Global Research Leadership
Queen's brings together researchers across disciplines to address some of the greatest societal challenges of our time.
• Joint 8th in the UK for research intensity (Times Higher Education Research Intensity Ranking/REF 2014)
• Over 75 per cent of our research rated as world class or internationally leading (REF 2014)
Research at Queens 2016-2021
Our research strategy
Making a global impact through excellence in research and innovation is central to what we do at Queen’s.
It is our purpose and responsibility to take on major global challenges, and to find answers that will help to build a better society.
GLOBAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND PIONEER RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
Our Global Research Institutes and Pioneer Research Programmes are flagships for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal challenge. They bring together a critical mass of excellent researchers from a wide range of disciplines in world-class facilities to tackle some of the greatest global issues of our age.
The Institute for Global Food Security
The Institute aims to play a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world’s population, and has become globally recognised for its excellence in research.
The Institute for Health Sciences
The Institute addresses disease areas which affect populations worldwide: cancer, respiratory conditions, eye disease and diabetes, working closely with the health sector to ensure the broadest possible impact.
The Institute of Electronics, Communications
and Information Technology
With more of our information held digitally, communicated wirelessly and connected across devices, significant challenges are emerging which are being tackled by ECIT.
The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute
for Global Peace, Security and Justice
The Institute links peace-making with social transformation, examining the need for reform of state institutions alongside cultural and social healing.