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Queen's Responds to Nursing Cuts

27/06/2017 - Queen’s University is calling on the Department of Health to fully reverse a decision to cut the training budget for specialist nurses

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Queen’s University scientist warns of asteroid danger

20/06/2017 - A leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.

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Queen’s University Launch New Resource for Carers Supporting Terminal Ill

15/06/2017 - Queen’s University Belfast and the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) have developed a new resource to help carers providing support to a person who needs palliative care.

Technology

Queen’s data experts team up with local company to improve road safety

15/06/2017 - Data analytics experts at Queen’s University Belfast have teamed up with local company See.Sense to create an intelligent bike light, which could help to improve road safety.

Technology

Breakthrough by Queen’s University paves way for smaller electronic devices

14/06/2017 - Queen’s researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.

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Queen’s University Belfast to Lead EU-China Collaboration to Tackle Food Fraud

14/06/2017 - The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast will lead one of the world’s largest food safety projects across Europe and China.

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Technology

Queen's researcher leads international team to discovery that could end cracked smart devices

1/06/2017 - A Queen’s University researcher has led an international team of scientists to the discovery of a new material, which could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens.

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SOCIETY

Queen’s led International Research Network to explore role of Early Childhood Development

31/05/2017 - An international research network, led by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with UNICEF, Yale, Harvard and New York University (NYU), has been launched today (Wednesday 31 May).

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Queen’s University Showcases Impact of Higher Education

30/05/2017 - Investment in higher education is essential to the creation of a competitive knowledge economy, based on skills and innovation, which will underpin the growth and prosperity of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s researchers prepare to launch Ireland’s first ever satellite

24/05/2017 - Ireland is preparing to launch its first ever satellite in space, with the help of Queen’s University Belfast.

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Latest News

Queen's Call to Share Global Cancer Data to Save Lives

23/05/2017 - A coalition of global leaders in cancer research led by Professor Mark Lawler, Queen's University Belfast has called for the worldwide sharing of cancer data to save lives.

Technology

INVEST NI AWARDS CSIT £5.5M FOR RESEARCH STRATEGY

18/05/2017 - Invest Northern Ireland has offered the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s £5.5m of assistance to support the next stage of its research strategy.

Health

Queen’s lead one of world’s biggest trials in respiratory failure

18/05/2017 - A new technology which could save thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units is being taken forward by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in one of the biggest clinical trials in the world in the area of respiratory failure.

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BUSINESS

Queen’s hosts Mini MBA in management and leadership for second year

15/05/2017 - Queen’s University Belfast has launched its Mini MBA for the second year running, which will give participants an insight into today’s modern business world.

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Environment and Energy

Queen’s announces new Responsible Investment Policy

15/05/2017 - Queen’s University Belfast has reinforced its commitment to environmental sustainability by joining other universities across the globe in aspiring to disinvest from fossil fuels.

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Queen’s University signs new innovation and collaboration agreement with BBC Northern Ireland

12/05/2017 - Queen’s University Belfast has signed a new agreement with BBC Northern Ireland, which is aimed at supporting the latest research and stimulating innovation for cutting edge broadcasting.

Technology

Cyber Security worth ‘£60m in salaries’ in Northern Ireland

9/05/2017 - The cyber security industry is on course to generate salaries of £60 million per annum in Northern Ireland, Queen’s University’s Professor Sir John McCanny has revealed during a major Summit in Belfast today.

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Queen’s-led European Research Project Makes Huge Steps in Tackling Global Health Challenges

8/05/2017 - The European Commission has highlighted the significance of a multimillion pound research project, led by Queen’s University Belfast, in tackling multidrug resistant infections.

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Queen’s Research Shows Illegal Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Foods

4/05/2017 - Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that almost half of baby rice food products contain illegal levels of inorganic arsenic despite new regulations set by the EU

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CULTURE AND ARTS

Heaney legacy honoured as first Children’s Writing Fellowship announced

5/05/2017 - County Down based children’s author Myra Zepf has been appointed as the first Children’s Writing Fellow, a prestigious new position created in honour of Seamus Heaney and his contribution to literature.

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SOCIETY

Researchers from Queen’s Awarded ESRC grants to Explore the Impact of Brexit in NI

13/04/2017 - Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Brexit Priority Grants, for research into the impact and consequences of Brexit in Northern Ireland.

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UK Universities to build major collaboration with top Chinese engineering institutions

12/04/2017 - A group of UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, have met with the top nine engineering institutions in China, in a bid to build major collaborations around research and education.

Six students from AHSS win a place on the Washington Ireland Programme

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Queen's Students Selected for Prestigious Washington Ireland Programme

12/04/2017 - Six Queen’s students have been selected for the prestigious Washington Ireland Programme (WIP) 2017 to build the next generation of leaders across Northern Ireland and Ireland.

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Queen’s Launches New Programme to Attract Students Less Likely into University

11/04/2017 - Queen’s has launched its “Pathway to Opportunities,” a dedicated programme of support offered to Year 13 and 14 students to encourage their progression into University.

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SOCIETY

Queen’s and AWARE Collaborate on a New Online Support Service for Adults with Depression

7/04/2017 - Queen’s University and AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, announce a new online support service for adults with depression to mark World Health Day (Friday 7 April).

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Business

Queen’s Partners with CMI to Develop Future-Ready Postgraduates

6/04/2017 - The Graduate School at Queen’s University has recently gained accreditation as a skills development provider for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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Science and Technology

Queen's expert discovers Neptune’s journey during early planet formation was "smooth and calm"

4/04/2017 - A Queen's University expert has made a major discovery on the formation of icy bodies within the Kuiper Belt, unlocking unique evidence that Neptune's movement during early planet formation was a "smooth and calm" journey.

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Culture and Arts

Queen's led team endeavours to break log-jam on national security

4/04/2017 - A team of researchers, led by Queen’s University Belfast, have today launched a document designed to help politicians overcome the impasse on national security and dealing with the past in Northern Ireland.

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Science and Technology

Queen’s research recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre

4/04/2017 - CSIT – a major hub for research and innovation in electronic engineering and cyber security – has successfully retained its ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’ status which was first awarded in 2012.

Science and Technology

Queen’s opens £14m world class Computer Science hub

31/03/2017 - An iconic and world class Computer Science hub has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Northern Ireland:Post-Brexit

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CULTURE AND ARTS

Queen’s University launches the Visual Voices of the Prisons Memory Archive

29/03/2017 - Queen’s University in partnership with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), and the Prison Memory Archive (PMA) Management Group, will today (Wednesday 29 March) launch The Visual Voices of the Prison Memory Archive project.

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Queen’s Research discovers vitamins could help treat Cystic Fibrosis

27/03/2017 - Researchers have discovered why antibiotics for treating people with cystic fibrosis are becoming less effective and how fat soluble vitamins might offer a viable solution.

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Nanoparticle paves the way for new triple negative breast cancer drug

24/03/2017 - A potential new drug to tackle the highly aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer – and a nanoparticle to deliver it directly into the cancer cells – has been developed by UK researchers.

Environment and Energy

Queen’s Architecture Students Bring Animation and Innovation to Urban Village Areas across NI

14/03/2017 - Architecture students from Queen’s University animated the streets of local communities throughout the five Urban Village areas for Street Society 2017.

Health

Queen’s University researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

13/03/2017 - Queen’s University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair.

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CULTURE AND ARTS

Queen’s hosts launch of book by noted Harvard historian

13/03/2017 - On Friday, 10 March, Queen’s University hosted the launch of a seminal new study of civil wars by the distinguished Harvard historian, Professor David Armitage, 'Civil Wars: A History in Ideas'.

Culture and Arts

£15,000 Children’s Writing Fellowship announced in Heaney’s honour

8/03/2017 - A new Children’s Writing Fellow is to be appointed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast in memory of Seamus Heaney and his contribution to literature.

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Health

Release of the Cancer Incidence and Survival Statistics for Northern Ireland 2011-2015

7/03/2017 - The Queen’s University Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2015.

Society

Queen's research reveals children in deprived areas more likely to go into care

28/02/2017 - A new study has revealed significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK. A huge postcode disparity shows children in the least deprived areas are more likely to become involved in the child protection system.

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Health

Queen’s academics highlight fears for cancer treatment and research in a post-Brexit world

24/02/2017 - Queen’s University experts have joined with leading academics from across the UK to explore the risks facing cancer care, treatment and research in a post-Brexit world.

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SOCIETY

Funding extended for Living Legacies 1914-1918 Centre at Queen's

20/02/2017 - The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has announced that it is continuing funding for the five First World War Engagement Centres set up as part of the nation’s commemoration of the Centenary of the conflict.

Society

'Brexit and Borders' Roundtable

20/02/2017

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Health

Queen’s researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

16/02/2017 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer infection.

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Queen’s Research encourages more kitchen ‘know-how’ for men and young adults

15/02/2017 - New research reveals men and young adults the least able when it comes to planning meals and cooking from scratch.

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Health

International Team of Researchers Develop New Model for Earlier Treatments for AMD

9/02/2017 - An international team of researchers from Queen’s, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a cell culture model that could help to develop earlier treatment strategies for AMD.

Science and Technology

Queen’s University spearheads UK collaboration with top Chinese engineering institutions

8/02/2017 - A group of UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, has been selected to build major collaborations with the top ten engineering institutions in China.

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Science & Technology

Queen’s researchers discover simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice

8/02/2017 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.

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Queen's and Lloyds Banking Group launch Scholars Programme

7/02/2017 - Lloyds Banking Group has joined forces with Queen’s University Belfast to launch the Lloyds Scholars programme in Northern Ireland, offering a range of support to 15 undergraduates.

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Health

Queen’s expert reveals hidden dangers of food supplements

3/02/2017 - Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a Queen’s University expert.

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Queen’s expert leads international study to improve safety of carbon fibre aircraft and vehicles

31/01/2017 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the latest generation of carbon fibre airplanes, formula one racing cars and future lightweight family cars.

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Health

Queen’s University to Collaborate with Cirdan Imaging on £2m R&D Project

30/01/2017 - The Northern Ireland Molecular Pathology Laboratory (NIMPL) at Queen’s University will collaborate with Lisburn-based Cirdan Imaging on a major multi-million pound R&D project for the precision medicine market.

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Health

QUEEN’S SECURES EU FUNDING FOR FIGHT AGAINST LUNG DISEASE

26/01/2017 - Queen’s University Belfast has secured €2.4 million funding under the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme for a pioneering cross-border research project, designed to better understand and alleviate the impact of lung disease.

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Queen's Lions Roar For Success

25/01/2017 - With the Lions set to tour New Zealand in the summer, Queen’s University Rugby Club will host a Gala Dinner on Friday 21 April 2017 in the Whitla Hall to celebrate the 20 players that have represented the University and the Lions.

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Queen's Publishes EU Referendum Paper

16/01/2017 - Queen's have published an EU Exit Institutional Position Paper which sets out the key issues arising from the referendum result which will impact the University.

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Society

Queen’s Professor receives knighthood

9/01/2017 - Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny has said he is ‘delighted’ to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Society

Queen’s-led study to benefit children living with the trauma of abuse

20/12/2016 - Children living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of abuse and neglect are to benefit from a new research project led by Queen’s University, in partnership with Extern, the leading social justice charity on the island of Ireland.

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Science and Technology

Astronomers release largest digital survey of the visible Universe

16/12/2016 - The world’s largest digital survey of the visible Universe, mapping billions of stars and galaxies, has been publicly released.

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Last chance for men over 50 to take part in Queen’s health survey

15/12/2016 - Queen’s University researchers are calling on 10,000 men over 50 to take part in a study to find out about their health and quality of life.

Science and Technology

Queen’s University Researchers make an important discovery in nano-electronics

15/12/2016 - Queen’s University physicists have discovered how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material – a breakthrough that could herald a new era in electronics.

Science and Technology

Queen’s University astronomers help discover black hole swallowing star

12/12/2016 - Astronomers at Queen’s University are part of an international team that has solved the mystery of an extraordinarily brilliant point of light seen in a distant galaxy.

Health

Queen’s and Shenyang Pharmaceutical University to establish Centre of Excellence

12/12/2016 - Queen’s University Belfast and Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU) have agreed to facilitate development of a Centre of Excellence within SPU’s new Benxi campus in Shenyang, China.

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Honorary Degree for Committed Community Development Champion

9/12/2016 - Community development stalwart Jackie Redpath MBE will pick up an honorary degree at Queen’s University’s Winter Graduations today (Friday 9 December).

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Queen’s University scholarship aims to break down barriers for asylum seekers

9/12/2016 - A scholarship scheme for asylum seekers has been launched by Queen’s University Belfast, which will give two students the life-changing opportunity to pursue a world-class education.

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World-leading Queen's researcher awarded prestigious Regius Professorship

9/12/2016 - Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship has been bestowed upon Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny FRS FREng. The prestigious award was conferred by the University’s Chancellor, Thomas J Moran.

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Health

Predictor of pre-eclampsia discovered by Queen’s University researchers

14/09/2016 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have made a breakthrough which may be able to predict pre-eclampsia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes.

Health

New Breast Scanner First For Northern Ireland

1/12/2016 - Breast cancer patients in Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a new state of the art 3D breast imaging system, the first of its kind available to NHS patients in Northern Ireland, thanks to local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre.

Health

New research project designed and co-produced by people with dementia

30/11/2016 - Queen’s University, Dementia NI and Ulster University have been awarded £37,765 as part of a £5 million programme on independent living for disabled people.

Society

U.S. Embassy and Queen’s University partner for international teacher exchange programme

24/11/2016 - The US Consul General in Northern Ireland, Daniel Lawton, has met with Queen’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, to launch the first ever international teacher exchange between shared education schools in NI and schools in Los Angeles.

Science and Technology

NI on target for 80,000 Knowledge Economy Jobs by 2030

22/11/2016 - The Northern Ireland Knowledge Economy is half way to achieving its target of delivering 80,000 high earning jobs and should be a place that attracts the best talent in the world.

Society

Queen’s researchers recognised for their positive impact on society

21/11/2016 - Four world-class researchers at Queen’s University have been recognised for the positive impact of their work at the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prizes 2016.

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Environment and Energy

Blue Plaque at Queen’s in honour of Professor AE Muskett

15/11/2016 - The Ulster History Circle has unveiled a Blue Plaque at Queen’s University in honour of the late Professor AE Muskett.

Society

Music therapy helps improve behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents

9/11/2016 - Researchers at Queen’s University and Bournemouth University have now published the findings from their Music in Mind study, showing that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.

Health

Queen’s researchers find key to drug resistant bowel cancer

9/11/2016 - Queen’s cancer experts have discovered that blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer’s defence against the drug cetuximab.

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Business

Queen’s awarded £500k for IntertradeIreland FUSION programme

7/11/2016 - The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s has successfully won a renewed contract of £500k with InterTradeIreland for the next five years.

Science and Technology

New William Wright Technology Centre for Queen’s University Belfast

1/11/2016 - As the Wrights Group marks its 70th anniversary year, a new centre named after one of the company’s founders has been established at Queen’s University Belfast, the William Wright Technology Centre.

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Health

Top healthcare award for Gestational Diabetes resource

26/10/2016 - An online educational resource commissioned by Queen’s University and produced by integrated communications agency Morrow Communications, has been recognised at the prestigious UK Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

Health

Queen’s and University of Toronto to develop future leaders in cancer care for Northern Ireland

20/10/2016 - Queen’s University Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) has announced an innovative Clinical Doctoral Training Programme in Precision Cancer Medicine with the world renowned Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto.

Health

Fighting bowel cancer with fitness

17/10/2016 - A Queen’s University scientist is bringing a new clinical trial to the UK that could help patients with bowel cancer reduce the risk of their disease coming back after treatment.

Health

Queen’s and Almac Group in new breast cancer discovery

11/10/2016 - Almac Group’s Diagnostics business, in collaboration with Queen's University, has announced the identification of a novel immune response mechanism in breast tumours deficient in DNA repair.

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Science and Technology

Rosetta space mission ends: Queen’s comet expert reflects on successes

29/09/2016 - The Rosetta space mission, which has been supported by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, will end on Friday 30 September when the spacecraft will touchdown on the comet it has travelled alongside for more than 1.3 billion miles.

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International

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences holds inaugural white coat ceremony

27/09/2016 - Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences holds its inaugural white coat ceremony in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of the University and Chairperson of its Board of Trustees

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Health

Queen’s University asks 10,000 men ‘how are you doing?’

27/09/2016 - Queen’s University researchers are calling on 10,000 men over 50 to take part in a study to find out about their health and quality of life.

Health

Queen’s Professor highlights a route to a healthier world at United Nations in New York

23/09/2016 - Professor Mark Lawler addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which is taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York today (Friday 23 September).

Society

Queen’s research on Nurture Provision is welcomed by Education Minister

23/09/2016 - Queen’s researchers have launched their evaluation report examining the nurture provision in Northern Ireland, which has been welcomed by Education Minister, Peter Weir.

Society

'Hillsborough: The Truth' author Professor Phil Scraton to receive Freedom of the City of Liverpool

20/09/2016 - The Queen’s Professor who played a central role in uncovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster will receive the Freedom of the City, alongside unprecedented posthumous awards to the 96 people who died and Kenny and Marina Dalglish.

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Society

First Minister and deputy First Minister attend opening of Queen's new £20 million School of Law

16/09/2016 - The First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness attended the opening of the new £20 million School of Law located in the Main Site Tower at Queen’s University.

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Health

Queen's University's 'key role' in £10M investment in academic medicine

12/09/2016 - Queen's University is playing a key role in the largest ever investment in academic medicine across Ireland, through an all-island partnership to support postgraduate trainee doctors.

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Students

Belfast launches US Intern Placement programme

12/09/2016 - A new student placement initiative, providing J1 work visas and support for 40 university students seeking quality, relevant, one-year paid internships in the United States was launched today at Belfast City Hall.

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Health

Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes

12/09/2016 - Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure, involving over 347,000 people and including research from Queen’s University.

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Hamilton announces £3.6million investment in research funding

9/09/2016 - Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has announced £3.6million of research funding for five research projects involving Queen’s University Belfast.

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Superbugs under the microscope as international experts gather at Queen’s

6/09/2016 - Scientists from across Europe who are leading the fight against superbugs will gather at Queen’s University Belfast next week (14-15 September 2016).

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Health

Global survey urges people to help explore if dogs are helping save lives of people with epilepsy

5/09/2016 - An international survey has been launched by psychologists at Queen’s University Belfast to explore whether dogs, who are family pets, can predict the onset of epileptic seizures in their owners.

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Culture and Arts

US Presidents and The Stars at Night among short Courses now open at Queen’s University

29/08/2016 - As the US Presidential race approaches its climax, Queen’s University is offering an insight into the workings of the Oval Office through its Open Learning Programme.

Health

Belfast and London researchers join forces to embark on pioneering prostate cancer study

25/08/2016 - Researchers from Queen’s University and the Institute of Cancer Research in London have received a grant of over £819,000 from Prostate Cancer UK to test a new potential treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

Business

Collaboration brings international attention to women in leadership

23/08/2016 - Queen’s University and Women in Business are joining forces to highlight the important role of women in leadership across the public and private sectors.

Society

Queen’s University offers advice for students receiving A-level results

16/08/2016 - Queen’s University has issued advice to students who will receive their A-level results on Thursday 18 August 2016.

Culture and Arts

Queen’s University and Ulster Orchestra strike a chord with new partnership

15/08/2016 - A new partnership between Queen's University and the Ulster Orchestra will see aspiring performers and composers work with professional musicians to mark the Orchestra’s 50th season.

Society

Queen's Professor appointed to Fellowship at world's number one Think Tank

9/08/2016 - A Queen's University Professor has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the world's number one Think Tank, Brookings.

Culture and Arts

Queen’s Professor Carruthers appointed to AHRC Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages

28/07/2016 - Professor Janice Carruthers, Head of the School of Modern Languages at Queen’s University Belfast has been appointed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to a new Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages.

Society

£800,000 award for the Mitchell Institute to pioneer research on the role of sound in conflict

27/07/2016 - The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s has secured a major new research award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Society

Queen’s historian elected Fellow of British Academy

25/07/2016 - A leading historian from Queen’s University has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Health

Queen’s researchers conducting world’s largest ‘Life after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis’ study

18/07/2016 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are leading Northern Ireland in the world’s largest ethically approved ‘Life after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis’ (LAPCD) study.

Health

Queen’s researchers in £2 million bid to reverse the damage of Multiple Sclerosis

22/07/2016 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have begun a £2 million research programme to investigate reversing the damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

Business

The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s hosts first-ever mini MBA

18/07/2016 - The first-ever Mini MBA, hosted by The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen's and sponsored by Allstate NI will begin on Monday (18th July 2016).

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Statement

Statement on outcome of EU Referendum

1/07/2016 - Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), Queen’s University Belfast has issued the following statement:

Culture and Arts

Queen’s Professor Torres receives top Spanish Award

15/07/2016 - Professor Isabel Torres, Head of Spanish and Portuguese at Queen’s, has been awarded one of Spain’s highest accolades, in recognition of her outstanding scholarly contribution to Spanish literature.

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Queen’s honours boss of Belfast software giant

29/06/2016 - Queen’s University Belfast will today honour Brendan Mooney, Managing Director of Kainos, one of Northern Ireland’s biggest innovation success stories, with an Honorary Degree for services to business and commerce.

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Queen’s honours leading artist and London Transport Chief

2/07/2016 - Colin Davidson, the Belfast painter whose portraits have earned him world renown, and Michael Brown MVO, Commissioner of Transport for London, are being honoured by Queen’s University today.

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Queen’s honours Nobel-winning geneticist and former senior US Government official

1/07/2016 - Deborah Wince-Smith, a world-leading voice on innovation strategy, and Sir Paul Nurse, one of the most significant figures in the field of cancer research and cell biology, are receiving Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today.

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Queen’s honours Ground Zero film-maker and Strabane-born boss of Thomson Airways

29/06/2016 - Marcus Robinson, the award-winning artist and film-maker, and Chris Browne, who runs the UK’s third largest airline, are being awarded Honorary Degrees today by Queen’s University Belfast.

Society

Senator George J. Mitchell launches Global Research Institute at Queen’s

24/06/2016 - Senator George J. Mitchell is today (Friday 24 June) launching one of Queen’s University’s Global Research Institutes, named in his honour.

Society

Public invited to hear insights into 'Hillsborough: The Truth' at Queen’s

22/06/2016 - The Queen’s University professor who played a central role in uncovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster will offer his insights into the 27-year-long campaign for justice at a free public talk and book launch at Queen’s on Tuesday 28 June.

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Environment and Energy

New study reveals impact of city design on physical activity levels in India

20/06/2016 - An international research team, led by public health experts at Queen’s University Belfast, have conducted the first ever study into the impact of the built environment on levels of exercise and physical activity among people in India.

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Campus

Prestigious architecture awards for Queen’s Graduate School

17/06/2016 - Queen’s has received two prestigious architecture awards for the refurbishment of the Lynn Building, which is now home to the University’s Graduate School.

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Latest News

School Of Law Announces New Five Year Partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills

15/06/2016 - Queen’s has announced a new and innovative partnership with leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, which will see the firm sponsor the Student Hub in the University's new School of Law for a period of five years.

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Health

Queen’s researchers discover heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness

14/06/2016 - Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and University College London have discovered that a drug, originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.

Culture and Arts

Queen’s Professor selected as Arbitrator for the 2016 UEFA European Championship

12/06/2016 - Queen’s University Belfast Professor, Jack Anderson, has been selected as an arbitrator for the UEFA EURO 2016 in France.

International

Queen’s appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement

9/06/2016 - A leading academic in Irish and British History and Politics has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Science and Technology

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales launches Queen’s first Global Research Institute

23/05/2016 - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has officially launched Queen’s first Global Research Institute today (Monday 23 May 2016).

Business

Queen’s new £39M Biological Sciences build to support 550 construction jobs

9/06/2016 - Queen’s University Belfast will today unveil the foundation stone for its new £39 million School of Biological Sciences (Thursday 9 June 2016).

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Latest News

Queen’s awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen

6/06/2016 - Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the announcement that it has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen.

Launching 2016 University Boat Race at Queen’s new £1.2M Boathouse on the River Lagan are Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Guy Spence, Ellie Holmes, Captain, Queen’s Senior Ladies and Jason Armstrong, Captain, Queen’s Senior Men’s crew, along with Des Hill, Past President of Trinity Rowing Club.

Culture and Arts

Queen’s University Boat Race to make big splash

8/06/2016 - There will be a party atmosphere along the River Lagan this Saturday, 11 June, when Queen’s University hosts the 2016 University Boat Race.

Environment and Energy

Paper meadow in bloom at Queen's

6/06/2016 - Around 1,500 paper flowers have been ‘planted’ in front of Queen’s University as part of a project to highlight the beauty and importance of art of nature.

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Latest News

20,000 people helping to discover new tests and treatments for diabetic kidney disease

2/06/2016 - Queen's researchers are to examine DNA samples from 20,000 people with diabetes to help identify the genetic factors in diabetic kidney disease, the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide.

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Culture and Arts

Queen’s student wins Royal Television Society Student Award

31/05/2016 - Queen’s University Film Studies PhD student Séan Murray, from Belfast, has won a national award for his short film, Fractured City.

Launching 2016 University Boat Race at Queen’s new £1.2M Boathouse on the River Lagan are Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Guy Spence, Ellie Holmes, Captain, Queen’s Senior Ladies and Jason Armstrong, Captain, Queen’s Senior Men’s crew, along with Des Hill, Past President of Trinity Rowing Club.

Sport

2016 Boat Race set to make a splash at new £1.2M Boathouse

24/05/2016 - The 2016 University Boat Race will take place on Saturday, 11 June, with 18 crews from across the island of Ireland taking to the River Lagan from Queen’s new look £1.2M Boathouse.

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Business

Queen’s University and the University of East Anglia to boost Northern Ireland food producers

23/05/2016 - Northern Ireland food producers are set to benefit from a new initiative led by Queen’s and the University of East Anglia, which will enable businesses to better understand consumer behaviour and market developments.

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Culture and Arts

First Minister and former Taoiseach headline Queen’s Spring Festival of Events 2016

19/05/2016 - Members of the public are being invited to attend two keynote addresses by First Minister Arlene Foster and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Queen's University Belfast this month.

Environment and Energy

RICS recognition for Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

19/05/2016 - The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) at Queen's has won both the prestigious Project of the Year award and Design Trough Innovation accolade at the 2016 RICS Northern Ireland awards.

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Health

Director of Europe's €5 Billion Innovative Medicines Initiative visits Queen's

19/05/2016 - Dr Pierre Meulien, the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a €5 Billion public-private partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry, visited Queen's University Belfast.

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Science and Technology

Queen's astronomers’ starring role in first movie of the Universe

19/05/2016 - Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast will lead the UK’s efforts to search for exploding stars, comets and potentially hazardous asteroids using the world’s largest digital camera.

Health

Big Data can save lives, says leading Queen's University cancer expert

16/05/2016 - The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionising cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen's University Belfast.

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Society

Parental mental illness under discussion at Queen's

13/05/2016 - A family focused approach to supporting parents with mental illness, their children and families is the best way to ensure positive outcomes for families affected by mental illness.

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Health

Queen's scientists develop new treatment to prolong life of those with cystic fibrosis

12/05/2016 - Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new molecule which has the potential to prolong the life of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF).

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ASTRONOMY

Queen’s invites stargazers to watch Mercury move across the Sun

5/05/2016 - Queen’s University’s astronomers are giving the public a rare opportunity to watch Mercury travel across the face of the Sun on Monday, 9 May.

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NEW APPOINTMENT

Food safety expert appointed to lead Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security

5/05/2016 - A world-leading expert in animal agriculture and associated supply chains has been appointed Director of Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security. Professor Nigel Scollan will take up the post on 1 September 2016.

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Health

Queen's researchers in €2.25m international project to tackle diabetes-related blindness

28/04/2016 - World-leading researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are among a team of scientists from the USA and Ireland who are collaborating to develop a novel treatment for diabetes-related blindness.

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Environment and Energy

Queen's planning experts call for regeneration to support reconciliation

28/04/2016 - Northern Ireland's planning policies need to change to better facilitate reconciliation and good relations, according to a report from Queen's University Belfast.

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Health

Experts call for increased action on protecting those with food allergies

27/04/2016 - More action needs to be taken in order to better protect people with food allergies.

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Science and Technology

Top UK awards for Queen's University engineers

26/04/2016 - Seven students from Queen’s University have been named winners of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Advanced Leadership Awards, which recognise aspiring leaders in the engineering sector.

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Business

Queen's placed 1st in the UK for intellectual property commercialisation

20/04/2016 - Queen's University Belfast is the UK leader for intellectual property commercialisation, according to the latest Higher Education-Business and Community Interaction Survey 2014-15 (HE-CIS).

Environment & Energy

McAleer & Rushe accommodation scheme gets go ahead

21/04/2016 - Leading developer, McAleer & Rushe, has been given planning permission by Belfast City Council to develop a 740 bed scheme on College Avenue.

Society

Local teachers given valuable insight into new career pathways for pupils

21/04/2016 - Careers teachers and advisers from schools across the North West have been given an insight into the changing employment landscape for young people, during a special briefing at St Columb’s College, Derry, organised by Queen’s University Belfast.

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Society

UK Crowdfunding first for cancer research at Queen's

13/04/2016 - The UK’s first research crowdfunding website has been launched at Queen’s University Belfast, giving the public the opportunity to support new and innovative research projects which can impact upon Northern Ireland.

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Culture & Arts

New £4M research project explores crucial role of Modern Languages today

8/04/2016 - £4M research project involving linguists at Queen’s

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Health

Public invited to meet experts at forefront of fight against breast and ovarian cancer

8/04/2016 - The people behind Queen’s University’s world-leading research on breast and ovarian cancer are giving an insight into their work and its impact on patients at a free public information evening on Wednesday 13 April.

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Society

New 1916 insights on offer at Queen's

7/04/2016 - From the Battle of the Somme to the Easter Rising, the events of 1916 and their legacy are explored through a series of short courses at Queen’s University.

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Health

Queen's researchers discover potential new way to better tailor treatments for early breast tumours

7/04/2016 - Leading researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a potential new way to separate patients with the very earliest forms of breast cancer into risk groups and better tailor treatment to their needs.

Science & Technology

Queen’s University Microbiologists Unmask the Hannibal Route Enigma

4/04/2016 - Microbiologists based in the Institute for Global Food Security and School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s have recently released results that may have answered one of ancient history’s greatest enigmas: Where did Hannibal cross the Alps?

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Society

School of Law welcomes announcement Wellbeing will be at heart of new Programme for Government

24/03/2016 - The School of Law at Queen's University has welcomed confirmation by the First and Deputy First Minister that an outcomes framework, focused on wellbeing, is to guide the work of the post-election administration in Northern Ireland

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Science and Technology

Queen’s chemists devise new approach for rapidly identifying ‘legal highs’

3/03/2016 - Chemists from Queen’s University have developed a new approach which now allows for rapid screening and identification of ‘legal highs’ or novel psychoactive substances (NPS).

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Society

Joint report issued on Growing up in Interface Communities

24/03/2016 - A joint report produced by Queen’s sheds new light on the risks encountered by young people and children growing up in places of high religious segregation

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Culture and Arts

Royal Television Society Award success for Queen’s students

24/03/2016 - Queen’s students have triumphed at the Royal Television Society’s NI Student Awards, taking home three of the four awards on offer.

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Health

Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 2010-2014

23/03/2016 - The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry release the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2014.

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Society

Queen’s University autism expert calls for improved services and support for people with autism

23/03/2016 - A world-leading autism expert is calling on the Northern Ireland government to take action to improve the support and services available to people with autism and their families, in line with international standards.

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Society

Those living near peace lines more likely to have poor mental health

15/03/2016 - People living close to peace lines in Northern Ireland have worse mental health than the rest of the population, according to researchers at Queen's University Belfast.

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Health

Queen’s University in world’s first trial of new treatment for prostate cancer

14/04/2016 - Queen’s University, in partnership with the Belfast Trust, is leading the world’s first ever trial of a new combination of cancer therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer, with the hope of prolonging their lives.

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Culture and Arts

New addition to the Deep RiverRock Queen’s 5k Road Race for 2016

25/02/2016 - The Deep RiverRock Queen’s 5k ‘Race around the River’ will take place on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 7.30pm, and will include a new 3k ‘warm up race’ starting at the earlier time of 6.50pm.

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CSIT

Queen's University receives Royal award for strengthening cyber security

25/02/2016 - The Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen’s – a major hub for research and innovation in electronic engineering and cyber security – will receive a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

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Graduation

Leaders from business, science and the arts among Queen’s University’s honorary graduates

18/02/2016 - President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winning geneticist Sir Paul Maxime Nurse, Janet McCollum, Chief Executive of Moy Park and Jackie Redpath, Chief Executive of the Greater Shankill Partnership, are to receive honorary degrees from Queen’s

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Society

New guidelines for the flying of flags in Northern Ireland proposed by Queen’s University researcher

16/02/2016 - Queen’s Institute of Irish Studies propose a set of new guidelines for the unofficial display of flags in Northern Ireland.

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Environment and Energy

Queen's scientists on the hunt for source of gravitational waves

12/02/2016 - Queen’s University Belfast are leading the hunt for the source of these ripples in space.

CSIT

Justice Minister addresses international cyber summit

15/03/2016 - Justice Minister, David Ford has highlighted work ongoing through the Organised Crime Task Force to tackle cyber crime.

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Health

Queen’s University in bid to increase European cancer survival to 70 per cent by 2035

4/02/2016 - To mark World Cancer Day, scientists at Queen’s are launching a Europe-wide initiative, ‘Vision 70:35’, to increase cancer survival to 70 per cent by 2035.

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Society

First for Northern Ireland: Queen’s Professor appointed to Court of Arbitration for Sports

26/01/2016 - Professor Jack Anderson appointed as an arbitrator to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

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Environment and Energy

Queen’s University in new European partnership to fight against invasive species

18/01/2016 - The rapid spread of invasive species across Europe, which currently threatens native plants and animals at a cost of €12 billion each year, is to face a major new barrier.

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Society

Queen’s University given prestigious UNESCO Chair status for work on shared education

29/10/2015 - Queen’s University Belfast is to be honoured by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) by becoming an international example of how shared education can promote reconciliation in divided societies.

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Society

Queen’s University researchers call for earlier diagnosis of autism

30/10/2014 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have called for earlier diagnosis of autism on the back of increasing evidence that earlier interventions have more positive outcomes.

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Health

NSPCC NI and Queen’s University hold joint seminar in Belfast

19/11/2015 - Seminar to promote research showing a whole system approach to better mental health will help protect children in care

Science & Technology

Royal recognition for Queen’s University in its fight to strengthen cyber security

11/11/2015 - Queen’s University Belfast is being honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for its work in strengthening global cyber security and protecting the online activity of billions of internet users around the world.

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Science & Technology

Queen's scientists develop first perfume which smells better the more you sweat

1/04/2014 - The first-ever perfume delivery system to ensure the more a person sweats, the better they will smell, has been developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Health

Goodbye to sunburn thanks to Queen’s sunburn indicator

25/03/2015 - Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen’s University Belfast.

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Health

Queen's helps trial new treatment to extend life of cystic fibrosis patients

17/05/2015 - A ground-breaking new drug combination that could prolong the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, has been trialled by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Science & Technology

Queen’s researchers discover simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice

23/07/2015 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.

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Environment & Energy

Queen’s University Belfast lead research milestone in helping predict solar flares

16/11/2015 - Dr David Jess from Queen's University Belfast's School of Mathematics and Physics describes the journey from looking closely at our sun, to finding ways to speed up medical diagnosis.

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Health

Queen’s University developing new drug against leading causes of death in the UK – sepsis and ARDS

3/09/2015 - Scientists at Queen’s are developing a potential revolutionary new treatment for Sepsis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which are among the leading causes of death in hospitalised patients in the UK.