Queens University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history.
Founded by Queen Victoria in 1845, the University was originally known as The Queens Colleges and included Cork and Galway. In 1908, the University signed a new charter to become the independent Queens University Belfast.
Today there are approximately 23,000 students from the UK and Ireland and more than 80 other countries, helping to create a multicultural and vibrant campus. We are ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2019), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
Queens is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. We are globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally.