"As Northern Ireland's civic university, Ulster University is grounded in the heart of the community and strives to make a lasting contribution to society as a whole. Renowned for its world-class teaching, Ulster aims to transform lives, stretch minds and develop the skills required by a growing economy. The outcomes of our research have global significance with local relevance, and contribute to the social, economic and cultural betterment of our region. Ulster University is now listed in the prestigious Times Higher Education ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old. Students at Ulster University are among the most satisfied in the UK according to the most recent National Student Survey, in which the University achieved 88% on the overall satisfaction score. Ulster University was awarded a coveted THE Award 2016 for 'Most Improved Student Experience', based on the results of a survey which polled 15,000 students across the UK. Ulster University invests £42 million in research and innovation programmes each year. Ulster University has an alumni network of over 160,000 alumni in 148 countries worldwide. Over 90% of Ulster University graduates have gone into work or further study within six months of graduating. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework identified Ulster University as one of the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research, based on research power OR 72% of Ulster University's research activity judged to be world leading or internationally excellent." - Ulster University website. There is a wide range of courses from Business Management to Software Development for all levels of study.