We operate as a leading research-led School, with a vision to be a creative hub, and a place which investigates the challenges of the Anthropocene in an holistic, creative and inter-disciplinary way.
The School has much impactful work in urbanism, community, heritage, infrastructure, population and climate change: several of the Queens Social Charter Projects are hosted within the School, and there are good links with the ‘Energy’ Pioneer Research Programme (PRP); and Global Research Institutes, The Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS).
Outside the University, there are meaningful connections and collaborations with the Geological Survey NI, Belfast City Council, the Ministerial Advisory Group and East Side Partnership, amongst many others. In continuing to work with our key stakeholders at all stages of the research process we aim to ensure that the research conducted within the School is relevant and will lead to changes that improve outcomes for our society.
Archaeology and Palaeocology
A unique combination of cutting-edge archaeological approaches underpinned by state-of-the-art palaeoecological and chronological research.
In Architecture, we are leaders in architectural research and our world-class expertise spans three core themes: Architectural Design, Sustainable Cities, Heritage, and Architectural Humanities.
Queen’s geographers have shaped key research agendas across the discipline spanning the physical and human worlds, both past and present.
In Planning our research priorities are guided by global challenges and a need to achieve sustainable development in our built and natural environment.
The School has developed inter-disciplinary work through 3 cross-disciplinary research clusters: Sustainable Built Environment; Environmental Change and Resilience; Culture and Society.Research Clusters