'Queen's Makes a Difference'

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QUEEN'S University's reputation as a global player in higher education will be enhanced by its new vision, Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Gregson said today.

Speaking to students as the university's winter graduation ceremonies got under way, he said: "As we approach the centenary of the university's charter in 2008, we can see the next century taking shape.

"It will be exciting - a future where we will enhance our reputation as a global player in higher education, and add value to your degree and to Northern Ireland.

"The new vision for Queen's is a blueprint which will secure our status as a broadly-based, research-driven university with a research and education portfolio which is competitive with the best in the world.

"Queen's is at the heart of the local community and is a training ground for the professions, a patron of the arts, and a driving force in wealth and job creation. We will continue to build on this role."

The Vice-Chancellor said that Queen's could and would deliver at the highest level. This month, the university secured the final money it needed for its pounds 44 million library project with the gala fundraising film premiere of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. …