Chris Lyttle MLA said: “Higher education plays such an important role in our society. It helps provide the expertise we need to drive our economy. Higher education is all about building for the future and I am very pleased at the results of this survey.
“It is, however, important that we maintain these high standards going forward and ensure that our graduates are given the best careers advice possible so that we can maximise this potential for our labour market and our economy.
“Research and development is a very important area for Northern Ireland and top quality higher education is essential as regards these lucrative sectors.
“These results are very positive and they demonstrate the high standard of academic support and learning resources we have here.”