HEUG Spotlight - Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast was founded by Royal Charter in 1845.  One of three Queen’s Colleges in Ireland, with the others being in Cork and Galway, it became a university in its own right in 1908.  Queen’s University Belfast pride themselves on giving all students a world-class education; 32% of its full-time, first-degree entrants are from lower socio-economic groups, placing us 1st amongst the UK’s leading universities for widening participation. 

Queen’s Univeristy students are making an impact across Belfast, across Northern Ireland and further afield, contributing £297.1m every year to the local economy and harvesting 5,500 active community volunteers. What’s more, 2,000 international students are helping to create a more inclusive campus and a more diverse city.

Queen’s University Belfast’s core values of employability and rigorous academic standards underpin all of our undergraduate programmes. Queen’s is the ninth oldest university in the UK and is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17). Queen’s ranked 24th in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education, 2016) and is ranked 18th out of UK universities as chosen by UK universities. A degree from Queen’s is a lifechanging opportunity, and Queen’s graduates go on to be leaders in their chosen fields internationally. 

Interested in nominating your institution for a spotlight? Please send us a little blurb about your University, some of your favorite places on campus and a picture to Brittany Moon (bmoon@heug.org). We look forward to learning more about your campus!

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