Rankings and awards

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#2 in the Uk for our world-class facilites

Over the past decade, Queen’s has invested over £350m in cutting edge facilities, with the same to be spent over the coming decade, placing us joint 2nd in the UK for university facilities. (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017). See our facilities photo gallery.

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#9 for student experience

Ranked 9th for student experience in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017, we offer a range of support services including volunteering, clubs and societies, advice, entertainment, bars, shops and much more.

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We're in the top 10 for our excellent accommodation

We're ranked in the top 10 for university accommodation (The Telegraph, 2015).

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#10 in the UK for satisfied students

Queen’s is ranked 10th in the UK for student satisfaction with their course (Guardian University Guide 2018).

A world class university

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Ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)
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Ranked 1st in the world for our Graduate School (International Student Barometer Autumn 2015)
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Ranked 26th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
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Climbed 10 places in the Guardian University Guide 2018
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Ranked 180 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)

Exceptional teaching

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14 subject areas ranked within the UK’s top 20 (REF2014)
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15 subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by subject 2017)
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Winner of 5 Higher Education awards (2008-2014)
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Ranked 13th in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2018)

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1st in the UK for Criminology (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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2nd in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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2nd in the UK for Agriculture, Forestry and Food (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
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3rd in the UK for Anthropology (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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4th in the UK for Building and Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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4th in the UK for Civil Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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4th in the UK for Education (St Mary's College) (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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5th in the UK for Dentistry (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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5th in the UK for Food Sciencey (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
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6th in the UK for Creative Writing (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) 
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7th in the UK for  Architecture (Guardian University Guide 2018)
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7th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
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9th in the UK for Social Work (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
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10th in the UK for Chemical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2018)

An international outlook

2,000
International students from over 59 countries
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In the top 25 of the world’s most international universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings data 2018)
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Ranked 24th in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education, 2016)
1.5million
£1.5m scholarships available for international students
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Fastest growing Russell Group University for international students (HESA, 2011 – 2014), with global partnerships in Dubai, China, South East Asia and USA
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Countries represented by our international staff

Satisfied students

23,000
Students
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Ranked 8th in the UK for student experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
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Joint 2nd in the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
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Ranked 13th in the UK for student satisfaction with the Students’ Union (2016 National Student Survey)
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More than 200 clubs and societies
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One of the premier sporting universities in Ireland and the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016
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In the UK top 10 for student accommodation (The Telegraph, 2015)
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Ranked 10th in the UK for student satisfaction with their course (Guardian University Guide 2018)

Leaders of tomorrow

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Number one in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with more than 350 partnerships to date. 
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80 of the top 100 companies in Northern Ireland employ Queen's graduates in senior leadership positions
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Ranked 12th in the UK for industry connections (UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)
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3Nobel Prize Winners linked to the university 
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94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15)
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5th in the UK for Intellectual Property Commercialisation (2015-16 HEBCI Data)
150,000+
Queen’s alumni in 120 countries

An innovative environment

3,800
Over 3,800 staff
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Ranked 2nd in UK for university facilities (UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)
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The UK's 9th oldest University
350 million
£350 pounds invested in our exceptional facilities, with the same to be spent in the next ten years
1 billion
£1 billion into the local economy, each year
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Athena SWAN departmental awards for equality
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In the top 15 most beautiful Universities (Huffington Post 2014)
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Faculties
15
Schools
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Winner of 4 prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards

A global city

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Belfast and the causeway coast: no.1 region in the world (Lonely Planet 2017)

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4th most affordable student city in the UK (Natwest Student Living Index 2016)
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Happiest place in the UK (Office of National Statistics, 2016)
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One of the top 10 UK destinations (Tripadvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards
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Titanic Belfast voted best visitor attraction in the world (World Travel Awards (2016)
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Safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey, 2014)
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Belfast named best UK city in Guardian and Observer travel awards (2016)
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Giants’ Causeway is the UK’s best Heritage Attraction (British Travel Awards, 2016)
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Just a 15-minute walk from campus to city centre

A leading research institute

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Number 1 in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK)

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Joint 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014)
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Among an elite group of 24 research-intensive universities that form the Russell Group
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Awarded the Most Important Innovation of the 21st Century for ionic liquid chemistry research (Science Museum 2013)
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Awarded 6 Queen’s anniversary prizes
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Ranked 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
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Over 75 percent of our research is world-class or internationally leading (REF 2014)

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During 2016-17, we secured more than £100m in research grants and contracts