We are ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2018 / Webometrics.info). Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
Queen’s is ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity with over 75% of our research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).
Award-Winning Innovation and InventionAwarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize on six occasions
Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship
Impact-focused Pioneer Research Programmes
75 spin-out companies
Top 5 in the UK for Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation
Number 1 in the UK for our participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
Named the 24th most international university in the world and ranked 9th in the world for research collaboration, Queen’s is globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world.
BREAKING BOUNDARIES TO PRODUCE NEW KNOWLEDGE
Described by The Sunday Times as ‘Ireland’s Oxbridge’, we provide a world-class educational experience to students from all backgrounds. One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, we blend our proud heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of University life.
CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT AND WORLD CLASS FACILITIES
Based in the heart of the modern capital city of Belfast, named the best UK city by the Guardian and Observer travel awards 2016, Queen’s is driving one of UK's fastest growing economies with our wealth of talent and global research facilities.
220,190 jobs in the city
800 international companies
10,000+ registered businesses
Projected 86% growth in information and communication sector by 2025
World’s number one destination for financial technology investment
SMALL PLACE, BIG HEARTThriving arts, music and cultural capital
1.4 million+ visitors annually
Close to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Filming location for Game of Thrones
Home to the Titanic Belfast, the world’s leading tourist attraction (World Travel Awards 2016).
One of the top places to travel for food in the world (National Geographic, 2016).
Northern Ireland named the safest region in the UK