Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, 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. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.

The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further 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.

Four prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards further recognises the University’s contribution to society. Queen’s received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, was awarded the title of the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, won the Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year category in 2010 and received the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award in 2011.

With more than 17,000 students and 3,500 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.

Links

Displaying 261 - 280 of 319 articles

Painful but not taboo. Pain by Shutterstock

Endometriosis is more than just a ‘women’s problem’

Why does a disease which causes pain and infertility, and which affects around 10% of UK women, take up to ten years to diagnose? Endometriosis is common and debilitating. Deposits of tissue resembling…
Not just about girls. Teens by Shutterstock

Why boys should get the HPV vaccine too

Ask anyone about Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, and they will probably tell you that it is linked to cervical cancer. If they are a teenage girl living in the UK, they will know this as they will have been…
Apple’s global network control has helped it achieve bumper profits. Andrey Bayda / Shutterstock.com

Why Apple is the world’s most successful company – the power of networks

The latest round of quarterly results have recently come out and the likes of Apple and Boeing have announced bumper profits. Others such as Sainsbury’s and Samsung have not fared so well. So what is it…
The old suffer more than they should. Peter Hermes Furian

Are we winning the war on cancer?

In 1971 Richard Nixon declared “War on Cancer” with the signing of the National Cancer Act. Significant progress has been made in the intervening 44 years – and Europe has been at the forefront of many…
There might not be much more public art like this in Belfast. Paul Faith/PA Archive

Arts in Northern Ireland may not survive the latest round of cuts

The arts scene in Northern Ireland is under serious threat as the government gives the appearance of placing less and less value on culture. The announcement before Christmas of funding cuts of up to 50…
Ched Evans takes a drink while playing for Sheffield United in 2010. Jon Candy

Ched Evans: the legality and ethics of hiring a convicted rapist

As the directors of Oldham Athletic football club consider their options over the possible hiring of Ched Evans, the case of the convicted rapist trying to go back to work has thrown up a catalogue of…
A scene of devastation after the Taliban attack in Peshawar. EPA/Bilawal Arbab

Explainer: who are the Pakistani Taliban?

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on a school in Peshawar that killed more than 130 children. The militants planned the massacre to take revenge on the Pakistan army. They murdered…

Research and Expert Database

Authors

More Authors