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8th in the UK for Research Intensity
(REF 2014)
£100m in new research awards
Top 30 most effective publishers in the world
(THE 2018)
#1 in the UK for commercialising research
(Octopus Venues 2019)


To be distinguished by our academic strengths and recognised globally for the social, economic and cultural benefit we deliver through our research.

Excellence in research and innovation, and making a positive global impact, are central to what we do at Queen’s University Belfast.

Our Strategy

Global Research Institutes

Our Global Research Institutes and Pioneer Research Programmes are flagships for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal challenge.

The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology

At ECIT, our researchers are on a mission to make this changing digital space both safer and faster. Our experts are always one step ahead and are developing cutting-edge solutions to communicate even faster but in a safe and secure way.

The Institute for Global Food Security

The Institute for Global Food Security aims to play a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world’s population, and has become globally recognised for its excellence in research.

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice links peace-making with social transformation, examining the need for reform of state institutions alongside cultural and social healing. It brings together researchers from fields as diverse as politics and computer engineering.

The Institute for Health Sciences

The Institute for Health Sciences works in partnership with the health sector and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, to address disease areas which affect populations worldwide: cancer, respiratory conditions, eye disease and diabetic vascular complications.

REF 2014 // 8th in the UK

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework placed Queen’s University eighth in the UK for research intensity.

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Queen's Research in Europe

Our Horizon 2020 portfolio

We have a dedicated European funding support team and a track record of securing and delivering European funded projects.

Queen's Research in Europe

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