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You will find below links to audio files from the life and work of the University, its staff, students, partners and visitors. Just click to play in your browser or download the file.

An archive of older podcast recordings is also available.

Image of Dr James Nesbitt, Chancellor of thr University of Ulster

Installation of Chancellor
Dr James Nesbitt

8 June 2010: Acceptance speech delivered by distinguished actor Dr James Nesbitt, given when he was formally installed into office at a ceremony held in the Riverside Theatre.

Audio begins with remarks by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnett.

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Image of Ulster informatics researcher Dr Roy Sterritt

Ensuring the Safety of Intelligent Computers
Dr Roy Sterritt

19 May 2010: Ulster informatics researcher Dr Roy Sterritt of the Computer Science Research Institute has been working with US space agency NASA on the development of techniques to ensure the safety and security of the next generation of self-directing, self-healing computing systems.

These 'autonomic' computing systems could provide the software to power the robot computer swarms which may soon be exploring Mars and the asteroid belt, following US President Obama's decision set the exploration of Mars as a key policy objective for the space agency.

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Image of Irish President Mary McAleese

The Island of Ireland: the next ten years
Irish President Mary McAleese

22 April 2010: Irish President Mary McAleese delivers the fourth annual Chancellor’s Lecture, taking has her theme The island of Ireland: the next ten years. She is introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Barnett.

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Image of Courtney Lyder

Ulster Researchers Team Up With UCLA
Mr Courtney Lyder

5 February 2010: Professor Courtney Lyder, Dean of the School of Nursing at UCLA, visited the University as part of an intensifying relationship between UCLA and Ulster in the field of rehabilitation science.

David Young talked to him and Ulster researcher Alison Porter-Armstrong about the partnership and the opportunities for the advancement of knowledge it offers both institutions.

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Image of Mr Justice Weir

A career in Law
Mr Justice Weir

20 November 2009: One of Northern Ireland’s most experienced jurists discusses his 40-year career in the law with Ulster students.

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Image of Dr Daniel Libeskind

Incredible Journey
Dr Daniel Libeskind

11 November 2009: The world–famous architect responds to the award of his honorary degree from the University of Ulster.

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160 Years of Art & Design in Belfast
Dr Mike Catto

11 November 2009: Dr Catto discusses his new book on the history of design in Belfast with Padraig Coyle.

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Image of Aung San Suu Kyi

Honour for Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi

07 July 2009: Ms Raza Linn accepts an honorary degree on behalf of imprisoned  Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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