Support Research

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Our research strategy is to be distinguished by our academic strengths and recognised globally for the social, economic and cultural benefit we deliver through our research.

Our academic staff are leaders in their field, deeply committed to their research and passionate about making a difference to the world.

Queen's has 14 subject areas ranked within the UK’s Top 20 and 76 per cent of our research is classified in the top two categories of world-leading and internationally excellent.

Our Global Research Institutes are flagships for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal challenge. They bring together a critical mass of excellent researchers from a wide range of disciplines in world-class facilities to tackle some of the greatest global issues of our age.


Medicine and Clinical Research

The chances are that your life or that of that of a loved one has been touched by medical research. For generations, Queen’s has educated doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals who go on to serve society at home and abroad.

Focused on speeding up the process of taking laboratory discoveries through to the patient’s bedside, the Institute of Health Sciences at Queen’s brings together significant international programmes impacting global healthcare, by developing new ways to prevent and treat disease.  Improving outcomes for patients lies at the heart of everything we do. We are developing new diagnostic tests  and treatments for cancer, respiratory disease, eye health and diabetic complications.

Our work in many fields of medicine has won global acclaim and is attracting gifted international researchers to the University. Survival rates for cancer in Northern Ireland are now among the best in the UK. Through choosing to support this important area of our work, you are showing that you trust in our established reputation as leaders in the field of medical research.

Other areas of research

You can choose to support research in areas throughout the University, including our global research institutes:

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 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 of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology is host to the award winning UK Innovation & Knowledge Centre for cyber security, The Centre for Secure Information Technologies, ECIT also houses The Centre for Wireless Innovation and The Centre for Data Science and Scalable Analytics Systems.