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Queen's University Belfast: Chemistry

Institution Queen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Study type Research


The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering aims to promote sustainable processes and materials to meet the energy and healthcare demands of the future. The School is expanding rapidly and this is creating many new and exciting research opportunities with over £15m being invested to develop and expand the core research areas of catalysis, biological and medicinal chemistry, and materials.

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities.

QUB has been placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014/ Times Higher Education) QUB is ranked in the top 25 universities in the world for international joint publications (U-Multirank 2020) QUB is ranked 43 in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 QUB is joint 1st in the UK for Research Intensity for Chemistry (Complete University Guide 2021)

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Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education) with over 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education). Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in the UK (UK …

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