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Connected across the globe

Queen’s is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. We are globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally.

We are leaders in commercial impact and are in the top five UK universities for revenue generated from research commercialisation - £71m. Through our commercial arm, we have created over 70 spin-out companies. Three of these companies (Kainos, Andor Technology and Fusion Antibodies) have been publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Throughout the University, our leading research academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance.

Global engagement
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Queen’s is the 25th most international university in the world and is attracting global talent to Belfast.

We currently have staff and students from over 80 countries, helping to create a multicultural and vibrant campus. They are joining a university that is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

An innovative, welcoming and inclusive place to work and study, Queen’s is a leader in gender equality and diversity. We are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We currently have two Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze departmental awards, as well as an Institutional Silver.

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Discover undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research courses designed to do just that

Ongoing support to develop your entrepreneurial and employability skills, plus an international outlook, means that studying at Queen’s will take you anywhere in the world.

Our students enjoy being educated by world-leading academics working at the forefront of their disciplines and a significant investment in the student experience has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction.

Over 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation; our graduates are dominating senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland's top 100 companies, and making a difference in over 120 countries.

Why study at Queen's?
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Global Engagement

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Throughout the University, our leading research academics are collaborating across disciplines and with external agencies and institutions on projects of world significance.

Global Research Institutes

Queen’s has invested significantly in both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research in order to create the environment in which our researchers can tackle the challenges that face us all on a global scale.

Global Challenge Debates

Human Rights In An Age Of Trump And Brexit

We gather world-leading experts to discuss some of the greatest challenges facing us today.

About Queen's

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Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908.

Global opportunities

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Every year over 800 Queen's students take the opportunity to go outside Northern Ireland to study or gain work related experience. 

International student support

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The International Student Support team is here to help you make the most of your experience as an international student.

Shaping a better world since 1845


Queen’s is ranked 200 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021) and in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020), Queen's is part of an elite UK group of research-intensive universities, known as the Russell Group.

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