Queen's University Belfast is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university's official title, per its charter, is the Queen's University of Belfast. It is often referred to simply as Queen's, or by the abbreviation QUB. The university was chartered in 1845 and opened in 1849 as "Queen's College, Belfast", but has roots going back to 1810 and the Belfast Academical Institution.
Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of the UK's 20 leading research intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK. The university offers academic degrees at various levels and across a broad subject range, with over 300 degree programmes available. The university's current President and Vice-Chancellor is Professor Peter Gregson, and its Chancellor is the current Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Kamalesh Sharma.
The School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPACE) has a strong international profile in both research and teaching. It brings together three prominent education disciplines areas, Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, and three internationally recognised interdisciplinary research centers, the Environmental Engineering Research Centre, the Centre for Built Environment Research and the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning.
Led by Professor David Cleland, the School consists of around 60 academic staff supported by a School Manager and a team of researchers, administrative, computing and technical staff and a student body in excess of 1,300 across undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students.
Dr. Bhaskar Sen Gupta, OBE
BE (Chemical Engineering), Jadavpur University; ME, IISc, Bangalore; MBA, IIM-C; PhD (Engineering), Jadavpur University; PGCHET (Post Grad. Cert in Higher Ed. & Teaching), Queen's University Belfast
Dr. Bhaskar Sen Gupta was awarded Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen in 2012 for his contribution to Higher Education and International Environmental Research.
Reader in Environmental Engineering
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering