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Queen’s University Belfast joins UKDSC as an Associate Member

The UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) is pleased to announce that Queen’s University Belfast has become a UKDSC Associate Member. Queen’s University Belfast is ranked 22nd in the World for ‘International Outlook’, 7th in the UK for research intensity, and 100% of its Electrical and Electronic Engineering research impact was judged to be internationally-excellent or world-leading in the 2014 REF exercise.

QUB’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), is a multi-award-winning Global Research Institute. The ECIT Institute has range of world-leading research collaborations with 119 organisations across 32 countries. ECIT’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), was one of the first centres to be recognised by the EPSRC and GCHQ, and subsequently the NCSC, as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research in 2011, it has since won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 for its world leading research and economic impact on the UK economy.

Queen’s University Belfast will help support in the engagement of SMEs and wider defence and security innovation ecosystem in Northern Ireland. As a strategic partner, QUB’s ECIT Institute, will be focussed on supporting activities in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence for defence and security applications
  • Cyber Security and wireless communications
  • “Secure Connected Intelligence” to support Cross Sector Innovation (CSI) initiative on High Altitude Intelligence and Subsea Autonomous Systems

To find out more about QUB’s ECIT Institute please click on the Link.


Samira Braund

Samira Braund

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