16th Nov 2012
£200M for Queen's University
Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry, has commended Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB) on their success in the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) which he hopes will lead to more high quality research posts.
Welcoming the additional £200m funding recently provided by the UK Government to this scheme, the Minister said: “The success of Queen’s University in securing almost £10.5m of treasury funding and co-investment of £21.7million is to be commended.
“This significant level of funding will enable them to commence the next phase in the development of the Institute of Health Sciences by the expansion of the Vision Sciences programme, and the establishment of two new programmes in diabetes and genomics.”
The project aims to expand the world class research facilities that have been developed over the last five years at Queen’s. It aims to enhance existing and encourage new partnerships with other academic institutions, stimulate additional investment, and lead to more high quality research posts.