Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history.
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked in the top 180 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2019), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION AND STUDENT EXPERIENCE
At Queen’s we offer a world-class education that prepares our students for leadership and citizenship in a global society.
Our inspiring alumni comprises outstanding scholars, Nobel Prize winners - such as Seamus Heaney and David Trimble - and influential leaders who are making an impact in Northern Ireland and across the globe.
Our students enjoy being educated by world-leading academics working at the forefront of their disciplines and a significant investment in the student experience has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction.
Over 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation; our graduates are dominating senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland's top 100 companies, and making a difference in over 120 countries.
LEADERS IN INNOVATION AND IMPACT
Queen’s is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. We are globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally.
We are leaders in commercial impact and are in the top five UK universities for revenue generated from research commercialisation - £71m. Through QUBIS Ltd, our commercial arm, we have created over 70 spin-out companies, resulting in some 1,880 knowledge-based private sector jobs. Three of these companies (Kainos, Andor Technology and Fusion Antibodies) have been publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange.
We are number one in the UK for our participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). Since 1993, we have supported 100 businesses throughout Northern Ireland, helping them to generate an increase in annual profits of £65m.
A GLOBAL AND INCLUSIVE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
Queen’s is the 25th most international university in the world and is attracting global talent to Belfast.
We currently have staff and students from over 80 countries, helping to create a multicultural and vibrant campus. They are joining a university that is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.
An innovative, welcoming and inclusive place to work and study, Queen’s is a leader in gender equality and diversity. We are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We currently have two Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze departmental awards, as well as an Institutional Silver.
NORTHERN IRELAND'S LEGENDARY BEAUTY
Queen’s University is situated in Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland.
A city with innovation at its heart, technological advances infiltrate every sector helping to build our competitiveness on the global stage. There are almost 900 international companies located in Northern Ireland, making Belfast the second most successful city in the UK (after London) for attracting US trade.
There’s plenty happening outside the city, including the famous filming locations for the HBO series Game of Thrones, the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, voted the UK’s best Heritage Attraction, and the Mourne Mountains, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty canonised as CS Lewis’ Narnia.
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