With more than 17,000 students and 3,500 staff, Queen's Universty Belfast is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.
Queen's is committed to supporting social and economic development within Northern Ireland through a series of community based programmes and a range of professional business focused services. These include a range of events, lectures, master classes, evening networking events and conferences, associated with business and innovation. Among these initiatives are the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s, the IntertradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme, the Creative Industries Programme, the STEM Programme and the annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture.
Research and study at the University supports the growth and international reputauion of Northern Ireland's creative industries. The School of Creative Arts at Queen’s boasts world-class facilities including the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), one of the foremost establishments in the world for research and performance using new technology, and the Brian Friel Theatre within the Drama and Film Centre. Research areas include Musicology; Composition & Creative Practice; Ethnomusicology; Sonic Arts; Drama and Film. The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science delivers a MEng Honours in Computer Games Development as well as the option of a year in Industry. The School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering has a strong international profile in both research and teaching. Key culture and arts initiatives at the University include the Belfast Festival at Queen's; The Naughton Gallery; and Queen's Film Theatre (QFT).
The wider creativity and innovation impact of Queen's can seen at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/ResearchandEnterprise/OurImpact/Videos and http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/ceao/Qtv.