Global collaborations

Exterior of Mohammed bin Rashid University

Dubai Healthcare City

In an important international collaboration Queen’s is partnered with Dubai Healthcare City

The aim of this partnership is to develop the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

MbR University

Campus building at China Medical University – Queen’s University BelfastJoint College

China Queen’s College

Queen’s has recently established a major new partnership in China - the China Medical College - Queen’s University Joint College (CQC),

This is a joint venture to deliver cutting-edge education in Pharmaceutical Sciences, based in Shenyang.

Professor Maire O'Neill

Secure Information Technologies

Our Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is a winner of a national Queen’s Anniversary Prize for cyber security

It is partnered with major international companies such as All State, IBM, Infosys and Thales.

CSIT Website

Petronas office


Our partnership with the Malaysian oil and gas giant PETRONAS has led to the development of ionic liquids

hailed as the most important British innovation of the 21st century.

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The ANSIN advanced materials research and development hub at Queen's University Belfast

Seagate Technology

A £9.5m investment by Seagate Technology has led to the establishment of the ANSIN international research laboratory at Queen’s

Seagate Technology is a world-leading supplier of data storage technology.

female student examines slides on a microscope whilst a male student takes notes


Queen's is collaborating with the international diagnostics company Almac, based in Northern Ireland

The collaboration is helping to accelerate cancer-focused drug discovery and novel treatments.



A partnership with Wrightbus of Ballymena led to the company winning the New Bus For London contract

And to the establishment of a Wrightbus Centre of Excellence at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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international Santander network

Queen’s is a member of the prestigious international Santander network

It brings together almost 1000 universities across the world to support scholarships and student exchange.

Queen’s is committed to playing its part in improving the world around us. From new treatments for life-threatening diseases to protecting the lives and livelihoods of some of the poorest people on the planet, the University has links with more than 250 universities and 700 companies around the world. Our research is instrumental to the development of links with industry and institutions worldwide.

Professor Kang Li

Harbin Institute of Technology

The Intelligent Grid Interfaced Vehicle Ecocharging (iGIVE) system provides a ‘smart grid’ for charging electric vehicles in a given town or city.

This monitors energy use at charging points at various locations and reacts according to demand. This will provide a more efficient, flexible and environmentally friendly service for a large number of vehicle users. The research is a collaboration between Queen’s and three other bodies, under the leadership of Professor Kang Li.

headquarters of Indian multinational corporation, Infosys


Queen’s University enjoys a partnership with Indian giant Infosys.

This collaboration brings together the world’s most prominent IT organisation and the University’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), to conduct joint research into helping advance global cyber security.

Other international partnerships


Joint research and educational programme between East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


Agreement with São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) that will fund early stage joint research collaborations between Queen’s academics and colleagues in the São Paulo region of Brazil

United States

The Pan-STARRS Science Mission – the world’s biggest camera, based in Hawaii, sweeping and surveying the sky – involves a consortium of leading international universities, including Queen’s and Harvard


Queen’s is leading a €6m European study involving 13 research/ clinical teams from nine European countries to find new treatments

Promoting partnership in Brazil

An agreement was signed in 2014 with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) which will see early stage joint research collaborations between Queen’s academics and colleagues in that country, leading to the development of partnerships in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

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