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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.

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.

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Queen’s academic receives Fulbright Award to the US

University News | 20 June, 2019

An academic from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland 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.

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.

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

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.
People in Bangladesh eat about a pound of rice per person per day, placing Bangladeshis at risk for elevated exposure to inorganic arsenic, a toxic substance and cancer causing agent that can enter rice from the soil of flooded paddies.

Queen’s researhers have found a new way to reduce inorganic arsenic in rice by modifying processing methods at traditional, small-scale parboiling plants in Bangladesh

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Positive Peace Leadership Workshop

Post-conflict resilience

Culture, Language & Arts

Queen's Professors appointed to the Royal Irish Academy

Academic Achievements

Environment and Sustainability

Students develope disaster zone relief aircraft

Unmanned first responder


More accurate diagnosis of heart failure test

Blood test


Alcohol misuse in the Over 50s costing £125 million

Calling for change

Science and technology

'Forbidden Planet’ found in ‘Neptunian Desert’

New exoplanet

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Building a better future

Queen’s University contributes £1.9 billion to UK economy

An independent analysis by London Economics showed Queen's economic contribution represents an economic benefit to cost ratio of 6:1.
It also found that Queen’s University employs 3,700 staff and supports a further 2,570 jobs across the UK.
The ‘Economic Impact Report’ highlighted that the public purse benefits by an average of £101,000 per each of the university’s full-time undergraduate students, who graduate each year.

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