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8th in the UK for Research Intensity
(REF 2014)
£100m in new research awards
Top 25 in the world for international joint publications
(U-Multirank 2020)
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Shaping A Better World

Amidst this period of global change and uncertainty, academics at Queen’s are at the heart of local, national and international efforts to expand our knowledge of the pandemic and in helping society to comprehend a way forward.

Vibrant academic debate and discussion continues at Queen’s, virtually. Here we share a range of recent virtual conferences, podcasts and articles.

Shaping a Better World
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Supporting global efforts

Our research and expertise has contributed to the global fight against COVID-19: our scientists have been working on therapies for SARS-CoV2; our researchers have led leading clinical trials and our data / informatics teams and social sciences academics across a range of disciplines are working to support a better understanding of the social and economic impact of the pandemic.

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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

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Queen's Research in Europe

We deliver a significant level of research and impact, through engagement with our valued European partners, making vast advances in European research tackling global issues.

To date, we have engaged in more than 85 Horizon 2020 projects, across 70 countries and in more than 600 collaborations.

Find out more about our EU projects, partners and doctoral programmes.

Queen's Research in Europe

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.

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