Queen's University Belfast (QUB) United Kingdom (UK)

Overview

Queen’s University has been making a difference to societies locally, nationally and internationally since 1845. We focus on shaping the world around us through our innovative, impactful and world-leading research which has made positive changes to people’s lives.

We continue to drive forward research to shapes worlds, focusing on five key areas. Ensuring a healthy living for all through developing solutions and treatments for diseases; helping to deliver a transformative and sustainable economy for future generations; leading on secure connected intelligence and AI and the data revolution. We are at the forefront of delivering future focused through human environment relations; and will continue our strong history of expertise in conflict resolution and building inclusive and cohesive communities.

We are forward thinkers and will continue to direct and shape research to help support a workable environment and society. It is our purpose and responsibility to take on major global challenges and shape worlds with cutting edge research; every day, we find answers to help build a better society. Staying apace with rapid societal, economic and technological change, our aim is to shape a better world for all.

Our research has been assessed as world leading and internationally excellent, and we are ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity (REF 2014/ Times Higher Education).
Queen’s is globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world. We’re linked to 37 active spin out companies which ensure we are ahead on innovation and were ranked by Octopus Ventures in 2020 as 1st in the UK for entrepreneurial impact.

We’re based in the heart of Belfast, which was named the Number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet, 2017).

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Research

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Queen's University Belfast (QUB) published between 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
Count Share
86 16.47

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
24 5.63
29 8.54
9 1.04
30 2.56

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
25.70 25.35 21.71 27.31 26.30

Compare Queen's University Belfast (QUB) with other institutions

Highlight of the month

Modelling the Sun’s surface in a bowl of liquid polymer

© Cameran Ashraf/Moment/Getty Images

Intriguing similarities between plasma jets emanating from the Sun’s surface and jets excited in a liquid polymer driven by a loud speaker could help shed light on the physics of the Sun.

At any given moment, about 3 million plasma spikes, or spicules, are shooting up from the solar surface to heights of between 4,000 and 12,000 kilometres. Various mechanisms have been proposed for them, but models based on them have failed to give good agreement with observations.

Now, a team that included researchers from Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom has explored a similar phenomenon in a much more accessible system — jets excited by a speaker placed under a container filled with a liquid polymer.

By performing computer simulations of the Sun and experiments in the lab, the researchers show how the similarities could indicate the same underlying physics in the two systems.

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References

  1. Nature Physics 18, 595–600 (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41567-022-01522-1

View the article on the Nature Index

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 26.77% Domestic
  • 73.23% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with Queen's University Belfast (QUB) by Share (164 total)

  1. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and University of Cambridge (3.78)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)1.57
    University of Cambridge2.21
  2. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and University of Oxford (2.19)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.86
    University of Oxford1.33
  3. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Imperial College London (ICL) (1.95)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)1.01
    Imperial College London (ICL)0.94
  4. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and The University of Edinburgh (1.92)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.55
    The University of Edinburgh1.37
  5. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) (1.10)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.69
    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)0.41
  6. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) (1.00)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.67
    Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)0.33
  7. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Newcastle University (0.94)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.90
    Newcastle University0.04
  8. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) (0.94)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.89
    Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE)0.05
  9. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Northumbria University (0.92)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.89
    Northumbria University0.03
  10. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Almac Group (0.83)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.67
    Almac Group0.17

Top 10 international collaborators with Queen's University Belfast (QUB) by Share (734 total)

  1. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) (3.67)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.30
    East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)3.38
  2. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and University College Dublin (UCD) (2.09)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.79
    University College Dublin (UCD)1.30
  3. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse (1.80)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.24
    State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse1.56
  4. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Ghent University (UGent) (1.71)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.14
    Ghent University (UGent)1.57
  5. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and The University of Dublin (1.50)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.74
    The University of Dublin0.76
  6. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) (1.43)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.19
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)1.24
  7. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and University of Limerick (UL) (1.35)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.43
    University of Limerick (UL)0.91
  8. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Nanjing University (NJU) (1.33)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.30
    Nanjing University (NJU)1.03
  9. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Max Planck Society (1.40)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.60
    Max Planck Society0.81
  10. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) (1.10)
    Queen's University Belfast (QUB)0.50
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)0.60

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