05/01/2017

Ulster University Secures Almost £20m EU Funding

Ulster University has secured almost £20million of EU funding to lead three major UK and cross-border research projects.

The funding was awarded through the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme.

It will be used to help the university advance its research globally in personalised medicine, renewable energy and connected health technology. Partners include other UK and RoI institutions and companies with existing global expertise in each sector.
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Ulster University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paddy Nixon said: "The funding will facilitate some of the most exciting and advanced research in personalised medicine currently being undertaken globally; research that will improve patient care and outcomes, develop patient monitoring technology that will improve heart disease care by enhancing sensor technology options and, boost collaboration and accelerate the commercialisation of advanced renewable technology solutions.

"The funding will also support the creation of 24 PhD researcher posts across the three projects, enriching both the local economy in terms of salary contribution and the wider Northern Ireland research environment."

(CD)




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