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BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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 theninth oldest universityin the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of theRussell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
Queen’s is ranked8thin the UK for Research Intensity(REF 2014/ Times Higher Education) with over 75% of its research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in REF 2014.
Building on its disciplinary excellence, the University has created four flagshipGlobal Research Instituteswhich bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time in the areas of: Global Peace, Security and Justice; Cyber Security; Health Sciences; and Food Safety.
Queen’s is ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) and ranked 9thin the world for research collaboration, Queen’s is globally connected and networked withstrategic partnershipsacross 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 onein 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 theQueen’s Anniversary Prizeon 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 ofBelfast, 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 21stcentury facilities for education and research. Over the last 10 years the University has invested £350 million indeveloping world-class facilitieswith ambitious plans to invest a further £350 million over the next decade.
Global Research Institutes
The Institute for Health Sciences
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
The Institute for Global Food Security
The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology
University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom