Allstate NI opens new computing lab at Ulster University Magee campus

  • Allstate NI has opened a new state of the art computing lab at Ulster University’s Magee campus, representing a major investment in educational resources for the North West region.

    The new lab is based within Ulster University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the Magee Campus.

    It will boost the core teaching competencies in the areas of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technologies, Electronics and Embedded Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering.

    Allstate NI, who is Northern Ireland’s largest IT company with offices in Belfast and Derry, has had a longstanding partnership with Ulster University.

    This collaboration recognises the importance of developing professional and educational links, whilst attracting next generation IT talent to Allstate NI, keeping the company at the forefront of a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

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    The partnership is one of a number that links Ulster University and Allstate and will significantly enhance the student experience and offering at Magee.

    “We are very proud to have partnered with Ulster University in the opening of the new IT lab," said John Healy, Vice President and Managing Director of Allstate NI. "Allstate are committed to finding the best talent in Northern Ireland and the partnership between academia and business is vital in preparing the next generation of IT professionals.

    "The North West is an integral part of the Allstate NI organisation and this collaboration will help boost the local economy. We’re thrilled to be able to improve student experiences at Ulster University by providing them with top quality resources and look forward to seeing how the IT industry continues to grow in the North West.”

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    Integral to the work of the lab will be collaborations relating to cutting-edge academic research and application towards real-time corporate issues.

    Healy added: "The opening of our new lab in Ulster University’s Magee Campus reinforces a commitment to developing the next generation of the IT workforce in Northern Ireland.

    "From software development to data science we look forward to collaborating and nurturing talent in Ulster University through providing industry experience and preparing students for a rewarding professional career.”

    Source: Written based on press release

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