Queen’s University Belfast are in the Top 1% of Universities in the world, (QS World University Rankings, 2016/17)
We are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research.
A global reputation
Part of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK's 24 leading research intensive universities
Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity. (Ref 2014)
Heritage that matters
The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, and can trace its roots as far back as 1810.
With more 170 years of heritage, we combine an international reputation for academic excellence with a life-changing student experience and a culture of innovation.
Queen's prides itself on the quality of its academic leadership, with a united team of academics and professional services directorates working together to deliver its Vision.
The University is led by its President and Vice-Chancellor, supported by the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellors.
In The Community
Queen's is much more than just a place for students to get a great education.
We're one of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland and a major contributor to the local economy. We work alongside a host of local charities and community groups to fulfil our Social Charter.
A leading research institution
A UK top ten research-intensive university
We are ranked joint eighth for research intensity
A World Class University
Among the top one per cent of global universities
[QS World Rankings 2016/17]
An International outlook
In the top 25 of the world’s most international universities 2016
Queen’s University Belfast ranked 12th in the UK for overall student experience
At the forefront of gender equality practices in the UK
We hold 10 Athena SWAN departmental awards.
These include two Gold, as well as an institutional Silver Award.
Welcoming students from near and far
We currently have over 23,000 students.
They include 1,700 international students from over 80 countries.
Investing in your future
We have invested almost £350 million to provide exceptional facilities for our students and staff
Providing more than just education
One of the largest employers in Belfast with 3,700 staff
contributes over £1 billion to the local economy, each year
Research by scientists from Queen’s on ionic liquid chemistry was named the ‘Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century’
(Science Museum 2013)
In prestigious company
We're a member of the Russell Group along with 23 top UK based universities
It means we're dedicated to research and providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience.
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