Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research institutions, with a history of discovery and innovation. For more than 175 years, Queen’s has shaped knowledge and helped address some of the world’s most pressing questions. Queen’s researchers lead the way in numerous fields, making notable advances recently in particle astrophysics, cancer research, ecological history and environmental change, as well as clean energy technology. The university ranks fifth among medical-doctoral universities in Canada and is home to many faculty-based research centres that provide dynamic, collaborative settings for scholars. Students are an integral part of the vibrant research community, and Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble skills required in today’s competitive and evolving workforce.
Research and Learning Environment
Bolstered by the outstanding reputations of its scholars and researchers, including 2015 Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald, Queen’s provides students with unparalleled access to careers and personal development opportunities around the world. Queen’s boasts leading graduation rates for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as diverse learning opportunities, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. To graduate from Queen’s University is to join an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders.
With more than 220 international exchange partners, and as a member of the Matariki Network of Universities, Queen’s provides rich international opportunities for learning and research collaboration. This includes 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 prestigious international faculty awards, reinforce Queen’s research excellence.