In Ireland’s most youthful city there are over 40,000 students in higher or further education. But it’s how they learn that makes the difference to business. Locally based global companies in sectors such as IT and technology manufacturing work alongside our leading academic institutions and world-class centres of research to fashion degrees specially tailored for tomorrow’s industry. We even have the world’s first undergrad course in stratified medicine, while students in computer sciences, intelligent systems and nanotechnology have access to the finest research facilities.
With labour costs around 20% lower than the UK average, unrivalled levels of staff retention and a workforce with a diverse range of skills in key areas such as financial services, software development, life sciences, tourism, digital media and computer gaming, it’s little wonder so many blue chip companies continue to invest and re-invest in Derry-Londonderry.