The University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

As Ulster continues to advance its research; institutes, students and staff can feel confident that Ulster is well positioned for success with access to the best in engineering digital collections through IET publishing resources.

The University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, has a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. As a close academic partner of the IET, Ulster benefits from access to highly respected research collections such as the IET Inspec research database, IET eBooks, IET.tv and access to IET Journals and Conferences.

Top research universities around the globe such as Ulster rely on trusted tools for innovation and the advancement of research within their educational programs. Engineering and technology focused publishing products from the IET remain a core staple within these institutions.

Ulster is dedicated to keeping its research facilities equipped with cutting edge resources. To demonstrate its work and its close relationship with academia and professional engineers, The IET delivered a well-attended talk in April 2013, entitled ‘Insights on Inspec’, for Ulster’s lecturing staff and researchers in the School of Computing and Mathematics.

According to Jonathan Wallace, Professor of Innovation at Ulster, Director of Knowledge and Technology Transfer for the Faculty of Computing and Engineering and Chair of the IET’s Policy Group for Northern Ireland, “Both from a Research and Innovation perspective, access to the IET’s online resources is invaluable for supporting not only academic and research colleagues conducting their collaborative R&D both nationally and internationally, but also Knowledge & Technology Transfer with local industry.” Professor Wallace continued, “Moreover, as lecturers we are strong advocates to our students of the wealth of resources offered by the IET which will help with their learning and coursework."

Ulster’s Computing and Engineering Research Graduate School comprises two distinct schools of study; the Computer Science Research Institute and the Engineering Research Institute. The Computer Science Research Institute consists of The School of Computing and Information Engineering (at Coleraine), the school of Computing and Intelligent Systems (at Magee), and the school of Computing and Mathematics (at Jordanstown). Postgraduate students in Computer Science are attached to one of four main Research Groups, specifically Artificial Intelligence, Information & Communications Engineering, the Intelligent Systems Research Centre, and the Smart Environments Research Group.

The Engineering Institute consists of three focused research centers; The Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), The Engineering Composites Research Centre (ECRE) and the Advanced Metal Forming Centre (AMFoR). These Research Centers constitute a wide range of engineering led disciplines such as Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Clean Technology, Connected Health Devices, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine and Metal Forming. Technology transfer is also a key objective of this Institute, with success stories including over 6 successful spin-out companies.

Ulster researchers can easily access the university’s diverse subscriptions which are carefully organized within LibGuides. (E.g. LibGuides Biomedical Engineering section).


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Library in Jordanstown, the largest of four campuses and the campus where the School of Engineering is mainly based.

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Library’s Computing and Engineering Team. 

From the left: Fionnuala Carlin, (Assistant Librarian Magee Campus), Jim Fitzsimons (Sub-Librarian), Mick Carragher (Assistant Librarian, Jordanstown Campus) and Jayne Dunlop (Assistant Librarian, Coleraine Campus).

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Jonathan Wallace, Professor of Innovation, delivered his inaugural professorial lecture entitled: ‘Innovate This! The Challenges of Knowledge and Technology Transfer’.
From the left: Professor Richard Millar, Dean, Faculty of Computing and Engineering; Barry Brooks, President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; and Professor Jonathan Wallace