulster’s research capability.

"The second initiative to be recognised is the university’s Sports Outreach Unit. The University of Ulster is renowned for its sports science and excellence in sports performance and training. A key part of this is our outreach work, which translates our expertise into opportunities to shape and support local communities and young people.

"The Times Higher Education awards are a celebration of the excellence that exists within UK universities. I am extremely proud that two University of Ulster projects have secured places on the shortlist and have received national recognition."


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