This ended with the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
The University of Ulster was formed in 1984 from a merger between the New University of Ulster and the Ulster Polytechnic - the only such "trans binary merger" that crossed the divide.
Open letter to Dr Vince cable: UK business secretary Vince Cable's recent speech shows he doesn't understand how science works and his cuts threaten to destroy the gold mine that is UK science. Freeing scientists from soul-destroying bureaucracy would release their creativity, according to Donald Braben.(Comment)
Sep 27, 2010; Vince Cable, you said in your recent speech: 'There is a school of thought which says that government commitment to science and...