Opens door for Sri Lankan students through Business Advisory Group and AnEducator
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, it became an independent university in 1908. Today, ranked in the top 173 universities in the world (*QS World Rankings 2020), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
A World Class Education and Student Experience
At Queen’s we offer a world-class education that prepares our students for leadership and citizenship in a global society. Our inspiring alumni comprise outstanding scholars, Nobel Prize winners and influential leaders who are making an impact in Northern Ireland and across the globe.
Our students enjoy being educated by world-leading academics working at the forefront of their disciplines and a significant investment in the student experience has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction.
Over 96% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation; our graduates are dominating senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies, and making a difference in over 120 countries.
Leaders in Innovation and Impact
Queen’s 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.
We are leaders in commercial impact and are in the top five UK universities for revenue generated from research commercialisation – £71m. Through QUBIS Ltd, our commercial arm, we have created over 80 spin-out companies. Three of these companies (Kainos, Andor Technology and Fusion Antibodies) have been publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange.
We are number one in the UK for our participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). A recent report by London Economics found that Queen’s contributes £1.9billion to the UK economy.
Investing in the Future
The UK’s ninth oldest university, Queen’s blends its proud heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of University life.
Our £700m investment in facilities is transforming the University campus, expanding an environment that stimulates, enables and supports world-class education and research. This has included the development of a state-of-the-art Graduate School, which is home to a thriving postgraduate community; the award-winning McClay Library; a new Computer Science Building; a School of Law; and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.
The University has also invested in sporting facilities, new purpose-built student accommodation in Belfast City Centre and has announced plans for the development of a world-class Student Centre, including a new Students’ Union facility. Rankings and Reputation
14 Queen’s subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by subject 2019):
Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Performing Arts, Archaeology, English Language and Literature, Law, Agriculture and Forestry, Architecture/ Built Environment, History, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Medicine, and Politics and International Studies.
COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2020, Ranked 37th in the UK with 17 subjects ranked within the top 20 for Y2020:
Agriculture and Forestry, Celtic Studies, Food Science, Dentistry, Town and Country Planning and Landscape, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Social Work, Creative Writing, Accounting and Finance, Architecture, Archaeology, French, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemical Engineering and Anthropology.
£700 million City Deal investment will help Belfast Region bounce back from Covid-19
Belfast Region City Deal partners have said that confirmation of the NI Executive’s match funding of new investment for infrastructure, regeneration, and tourism projects will help the region’s economy recover from the effects of Covid-19.
Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Ian Greer, said, “The Northern Ireland Executive’s match funding is most welcome news. As we look beyond the current pandemic, we know that economic and societal recovery will require extensive investment, collaboration and innovation. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we talked about the BCRD representing a once-in- generation opportunity for inclusive growth and being a major boost to the local economy. This funding is now all the more crucial as we emerge from these challenging times and look towards recovery and regeneration. Queen’s University is strongly placed to play a key role in Northern Ireland’s recovery and we look forward to working with partners to deliver innovative projects that will have positive and lasting impact on the economy.”
It is anticipated that the Belfast Region City Deal will deliver more than 20 projects that will help grow the Belfast region’s business strengths in life and health sciences; ICT, digital and creative industries, and advanced manufacturing. It will also support digital development and tourism-led regeneration across the entire region, underpinned by infrastructure developments and investment in skills to connect people to jobs and services.
These projects will help to create new types of jobs for the future, underpinned by re-skilling programmes, by focusing on the region’s competitive strengths. They will also have a positive impact on the most deprived communities, delivering a balanced spread of benefits across the region.
Webinar ‘Study in Queen’s University Belfast’ for Sri Lankan students:
Pavithra Janani, Student Recruitment Manager, Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with Business Advisory Group and AnEducator will present a webinar ‘study in Queen’s University Belfast’ for the benefit of Sri Lankan students on Thursday, 21st May 2020 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Interested students may register via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to register their place at the webinar for one-on-one discussion with the university representative. Each registered student would be given 15-20 minutes time to discuss their study opportunities with Queen’s University Belfast and would be provided with access link for the webinar.
We, Queen’s University Belfast, Business Advisory Group and AnEducator look forward to your participation.