Queen's University

Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest universities, celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2016-17. It offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment, and an exceptional student learning experience. Queen’s researchers lead the way in numerous fields, making notable advances recently in particle astrophysics, cancer research, ecological history and environmental change, and clean energy technology. The university ranks fourth among medical-doctoral universities in Canada. Its 17 university- and faculty-based research centres provide dynamic, collaborative settings for scholars. To ensure its research has a broader impact, the Queen’s technology transfer unit, PARTEQ, works directly with faculty on commercialization, and has created more than 40 spinoff companies. Graduate students are an integral part of the vibrant research community, and master’s and PhD programs prepare students for diverse, exciting careers.

Research and Learning Environment
Queen’s research strategy focuses on four interdisciplinary themes that cut across all faculties. Exploring Human Dimensions models the dynamics of human health and behaviour. Understanding and Sustaining the Environment and Energy Systems unites the ecology and engineering fields. Creating, Discovering,   and Innovating emphasizes curiosity as the foundation for all research. Securing Safe and Successful   Societies examines methods and outcomes of efforts to secure our human, political, and physical assets.
     
International Engagement
Through various partnerships, including its membership in the Matariki Network of Universities, Queen’s provides students and faculty with rich international learning opportunities and research collaboration. The university is strengthening those partnerships through initiatives such as InteLab-Yangtze, a joint project with China’s Tongji University that aims to create the world’s foremost research centre on the ecology of the Yangtze River basin. Significant boosts in international research funding, as well as numerous faculty awards, reinforce Queen’s research excellence.

 

Core Research Strengths: 
Particle astrophysics
Chemistry
Engineering
Health - cancer trials
Surveillance studies
Clean technology
Environment
Nationlism and democracy
Mental health and healthy relationships
Art conservation