Queen’s University Belfast
Is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university was chartered in 1845 and opened in 1849 as “Queen’s College, Belfast”, but has roots going back to 1810 and the Royal Belfast Academicals Institution.
It offers academic degrees at various levels and across a broad subject range, with over 300 degree programmes available.
Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK. The university is associated with two Nobel laureates and one Turing Award laureate.
Queen’s University Belfast has its roots in the Belfast Academical Institution, which was founded in 1810. The present university was first chartered as “Queen’s College, Belfast” in 1845.
Rankings and reputation
The Times Higher Education rankings 2015/16 placed Queen’s 200th in world and in 2014 reported it in the top 25 most international universities.
In the 2016 QS World University Rankings Queen’s was ranked 182nd.
In the National Student Survey 2013, Queen’s was ranked 12th in the UK for student satisfaction.
Queen’s is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world according to the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings. They also commended Queen’s for its leadership role in society and its life-changing research. The University is a global player in areas from cancer studies to sustainability, wireless technology to creative writing and from pharmaceuticals to sonic arts. In the same year the university ranked 36th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2016).
The university has also been awarded by the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further & Higher Education on several occasions, including for their work in comprehensive cancer services improving survival rates for patients in Northern
Ireland. Most recently, in 2015, Queen’s was awarded for its work in the field of engineering and technology.