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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Investment

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.

Latest News

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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).

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.

Graduation

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.

Graduation

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.

Graduation

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.

Graduation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Culture & Arts

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).