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1 School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Professor William Scanlon OPEN DAYS 11 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2014

2 TITLE OF THE SLIDE HERE Text here. THE QUEENS EXPERIENCE - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

3 CURRICULUM OPPORTUNITIES ENVIRONMENT Image © Conall McCaughey

4 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT - PEOPLE Proud of our Ethnic Diversity Staff and Students from all (inhabited) continents and 80 countries 13% of total workforce are international 23% of academic staff Within School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Lecturers from countries such as Brazil, China, Greece, India, Indonesia, Korea, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Vietnam More than 50% of Professors are from outside NI Students in UG programmes from as far away as Brazil and China

5 £40m research facility in Titanic Quarter Also home of CSIT: UK Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security FINANCIAL MARKETS SPACE APPLICATIONS CONNECTED HEALTH INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS, COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ECIT) GLOBAL RESEARCH

6 GLOBAL RESEARCH IMPACT  1 st in the UK & Ireland for spinout revenues  60+ spin-out companies created  £146M combined turnover  1200 employment  £68.5M from outside investors in the spinouts  Portfolio includes/included: ActivWireless; Amphion Semiconductors; Analytics Engines; Andor Technology; APT; Avalon Instruments; Fusion Antibodies; Hughes & Mcleod; Kainos; Lagan Technologies; Maarenco; Meridio; PathXL; Warner Chilcot

7 GLOBAL CURRICULUM - EEECS  Highest UG intake in the University (435)  National Student Survey: 91% CS; 86% EEE (sector average 82%, 83%)  Best employability performance in the University, 84%  EEE Course more scholarships than any other Queens degree programme Flagship BEng/MEng Software and Electronic Systems Engineering Developed with industry to meet global demand Societal challenges – Healthcare, Transport, Internet of Things Skills development – team work, practice, entrepreneurship

8 BELFAST WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE  SCANLON - born and bred in North Belfast  Attended Belfast Royal Academy  Worked for General Electric Company, Siemens and Nortel (English, German and Canadian)  Just completed a 5 year Professorship in the Netherlands  Conduct globally leading ECIT (“wearables”)  Completed an international lecture tour for NATO  Examined PhDs in Singapore, Australia, Sweden and more  Evaluated EU wide funding proposals and also Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Australia, US, Canada…  Worked for global medical device companies, electronics multinationals, mobile phone multinationals

9 Because students who study abroad more likely to be either in employment or further study six months after qualifying, with higher than average salaries INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 600+ international study or work placement 600+ international study or work placement Our Target: 20% of UG students £75k International Opportunities Fund 22 nd in UK for Erasmus placements (out of 169) 22 nd in UK for Erasmus placements (out of 169)

10  Industrial Advisory Panel – several international companies  Dedicated Careers & Placement Adviser and Placement Assistant  Currently work with employers  57% (691) – NI  29% (359) – National  14% (167) – International PLACEMENT IN EEECS  Almost 300 students undertaking placement in EEECS (2014/15)  Almost 20% of them outside of NI  Recent examples include:  Yamaha Motors Amsterdam  Unity, Germany  IAESTE (Barcelona, Sri Lanka, China)

11  Global software consulting company - 160,000 employees / US $8bn  InStep is Infosys' flagship global internship programme  3-month placement in India  Queen’s is only one of 9 universities in the UK (100 worldwide)  Queen’s has 6 placements this year (most others 2) GLOBAL EXAMPLE: InStep

12 Diane: MEng Computer Science:  Level 1 – summer internship with Infosys, India (Summer ‘12)  Level 2 – Easter Vacation scheme - Goldman Sachs London (Apr ‘13)  Placement – Citi, Belfast (2013/14), 2 week QUB City Scholars programme New York (June 2014) and QUB London Study Tour (Sept. 14) Cormac: BEng Computer Science:  Level 1 – short Citi Quest, Belfast Easter Vacation Scheme, (Apr ‘12) Kainos App Camp, Belfast (Summer ‘12)  Level 2 – summer internship with Infosys, India (Summer ‘13)  Placement – Kainos, Belfast (2013/14) and summer internship with Generation UK in China (Summer 2014) CURRENT STUDENT STORIES

13 A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION ON YOUR DOORSTEP


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