History, Affiliations and Rankings
Queen's University at Kingston, commonly known as Queen's University or simply Queen's, is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Queen's University is one of the public feature research universities in Ontario, Canada. The university was built on 16th October 1841. It was established as Queens college by the association of the Church of Scotland. In 1869, Queen's was the first Canadian university west of the Maritime provinces to admit women. In 1912, Queen's ended its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church, and adopted its present name. It was the first university to offer academic programs in commerce and business, conservation, physics, industrial, and many more. Its academically affiliation includes but is not limited to ACU,ATS, AUCC, CARL, CBIE, COU, CUSID and U15. As per QS World University Rankings, the university is placed at 240 in the year 2020 and between 251 - 300 as per THE University Rankings.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Queen’s University has two campuses. Its main campus is located on roughly 100 acres of land on the southwestern edge of downtown Kingston. University buildings, especially around the edges of the campus, are interspersed with private homes, shops, and hospital buildings. This mixture is an indication of the piecemeal way in which the campus has developed. In April 2021, Queen’s University placed first in Canada and fifth in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings – global rankings of universities that are advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond their local communities. QUU offers over 180+ courses. These include Bachelor’s Programs, Certificates, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Diplomas, Juris Doctors, Master’s Program, Doctor Of Medicine And Postgraduate Medical Education.
Accomplishments and Alumni
For more than 175 years, Queen’s has brought together and built synergies among leading researchers, scholars and innovators making a real and measured impact. The university strives to provide the best teaching quality and education to its students. After completing their undergraduate degree, 90% of the students get employed within 6 months of their graduation. The endowment value of the university is between CAD 105 to 156 million. Some of the well-renowned alumni of this university are Sir Robert Borden (8th minister of Canada), Prince Takamado (a member of the imperial house of Japan), and Ella Blaylock Atherton (first woman in cubic to receive a medical diploma from a Canadian University).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
In the 2016-17 academic year, more than 2,940 international students made Queen’s their home-away-from-home; that’s more than 11% of Queen’s full-time student population. International graduate students account for 20.3% of the total graduate enrolment under the School of Graduate Studies. Currently, the university has over 1,31,000 alumni living in more than 156 countries. The top companies to hire graduates from QUU include but are not limited to Google, Amazon, Shopify, CIBC and Deloitte.