Skip to main content

The latest from Queen's University Belfast

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

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.

General public

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.

Campus-lanyon-banner (3)

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.

More stories

All news


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

Find out more


Free testing to improve marine renewable energy

World-leading equipment

Culture, Language & Arts

New Children’s Writing Fellow for NI

Kelly McCaughrain

Environment and Sustainability

Species endangered from deep sea mining

Sea pangolin at risk


Trial to aid recovery from deadliest cancer

Exercise after operation


Exploring drug use in young people

'Legal Highs'

Science and technology

Impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients

Risk to life

Around Queen's

Still E05

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.

Read out the other key findings

All news

All news

Media relations

Media contacts