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Representatives of the ARC Partner organisations
A Joint Research Partnership

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University entered into a joint research partnership in 2021 to collaborate in the delivery of a research and engineering programme for the Advanced Research and Engineering Centre (ARC) in Northern Ireland.

ARC brings together researchers, engineers and business executives, combining expertise from academia and industry within one R&D centre. This cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary team will continue to grow, with 38 additional research roles created across both universities through Invest NI funding.

Driving future innovations in technology

The QUB Research team at ARC is led by Professor Karen Rafferty, Head of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Our work aligns with digital transformation strategies for Northern Ireland - including the Belfast Regional City Deal and the 10X Economy Strategy - by combining world-leading research with new technology development to drive innovation across a number of business sectors.

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