The University of Ulster (UU) is a leading contributor of lifelong learning, research, and knowledge and technology transfer in Northern Ireland. Based on student applications, UU is placed in the top ten of the UK‟s most popular universities (over 28 000 students). This reinforces UU‟s position as the largest university on the island of Ireland. UU‟s Biomedical Sciences Research Institute which has been consistently outstanding, achieving the highest possible UK-wide research rating (5-star) in the 1996, 2001 and 2008 National Research Assessment Exercises. Biomedical Sciences Research Institute has ongoing collaborations with the UU‟s Faculty of Computing and Engineering (4000 students, 380 staff).