Queen’s University Belfast
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
Queen’s is ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) and ranked 9th in the world for research collaboration, Queen’s is globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world. A partnership with China Medical University has led to the creation of the China Queen’s College (CQC) in Shenyang.
Queen’s is ranked number one in the UK for commercialising research’ (Octopus Venues 2019) with 1954 people employed in 37 active spin out companies. It is also ranked number one in the UK for its participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP).
External recognition includes the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize on seven occasions - the most recent being for world-class achievement in shared education and global cyber security. The University has also been honoured by Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship, awarded by Her Majesty The Queen for excellence in electronics and computer engineering.
Based in the heart of Belfast, named the Number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet, 2017) , Queen’s is committed to enhancing its historic campus and the surrounding conservation area while providing 21st century facilities for education and research. Over the last 10 years the University has invested £350 million in developing world-class facilities with ambitious plans to invest a further £350 million over the next decade.
OUR INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION
Queen’s is currently ranked 173 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).
We also have 14 subjects in the top 200 in the world. Plus, four of those subjects are in the World Top 100 (QS World Rankings by subject 2019).
Queen’s currently has over 2,600 international students from 85 different countries and we’re ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).
DEDICATED TO EMPLOYABILITY
Queen’s is ranked in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).
Additionally, 96% of Queen’s Undergraduates and 94.1% of Queen’s Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17)
It doesn’t stop there, Belfast was also named one of the top 10 cities in the UK to develop a digital career (Monster’s Digital Cities, 2019)
We are ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014/Times Higher Education).
And we are 9th in the world for international research collaboration (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is recognised as one of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities.
Our researchers are addressing many Global Challenges, tackling the problems facing society, such as Health, Food, Conflict and Technology and we are providing world class facilities in which they can carry out their ambitious work.
Queen’s is ranked in the top 75 universities in Europe for Teaching Excellence (Times Higher Education, 2019).
96% of current international students were satisfied with the subject area expertise of their lecturers and 92% were satisfied with the learning support provided (International Student Barometer).
•Ranked 3rd in UK for Dentistry (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) Course information
•Ranked 2nd in UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) Course information
•Ranked 4th in the UK for Food Science (Complete University Guide 2020)