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Scientist leads international team to crack 60-year-old mystery of Sun’s magnetic waves

Science | 11 December, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast scientist has led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface.

New evidence shows noise pollution is hampering birds communicating with each other

20 June, 2019

Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has found.

Queen’s University Belfast awarded research grant to improve bone marrow cancer treatment

25 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have received the first scientific research grant from MDS UK to improve treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a type of bone marrow cancer.

Strongest link yet between nitrites and cancer - but ‘not all processed meat has same risk’

Health | 19 December, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s have questioned the World Health Organisation’s blanket classification of processed meat as carcinogenic after finding significant evidence gaps between processed meat treated with nitrites and nitrite-free processed meat.

Belfast Landscape

The Border into Brexit Report

SOCIETY | 18 December, 2019

Researchers find a harder border between the UK and Ireland is seen as a challenge to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.

Dr Leonard O’Hagan appointed to Pro-Chancellor on Queen’s University Senate

Senate | 17 December, 2019

Dr Leonard O'Hagan CBE DL has been appointed as a new Pro-Chancellor, and member of Senate, for Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s University involved in ground-breaking cystic fibrosis trial

HEALTH | 4 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have been involved in ground-breaking research that holds promise for a vast majority of those with cystic fibrosis.

Researchers discover coffee drinkers could halve their risk of liver cancer

Health | 7 November, 2019

A research team from Queen’s University has found that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

New research about pine martens gives hope for this endangered species

Science | 12 November, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s have discovered that pine martens (Martes martes) are more opportunistic and adaptable, in terms of their diet, than previously thought.

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Queen’s researchers highlight wide variation in bowel cancer screening in the UK

HEALTH | 14 November, 2019

Queen’s academics have written a key editorial highlighting new research on bowel cancer rates, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Queen’s researchers show transatlantic travel of endangered species

ENVIRONMENT | 15 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and Western University have recorded the second ever evidence of transatlantic movement for the endangered marine fish basking sharks.

Researchers show noise pollution is threatening the survival of a number of species

ENVIRONMENT | 20 November, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species.

Long-term research suggests strong link between cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease

4 December, 2019

An international team of researchers, including academics from Queen’s University Belfast, have discovered there is a strong link between non-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood and long-term risk for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease.

Researchers unfold mysteries of the genetic code that controls cell function and disease

Health | 11 December, 2019

A research team led by Queen’s University Belfast has made a breakthrough discovery around how and why only certain DNA elements are chosen to regulate gene expression within the vast genome and how this predisposes us to diseases.

Shankill student celebrates fourth Queen’s Graduation

12 December, 2019

Andrew Godden will today (Thursday 12 December) celebrate graduating with a PhD from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

Leading businessman receives honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast

Honorary Graduate | 13 December, 2019

Leading Irish businessman, Eugene (Gene) Murtagh, Chairman of Kingspan, will receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Melanie celebrates graduation success from Queen’s University

10 December, 2019

Melanie Douglas will today (Tuesday 10 December) celebrate graduating with a Master’s (MSc) in Human Resources Management from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Hat-trick for mature student graduating with Doctorate degree

10 December, 2019

Raymond Henderson (53) is today (Tuesday 10th December) graduating for the third time with a doctorate degree in Health Economics (Cost Effectiveness of Personalised Medicine in Cancer Treatment).

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Pharmacy students enjoy winter graduation success after a summer’s volunteering in Africa

11 December, 2019

Mark McGlinn and Niamh Quinn are today (Wednesday 11 December) celebrating graduation success, receiving a Master’s degree from the School of Pharmacy.

Graduation elation for dedicated mum

11 December, 2019

A devoted single mother of two who took on a Master’s in Environmental Engineering as a mature student is celebrating as she graduates from Queen’s University Belfast today.

Queen’s student graduates with PhD in Music and honours late friend

12 December, 2019

It will be poignant day for a Queen’s student and his classmates, as he graduates today but also remembers a fellow student and friend who passed away during their studies.

Queen’s graduate creates innovative device to improve farm safety

12 December, 2019

Brendan Digney, 23, from Newry, is graduating from Queen’s University Belfast today with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Graduation success for mum Meghan

12 December, 2019

Meghan-Louise Meban is graduating today (Thursday 12 December) with a First-Class Honours degree in Microbiology with Professional Studies from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University.

Double joy for Queen’s graduate as she celebrates becoming a new mum and Master’s in Data Analytics

13 December, 2019

It’s double joy for Carmel Colohan today as she picks up her Master’s in Data Analytics as well as celebrating the birth of her baby boy Finn.

Midwife Vince celebrates success at Queen’s graduation

13 December, 2019

Vince Rosales will graduate today (Friday 13 December) with a BSc degree in Midwifery from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast.

Inspirational Queen’s student battles rare illness on journey to achieve her dreams

13 December, 2019

Graduation is set to be an extra special day today for Queen’s University student Zara Gibson who battled a rare form of arthritis while studying for her PhD.

Patient safety champion is honoured at Queen’s University

Honorary Graduate | 13 December, 2019

A leading figure in patient care and safety for the World Health Organisation (WHO), Margaret Murphy, will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s researchers launch report on access to justice for Deaf people in Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 12 December, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the British Deaf Association Northern Ireland (BDA NI) have released a ground-breaking report on the barriers Deaf people face when trying to access justice in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University honours senior British diplomat Greg Quinn

Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

A British Diplomat for over 24 years, Greg Quinn, British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname, will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Top Business Leader Awarded Queen’s University Honorary Degree

Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

Leading Northern Ireland businessman Alastair Hamilton, the former Chief Executive of Invest NI, will receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s University honours China’s top professor Zhang Guangjun

Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

A leading academic in China and President of one of the country’s top universities, Southeast University in Nanjing, Professor Zhang Guangjun will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

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QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY HONOURS NORTHERN IRELAND SPORTING HERO JONATHAN REA

Honorary Graduate | 10 December, 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s most widely recognised sporting ambassadors and the undisputed king of World Superbikes, Jonathan Rea MBE, will today receive an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 December, 2019

Queen’s University has become a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Queen’s University hosts Careers Symposium

Latest News | 6 December, 2019

Queen’s recently hosted a Careers Symposium in collaboration with Department for Economy, Department of Education and EY, PwC and AllState. In attendance was a large audience representing Schools, employers, recent graduates and students.

Queen’s students attend Model NATO to mark the 2019 NATO Leaders meeting

University News | 6 December, 2019

Six students from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics took part in a Model NATO event in London to mark the 2019 NATO Leaders meeting.

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Queen’s University Belfast part of €4m funding to transform eye treatment.

HEALTH | 6 December, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast are part of a pan-European research project awarded to improve sight-saving treatments.

Indian students begin new journey at Queen’s University Belfast

4 December, 2019

A group of seven students from Tezpur in the Assam region of India have travelled to Queen’s University Belfast to begin a new chapter of their lives after they were awarded government of India sponsored places to complete their PhDs.

New research shows cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer

HEALTH | 21 November, 2019

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that men who are on statins, medicine used to lower blood cholesterol, may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer.

Royal recognition for Queen’s University’s work on Shared Education

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 November, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is being honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for its work on Shared Education.

Academics launch new Irish Association for Primary Science Education

EDUCATION | 20 November, 2019

A group of academics throughout the island of Ireland have collaborated to launch the Irish Association for Primary Science Education (IAPSE), to promote the teaching and learning of science in primary schools.

Dr Katy Hayward awarded ‘Political Communicator of the Year

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 November, 2019

Dr Katy Hayward, Reader in Sociology from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen's University Belfast, has been given the award of ‘Political Communicator of the Year’.

Opportunity for Queen’s students to gain paid international work experience

Latest News | 15 November, 2019

Applications are open for a programme that offer Queen’s University Belfast students paid international work experience.

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Queen's Academic appointed to the National Records and Archives Council

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 November, 2019

Dr Leon Litvack, Reader from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen's University Belfast, has been appointed to the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (ACNRA).

Academics launch training resource to improve responses to violence against children

SOCIETY | 11 November, 2019

A training resource aimed at enhancing child-centred responses to violence against children, co-designed with children and young people, has been launched today (Monday 11 November) by academics from Queen’s University and Include Youth.

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New entrepreneurial impact ranking places Queen's University top

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 November, 2019

Queen’s University achieves first-place in a new ranking that identifies the universities most effective at commercialising academic research.

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Book nominated for Best Irish Published Book of 2019

Culture and Arts | 1 November, 2019

A History of Ireland in 100 Words – the result of research into early Irish – has been shortlisted for the best Irish published book of the year at the Irish Book Awards 2019.

Research finds that global activism has helped combat worker exploitation on South African vineyards

SOCIETY | 7 November, 2019

A new research study from Queen’s University has examined the changing inspection of labour standards on South African vineyards.

Queen's expert to advise Scottish Government

Queen’s University Belfast academic, Professor Robert Bowman, has been appointed as a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).

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Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's host showcase event in New York

CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 October, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast hosted a showcase event to celebrate fifteen years of the Centre and to introduce new writers and initiatives.

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Anna Burns, Vahni Capildeo, and Jed Mercurio announced as the next Seamus Heaney Fellows

CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 October, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Anna Burns, Vahni Capildeo, and Jed Mercurio as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2019 – 20.

Queen’s hosted ‘Unions and Unionisms Symposium’

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 October, 2019

Leading academics from across the UK and Ireland took part in a symposium on ‘Unions and Unionisms’ recently held at Queen’s University Belfast.

Narcissism might be a dark trait but it can lower stress levels and reduce chances of depression

Health | 29 October, 2019

People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be ‘mentally tough’, feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found.

Opportunity for Queen’s University students to study in the US

University News | 23 October, 2019

ENTRY is open for a programme that offers Queen’s University Belfast students scholarships to spend a year studying business or business and STEM in the United States.

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Universities come together to Pause, Connect and Reflect on World Mental Health

HEALTH | 10 October, 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day, Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast are encouraging students and staff to take 30 minutes out of their day to Pause, Connect and Reflect.

Queen’s among top UK universities for gender equality practices

SOCIETY | 11 October, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is once again at the forefront of gender equality.

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Queen’s welcomes George Washington University students for new Study Abroad programme

INTERNATIONAL | 11 October, 2019

Queen’s University recently welcomed the first cohort of George Washington University students as part of a new and innovative Study Abroad programme – the Global Bachelor’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.

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Leading Oxford Academic delivered Frank Wright Memorial Lecture at Queen’s

SOCIETY | 11 October, 2019

Professor Stathis Kalyvas recently delivered the Frank Wright Memorial lecture in the Council Chamber at Queen's University Belfast on the theme of ‘Global Change and Civil Wars’.

Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

Environment | 21 October, 2019

A team of researchers, including experts from Queen’s University Belfast, have examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years.

Scientists from Queen’s University to research abnormal heart rhythms

Health | 16 October, 2019

Scientists at Queen’s University have been awarded a prestigious grant by British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) to investigate how heart cells change in people affected by an abnormal heart rhythm.

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Study reveals complexities and sensitivities in managing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

SOCIETY | 14 October, 2019

Brexit is already having an impact on life on both sides of the border according to residents from the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

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Public invited to ‘Experience Queen’s’ in Derry

SOCIETY | 14 October, 2019

Staff and students from Queen’s University Belfast as well as local business leaders will be at the City Hotel in Derry on the evening of Wednesday 23rd October for an ‘Experience Queen’s’ event.

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Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves

SCIENCE | 7 October, 2019

A team of scientists, including a researcher from Queen’s University, have discovered that the fading of infrared light following Type Ia supernovae explosions can be interrupted, with brightness staying the same for up to a year.

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Queen's researchers part of £2.55m ESRC research into UK school expulsions

EDUCATION | 2 October, 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded £2,550,850 to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of the political economies and consequences of school exclusion across the UK.

Queen’s University Belfast researchers show 20mph zones effective in reducing road casualties

Health | 4 October, 2019

A review of published evidence by Queen’s University Belfast has found 20mph zones to be effective in reducing the number and severity of traffic collisions and casualties.

Queen’s University Belfast research proposes novel solution to improving education in rural China

HEALTH | 2 October, 2019

A new research study led by Queen’s University Belfast shows how providing self-adjustable glasses to children living in less developed and remote areas could improve their vision and potentially educational opportunities.

First event for Northern Ireland's new public policy think tank

SOCIETY |

Pivotal – Northern Ireland’s new public policy think tank – held its first event in Belfast yesterday.

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New frontier for science as astronomers detect gas molecules in comet from another star

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An international team of astronomers, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers, have made a historic discovery, detecting gas molecules in a comet which has tumbled into our solar system from another star.

Go Global Week 2019 at Queen’s University

Latest News | 27 September, 2019

Each year, Queen’s University works with a range of partners to increase the number of overseas opportunities for students.

Queen’s researchers contribute to report on the reading skills of primary school pupils

EDUCATION | 27 September, 2019

The reading skills of primary pupils can be boosted by an additional two months when teachers get them to think about, question and summarise different texts, according to new research report published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

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Queen's Academic in British Academy Debate on Civil Resistance and Terrorism

SOCIETY | 23 September, 2019

Professor Richard English, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, recently took part in a debate on civil resistance and terrorism at the British Academy.

Children spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity as they grow older

SOCIETY | 20 September, 2019

A new research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity and exercise than their peers as they get older.

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Queen’s academics contribute to report published on impact of sex purchase offence

SOCIETY | 18 September, 2019

The Department of Justice today (Wednesday 18 September) laid in the Assembly a report of an independent review into the operation of the offence of purchasing sexual services.

Researchers pioneer new technique to transform used milk bottles into kayaks and storage tanks

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 12 September, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks for water and fuel, and sporting goods such as kayaks and canoes, which could help to solve global environmental problems.

Universities launch new City Deal website

SOCIETY | 11 September, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have launched a new joint website as part of their £30 million commitment to the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD).

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Role of food in future health & agriculture to be debated at Queen’s University

Health | 12 September, 2019

Internationally leading figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture will gather at Queen’s to discuss the opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing world population.

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New trial to find treatment for short-sightedness related blindness in children

Health | 26 June, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is leading a new trial which aims to reduce the risk of myopia (short-sightedness) related blindness in children in the UK.

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Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma

Research | 6 September, 2019

Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors significantly help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma at NYU

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Social network interventions can lead to potential health benefits

Health | 4 September, 2019

A research team from Queen’s has found social network interventions, such as Facebook posts and sponsored ads, educating popular teenagers to spread health messages to peer groups can have a positive effect on public health behaviours and outcomes.

Researchers discover that Vikings arrived in Ireland when the population was in serious decline

Science | 22 August, 2019

New research has found that the population of Ireland was in decline for almost 200 years before the Vikings settled.

Researchers develop early detection test for ovarian cancer

Health | 23 August, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.

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Researchers find justice and security vulnerabilities in a hard Brexit scenario

SOCIETY | 22 August, 2019

A new study analysing the existing justice and security cooperation between the UK and the EU has found that any Brexit-related disruption to police cooperation could have serious consequences.

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Queen's spin-out Adoreboard recognised as a 2019 Gartner ‘Cool Vendor' in AI for customer analytics

BUSINESS | 24 July, 2019

Queen's spin-out company, Adoreboard, has been appointed a global ‘Cool Vendor’ in Artificial Intelligence for Customer Analytics in 2019 by Gartner.

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Queen’s students secure place on US scholarship programme

SOCIETY | 16 August, 2019

Twenty-six students from Queen’s University Belfast are off to study in the USA this month.

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Queen’s University Belfast offering free testing to improve marine renewable energy

BUSINESS | 16 August, 2019

Queen’s University is offering free access to world-leading testing equipment and analysis at its tidal test site and wide wave basin in Portaferry, as part of a European initiative to accelerate the development of marine renewable energy.

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Queen’s researchers explores the use of New Psychoactive Substances by young people

SOCIETY | 20 August, 2019

A study into New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - formerly referred to as ‘legal highs’ - provides new evidence about why young people were attracted to the drugs.

Kelly McCaughrain announced as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for NI by Arts Council and Queen's

Culture and Arts | 16 August, 2019

Award-winning writer Kelly McCaughrain has accepted the post as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University.

New report highlights significant impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients

Research | 8 August, 2019

A new report by the NI Cancer Registry at Queen’s University Belfast and Macmillan Cancer Support warns of the significant impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients in Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s research finds Nazi members were more upwardly mobile during the Third Reich

SOCIETY | 25 July, 2019

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast’s Management School has found that members of Nazi organisations were more upwardly mobile and climbed higher up the social ladder than non-members during the Third Reich.

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Queen’s researchers discover first ever species endangered from deep sea mining

Science | 22 July, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have discovered that the scaly-foot snail, or as it’s otherwise known - the sea pangolin, is the first species at risk of extinction due to potential deep sea mining by humans.

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Professor Emma Flynn appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise

Appointments | 25 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emma Flynn as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

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Queen's cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill wins prestigious Blavatnik Award

Recognition | 9 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

Joanne Clague appointed as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Appointments | 8 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.

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Queen’s University Belfast lead first UK trial using exercise to aid recovery from deadliest cancer

18 July, 2019

Pancreatic cancer patients in Northern Ireland will be the first in the UK to trial an innovative new exercise programme to aid their recovery from the traumatic 12-hour operation needed to save their lives.

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New Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission established for Belfast

SOCIETY | 12 April, 2019

A new Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission for Belfast has recently been announced as part of a three-city £3.5 million climate action project.

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Queen’s University scientists find a protein which can improve repair of damaged blood vessels

10 July, 2019

Cells produced in the human body could be used to heal damaged blood vessels according to new research at Queen's University Belfast, which has recently been published in the journal, Cardiovascular Research.

Queen’s University selected to address data science skills shortage in the UK

Health | 9 July, 2019

Queen’s has been selected as one of six UK Universities to develop a health data science Master’s programme to address the significant skills shortage in data science that currently exists in the UK.

The future is bright for young entrepreneur Georgia

Management School | 3 July, 2019

Georgia Hamill will today (Wednesday 3 July) celebrate graduating from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.

Study finds that listening to music helps reduce stress and it has a bigger impact the older you get

Research | 10 July, 2019

Listening to music can help to reduce stress and boost positive emotions in adults, research by Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.

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Queen’s honours leading academic from China and Chief Designer at Rolls-Royce

Honorary Graduate | 3 July, 2019

Professor Zhenhua Tang, Associate Professor at Shenzhen University (SZU) in China; and Frank Kirkland, Chief Designer-Civil Aerospace for Rolls-Royce will today (Wednesday 3 July) be awarded Honorary Doctorates by Queen’s University Belfast.

First W-Tech PhD student graduates

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 3 July, 2019

The first PhD student to graduate from the Sir William Wright Technology Centre (W-Tech) will receive his degree from Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 3 July).

Good Chemistry for Ewan as he graduates with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering | 28 June, 2019

Ballymoney born Ewan Strang will graduate from Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 28 June) with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering, from the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering.

Sporty siblings graduate with same Structural Engineering degree

Engineering | 29 June, 2019

Gerard Treanor and his sister Niamh Treanor are celebrating today (Saturday 29 June) as they both graduate from Queen’s with Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering with Architecture.

First Northern Irish adult to receive ‘live’ liver transplant graduates from Queen’s

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 3 July, 2019

Aaron Smyth, from Omagh, is graduating from Queen’s University today with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Malaysian student graduates with a First

Psychology | 27 June, 2019

Rhea Lee Shia Goh, from Malaysia, will graduate from Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 27 June) with a BSc First Class Honours in Psychology.

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The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s announce Ned Denny as the 2019 Poetry Prize winner

CULTURE AND ARTS | 2 July, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast today (Tuesday 2 July) announced, ‘Unearthly Toys: Poems and Masks’, by Ned Denny as the winner of the First Collection Poetry Prize 2019.

Falklander Hannah celebrates huge educational success at Queen’s graduation

Biomedical Science | 2 July, 2019

Hannah McPhee is the first female from the Falklands to graduate from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

GAA Legend and Leading Academic in Public Health awarded honorary doctorates by Queen’s University

Honorary Graduate | 2 July, 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s greatest sports stars, Sean O’Neill, and Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Martin McKee, will today (Tuesday 2 July) be awarded Honorary Doctorates.

Siblings celebrate double degree success

Medicine and Pharmacy | 1 July, 2019

Siblings Maeve McKernan (22) and Declan McKernan (28) from Belfast are celebrating double graduation success this summer as both will today (Monday 1 July) receive degrees from Queen’s University.

Pipe Major and veteran BBC NI Broadcaster honoured by Queen’s University Belfast

Honorary Graduate | 1 July, 2019

Richard Parkes MBE and Mark Carruthers OBE will today (Monday 1 July) be awarded honorary degrees by Queen’s University Belfast.

Siblings graduate on the same day from Queen’s Management School

Management School | 3 July, 2019

Brother and sister, Matthew Nethercott and Fiona Nethercott from South Belfast, will today (Wednesday 3 July) celebrate graduating from Queen’s Management School.

Next generation of Chinese pharmaceutical leaders graduate

Pharmacy | 29 June, 2019

The China Medical University – The Queen’s University of Belfast Joint College (CQC) has celebrated its graduating class of 2019.

Queen’s Honours local Boxing Champion Carl Frampton and leading US academic Professor Julie Chen

Honorary Graduate | 29 June, 2019

Belfast-born boxer, Carl Frampton MBE, and the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UMass Lowell), Professor Julie Chen, will today (Saturday 29 June) receive honorary degrees from Queen’s University.

Elizabeth celebrates graduating with PhD from Queen’s University Belfast

Sociology | 29 June, 2019

Former stay-at-home mum of three, Elizabeth Martin will today (Saturday 29 June) graduate with a PhD from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua was not an alien spacecraft

Space | 1 July, 2019

An international team, co-led by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher, has established that the first ever interstellar visitor to our Solar System – ‘Oumuamua - is a natural object, ejected from its parent solar system.

Award winning student Walter Wong graduates with a Master of Pharmacy

Pharmacy | 1 July, 2019

Walter Wong has been a stand-out student since receiving an International Student Scholarship to study Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast and will today (Monday 1 July) graduate with a Master of Pharmacy.

Leading Princeton University academic honoured by Queen's

Honorary Graduate | 28 June, 2019

Professor Linda Colley will today (Friday 28 June) be awarded Doctor of Literature (DLit) for Distinction in history by Queen’s University Belfast.

Super dad David celebrates graduating from Queen’s with his biggest supporters

History and Sociology | 28 June, 2019

David Baker will today (Friday 28 June) celebrate his graduation from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.

Former CEO of Catalyst Inc and Partner at Kernel Capital honoured by Queen’s University

Honorary Graduate | 27 June, 2019

Dr Norman Apsley, former Chief Executive of Catalyst Inc. and Jayne Brady, MBE partner at venture capital firm Kernel Capital, will today (Thursday 27 June) be honoured by Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen's honours award winning BBC broadcaster

Honorary Graduate | 27 June, 2019

Canadian broadcaster and the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet OBE, will today (Thursday 27 June) be awarded an Honorary Doctorate (DUni) from Queen’s University Belfast for services to broadcasting.

Queen’s students go global with international work placements

International | 25 June, 2019

Over 30 students from Queen’s University are set to take part in international work placements this summer.

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Leading female Engineer and Michelin Star Chef honoured by Queen’s University Belfast

Honorary Graduate | 28 June, 2019

British Engineer Dame Judith Hackitt and award-winning chef, Clare Smyth will today (Friday 28 June) be awarded honorary degrees by Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s students awarded for their life-saving autonomous plane technology

University News | 25 June, 2019

Two Teams from Queen’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (SMAE) have achieved podium finishes at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) Challenge.

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Queen's Management School launches Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture series

University News | 21 June, 2019

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, today (Friday 21 June) launched the Queen’s Management School Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture series during an event at Queen's University.

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Queen’s academic receives Fulbright Award to the US

University News | 20 June, 2019

An academic from Queen’s University has been awarded a UK Fulbright Scholarship award to study the role that US social scientists played in studying race and immigration in post-war Britain.

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Queen’s academics explore the life and work of Sir Robert Hart

SOCIETY | 20 June, 2019

Academics are exploring the life and work of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs from 1863 to 1908, through an historical research project at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s cyber security expert appointed to UK Artificial Intelligence Council

University News | 16 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cyber security expert, Professor Máire O'Neill, has been appointed to the UK’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council.

Queen's Academic appointed ESRC Senior Fellow for the UKICE initiative

University News | 19 June, 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have announced nine new Senior Fellows for the UK in a Changing Europe UKICE initiative.

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Queen's researchers find poor oral health is linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk

Health | 18 June, 2019

The study by Queen’s, analysed a cohort of 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.

Queen’s research brings us a step closer to treating cancer using laser-driven proton therapy

Health | 20 June, 2019

A new study by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast brings us a step closer to alternative methods of treating cancers using proton beams accelerated by lasers, a method that can be less damaging to patients than other treatments.

The Secretary of State visits ECIT

University News | 13 June, 2019

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, visited The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

Belfast wins bid to host Europe’s largest conference on archaeology

University News | 14 June, 2019

Belfast follows Barcelona, Lisbon and Istanbul to host 2,500 delegates in 2022

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New Queen’s University research to tackle plastics, one of humankind’s greatest threats to existence

13 June, 2019

Researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast are set to investigate the damage that nano plastics and microplastics can have on the human body.

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ARK report finds that majority of people in NI not prejudiced towards transgender people

SOCIETY | 14 June, 2019

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Research team developing “empathic” cars of the future

Research | 21 May, 2019

Graduates from Queen’s University Belfast are working with technology company Sensum to develop “empathic” machines of the future, including cars that will measure and respond to the feelings of their occupants.

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New health alliance aims to improve the quality of health of our citizens and boost local economy

Health | 5 June, 2019

Queen’s in collaboration with Ulster University and key Northern Ireland partners have today launched the ‘Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland’ (HIRANI).

Queen’s researchers work to improve maternal health in the developing world

Health | 29 May, 2019

A grant from the McClay Foundation will enable Queen’s researchers to work with clinicians to offer fast diagnostic testing to prevent meningitis and sepsis in maternity wards for the first time in Malawi.

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New test could lead to more accurate diagnosis of heart failure

Health | 4 June, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will propose a new blood test for better diagnosis of heart failure at a much earlier state at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.

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Alcohol misuse in the Over 50s costing £125 million

Health | 5 June, 2019

A new report from Queen’s University Belfast, commissioned by the advice and support programme Drink Wise Age Well, has found alcohol misuse among people over 50 is costing Northern Ireland healthcare services an estimated £125 million.

Commons Speaker delivers lecture at Queen’s University Belfast

Society | 7 June, 2019

The Speaker of the House of Commons has delivered a lecture at Queen’s University and has urged students to play a more active role in politics.

Queen’s students develop life-saving autonomous plane technology

Engineering | 4 June, 2019

Students at Queen’s University Belfast have been creating unmanned aircraft technology capable of delivering relief to disaster zones.

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Life in the gingerbread house: how fish need jellies more than we thought

SCIENCE | 20 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.

Queen’s research shows sedentary lifestyle linked to 70,000 deaths per year in the UK

Health | 26 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.

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New communications aid device could improve quality of life for critically ill

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Queen’s researchers are involved in new study that will support patients with tracheostomies in critical care environments to communicate through a new technological device.

Queen’s University Belfast researchers discover revolutionary stem cell treatment

HEALTH | 10 May, 2019

A discovery by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London (KCL) could revolutionise treatment for vascular and diabetes related cardiovascular diseases.

Queen’s University named among Nation’s Lifesavers

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A research team from Queen’s University has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Research suggests glaucoma screening could save three million years of blindness in China

21 May, 2019

New research by Queen’s University, Wenzhou Medical University, Renmin University of China and Orbis International has found that offering glaucoma screening in China could be highly cost-effective while reducing blindness among the population.

Queen’s researchers discover groundbreaking way to treat major sight-threatening diseases of the eye

Health | 3 April, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way of treating major diseases of the eye caused by the abnormal growth of new blood vessels.

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Queen’s research team discovers new method which reduces arsenic in rice

Health | 17 April, 2019

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.

Wandering interstellar worlds like ‘Oumuamua may help form planets- new Queen's research finds

Space | 8 April, 2019

A new research paper suggests that abundant interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua may help new star systems to form planets quickly.

The ‘Forbidden Planet’ has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’

Space | 29 May, 2019

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert by an international collaboration of astronomers, including researchers from Queen’s.

Queen’s Professors Elected as Members of the Royal Irish Academy

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Four professors from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.

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Queen’s researcher launches report at the Vatican on the understanding of ‘unbelief’

SOCIETY | 28 May, 2019

The global Understanding Unbelief programme to advance the scientific understanding of atheism and nonreligion will today (28 May) present results from its research at the Vatican in Rome.

Queen’s Sport celebrates 50 years’ of Queen’s Ladies Boat Club

University News | 27 May, 2019

The 15th annual Queen’s University Belfast Boat Race is due to take place next month, with Queen's rowers taking on Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 8 June 2019.

LINKS host international early childhood development symposium at Queen’s University Belfast

SOCIETY | 23 May, 2019

The LINKS network today (23 May) hosted an international symposium on ‘Investing in early childhood development for peaceful societies’ at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Bertie Ahern delivers annual Harri Holkeri lecture at Queen's

University News | 21 May, 2019

Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, delivered the annual Harri Holkeri lecture today (21 May) at Queen's University Belfast.

Queen's delivers first Positive Peace Leadership Workshop to explore post-conflict resilience

SOCIETY | 17 May, 2019

The first Positive Peace Leadership workshop was delivered today (17 May) by the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s Management School in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace.

Queen’s University Belfast backs cyber security sector with funding for 40 MSc scholarships

University News | 15 May, 2019

Queen’s is helping secure Northern Ireland’s status as a global cyber security hub by offering 40 full scholarships worth over half a million pounds for its specialist Applied Cyber Security MSc programme.

ECIT is building a five strong team to develop a new mobile network concept

Research | 14 May, 2019

A researcher from The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) has been awarded a major grant that will allow him to build a five strong team to work on developing a new mobile network concept.

Ninth McCosh Lecture delivered by Baroness Onora O’Neill

Society | 14 May, 2019

Distinguished philosopher Baroness Onora O’Neill has delivered the ninth McCosh Lecture at Queen’s University’s Great Hall.

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Leading UK and Chinese Universities hold international conferences on manufacturing and energy

Technology | 26 September, 2018

A group of nine UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, joined up with the top nine engineering institutions in China to hold two international conferences focusing on manufacturing and energy.

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Queen’s to collaborate with international partners on major European Southern Observatory project

Science and Technology | 16 October, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast is collaborating with international partners to build and operate a new cutting-edge instrument for the European Southern Observatory.

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Leading UK and Chinese Universities meet to discuss links between academia and industry

Technology | 26 November, 2018

A group of experts from the UK and China have met in Nanjing to discuss global challenges, internationalisation, knowledge transfer and innovation between academia and industry.

Queen’s student named UK Female Undergraduate of the Year

University News | 10 May, 2019

A Queen's University Belfast Mechanical Engineering student, Judith Cameron, has won the UK Female Undergraduate of the Year award.

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Eight Queen’s University students selected as part of prestigious Washington Ireland Program

University News | 10 May, 2019

Eight students from Queen’s University will join a group of thirty-one students from across Ireland to spend this summer in the USA as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP).

Cyber Security is on course to generate over £70m in salaries each year in Northern Ireland

Technology | 8 May, 2019

The cyber security industry in Northern Ireland is on course to generate salaries of over £70 million each year employing almost 1,700 people.

`Oumuamua had a violent past and has been tumbling around for billions of years – Queen’s University

Science | 12 February, 2018

The first ever interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past which is causing it to tumble around chaotically, a Queen’s University Belfast scientist has discovered.

First TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast event to take place later this month

University News | 7 May, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is to host an independently organised TEDx event later this month. PwC is the event corporate partner.

Major new Research Study into the Experiences of Older Victims of Crime Launched at Queen's

SOCIETY | 1 May, 2019

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Eddie Lynch, has published a report which calls for change in how older victims of crime experience the criminal justice system.

The Eden Project's Sir Tim Smit to deliver the Institute for Global Food Security's Annual Lecture

1 May, 2019

One of the most high-profile figures from the worlds of environmentalism, tourism and public engagement has been confirmed to deliver the 2019 IGFS Annual Lecture.

Man-made structures can be feeding hotspots for seabirds, new research finds

Research | 30 April, 2019

Man-made structures set in tidal streams can be a feeding hotspot for seabirds, according to new research.

Scientists chart history of dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet for first time

Research | 15 April, 2019

New research has been released that charts the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on global sea levels throughout history to the present day.

Universities across Ireland in all-island collaboration

University News | 12 April, 2019

Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of ten universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have met at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s University Belfast announces Honorary Professorships

Society | 15 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Queen’s Researchers win major global award for solving a 5G Network Challenge

Technology | 8 March, 2019

A team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Wireless Innovation have won a global award for their work in creating a solution which will reduce the cost and complexity of 5G mobile networks.

Queen’s graduate collaborates with The McAvoy Group on structural design of offsite housing solution

Research | 11 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast Civil Engineering graduate Hung Phung Quang is already making an impact on local industry as he joined a team at The McAvoy Group to collaborate on the structural design of a new offsite housing solution.

Queen’s University Belfast officially opens Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence

Health | 10 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 10 April) officially opened the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC), which will radically change the landscape of modern medicine in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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National Museums NI and Queen's University unite for research collaborations

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 April, 2019

National Museums NI recently announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Queen’s University and Ulster University to enhance cross-institutional collaboration.

“Journeying Beyond Westeros” project to blaze a new Medieval tourist trail across Northern Ireland

Research | 9 April, 2019

Archaeologists from Queen’s are playing a key role in a new project “Journeying Beyond Westeros”, which will introduce visitors to the largely hidden Medieval history of Ulster, through Northern Ireland’s connection to Game of Thrones.

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Queen’s joins innovative partnership to develop future leaders in Big Data

Health | 2 April, 2019

Queen’s has taken a major step forward in developing the future leaders who will use big data to drive improved healthcare and economic prosperity on the island of Ireland.

M&S CEO Steve Rowe announces student placement programme for Queen’s students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 April, 2019

Marks & Spencer CEO, Steve Rowe, has delivered the annual KPMG Lecture where he announced a new student placement programme.

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Queen’s academics named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2019

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have recently been named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellows by Eisenhower Fellowships.

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Researchers examining history of Mother and baby homes in NI make final appeal for volunteers

SOCIETY | 28 March, 2019

The research team examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland is making a final appeal for oral history volunteers.

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Queen’s has welcomed the latest development on the Belfast Region City Deal

University News | 28 March, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the latest development on the Belfast Region City Deal as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland signed the Heads of Terms.

Queen’s University Belfast scientists take their research to Parliament

Research | 13 March, 2019

Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Osman, a Research Fellow and Clare Burnett, a PhD Researcher at Queen’s, are attending Parliament on Wednesday 13 March to present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of STEM for BRITAIN.

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Queen’s research reveals impact and future potential of the Connswater Community Greenway

Health | 25 March, 2019

Results from a study evaluating the economic, environmental, health and social impacts of the Connswater Community Greenway were announced at an event held at Riddel Hall (25th March).

Researchers find that The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

Space | 29 March, 2019

The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed.

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Queen’s and Ulster University academics to examine the history of mother and baby homes in NI

SOCIETY | 4 June, 2018

Academics from Queen’s University and Ulster University are leading on a new research project examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland.

Astrophysicists from Queen’s identify mysterious self-destructing asteroid

Space | 28 March, 2019

An international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen’s University Belfast, have identified an asteroid that is spinning itself into oblivion.

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Leaders from the world of business, science, sport, academia and the arts named Honorary Graduates

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 March, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has named leading figures from the world of business, science, sport, academia and the arts Honorary Graduates in 2019.

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Queen’s University welcomes Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

University News | 22 March, 2019

Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, has met with academics from Queen’s University Belfast and representatives from the food industry in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast advanced manufacturing expertise on show at Belfast conference

Technology | 15 February, 2019

Expertise within Queen’s University Belfast’s Engineering and Physical Science’s Faculty will continue to play a transformational role in driving innovation and efficiencies in the global advanced manufacturing sector.

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Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 2012-2017

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The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Tuesday 12 March) released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2017.

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Queen's Researchers make breakthrough in chronic lung disease

7 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a novel experimental treatment for chronic lung diseases that could improve the lives for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Queen's helping Rolls-Royce develop aircraft engines of tomorrow

Technology | 20 February, 2019

Engineering expertise from Queen’s University Belfast is playing an important role in the development of the next generation of aircraft engines for Rolls-Royce and creating high value research jobs in Northern Ireland.

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Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 February, 2019

A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Queen’s University Belfast project to support cancer patients and their caregivers

Health | 26 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is part of a large transdisciplinary project to provide better support to people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.

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LINKS and An-Najah University to collaborate on Early Childhood Development programmes

University News | 14 March, 2019

The LINKS research network at Queen’s University Belfast and the Palestinian Child Institute at An-Najah University in Palestine have announced they are to collaborate on future programmes supporting the development and evaluation of early childhood

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Queen’s University hosts public talk by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter

SOCIETY | 12 March, 2019

Queen's recently hosted a public talk by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter on 'The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics'.

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LINCS scholars awarded first runner-up at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition

Technology and Society | 3 March, 2019

A team of first year LINCS (Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society) doctoral scholars were awarded first runner-up at the prestigious Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition on 11-12 February in London.

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Kathleen Jamie named Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow

ARTS AND CULTURE | 6 March, 2019

Award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as the second Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s University welcomes Irish Rugby team

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 4 March, 2019

Queen’s University has welcomed the Irish Rugby team to showcase their skills at an open training session.

Countdown is on for Qulture night at Queen’s

ARTS AND CULTURE | 1 March, 2019

The countdown is underway for this year’s Qulture Night, part of the Qulture Shock series of events.

£150k investment announced to improve mental health services for students

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A £150,000 investment to help enhance mental health services for students living in Belfast has been announced by Belfast HSC Trust, Queen’s University and Ulster University.

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Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as a great white shark

Natural world | 20 September, 2018

A team of scientists led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Roehampton have found basking sharks can jump as fast and as high out of the water as their cousin, the famously powerful and predatory great white shark.

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Queen's hosted debate on Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies of Violent Conflict

SOCIETY | 8 February, 2019

Queen's recently hosted a debate on 'Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies of Violent Conflict'.

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Queen's and the Royal Irish Academy hosted debate 'Judging Carson and Redmond'

Society | 26 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, recently hosted a debate discussing two of the biggest names in modern Irish history, Edward Carson and John Redmond.

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Queen’s University welcomes the formation of a the new UK Health Data Research Alliance

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As part of Health Data Research UK, Queen’s University, supports the creation of a non-profit association to accelerate progress in medicine and health.

Queen’s astrophysics expert honoured with a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal

Science and Technology | 13 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast astrophysics expert, Professor Stephen Smartt, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Irish Academy.

€3.2 million investment to train twenty future leaders and innovators at Queen’s

Science | 28 February, 2019

An investment of €3.2 million is helping to train the next generation of leaders and innovators through a unique interdisciplinary research programme at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen's University awarded £1m to boost social and economic research impact

SOCIETY | 12 February, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.

Queen’s collaboration discovers a ‘super-Earth’ planet that has likely undergone a giant collision

Science | 6 February, 2019

Astrophysics researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, along with international partners, have discovered the first evidence of the end-product of a collision outside of our own solar system.

Three leading Queen’s researchers recognised in prestigious mobile industry awards

Recognition | 13 February, 2019

Three researchers from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast have been shortlisted as finalists in the esteemed Mobile World Scholar Challenge.

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Queen’s academic joins £3.5m research network to support UK transition to a low-carbon economy

SOCIETY | 31 January, 2019

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is part of a new Place-based Climate Action Network (P-CAN), which will help the local delivery of the UK’s climate change objectives.

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Ground-breaking research shines light on the role of social workers during The Troubles

SOCIETY | 7 February, 2019

The findings of pioneering research exploring social workers’ role supporting vulnerable children and adults during the Northern Ireland conflict will be launched today (Thursday 7 February) in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Queen’s receives £4 million to train next generation of experts in data storage

Science | 4 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Glasgow have been awarded a £4 million grant to train the next generation of engineers and scientists in data storage.

Queen’s researchers find UK prostate cancer patients left to deal with sexual problems

2 February, 2019

Queen’s researchers find UK prostate cancer patients left to deal with erection problems with inadequate support.

New research suggests that the Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland

Science | 31 January, 2019

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton suggests that the Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland.

Queen’s expert reveals significant cancer research gaps in landmark study

29 November, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and Kings College London, have for the first time produced a comprehensive map of cancer research activity across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), The Russian Federation (RF) and Central Asia (CA).

Queen's University awarded government funding to advance excellence in precision medicine

Health | 6 November, 2018

Queen's has announced they are part of a consortium that will receive a multi-million-pound investment of government/industry funding to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnosis and precision medicine.

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Researchers discover that calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD

Health | 8 November, 2018

New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times.

Conference held on Homelessness and Health at Queen's

Health | 16 November, 2018

Over 170 delegates have attended a ‘Health and Homelessness’ conference in Riddel Hall at Queen's University.

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Queen's co-hosted debate on ‘The Future of the Corporation, Economy and Society’

22 January, 2019

Queen’s University, in partnership with the British Academy, recently co-hosted a debate on ‘The Future of the Corporation, Economy and Society’.

Queen's University Belfast marks one year of the Social Charter

Queen’s University Belfast has today re-affirmed its commitment to the principles within the Social Charter.

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Queen’s University Belfast to lead vital research into incurable lung condition

A ground-breaking research study into an incurable lung condition will recruit 1000 people around the UK.

Queen’s University researchers develop new test that could save time, money and lives

17 January, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.

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Queen’s University awarded 6.1 million euros to address fertility issues

Health | 15 January, 2019

Queen’s University have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility.

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Queen’s researchers design a new computing system that can reduce delays on smart devices

Technology | 10 January, 2019

Computer scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new innovative system to reduce delays on smart devices.

Queen’s University Belfast welcomes Tánaiste Simon Coveney

University News | 10 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed Tánaiste Simon Coveney for a discussion on ‘Maintaining the habit of Co-operation’.

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Queen's staff recognised in New Year's Honours list 2019

Recognition | 3 January, 2019

The New Year's Honours list 2019, published on Saturday 29 December, recognised the achievements of five members of staff at Queen's.