Why Queen's?


A leading research institution

A UK top ten research-intensive university

We are ranked joint eighth for research intensity

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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A World Class University

Among the top one per cent of global universities

[QS World Rankings 2018/Webometrics.info]

Six Queen's Anniversary prizes

World-class achievements in cancer research, environmental research, palaeoecology, law, green chemistry & cyber security.


An International outlook

Queen's ranked 25th in the world for international outlook

(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)

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Satisfied students

Queen’s University Belfast ranked 9th in the UK for overall student experience

(Times Higher Education 2017 Student Experience Survey)

Over 150,000 alumni in more than 120 countries

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At the forefront of gender equality practices in the UK

We hold 15 SWAN departmental awards.

These include two Gold, as well as an institutional Silver Award.

Awards and accreditations

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Welcoming students from near and far

We currently have over 23,000 students.

They include 2,200 international students from over 59 countries.

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Investing in your future

We have invested almost £350 million to provide exceptional facilities for our students and staff

A further £350 million will be invested over the next ten years.

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Providing more than just education

One of the largest employers in Belfast with 3,700 staff

contributes over £1 billion to the local economy, each year

Providing the leaders of tomorrow

80 of the top 100 companies in Northern Ireland employ Queen's graduates in senior leadership positions.
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Amazing innovators

Research by scientists from Queen’s on ionic liquid chemistry was named the ‘Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century’

(Science Museum 2013)

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In prestigious company

We're a member of the Russell Group along with 23 top UK based universities

It means we're dedicated to research and providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience.

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global reputation

In the top one per cent of universities*

As a world institution, we're committed to making it a better place.
*QS World University Rankings 2018 / webometrics.info

Our work across the globe