WOCCU World Conference in Belfast
July 19th 2016
“Cuna Mutual Reception”
Where: The Great Hall, Queens University, Belfast
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Tuesday, 19th July, 2016
Please save the date. Further details will be sent to you over the coming weeks.
Look forward to seeing you there.
History of Queen’s: Rich with heritage
Queen’s University Belfast has a record of academic achievement which stretches back more than 150 years.
Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen’s University in Ireland, was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church.
The University was made up of three Queen’s Colleges – in Cork, Galway and Belfast. Although it was the first University in the north of Ireland, Queen’s drew on a tradition of learning which goes back to 1810 and the foundation of the Belfast Academicals Institution.
Founded in 1845, Queen’s opened in 1849 when the first students entered the magnificent new college building designed and built by Charles Lanyon. Since then, the University estate has grown to more than 300 buildings – many of them listed for their architectural importance. The first batch of students numbered 90.
Today, Queen’s is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research.