Queen's University

Queen’s University

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, and spirit. Consistently highly-ranked, Queen’s is known for its incomparable 24-hour learning environment. Great teaching, great students, community and tradition – these are the hallmarks of the Queen’s experience.

History

The University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841 – twenty-six years before Canadian confederation. Classes were first held in 1842. The earliest degree-granting institution in the united Province of Canada, and the first to establish a student government, Queen’s has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country’s most notable political and cultural figures.

Students & Faculty

Queen’s student body represents 83 different countries, along with every Canadian province and territory. Our faculty is drawn from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, and Queen’s faculty members regularly receive international recognition and numerous teaching awards for their research and innovative contributions.

Alumni

Graduates of Queen’s become part of a living, legendary tradition that spans the globe and 167 years. Queen’s graduates can be found in boardrooms, courtrooms, hospitals, art galleries, laboratories, libraries, and governments around the world.

Community & Kingston

Queen’s University is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a quintessential university community big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, but small enough for students, staff and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home. For more than a century-and-a-half, the stories of Queen’s and Kingston have been inextricably entwined. Kingston is Canada’s 3rd best “place to live” in Canada according to a 2009 Canadian Business publication survey.

Accountability

As a public institution, Queen’s is committed to an operating model of transparency and accountability. For more information on institutional planning and accountability, please visit the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.


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