Queen's University in Belfast
One of the oldest universities in the UK, the world-renowned Queen's University of Belfast celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2005. Established in 1845 as one of the three "Queen's Colleges in Ireland," it became a Queen's University of Belfast in 1908. With over 23,000 students from every corner of the world, more than 1,000 academics and a successful athletics program, Queen's has expanded since those early days.
The University also has teaching and research centers within several miles of the main campus, as well as a Marine Laboratory at Portaferry and a campus at Armagh City, 40 miles from Belfast.
Explore Queen's Quarter
With Queen’s University at its center, Queen’s Quarter is filled with character and charm. One of the most alluring areas of Belfast to explore, Queen’s Quarter is endowed with architecture, bursting with artistic creativity and overflowing with shops, bistros, attractions, and a vibrant nightlife. The fusion of academia, entertainment, culture and commerce creates this dynamic neighborhood. Queen’s Quarter has a lively calendar of cultural events, including the Belfast Festival at Queen’s each autumn, featuring theatre, dance, music, literature, comedy and visual arts - the largest festival of its kind in Northern Ireland. For entertainment, Queen’s Quarter boasts funky bars, comedy venues, and pubs with live music and traditional Irish jams. Lace up your walking boots and immerse yourself in the unique history, heritage and culture of Queen’s Quarter.
Hotel Accommodations in Queen’s Quarter
One of the closest hotels to Queen’s University - less than a 5 minute stroll - the Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments delivers a refreshing blend of exceptional services, warm Irish hospitality and an array of contemporary amenities for both business and leisure. The peaceful ambiance and stylish charm of the hotel creates an oasis of comfort and convenience just ¼ mile from the University. Find out about Select Specials & Packages.
Queen’s University Mission
Queens University at Malone Lodge Hotel, Northern Ireland Internationally acclaimed, Queen's plays an important role in the life of Belfast and Northern Ireland. Dedicated to the highest international standards of teaching, scholarship and research, Queen’s promotes the advancement of knowledge in an environment of equality, tolerance and mutual respect, contributing to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.
Queen’s University of Belfast History
Since its foundation, Queen's has adhered to non-denominational teaching as included in its Charter, notably ahead of its time. It made women eligible to hold any office or enjoy any advantages of the University. Women had, in fact, been at Queen's since 1881, over a quarter of a century before the State accorded them the privilege of voting in national elections.
Queen’s University Visitors’ Centre
A 15-minute walk from Belfast city centre, the Queen's Visitors' Centre features excellent exhibitions, guided tours, visitor information, Queen's memorabilia, books and gifts for thousands of tourists who flock here each year. Located in the Lanyon Building at the heart of the University, the Centre houses major exhibitions and serves as a key information facility for the University and Northern Ireland.