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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Role of food in future health and agriculture debated at Queen’s

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s invited leading international figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture to the University. The opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing world population was discussed. 'Growing a Healthy Society – The Role of Food' was arranged in partnership with the Oxford Farming Conference ahead of their January 2020 event.

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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

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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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