Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Advancing International Research Priorities and Global Partnerships

Photo of autmn leaves in front of Douglas Library keystone over main doorsWe propose that Queen’s international reputation be augmented through increasing global engagement by developing and expanding international research collaborations, building sustained multinational partnerships, and understanding and addressing global challenges through international development projects. 

Many of our faculty have significant international engagement through formal, as well as informal, research collaborations, MOUs, and participation in international initiatives. Additionally, several of our Research Centres and Institutes are already world-renowned in the research they undertake nationally and internationally, and enjoy extensive collaborations with individuals and teams around the globe.  Commitment to international activity and collaboration is embraced by many, including the Clinical Trials Group, the Fuel Cell Research Centre, the GeoEngineering Centre, SNOLAB Institute, the Surveillance Studies Centre, and the Department of Global Development Studies.

Most of these international activities are pursued by the investigators themselves, with support coming from the University in terms of the application process and the provision of ongoing communication. If we are to achieve our strategic objectives, an integrated strategic and proactive approach is required. We are committed to developing this approach.