Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast (informally Queen's or QUB) is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.[note 1] The university received its charter in 1845 as "Queen's College, Belfast" and opened four years later.

Queen's University Belfast
Irish: Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste[1]
Coat of arms of Queen's University Belfast
Latin: Universitas Reginae Belfastiae
MottoLatin: Pro tanto quid retribuamus
Motto in English
For so much, what shall we give back?
TypePublic research university
Established1810 – R.B.A. Institution
1845 – Queen's College
1908 – university status
Endowment£63.8m (2020)[2]
Budget£400.0 million (2019–20)[2]
ChancellorHillary Clinton[3]
Vice-ChancellorIan Greer
VisitorElizabeth II
Academic staff
2,414[4]
Administrative staff
1,489[4]
Students24,915 (2019/20)[5]
Undergraduates18,310 (2019/20)[5]
Postgraduates6,605 (2019/20)[5]
Other students
2,250[6] (Colleges)
Location,
54°35′3″N 5°56′5″W
CampusUrban
NewspaperThe Gown
ColoursBlue, green and black
     
NicknameQUB
AffiliationsRussell Group
ACU
EUA
Universities UK
Universities Ireland
Websitewww.qub.ac.uk

Queen's offers academic degrees at various levels, with approximately 300 degree programmes available.[7] The current president and vice-chancellor is Ian Greer. The annual income of the institution for 2019–20 was £400 million of which £88.7 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £372.7 million.[2]

Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities UK and Universities Ireland. The university is associated with two Nobel laureates and one Turing Award laureate.