McCallion welcomes £4m investment in UU research posts

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Elisha McCallion welcoming the news that 12 new research jobs are being created at the Ulster University (UU) headquartered at the Magee Campus.It follows  the announcement of a £4m global data analytics research unit and offices at the Belfast campus.elisha new head shot 2014 2

She said “This is a positive development for Magee University with the creation of twelve highly paid research jobs.

Just last month I and Raymond McCartney were delighted to accept Professor Paddy Nixon’s request to meet with him and senior management to discuss their ongoing work to expand the Magee campus. Our discussions focused on a range of issues including the UU’s plans for the development of a medical school at Magee.

In the time ahead we need to ensure that  Magee’s potential is realised and that opportunities to develop further research programmes which is a crucial area of income and activity for the UU are identified and capitalised on”