Stranmillis University College is located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Stranmillis College was founded in 1922 to provide state-funded teacher training in the northern portion of the then recently partitioned island. Until then most teachers in Ulster schools had been trained in Dublin. The new Northern Ireland government decided to open its own college and purchased for the purpose at Stranmillis House. Today the College is a multi-professional institution, no longer engaged solely in the education of teachers. It offers pre-service and in-service courses, undergraduate and postgraduate, for some 700 full-time students. All College courses lead to a qualification validated and awarded by the Queen's University of Belfast. In recent years the College has hosted a number of significant curriculum development projects in various subject areas and has published a range of support material for schools. The College has an especially close working relationship with St. Mary's College in Belfast. Joint teaching takes place within a number of subjects which are offered in both Colleges. The College is currently establishing partnerships with similar higher education institutions throughout the European Union and beyond. These will complement existing programmes in Denmark, France, Spain and the USA and offer students the opportunity to study and work in other European countries as part of their undergraduate course.