THE new vice-chancellor at Queen’s University in Belfast has said he wants to make the university “an international powerhouse”.
Prof Patrick Johnston starts his new roles on Monday.
He said: “Queen’s is one of the finest universities in the UK and Ireland, and I am both honoured and privileged to be leading it.”
Prof Johnston, who is recognised as one of the world’s top cancer researchers, is the 12th vice-chancellor in the university’s history.
He added: “Together we are about to embark upon a journey in which it is my goal for Queen’s to become an international powerhouse in higher education.
“This will not only create significant benefits for Queen’s but for every single citizen in Northern Ireland.”