Queen’s University is a community, 170 years of tradition, academic excellence, research, and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities. But more than anything Queen’s is people. Researchers, scholars, artists, professors and students with an ambitious spirit who want to develop ideas that can make a difference in the world. People who imagine together what the future could be and work together to realize it.
Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it is a mid-sized university with several faculties, colleges and professional schools, as well as the Bader International Study Centre located in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, United Kingdom. Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment.
Queen's University was established on October 16, 1841 in a Royal Charter issued by Queen Victoria. Classes began on March 7, l842, when "Queen's College at Kingston" opened in a small wood-frame house on the edge of the city with two professors and 13 students.
Queen's graduates have found success in a variety of fields, heading diverse institutions in the public and private sectors. I In 2011, there were over 131,000 alumni, living in 156 countries. Queen's faculty and graduates have won many awards including the Turing Award and the Victoria Cross. As of 2009, 56 Queen's students and graduates had been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship.
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