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Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast was originally established as 'Queen's College, Belfast' by Queen Victoria in 1845 as one of three colleges in Ireland. It was raised to the status of a full university in 1908 with its own Charter and Statutes.

Although it is one of the oldest Universities in these islands, Queen's continues to enhance its reputation for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research by embracing the most effective technologies and techniques of the 21st century.

When Queen's College opened in 1849 there were 20 professors and 90 matriculated students; we have now nearly 1,600 teaching and research staff, and almost 17,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who attend courses and undertake research in Agri-Food & Land Use, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, Management & Economics, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science and Theology.

Since the original 1845 foundation, Queen's has always adhered to the principle of strictly non-denominational teaching and this is included in its Charter. In two particular respects the 1908 Charter was notably ahead of its time: it made provision for a student on the governing body (the Senate) and made women eligible equally with men to hold any office or enjoy any advantages of the University.

Over the years Queen's has become a well established institution with a national and international reputation. At the regional level it plays a significant role in the educational, professional, industrial and cultural life of the Province.

Although Queen's is a comparatively old institution, it has a distinctly modern outlook. An example of this forward-looking policy is our programme of giving every student the opportunity to gain computing experience. With new additions to its range of courses, it is confident of consolidating its position well into the future as one of the most progressive educational institutions in the United Kingdom.


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Belfast Northern Ireland BT7 1NN
BT71NN Belfast
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

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Belfast Northern Ireland BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 2828

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