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Queen's University Belfast
Name: Queen's University Belfast
English Name: Queen's University Belfast
Region: Northern Europe
Country: UK
Found Year: 1908
Address: University Road



As a Russell Group university, Queen’s is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. It combines an international reputation for academic excellence with a life-changing student experience, a culture of innovation and a leadership role in the community which it serves.  Queen’s is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings), and is actively recruiting more than 100 of the world’s top innovators and inventors, including the appointment of academic leaders across all areas. 



External recognition includes the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, the highest accolade for an academic institution in the UK, on five occasions – for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology, law and a Diamond Jubilee Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Northern Ireland’s Comprehensive Cancer Services Programme.




The UK wide Research Excellence Framework 2014 placed Queen’s 8th in the UK for research intensity, having submitted 95% of academic staff, the fifth largest percentage of staff returned in REF2014.  It has 14 subject areas ranked within the UK’s top 20 and 76% of its research classified as either world leading or internationally excellent. 


Queen’s has forged partnerships with leading research groups and multi-national companies throughout the world, including Dubai Healthcare City; the National Cancer Center, Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University in the USA; Petronas in Malaysia; InfoSys and Madras Christian College in Chennai, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in India; China Medical University and Harbin Institute of Technology.


The University is at the forefront of research globally in areas as diverse as Green Chemistry, Secure Information Technologies, Food Security, Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Conflict Transformation, Health Sciences and Astrophysics.


Queen’s was one of the first universities in the UK and Ireland to form spin-out companies, establishing QUBIS in 1984 to commercialise research and development activities. QUBIS has been involved in the creation of over 65 companies.  It is currently the leading company in the UK and Ireland for revenue generation created through its spin-out companies.




Queen’s research-oriented environment means that students are educated by academics working at the forefront of disciplines. The University has an excellent record of achievement in reviews of teaching quality and numerous teaching awards.  The QAA Institutional Audit (2009) said Queen's meets its highest level of confidence in the management of academic standards and in the quality of the learning opportunities offered to students.


The University’s Centre for Educational Development provides a comprehensive and systematic range of support to develop and enhance learning and teaching. Close to 500 of our staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy. 


Queen’s is significantly investing in the student experience, a fact reflected in high rates of student satisfaction, completion and graduate employment amongst both the undergraduate and postgraduate populations. 

The University is at the forefront of using ICT to support learning and teaching; the University's virtual learning environment, Queen's Online, provides each student with secure online access to information and materials relating to their specific course components enhancing the learning experience.  In addition, the Wireless Campus Project is a £2m investment by Queen's will see a state-of-the-art wireless service rolled out to all areas of the campus by January 2016.  

Queen’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in the opportunities it provides for its students. The curriculum-based Certificate in Entrepreneurship Studies embeds business and entrepreneurial skills into the curriculum of all non-business students throughout the University, reaching over 11,000 students annually. 


Queen’s attracts students from more than 100 countries.  It is a popular destination university in the UK for American winners of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.




Queen’s is committed to enhancing its historic campus and the surrounding Conservation Areas while providing cutting-edge facilities for education and research.  The £50m McClay Library’s outstanding design, facilities and services were recognised in 2013 when it won the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) Award, presented every three years to a UK library that best meets the needs of users.


Having invested £350m over the last decade, it plans to spend another £350m over the next 10 years.  Recent developments include:

·         The ongoing development of the opening of the £175m Institute of Health Sciences has seen the opening of the Centre for Experimental Medicine in 2015.  

·         The refurbishment of the grade B listed Lynn Building has created a new Graduate School, opened in 2015, in a key historical location on the main University site.

·         The refurbishment of the Ashby Building, completed in 2015, has created an Engineering complex offering teaching, research and support accommodation to rival the most prestigious institutions in the world. 

·         The redevelopment of the former Library Tower into a new home for the School of Law, due to open for the 2016-17 academic year.

·         A high-quality transparent building for the School of Computer Science, integrating teaching and research, will also open for the 2016-17 academic year. 

·         The University has begun to build a new £38m teaching and research facility for the School of Biological Sciences, which will include the world-leading Institute for Global Food Security.

·         Queen’s was the first university in the UK and Ireland to open a dedicated, state-of-the-art Graduate and Executive Education Centre at the £15m redevelopment of Riddel Hall, home to Queen’s Leadership Institute.

The attractive University area is one of the city’s main cultural and recreational areas. Queen’s is a patron of the arts, including a film festival, the acclaimed Naughton Gallery and Northern Ireland's only arthouse cinema, the Queen’s Film Theatre.  The University is next door to the redesigned and award-winning Ulster Museum and the beautiful Botanic Gardens.  The campus is a 15-minute walk from the city centre.  Belfast has been described as a ‘treasure’ with an ‘incredible atmosphere’ (National Geographic Traveller 2012), and is now rated as a ‘must see’ destination by all the leading travel guides.


Total Enrollment:16711
           International Students:1598(10%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:13898
           International Students:582(4%)
Graduate Enrollment:2813
           International Students:1016(36%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Actuarial Science and Risk Management
           Aerospace Engineering
           Agricultural Technology
           Biological Sciences
           Biomedical Science
           Business Economics
           Business Information Technology
           Business Management
           Chemical Engineering
           Civil Engineering
           Computer Games Development
           Computer Science
           Computing and Information Technology
           Creative Multimedia
           Electrical and Electronic Engineering
           Energy, Environment and Sustainability
           English with Creative Writing
           Environmental and Civil Engineering
           Environmental Biology
           Environmental Planning
           Film Studies
           Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition
           French Studies
           Human Biology
           International Business with A Modern Language
           International Politics and Conflict Studies
           Irish and Celtic Studies
           Irish Studies
           Land Use and Environmental Management
           Manufacturing Engineering
           Marine Biology
           Mathematical Studies
           Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
           Mechanical Engineering,
           Molecular Biology
           Music Technology and Sonic Arts
           Part-Time Study
           Politics, Philosophy and Economics
           Product Design and Development,
           Social Anthropology
           Social Policy
           Social Work
           Software and Electronic Systems Engineering
           Spanish and Portuguese
           Spanish Studies
           Structural Engineering with Architecture
           Web Technology and E-Commerce
Postgraduate Taught Courses
           Accounting and Finance
           Animal Behaviour and Welfare
           Archaeology/Palaeoecology: Archaeology and Environment
           Archaeology/Palaeoecology: Dating and Chronology
           Archaeology/Palaeoecology: Professional Archaeology
           Architecture: Certificate In Professional Practice and Practical Experience
           Architecture: Master of Architecture
           Arts Management
           Biomolecular Structure and Function
           Business Administration
           Business Economics
           Chemistry: Chemical Enzymology
           Childhood Studies
           Clinical Education
           Cognition and Culture
           Cognitive Behavioural Practice
           Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
           Cognitive Science
           Community Development and Learning
           Comparative Ethnic Conflict
           Computational Biology
           Computer and Electronic Security
           Construction and Project Management
           Corporate Governance
           Counselling Education
           Criminal Justice
           Drama and Performance Studies
           Durability of Structures
           Ecological Management and Conservation Biology
           Education: Autistic Spectrum Disorders
           Education: Doctorate In Education
           Education: E-Learning
           Education: Educational Studies
           Education: Inclusion and Special Needs Education
           Education: Leadership and Management In Education
           Education: Pgce
           Education: Tesol (Doctorate)
           Education: Tesol (Masters)
           Educational Multimedia
           English (Broadcast Literacy)
           English (Creative Writing)
           English (Irish Writing)
           English (Language and Linguistics)
           English (Medieval Studies)
           English (Modern Literary Studies)
           English (Modern Poetry)
           English (Reconceiving The Renaissance – Literatures, Places, Cultures)
           Environmental Engineering
           Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
           Environmental Management
           Environmental Planning
           European Union Politics
           Family Law
           Film and Visual Studies
           Food Safety (Advanced)
           French and Linguistics
           French Studies
           French Studies: Modern French Studies (Culture and Memory)
           Gender and Society
           Geography and Archaeology: Heritage Science
           Health Studies (By Research)
           Hispanic Studies
           History: Ancient
           History: Modern
           Human Resource/Personnel Management
           Human Rights and Criminal Justice
           Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Cross-Border)
           Human Rights Law
           Human Rights Law (Cross-Border)
           International Business
           International Jd
           International Relations
           Interprofessional Health and Social Care Management
           Irish and Celtic Studies
           Irish History
           Irish Politics
           Irish Studies
           Irish Translation Studies
           Irish-Medium Film and Script Production
           Law and Governance
           Law and International Commerce
           Leadership For Sustainable Development
           Legal Science
           Legislative Studies and Practice
           Mechanical Engineering (Advanced)
           Mental Health
           Midwifery Practice
           Molecular Medicine (By Research)
           Music: Composition
           Nursing Practice
           Nursing/Midwifery: Advanced Professional Practice
           Organisation and Management
           Pain Science and Practice
           Pharmacy: Advanced Pharmacy Practice
           Pharmacy: Clinical Pharmacy
           Pharmacy: Community Pharmacy
           Pharmacy: Prescribing For Pharmacists
           Plasma and Vacuum Technology
           Plasma Physics
           Political Philosophy
           Political Psychology
           Postcolonial Studies In Context
           Process Engineering
           Professional Legal Studies
           Psychology: Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism)
           Psychology: Atypical Child Development
           Psychology: Clinical Psychology
           Psychology: Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology
           Public Health
           Risk Management and Financial Regulation
           Social Anthropology
           Social Research Methods (By Research)
           Social Work (Post-Qualifying Studies): Applied Social Studies
           Software Development (Conversion)
           Sonic Arts
           Spanish: Image and Text
           Spatial Regeneration
           Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
           Sustainable Aquaculture and Inshore Fisheries
           Sustainable Design
           Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems
           Sustainable Rural Development and Project Management
           Telecommunications: Wireless Communications (Advanced)
           Urban and Rural Design
           Violence, Terrorism and Security
           Water Resources Management
           Work-Based Learning (Mediation Studies)
           Work-Based Learning (Occupational Safety and Health)
Postgraduate Research Programs
           Archaeology: Past Cultural Change
           Atomistic Simulation
           Built Environment
           Cancer Research and Cell Biology
           Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
           Cognition and Culture
           Computer Science
           Drama Studies
           Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics
           Electrical and Electronic Engineering
           Environmental Engineering
           Film Studies
           Food Safety and Biotechnology
           French Studies
           Geography and Palaeoecology: Environmental Change
           Geography: Society, Space and Culture
           History: Ancient
           History: Modern
           Infection and Immunity
           Irish and Celtic Studies
           Irish Studies
           Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
           Molecular Biosciences
           Music and Sonic Arts
           Nanostructured Media
           Nursing and Midwifery
           Plasma Physics
           Politics, International Studies and Philosophy
           Public Health
           Pure Mathematics
           Social Anthropology
           Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
           Spanish and Portuguese Studies
           Spatial and Environmental Planning
           Statistical Science and Operational Research
           Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
           Vision and Vascular Science

Platzierung in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Platzierung in Academic Ranking of World Universities nach Gebieten
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Platzierung in Academic Ranking of World Universities nach Subjekt
ARWU-SUBJECT 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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