Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast, officially the Queen’s University of Belfast, is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The university received its charter in 1845 as “Queen’s College, Belfast” and opened four years later.

Seal of Queen's University Belfast

Arms of Queen’s University Belfast
Latin: Universitas Reginae Belfastiae
Motto Latin: Pro tanto quid retribuamus?
Motto in English
For so much, what shall we give back?
Type Public research university
  • 1810 – R.B.A. Institution
  • 1845 – Queen’s College
  • 1908 – university status
Endowment £69.0 million (2022)
Budget £434.9 million (2021–22)
Chancellor Hillary Clinton
Vice-Chancellor Ian Greer
Academic staff
2,045 (2021/22)
Administrative staff
2,280 (2021/22)
Students 25,295 (2021/22)
Undergraduates 17,970 (2021/22)
Postgraduates 7,325 (2021/22)
Other students


Northern Ireland

54°35′3″N 5°56′5″W

Campus Urban
Newspaper The Gown
Colours Blue, green, and black
Nickname QUB
Affiliations Russell Group
Universities UK
Universities Ireland
Website www.qub.ac.uk Edit this at Wikidata
Logo of Queen's University Belfast

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