Message from our Principal

“We at the Academy welcome enrolments from students around the world. The Academy is an international centre of  excellence for STEMM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) which develops critical thinking, problem solving skills and fosters innovation in our students.”

Dr Terry McIvor


AISR is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges. 



Innovative teaching methods and online delivery. We are a member of the European Distance and

E-learning Network to foster developments in flexible 



AISR is ISO 9001:2015 accredited  to ensure high quality service and quality assurance.

Coronavirus update

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors are our highest priority. To help keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have moved teaching online, closed non-essential facilities and cancelled or postponed on-campus events. For the latest updates, visit our coronavirus information page.

What We Do

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The Academy for International Science and Research (AISR) is an award-winning International centre of excellence for STEM education. AISR is Northern Ireland’s first independent STEM Institute, located in the historic walled city of Derry.

Our campus offers vocational qualifications to the highest standards (technical professional level) in Science, Mathematics, Information Technology and Engineering as well as in the broader STEM areas of business, education and digital media to international studentsschool leaverscorporate organisations and those looking to gain professional qualifications for career progression.

We use the latest teaching methodologies to excite and ignite curiosity in STEM subjects in learners of all ages and our courses help to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as foster innovation.  

We also provide innovative and exciting STEM clubs for young children, encouraging a love of science, technology and maths from a young age.


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award winner
  • The Best Biomedical Education Technology Specialists 2018 by the Global Health and Pharma, International Life Sciences Awards 2018

  • The Best Private STEM College UK 2019 by International Life Sciences Awards 

  • The Best STEM FE College UK 2020 by the Education and Training Awards 2020

The Awards recognise the talent, skills and achievement of AISR, our staff and our learners. Join us to be part of the innovation we started across the globe.

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Francesco Surrusca

The overall quality of my placement was great, i am so happy for this work.  

Georgia Clarke

I have thoroughly enjoyed  my work experience here at AISR and i would recommend it to anyone that is considering computer or science related work in the  future.

Michele Scivoletto

The staff were very friendly, i learned new skills and received excellent guidance during my 4 weeks work placement.  For me it was perfect. 

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Business and Industry Magazine among the Top 40 BETT Show companies

AISR was featured in the Business and Industry Magazine among the Top 40 BETT Show companies