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Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group 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, with a student-centred ethos, rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.

The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on seven occasions - the most recent being for world-class achievement in Shared Education and global cyber security. Cancer Services, world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law have received the Award. The University has also been honoured by Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship, awarded by Her Majesty The Queen for excellence in electronics and computer engineering. Queen’s is ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) and ranked ninth in the world for research collaboration, Queen’s is globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world.

The University is ranked number one in the UK for commercialising research (Octopus Venues 2019) and for its participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). With more than 24,000 students and 4,200 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.

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Lower house rules. AnCatDubh

Irish senate gets its day of reckoning

A moment of truth has arrived for Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Irish Parliament. The proposed amendment to the Constitution of Ireland seeks to abolish the indirectly elected, 60-member chamber…
Parliament in the early 1800s: good at resolving banking crises.

Response to past crises shames post-Lehman dithering

The fifth anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ demise is an opportune moment to take stock and contextualise what has happened since. And one good way to do so is to compare this government’s policy response…
Blue sky thinking in St Petersburg. victorgrigas

Powerful and plural G20 is worth listening to

The G20 Summit brings together in St Petersburg, Russia a remarkably diverse and powerful collection of states. It is a unique experiment in global governance, signalling the end of dominance by a few…
On the hunt for rogue internet cafes. Niall Carson/PA

Is it really worth bugging? A guide to the G8

So what’s so special about this lot? Who decides which countries get to be in the gang? Can you get kicked out? How does it stack up against the G20? If spies were to listen in, would they hear anything…
Welcome to Northern Ireland. Julien Behal/PA

G8 leaders could use some local knowledge

Global leaders will discuss tax, trade, and other international issues at the G8 summit next week in county Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. If they want to achieve anything, they must recognise that economics…

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