Queen's, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, is one of the oldest universities in the UK.
Established in Belfast in 1845 as one of the three 'Queen's Colleges in Ireland,' it became a fully-fledged
university in 1908, adopting its present name of The Queen's University of Belfast.
With almost 17,000 full-time and part-time students from every corner of the world, and 1,300 academics,
Queen's has expanded rapidly since those early days. In 1998, the number of new, full-time
undergraduates was over 4,500 (includes Nursing and Education). The University also has substantial
teaching and research centres within several miles of the Main Site, as well as a Marine Laboratory at
Portaferry and a campus at Armagh City, both 40 miles from Belfast. In total, over 230 buildings are owned
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Other names: Queen s University of Belfast
Phone: + 44 2890 335415
Address: University Road, BT7 1NN BELFAST, United Kingdom