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About Queen's

In the top one per cent of global universities

We are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research.

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A global reputation

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK's 24 leading research intensive universities

Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity. (Ref 2014)

World leading research

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Heritage that matters

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, and can trace its roots as far back as 1810.

With more 170 years of heritage, we combine an international reputation for academic excellence with a life-changing student experience and a culture of innovation.

History and heritage

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University profile

Get to know the university

This is a university that has achieved a great deal in its distinguished history.

How we've made our mark on the world

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University Structure

Queen's prides itself on the quality of its academic leadership, with a united team of academics and professional services directorates working together to deliver its Vision.

The University is led by its President and Vice-Chancellor, supported by the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellors.

Leadership and structure

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Governance

The University Charter governs everything we do and we are committed to best practice in all areas of governance.

Senate is responsible for the ongoing strategic direction of the University and the general conduct of its affairs.

University governance

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IN THE COMMUNITY

Queen's is much more than just a place for students to get a great education.

We're one of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland and a major contributor to the local economy. We work alongside a host of local charities and community groups to fulfil our Social Charter.

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A distinguished history

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