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Encyclopedia > Queen's University, Belfast
Queen's University, Belfast
Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste

Established 1845, founded by Victoria
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Members 100,000 (alumni)
1,001 (faculty)
24,000 (students)
Vice-Chancellor
& President
Chancellor
Professor Peter Gregson

(Fmr) Senator George J. Mitchell
Address University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN
Phone +44 (0) 2890 245133
Homepage http://www.qub.ac.uk
Member of EUA

Queen's University, Belfast - or officially The Queen's University of Belfast (QUB; in Irish, Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste) - is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university was originally part of Queen's University of Ireland created to encourage higher education for Catholics and Presbyterians as a counterpart to the Anglican Trinity College, Dublin. The university offers academic degrees at various levels and across several faculties including those in dentistry, engineering, humanities, theology, law and medicine. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January 1877 until her death. ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... Professor Peter Gregson is the current Vice-Chancellor of the Queens University of Belfast taking over from Sir George Bain in August 2004. ... George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933 in Waterville, Maine) is Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin or more commonly Trinity College, Dublin was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ... This article is about academic degrees. ...

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History

Queen's is the second oldest university in Ireland and the ninth oldest university in the United Kingdom. The university has its roots in the Belfast Academical Institution, founded in 1810, whilst the university was established as a college in 1845 as Queen's College, Belfast when it was associated with what was then Queen's College, Cork and Queen's College, Galway as part of the Queen's University of Ireland (1850) and later the Royal University of Ireland (1880). The Irish Universities Act, 1908 dissolved the Royal University of Ireland and created two separate universities - the current National University of Ireland and Queen's University of Belfast. University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork - or more commonly University College Cork (UCC) - is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland located in Cork. ... The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) (Irish: Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh) can trace its existence to 1845 as Queens College, Galway and was known until recently as University College, Galway (UCG) and is located in Galway, Ireland. ... The Queens University of Ireland was established formally by Royal Charter on September 3, 1850 as the degree awarding university of the Queens Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway that were established in 1845 to afford a university education to members of all religious denominations in Ireland. ... The Royal University of Ireland was founded in accordance with the University Education (Ireland) Act 1879 as an examination and degree awarding university based on the model of the University of London. ... The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997. ...


On opening in 1849 as a Queen's College it had 23 professors and 343 students.


The university was one of only eight UK universities to hold a parliamentary seat in the Westminster Parliament until such representation was abolished in 1950. The university was also represented in the now defunct Northern Irish Parliament from 1920-1968 where it held four seats. The last Member of Parliament for the university's Wesminster seat was Professor D.L. Savory and the last Member of Parliament for the university's Northern Irish parliamentary seat was Dr. H.I. McClure. Both representatives belonged to the Ulster Unionist Party . Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... An aerial view of Parliament of India at New Delhi. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Parliament of Northern Ireland was the home rule legislature created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which existed from June 7, 1921 to March 30, 1972, when it was suspended. ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party ) is a moderate unionist political party in Northern Ireland, which formed its government between 1921 and 1972 and was supported by most unionists throughout the Troubles. ...


A more detailed history: A History (QUB Website)

The Lanyon Building designed by the Belfast architect Sir Charles Lanyon
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The Lanyon Building designed by the Belfast architect Sir Charles Lanyon
The Quad at Queen's
The Quad at Queen's

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Academic

In addition to the main campus in the centre of Belfast, the university has two associated university colleges, these being St Mary's and Stranmillis both also located in Belfast. Although offering a range of degree courses, these colleges primarily provide training for those wishing to enter the teaching profession. The term university college is used in a number of countries to denote institutions that provide tertiary education but do not have full or independent university status. ... St Marys University College St Marys University College is a university college of Queens University, Belfast and was established in 1985, but can directly trace its existence to 1900 and the foundation of St Marys Training College. ... Stranmillis University College Stranmillis University College is a university college of Queens University, Belfast and was established in 1922 to provide state-funded teacher training by the then newly created Government of Northern Ireland to ensure that their would be a non-denominational teacher training college within the new... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ...


The university has formal agreements with other colleges in Northern Ireland and operates several outreach schemes to rural areas, the most successful of which is at Armagh, the Armagh Campus. Armagh is a city in Northern Ireland, the capital of County Armagh. ...


Institutes

Several institutes are also associated with Queen's. Located close to the main campus is the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen's which offers training to law graduates to enable them to practice as solicitors or barristers in Northern Ireland, England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Admission to the Institute is highly competitive and depends on the graduate's overall academic standing and their performance in an unseen written exam. The Institute of Theology consists of several colleges with a Christian emphasis, including St Mary's (Catholic), Union Theological College (Presbyterian) as well as Baptist and Methodist colleges in Belfast - in all five colleges teach any programmes with a religious emphasis on behalf of the university. In the United Kingdom and countries having a similar legal system the legal profession is divided into two kinds of lawyers: the solicitors who contact and advise clients, and barristers who argue cases in court. ... British barristers wearing traditional dress. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... Union Theological College is a theological college in Northern Ireland which offers courses for Presbyterians. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ...


Reputation

Independent league tables published by The Guardian newspaper in 2005 placed the university at number 33 out of 132 institutes of higher education within the United Kingdom, commenting "Queen's has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its teaching and research, particularly in medicine and engineering."[1] The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Medicine on the Web NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Information- medical news, links and resources. ... Engineering applies scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ...


The university also hosts the annual Belfast Festival at Queens. The logo of the Belfast Festival at Queens 2005 The Belfast Festival at Queens is a yearly arts festival held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...


See also

Education in Northern Ireland differs slightly from the system used elsewhere in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of universities, university colleges and colleges in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ... This is a list of notable alumni of Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland: John Edward Campbell - Mathematician, academic and co-developer of the Campbell-Baker-Hausdorff Formula H Douglas Keith - Polymer research scientist Lord Kelvin (whose statue stands at the entrance to Belfasts Botanic Gardens next to the... Queens University, Belfast was a university constituency in both the United Kingdom Parliament (from 1918 until 1950) and the Parliament of Northern Ireland (from 1921 until 1969). ...

External links

  • Queen's University, Belfast


Universities of Ireland
Republic of Ireland: Dublin City University | National University of Ireland | University of Dublin | University of Limerick
NUI Constituent Universities: Cork | Dublin | Galway | Maynooth
Northern Ireland: Queen's University of Belfast | University of Ulster
QUB University Colleges: St. Mary's | Stranmillis

Other degree awarding authorities in Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology | Higher Education and Training Awards Council | King's Inns | Pontifical University of Maynooth | Presbyterian Theological Faculty Ireland

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