Queen’s researchers are changing the world.
Research is a core component of the mission of Queen’s University and is the cornerstone for providing the best possible educational experience for students, for training research leaders of the future, for creating a vibrant environment of inquiry, and for fostering partnerships with our local and global communities, including industry, governments, and other institutions.
Our creativity, discoveries, and innovations have made Queen's one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Renowned for fundamental advances in health care, the environment, materials, and energy, we also contribute to, and are changing public policy in, economics, law, and culture. Through our diverse programs, we are promoting social innovation, creative expression, and exploring how societies work best.
In 2012, Queen’s released a Strategic Research Plan (PDF 450 KB) as a roadmap for guiding and supporting research excellence at the University. Four thematic foci were identified that represent core and emerging research strengths:
Society, culture, and human behaviour; health and wellness.
Ecology, energy, and environmental policy.
Curiosity and creativity expressed across all disciplines.
Democracy, economy, policy, communications, infrastructure.
Collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multi-institutional networks.
Named, endowed, and sponsored Chairs.
Fostering undergraduate and graduate experiences.