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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.

Scientists chart history of dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet for first time

Research | 15 April, 2019

New research has been released that charts the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on global sea levels throughout history to the present day.

Queen’s University Belfast announces Honorary Professorships

Society | 15 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives Honorary Degree

Secretary Clinton was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) for her exceptional public service in the USA and globally, and for her outstanding contribution to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. At the honorary graduation ceremony Secretary Clinton addressed the audience of staff and students from the University, talking about the political situation in Northern Ireland; the peace process and Good Friday Agreement; Brexit and democracy.

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Queen’s joins innovative partnership to develop future

Healthcare and prosperity

Culture, Language & Arts

Two Academics named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellow

Eisenhower Fellowships

Environment and Sustainability

“Journeying Beyond Westeros” Medieval tourist trail

Thrones connection


Sedentary lifestyle linked to 70,000 UK deaths per year

Costs NHS over £0.7bn


Researchers examining history of Mother and baby homes

Appeal for volunteers

Science and technology

Wandering interstellar worlds may help form planets


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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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