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Greetings from around the world celebrating our 175th anniversary

The occasion of Queen's 175th anniversary is an opportunity for us all – including our many international partners, both new and longstanding – to remember and reflect on our past, and imagine our future together. From research collaborations, academic partnerships, international visitors, and world health outreach initiatives, Queen’s global network is extensive and ever expanding.

Many thanks to the partners who sent us greetings* from across the globe.

*Please note that some greetings have been edited to fit.

[world map]


Greetings from Asia

  • [Peking University Boya Pagoda]

    GUANGHUA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: Guanghua School of Management extends our heartiest congratulations on Queen's 175th anniversary! May you continue to provide for the world the model for excellence in business and management!

  • [Royal Thai Embassy - photo by Ruamporn Ridthiprasart]
    ROYAL THAI EMBASSY: In a year which marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, it is a remarkable achievement that Queen's University will be celebrating its 175th anniversary. The Royal Thai Embassy would like to warmly congratulate Queen's University, along with all its faculty, staff and students, on this important milestone. Over the years, Queen's has evolved into one of Canada's leading universities and we wish the entire Queen's community greater success and academic excellence in the years ahead.
  • [Queen’s Smith School of Business EMBA Program 2016 at CEIBS]

    CHINA EUROPE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL (CEIBS): It has been a delight welcoming your MBA and EMBA students to CEIBS Shanghai campus over the years. We've enjoyed sharing our “China Depth and Global Breadth” with them, and we look forward to welcoming even more Queen's students in the years ahead. Happy 175th! ~ From the faculty, staff, students and alumni at CEIBS in Shanghai

  • [Flag of the Phillipines]
    EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES: The Philippine Embassy in Ottawa congratulates the administration, faculty, and students of Queen’s University on the occasion of the latter’s 175th Anniversary. The university’s history as one of Canada’s oldest academic institutions has earned it a rightful place among the ranks of the world’s top universities. We are confident in Queen’s University’s continued pursuit of excellence in education and research. We wish you well in the years ahead and look forward to opportunities for collaboration in the near future.
  • [Naotake Ogasawara, President]

    NARA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NAIST): NAIST values the warm friendship between our institutions. In the field of computer science, our student/faculty research exchange and in international joint authorships allowed both institutions to build upon our research achievements and had significant impact within the science community. Queen's and NAIST share many similar success, such as the prestigious honors awarded to its researchers and producing Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Queen’s dedication to providing opportunities to enrich students’ campus experience and encouragement of students who strive to make a difference in the world are values that we share. It is a great honor to express our congratulations at this milestone in your history. ~ Naotake Ogasawara, President

  • [Korean and Canadian Students at Korea University - photo by the Korea University Communications Team]
    KOREA UNIVERSITY: Korea University's Office of International Affairs is proud to send congratulations to Queen's University on the occasion of its 175th Anniversary. As one of Canada's leading institutions of higher education, and a partner of Korea University for over 10 years, we look forward to many more years of successful and fruitful collaboration.
  • [Flag of Indonesia]

    EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA: We at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia wish to extend our heartiest congratulations to Queen's University for its 175 years of achievement. For 175 years, Queen's University has provided a conducive learning environment for people of all ethnicity, religious, socio-economic and national backgrounds to enrich their knowledge and in their pursuit of academic excellence. While wishing you all the best, I do hope for a growing interaction and connectivity between scholars from Queen’s University and scholars various universities in Indonesia. ~ Dr. Teuku Faizasyah, Ambassador

  • [Keio University Library (Old Building) on Mita Campus - photo by Susumu Ishito, Keio University Photographer]

    KEIO UNIVERSITY: On behalf of the entire Keio community, I offer my warmest congratulations on the occasion of Queen’s 175th anniversary. Since 2007, Keio University has had over ten years’ collaboration with Queen’s University and has benefitted greatly from a university-wide student exchange program with your institution. We look forward to many years of further collaboration ahead, and we wish Queen’s University all the best for its continued success and prosperity. ~ Jiro Kokuryo (Prof.), Vice President for International Collaboration, Keio University

  • [CUHK Campus]
    CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is thrilled to congratulate Queen’s University on celebrating its 175th anniversary. CUHK takes pride in the longstanding relationship and collaborations with Queen’s over the years as we share common goals in providing outstanding education and advancement in human knowledge. Congratulations to Queen’s on its wonderful achievements over the past 175 years and we wish you continuing success!
  • [Photo by He, Chengqi]

    FUDAN UNIVERSITY: At this wonderful moment, I would like to share a quote with you all: "Dream Big, Start Small, Act Now"! ~ Liang Cai, Fudan University, China

  • [agreement being signed at Jilin University]

    JILIN UNIVERSITY: Please accept my congratulations on the occasion Queen’s is celebrating its 175th anniversary. This anniversary provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on Queen’s great achievements, and on the many successes of your faculty members, students and staff. Jilin University is honored to be Queen’s partner in China. This relationship has proven to be fruitful for both universities. We are looking forward to finding new ways to build on and extend the longstanding and valuable relationship between our two institutions in the years ahead. ~ Zhang Guangcui, Director, Office of Global Engagement

  • [University of Hong Kong]

    UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG: Happy 175th birthday! ~ From all your friends at the University of Hong Kong

  • [Greeting from Tongji University, China]

    TONGJI UNIVERSITY: Congratulations on reaching this fantastic milestone. All memebers of the Sino-Canada Network at the Tongji University would like to wish Queen's University the very best on this continuing journey. ~ Sino-Canada Centre for Environmental and Sustainable Development, Tongji University, China


Greetings from Eastern and Northern Europe

  • [UCM images]

    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MAASTRICHT: We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your 175th anniversary. We thoroughly enjoy our collaboration and we are honored to have you as a valued partner. Queen’s students are greatly appreciated in our community and blend in seamlessly. They work hard, achieve good grades and are such lovely people - they represent Queen’s excellently. And UCM students adore their semester at Queen’s University. They love the traditional Queens’s tams they were given and remember their time at Queen’s as a fantastic experience where the university spirit was felt immensely. We look forward to many more years of friendship and making students feel right at home; whether they are in Canada or The Netherlands.

  • [Photo of Mackenzie Campbell, a current Queen’s student at Lund University, spring 2017]

    LUND UNIVERSITY: Congratulations Queen’s University on your 175th jubilee celebration! We have exchanged hundreds of students during the past 20 years of partnership and look forward to welcoming many more Queen’s students to Lund in the future. Warm wishes from Sweden.

  • [University of Economics, Prague]

    UNIVERSITY OF ECOMONICS, PRAGUE: Happy 175th anniversary from the University of Economics, Prague. Being partners with you makes us proud and we look forward to further deepening our cooperation in the future. As our students say when they come back from their exchange at Queen’s: Queen’s rocks! So keep on rocking for another 175 years!

  • [Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University]

    GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, ST. PETERSBURG UNIVERSITY: Warmest congratulations to Queen’s University in celebration of its glorious 175 anniversary! Our partner school at Queen’s, the Smith School of Business has become an impressive international role model with its innovative and person-oriented approach to learning and student affairs. The feedback GSOM SPU exchangers bring from theIr stay proves that it has a warm-hearted team of strong professionals who care about unlocking each student’s potential and establishing a friendly environment. Throughout the years we have enjoyed our fruitful cooperation with the Smith School of Business and are proud to continue our partnership – not only in terms of exchange programs but also in sharing best practices in research and education.

  • [University Main Building at Uppsala]

    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET: Greeting on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of Queen’s University. From an older sister in Sweden I send sincere congratulations and well wishes to Queen’s University on its jubilee. It is my special joy to do so as present acting chair of the Matariki Network of Universities. From the Royal University of Uppsala we hereby extend our hopes for the success of your festivities, prosperity in the future and continuing good cooperation within the fellowship of the learned republic of universities. Uppsala University congratulates Queen’s University: vivat, crescat, floreat! ~ Eva Åkesson, Vice-Chancellor

  • [Aalto University School of Business]

    AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: On behalf of Aalto University School of Business I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Queen’s University for the long standing cooperation we have enjoyed with the Smith School of Business. Your tremendous efforts towards internationalization have inspired us and have further strengthened our cooperation. We highly value our partnership and wish to extend our congratulations to the Queen’s community on the 175th Anniversary!

  • [Greetings from Office of International Programs at Koc University! Image courtesy Arzu Yilmaz]

    KOÇ UNIVERSITY: We would like to send Queen’s University best wishes on the occasion of your 175th anniversary. Koç University has collaborated with your institution through our ever-expanding student exchange programs. We have had a strong exchange of students between our two universities, in range of academic disciplines and brilliant accomplishments together. From our team to yours, sending you all the success.

  • [The photo shows the students of the University of Ljubljana who received Prešeren Awards]

    UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA: Congratulations on Queen's 175th anniversary. We wish Queen's University all the best and a successful and prospective future.

  • [Graphics of Hanken's main buildings at the school's locations in Helsinki and Vaasa. ]

    HANKEN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS: On behalf of the entire Hanken community, I want to express our sincerest congratulations on the 175th anniversary of our esteemed partner Queen's University. We wish you all the best for the next 175 years. ~ Rector Karen Spens, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

  • [Photo by Susanne Soodor. EBS Rector prof Arno Almann with students from Queen's]

    ESTONIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL: We at EBS are already celebrating Queen’s 175th anniversary – today the Rector of EBS prof Arno Almann, our study buddies Victoria and Liisa greeted the fresh exchange students from Queen's – Matthew, Christopher and Jacqueline at our campus. We’re honoured to have you as our partner university and excited to have your students with us this semester. Happy celebrations!

  • [University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics]

    UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, FACULTY OF ECONOMICS (FELU): FELU would like to congratulate Queen’s University on celebrating 175 years of helping students to achieve excellence in research and high-quality learning.

  • [University of Oslo, Campus Blindern. Photo UiO/Anders Lien]

    UNIVERSITY OF OSLO: The University of Oslo congratulates you on your 175th anniversary!


Greetings from Western Europe

  • [Photo courtesy University of Vienna]

    UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA: On behalf of all members of the University of Vienna, I congratulate Queen’s University for its 175th anniversary. International cooperation in academia is a priority to both Queen's and the University of Vienna. Thanks to our international partner agreement we have been able to foster the exchange of students and researchers from both universities in recent years. We are very much looking forward to many more years of this rewarding collaboration! ~ Prof. Heinz Fassmann, Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs

  • [People spelling out the letter E. Courtesy of ESADE]

    ESADE BUSINESS & LAW SCHOOL: The outstanding development of Queen’s University serves as a reference for international universities that include top Business and Law schools worldwide. Its main highlights are: academic rigor and excellence; a generous dose of entrepreneurial initiative – designing and launching, 10 years ago, a Master of International Business and establishing a network of double degrees at MSc level with top European Business Schools; a mindful policy of international alliances; a thorough development of long-lasting ties with its own alumni; and above all, an excellent choice of the right people to carry out such an ambitious project. Through knowledge, hard work, imagination and dedication, [Queen's] has helped create a first class business school.

  • [Photo courtesy LSM]

    LOUVAIN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN: Congratulations for your 175th anniversary! We are so happy and proud of our long lasting partnership. We wish you many more years of bright students, great achievements and fruitful international collaboration!

  • [Andreas Altmann, Rector MCI. Photo courtesy MCI]

    MCI MANAGEMENT CENTER INNSBRUCK - THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOOL: Established in 1841, Queen's is one of the leading research universities in Canada and a hub of international academic education. It offers a transformative student learning experience and is not just a place to learn, but a place to live, work, grow and prosper. Congratulations to an outstanding development of 175 years and lots of luck, energy, joy and success for your future. Vivat, crescat, floreat ad multos annos! ~ Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann, Rector & Executive Director, MCI Management Center Innsbruck - The Entrepreneurial School

  • [Photo ot Bocconi University, Grafton Building courtesy of Bocconi University]

    BOCCONI UNIVERSITY: We would like to extend our best wishes to Queen's University on the occasion of its anniversary celebrations. Our community is proud to consider Queen's as a valued partner and we look forward to further strengthening the ties between our two institutions. Here's to the next 175!

  • [Fireworks at Summer Festival in Zurich. Photo by Maoz Sharabi]

    UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH: On behalf of the University of Zurich, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Queen’s University on the occasion of its 175th anniversary. Over the last 175 years, Queen’s University has established itself as a leading university in North America [...] The University of Zurich is proud to have such a dynamic partner in Canada. The exchange agreement between your Queen’s School of Business and our Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics is a precious asset for our students. We look forward to further developing the strong ties between our institutions. I wholeheartedly wish Queen’s University the best of success and a memorable, joyous anniversary celebration. ~ Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner, President

  • [ The new Governor Kinsbergen building at the sciences campus of the University of Antwerp. Photo courtesy University of Antwerp]

    UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP: The University of Antwerp sends its warmest wishes for your 175th anniversary. You have every reason to be proud of this milestone. We wish you a wonderful celebration!

  • [Queen's and St Andrews students, with staff from the Study Abroad Office]

    UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS: Congratulations to all those gathered to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Queen’s University. We value our long-standing relationship with Queen’s, and the opportunities it has afforded not only for our students to study at one of Canada’s pre-eminent institutions over the last few decades, but also for Queen’s students to enrich our community with new ideas and fresh perspectives. We look forward to many more years of collaboration, with a shared commitment to academic excellence and to working together to create innovative opportunities in international education. All good wishes to the Queen’s community on this wonderful occasion. ~ Dr. Anne Mullen, Vice-Principal (International)

  • [Picture taken in Brussels with the "Manneken Pis" by Federica Zangari]

    SOLVAY BRUSSELS SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES: We wish Queen's University a happy 175th Anniversary and look forward to collaborating with your institution for many more years to come!

  • [Lake Geneva with mountains. Photo coutesy Genèvetourisme]

    UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA: From a (comparatively) small lake to the Great Lakes, very best wishes for your anniversary!


Greetings from Germany and France

  • [Old University Building photo courtesy Universität Heidelberg - Kommunikation und Marketing]
    HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY: Congratulations and official greetings from Heidelberg University on the occasion of the 175th anniversary celebration of Queen’s University! For many years our universities have been working together closely in a variety of exchanges. International exchange is the cornerstone of educating global citizens, to promoting academic excellence and cross cultural understanding at our respective institutions. We would like to express our special thanks to all colleagues at Queen’s University that have facilitated our valuable cooperation. I congratulate Queen’s on the achievements past and present, and I wish you all the best for your future achievements! ~ Dieter W. Heermann
  • [Photo: View of Furtwangen]
    FURTWANGEN UNIVERSITY: Greetings and congratulations from Furtwangen University! From our small city nestled in the hills of the Black Forest, through the falling snow and over the “cuckoo” of our famous clocks, we want to extend our best wishes on the 175th anniversary of Queen’s University. It is a pleasure for us to share one of the global, intercultural bonds that make the world a more cooperative place. We look forward to the continued exchange of people, ideas, and cultures between our institutions, and are hoping that the next 175 years of Queen’s University are even more prosperous than the last!
  • [EMLYON campus photo]
    EMLYON BUSINES SCHOOL: It’s our great pleasure to congratulate Queen’s University for this important 175th anniversary. We are much honored and proud to celebrate with this great milestone with you. In 2010, Emlyon Business School and Queen’s Smith Business School established a very successful cooperation concerning the exchange of students. Throughout the years, MBA, master and (since 2014) bachelor level students from both institutions had the opportunity to spend a term at the partner institution. We thank Queen’s University for its commitment to the internationalization of higher education and express our heartfelt congratulations! ~ Professor Tugrul Atamer, Vice-Dean
  • [Photo of SKEMA Sophia Campus]
    SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL: Congratulations for Queen’s 175th anniversary! We're proud of being partners with such a famous institution. All the best!
  • [Photo courtesy of HHL]
    HHL LEIPZIG GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: Congratulations Queen's! Thank you for working with us to create a successful exchange partnership over the past two years. Our students have returned with countless stories, and we are always excited to welcome your students on our campus here in Leipzig, Germany. HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management looks forward to many more years of partnership with Queen's University. Happy 175th Anniversary!
  • [Photo of International Relations Office team, Heidelberg University]
    RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG / HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY: From Heidelberg University our very best wishes and heartfelt congratulations to Queen’s University on your 175th Anniversary! We would like to express our thanks to all colleagues, staff members and students of Queen’s University for the wonderful past experiences we've had through our exchange programs. And we hope that the ties between our two universities will grow even stronger in the years to come. Congratulations Queen’s and best wishes for your future! ~ Dr. H. Joachim Gerke, Director, International Relations Office; Doris Treichler, Exchange Coordinator Canada; and the team of the International Relations Office of Heidelberg University
  • [student next to Queen's University sign]
    SCIENCES PO: I can honestly claim that I have had the most transformative year of my life at Queen's University. From personal self-discovery to professional experiences, I could not have possibly dreamed of a more balanced or fulfilling exchange. ~ A Sciences Po exchange student
  • [photo of Steintor Campus by Michael Deutsch]
    MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITÄT HALLE-WITTENBERG: It started out with personal friendship and trust, and came into being by institutional contract and support on both sides of the Atlantic. Student exchange brought some more relation (not the least love and marriage) and provided solid ground and framing for more cooperation, knowledge and experience, which is needed for working and standing together in a world where academic exchange is as desirable and essential as civic rights and mutual recognition. With all our emphasis to our partners at Queen’s 175th birthday celebration! ~ Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg ; Prof. Dr. Wolf Zimmermann (Vice Principal International); Dr. Manja Hussner International Office (Head); Prof. Dr. Werner Nell Germanistisches Institut (Head and Queen's Adjunct)
  • [Portrait of Daniel Veit]
    UNIVERSITY OF AUGSBURG: Working together with Queen’s Smith School of Business has been an honour and pleasure. My co-operation with you dates back to my time as a young full professor and dean of international affairs at the business school of the University of Mannheim in 2007. I continued this co-operation with a new partner school – my academic home since 2013 – the University of Augsburg, Germany. Ever since the beginning of my work with international university co-operations, I experienced your leadership and staff as driven by excellence, highly professional, cordial and integrative. Thank you for a decade of rewarding co-operation, success, outstanding achievements and, last but not least, fun! ~ Professor Dr. Daniel J. Veit, University of Augsburg, Faculty of Business and Economics
    WHU - OTTO BEISHEIM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: We would like to congratulate you on your 175th Anniversary! It has been our great pleasure to be in partnership with you for more than 30 years, during which time more than 180 students have experienced an exchange semester at either WHU or Queen’s University. We are looking forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation with your prestigious institution in the years to come.
  • <p><strong>UNIVERSIDAD TORCUATO DI TELLA: </strong>Congratulations on your 175th anniversary! It is a pleasure to have you as our partners. We look forward to many more years of collaboration. Warm regards and congratulations from Buenos Aires, Argentina.</p>
    CONSULATE OF GERMANY, TORONTO: The Consulate of Germany, Toronto, would like to present its best wishes. Innovation is something to be achieved through exchange. That is why we are very happy to have Queen’s University as a partner in the science collaboration between Ontario and Baden-Württemberg, which has existed since 1987 and which enables students as well as lecturers from Germany to come to this honourable university – and vice versa – to profit from each other’s knowledge. The spirit of initiative, which is special to your university, enabled also the dual degree program of the Chemistry Department with the University of Stuttgart of which we are very proud indeed. May the next 175 years be as full of knowledge as the last ones and may our fruitful collaboration continue in the future!
  • [Photo of the University of Mannheim]
    UNIVERSITY OF MANNHEIM, BUSINESS SCHOOL: Your friends from the University of Mannheim send you very best wishes for your 175th anniversary. We are very grateful for our long-lasting, wonderful and inspiring relationship, which we highly appreciate. Thank you very much for all the great effort that you put into higher education and internationalization as well as your amazing services. Our students always love to be at Queen’s. Many thanks for giving them such great experiences abroad and for inspiring their international mindset. Congratulations on being such an outstanding academic institution. We are very proud to be your partner. Queen’s rocks. ~ Your colleagues and friends from the University of Mannheim.
  • [Photo of the building of the Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Augsburg, Germany courtesy of the University of Augsburg]
    UNIVERSITY OF AUGSBURG, FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS: Cordial congratulations on your 175th birthday, Queen’s! We’ve enjoyed a short but very successful partnership with you at University of Augsburg Faculty of Business and Economics, Germany. It is our pleasure and honor to cooperate with your Smith School of Business, one of the premier business schools in Canada. We wish you an academically successful, prosperous, and splendid future for your university and school. May your future be as bright as the path you took so far! ~ Professor Dr. Jens O. Brunner, Director of International Affairs, Faculty of Business and Economics, on behalf of the Faculty of Business and Economics professors, staff and students.
  • [flag of France]
    EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL: We would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to everyone at Queen’s on the occasion of your 175th Anniversary. EDHEC Business School is very proud of being a close and long-standing partner, and we look forward to many more years in esteemed partnership with your valued Institution. Wishing you continued success and prosperity for the future. ~ Andrea Butterweck, International Relations Manager, EDHEC
  • [Daniel Woolf at table with Bernd Engler]
    UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN: Warmest regards and the very best wishes to Queen's University – congratulations to your 175th anniversary! We are delighted to have had a close collaboration with Queen's for more than a quarter of a century: Since 1990, we are cooperating in the Ontario – Baden-Württemberg state-to-state exchange program with 19 other institutions from Canada and South-West Germany. Numerous participants have greatly benefitted from its student and faculty exchanges, research stays and summer schools. In addition, Queen's is a highly valued "sister" in the Matariki Network of Universities. Last but not least, in 2012 we have further strengthened our ties by establishing a university partnership. I wish the University’s faculty, staff and students all the best for the jubilee festivities and another successful 175 years to come. ~ Professor Dr. Bernd Engler, President and Vice-Chancellor


Greetings from Oceania

  • [A UC study sbroad student takes in her surroundings at Roy's Peak, New Zealand. Photo by Grady Lynch.]

    UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY: Congratulations on reaching the 175th milestone! ~ Warm regards from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

  • [Anniversary greetings from the Victoria University of Wellington]

    VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON: Queen's University is 60 years older and wiser than Victoria University! Thank you for a strong partnership and providing an excellent exchange destination for our students. All the best for the next 175 years! ~ From the Victoria Abroad team.

  • [Otago's iconic Clocktower Building and banks of the Leith on a summer day. Photo courtesy University of Otago]

    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO: Tēnā koutou katoa. On behalf of the entire University of Otago, I offer our warmest congratulations to the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Queen’s University as you celebrate your institution’s 175th anniversary. As fellow members of the Matariki Network of Universities, the connection between our two historic institutions is an important one, one which has afforded many positives for mutual learning and development. We look forward to building on our already strong, co-operative relationship with Queen’s – one which will bring our countries closer together and foster innovative and exciting collaborations between our two nations for many years to come. ~ Professor Helen Nicholson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), University of Otago

  • [Students at RMIT's Melbourne City Campus. Photo courtesy RMIT university]
    RMIT UNIVERSITY: I am delighted to congratulate Queen’s on its 175th anniversary. RMIT's strong partnership with Queen's began in 2011 with a focus on student mobility in Engineering. Since then, RMIT students have returned from Queen’s speaking fondly of the transformative student experience offered there and the ways in which their exchange has enhanced their academic performance and employability. Last year, RMIT successfully launched its Global Mobility Peer Advisor Program. The first student to be selected for this leadership role was a recent participant in an exchange to Queen's. His experience of the dynamic student culture at Queen’s inspired him to become more engaged in his community at home. I look forward to the partnership between RMIT and Queen’s continuing to grow into the future. ~ Professor Andrew MacIntyre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Development & Vice-President, RMIT University
  • [Photo courtesy University of Auckland]

    UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND: Congratulations on your 175th anniversary, Queen's! ~ From the International Office at the University of Auckland

  • [Austrlian High Commission logo]
    AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION: Congratulations on celebrating 175 years of excellence in teaching and research and on playing a fundamental role in the development of the Canadian educational landscape!


Greetings from the Americas

  • [UM International Team - Faustina, Lizzy, Luisa, Vanella, Lucía, Sarah-Jane. Photo courtesy UM Press Office]

    UNIVERSIDAD DE MONTEVIDEO: On behalf of the Rector and everyone at the Universidad de Montevideo, we express our warm greetings and congratulations to Queen’s University in its 175 anniversary. The Universidad de Montevideo is delighted to be a partner of Queen’s. We hope that we will work together even more closely in the years ahead and expand further avenues for faculty and student exchange and collaborative research for the good of the global community. We wish Queen’s an even brighter future built on a renowned history of academic and institutional achievements.

  • [The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Chapel with the historic aqueduct in the foreground. Photo by Aston Spaulding]

    UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA: Congratulations on reaching this significant milestone.

  • [HEC Montréal - Decelles building. Photo courtesy of HEC Montréal]

    HEC MONTRÉAL: We are very proud to count Queen’s University as a much valued Canadian partner. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to work closely with the staff from the Centre for International Management and their professionalism, passion and dedication has always been greatly appreciated. By supporting each other and by sharing best practices, we have set high standards in Canadian International Education. We look forward to building upon these strong relationship foundations. Queen’s University can be proud of its achievements as one of the greatest institutions in Canada. ~ Federico Pasin, General Secretary, International Activities and Student Mobility; Hassan N. Taghvaï, Director; Geneviève Benoit, Coordinator, Student Mobility; Carmen Brodeur and Caroline Therrien, Student Advisors

  • [flag of Argentina]

    UNIVERSIDAD TORCUATO DI TELLA: Congratulations on your 175th anniversary! It is a pleasure to have you as our partners. We look forward to many more years of collaboration. Warm regards and congratulations from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • [building at Dartmouth]
    DARTMOUTH COLLEGE: Dartmouth salutes Queen's University on the 175th anniversary of its founding. From its humble frontier beginnings two decades before the founding of Canada itself, Queen's has grown to become one of the world's finest institutions of higher learning. Like Queen's, Dartmouth has a long and storied history of educating the leaders of tomorrow through a focus on academic excellence, cutting-edge research and global engagement. Dartmouth is proud to stand alongside Queen's University in the Matariki Network of Universities, an international group of leading, like-minded universities, each amongst the most historic in its own country, and recognized as being a premier place of advanced learning. On this historic occasion, Dartmouth sends best wishes to the faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae celebrating this important milestone, and we look forward to continued collaborations in the future.

[175th anniversary logo]