About Queen's University Belfast:

Queen’s University Belfast was founded by Royal Charter in 1845. Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen's University in Ireland, was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church. The University was made up of three Queen's Colleges - in Cork, Galway and Belfast. Although it was the first University in the north of Ireland, Queen's drew on a tradition of learning which goes back to 1810 and the foundation of the Belfast Academical Institution. Its collegiate department, which provided University-style education, closed with the establishment of Queen's and four of its professors and many of its students transferred to the new college. The most significant date in the early years of the University's life was 1908 when the three Queen's Colleges, and the Royal University (which replaced the Queen's University in Ireland in 1879), were dissolved and replaced by the Queen's University of Belfast and the National University of Ireland. As an independent institution, governed by its own Senate, Queen's flourished. Increasing student numbers and new staff were accommodated in a number of new buildings and the academic programme increased in range. Arts, Science, Law and Medicine were supplemented by Faculties of Commerce, Applied Science and Technology, Agriculture, and Theology. Today, Queen's is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 276 300 308 316 287 308 319 327 309 320 319 318 313

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture - - 300 260 249 297 261 277 285 300 301-350 282
Engineering - - 223 - - - - - - 297 288 296
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Medicine 268 259 262 277 267 268 267 257 262 251 243 243
Natural Sciences 252 232 239 210 245 262 281 275 - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Social Sciences 279 - - 293 - - 271 - 267 256 258 252

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 209 249 261 274 - - 290 262 253
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Chemical Engineering 225 265 265 233 244 230 245 220 206 207
Chemistry 182 171 187 201 233 238 249 263 254 286
Civil Engineering 239 146 166 159 132 158 230 185 212 232
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 244
Computer Science - - - - - - - 301-350 300 301-350
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 252
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 264 208 189 201
Environment / Ecology - 262 - - 259 255 246 283 - 295
Geosciences 237 231 222 177 177 163 237 273 276 273
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 281 - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 301-350
Mathematics - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 273
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 290 - - - 285 254 235 256
Physics 251 234 - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450
Plant & Animal Science - 224 260 238 240 262 284 277 301-350 301-350
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 246
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 141