Address: University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NN, United Kingdom
Queen’s University of Ireland, Belfast, Cork, and Galway was active in period 1850-1882. It was established by Royal Charter on 3 September 1850 as the degree-awarding university of the Queen’s Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway that were established in 1845 in Ireland. It had a purpose to afford a university education to members of all religious denominations.
Queen’s University of Ireland, Belfast, Cork, and Galway had a system that replaced by the Royal University of Ireland in 1880. In 1845, Mayor of Limerick applied to have a Queen’s College located in the city; Galway, Cork, and Belfast were chosen. The colleges were incorporated on 30 December 1845 and on October 1849 they opened for students. To drawing up regulations for colleges, A Board of Queen’s Colleges was created.
Academic degrees of Queen’s university were conferred by the chancellor and senate with a status similar to those of other universities of the former United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The Queen’s College at Belfast became predominantly Protestant, unlike the colleges at Cork and Galway.