Professor William Scanlon, School of Electronics, Electrical

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OPEN DAYS
11 – 13 SEPTEMBER
2014
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science
Professor William Scanlon
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THE QUEENS EXPERIENCE - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
ENVIRONMENT
CURRICULUM
OPPORTUNITIES
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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
GLOBAL RESEARCH
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS,
COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY (ECIT)
£40m research facility
in Titanic Quarter
Also home of CSIT:
UK Centre of
Excellence
for Cyber Security
FINANCIAL MARKETS
SPACE APPLICATIONS
CONNECTED HEALTH
GLOBAL RESEARCH IMPACT
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1st in the UK & Ireland for spinout revenues
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60+ spin-out companies created
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£146M combined turnover
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1200 employment
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£68.5M from outside investors in the spinouts
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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
GLOBAL CURRICULUM - EEECS
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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
BELFAST WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
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SCANLON - born and bred in North Belfast
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Attended Belfast Royal Academy
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Worked for General Electric Company, Siemens and Nortel
(English, German and Canadian)
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Just completed a 5 year Professorship in the Netherlands
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Conduct globally leading research @ ECIT (“wearables”)
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Completed an international lecture tour for NATO
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Examined PhDs in Singapore, Australia, Sweden and more
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Evaluated EU wide funding proposals and also Belgium, Sweden,
Finland, Australia, US, Canada…
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Worked for global medical device companies, electronics
multinationals, mobile phone multinationals
INTERNATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES
Our Target:
20% of
600+
international
study or
work
placement
UG students
22nd
in UK for
Erasmus
placements
(out of 169)
£75k
International
Opportunities
Fund
Because students who study abroad more likely to be either in employment or further study six
months after qualifying, with higher than average salaries
PLACEMENT IN EEECS
 Industrial Advisory Panel – several international companies
 Dedicated Careers & Placement Adviser and Placement Assistant
 Currently work with 1200+ employers
 57% (691) – NI
 29% (359) – National
 14% (167) – International
 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)
GLOBAL EXAMPLE: InStep
 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)
CURRENT STUDENT STORIES
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)
A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION ON YOUR DOORSTEP

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