Queen’s researchers are changing the world.
Founded in 1841, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive institutions, combining quality and intensity in research with excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
Research is a core component of the mission of Queen’s University. A member of the U15, a group of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, Queen’s ranks highly in terms of research funding and research intensity amongst universities nationally.
Our commitment to research excellence is evident in the many exceptional national and international accolades awarded to our researchers, most recently...
A Nobel Prize in Physics
On December 10, 2015, Queen’s Professor Emeritus Dr. Arthur B. McDonald was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics – with co-recipient Takaaki Kajita of Japan – in Stockholm, Sweden.
THE CHALLENGE: to unlock the mystery of neutrinos, fundamental building blocks of nature essential to our understanding of the universe
THE SOLUTION: Queen’s physics professor Dr. Arthur B. McDonald, a detector buried deep underground in a mine, 273 scientific collaborators and a university dedicated to ideas and people that address the world’s most pressing issues
This excellence, found across disciplines – from health care, the environment, materials, energy, law, economics, culture, and many others – attracts the best students, the best faculty, and the best collaborators from local and global communities, other institutions, government, and industry.
Through our diverse programs, we promote social innovation, foster creative expression, and explore how societies work best. And it’s this culture of excellence that has made Queen’s one of Canada’s leading research universities.