Welcome to the Queen's University website. I hope you find these pages informative and interesting and that you will obtain a real sense of life and study at Queen's.
Queen's combines the best of tradition with a progressive outlook. It is an institution with a world-class academic reputation as reflected in the award of a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011, the fifth time the University has been honoured in this way.
As a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, Queen's is building on its tradition of excellence to secure a future for its students - the leaders of tomorrow. They can look forward to being taught to the highest standards by academics who are both world-class teachers and researchers.
Queen's is currently investing over £200 million in students, staff and facilities. Our distinctive campus is further enhanced by the new landmark McClay library, redevelopment of the Elms student village, and major refurbishment of the Physical Education Centre and the Students' Union. Academic developments range from a substantial expansion in Medicine to new postgraduate courses in Governance and Sustainable Development, from the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology to the Sonic Arts Research Centre, and from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry to novel approaches to "green technology".
Since I took up my post as President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's in August 2004, I have found Belfast to be an exciting, dynamic city which is embracing cultural and economic development. Queen's is, and will remain, central to this development.
Making people feel at home is a marvellous characteristic of the citizens of Belfast, and Queen's enthusiastically supports and participates in this. Queen's also plays a pivotal role in the life of Northern Ireland through its contribution to the professions, the arts and culture, social development and economic prosperity.
Our web pages offer a wealth of information on these and other aspects of Queen's role, as well as highlighting the "Queen's Experience", our term for the rewarding intellectual experience which the University offers, coupled with its rich cultural, social, sporting and political life.
Enjoy your browsing.
Professor Sir Peter Gregson
President and Vice-Chancellor