Anna Lo MLA said: “This is wonderful news that Queen’s has been rightly recognised as one of the UK’s top Universities. I know that this result is down to the hard working staff, both in terms of teaching and those who run the University.
“To be awarded runner up in the Sunday Times University of the year is a magnificent achievement for all those involved in the university.
“Being awarded the best university for medical studies and pharmacy will go towards helping us encourage more students to continue their studies in STEM subjects. This is a very important research area which helps boost our local economy, so I am glad that their work has been rightly recognised.”