Education system

Education in Northern Ireland - Almac CareersNorthern Ireland boasts the best academic performance in the UK with over 60 per cent of school leavers going on to University or College. Whether you are thinking about raising a family, or considering extending your own personal qualifications, Northern Ireland offers fantastic educational opportunities.

Northern Ireland’s education system is also among the best performing in Europe. According to a recent major survey, Northern Ireland is the best performing education system for primary maths in Europe, and the sixth best in the world. For primary reading it is the second best in Europe and 75 per cent of school leavers go to further and higher education. Supporting these academic achievements are two world leading universities, Queen’s University of Belfast and Ulster University – as well as an extensive network of Further Education Colleges who provide vocational and academic training for those seeking to broaden their skills.

Northern Ireland is highly regarded for its research and development accomplishments within multiple fields, with Almac at the heart of these achievements. As well as pharmaceuticals, Northern Ireland continues to lead the way in numerous areas such as, astrophysics, software development and aerospace.

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