ueens University Belfast is among the leading universities in the UK and Ireland. It provides quality education and world-class research.
It was founded as Queen’s College in the year 1845 and became a university in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education situated at the heart of Northern Ireland.
The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education on five occasions – for Northern Ireland’s Comprehensive Cancer Services programme and for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.
Queens University Belfast is decorated with numerous awards. It has received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year category in 2010 and the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award in 2011.
Having more than 17,000 students and 3,500 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a highly attractive entity for inward investment, a patron of the arts and global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.
Belfast is a city with a living history; a city famed for its culture and creativity and for the warmth and hospitality of its people. And it is a city looking ahead to an exciting future. Life in the rest of Northern Ireland is never dull either.
- It is the capital city of Northern Ireland.
- The city attracts largest number of software development projects in the UK outside of London.
- The city has two airports which were used by over 8 million people in 2008.
- Belfast attracts a total of 7.1 million visitors each year.
- The city has one of the youngest populations in Europe.
- The city is rich in maritime history: it hosted the Tall Ships Festival in 2009 and is planning a series of events developments in 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the launch of the Titanic which was built in Harland and Wolff shipyard in the city.
The University campus is located in attractive South Belfast; only 15 minutes walk away from the city centre with plenty of student facilities close by.
This “great country” has undergone a transformation in recent years. It looks ahead to new opportunities for development, which will further celebrate the innovation and creativity of its people. Queen’s University is central to this process.