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Queen’s University Belfast lead first UK trial using exercise to aid recovery from deadliest cancer

18 July, 2019

Pancreatic cancer patients in Northern Ireland will be the first in the UK to trial an innovative new exercise programme to aid their recovery from the traumatic 12-hour operation needed to save their lives.

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Queen’s University scientists find a protein which can improve repair of damaged blood vessels

10 July, 2019

Cells produced in the human body could be used to heal damaged blood vessels according to new research at Queen's University Belfast, which has recently been published in the journal, Cardiovascular Research.

Study finds that listening to music helps reduce stress and it has a bigger impact the older you get

Research | 10 July, 2019

Listening to music can help to reduce stress and boost positive emotions in adults, research by Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.

Queen’s University selected to address data science skills shortage in the UK

Health | 9 July, 2019

Queen’s has been selected as one of six UK Universities to develop a health data science Master’s programme to address the significant skills shortage in data science that currently exists in the UK.

First Northern Irish adult to receive ‘live’ liver transplant graduates from Queen’s

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 3 July, 2019

Aaron Smyth, from Omagh, is graduating from Queen’s University today with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Siblings graduate on the same day from Queen’s Management School

Management School | 3 July, 2019

Brother and sister, Matthew Nethercott and Fiona Nethercott from South Belfast, will today (Wednesday 3 July) celebrate graduating from Queen’s Management School.

First W-Tech PhD student graduates

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 3 July, 2019

The first PhD student to graduate from the Sir William Wright Technology Centre (W-Tech) will receive his degree from Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 3 July).

The future is bright for young entrepreneur Georgia

Management School | 3 July, 2019

Georgia Hamill will today (Wednesday 3 July) celebrate graduating from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s honours leading academic from China and Chief Designer at Rolls-Royce

Honorary Graduate | 3 July, 2019

Professor Zhenhua Tang, Associate Professor at Shenzhen University (SZU) in China; and Frank Kirkland, Chief Designer-Civil Aerospace for Rolls-Royce will today (Wednesday 3 July) be awarded Honorary Doctorates by Queen’s University Belfast.

GAA Legend and Leading Academic in Public Health awarded honorary doctorates by Queen’s University

Honorary Graduate | 2 July, 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s greatest sports stars, Sean O’Neill, and Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Martin McKee, will today (Tuesday 2 July) be awarded Honorary Doctorates.

Falklander Hannah celebrates huge educational success at Queen’s graduation

Biomedical Science | 2 July, 2019

Hannah McPhee is the first female from the Falklands to graduate from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

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The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s announce Ned Denny as the 2019 Poetry Prize winner

CULTURE AND ARTS | 2 July, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast today (Tuesday 2 July) announced, ‘Unearthly Toys: Poems and Masks’, by Ned Denny as the winner of the First Collection Poetry Prize 2019.

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Interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua was not an alien spacecraft

Space | 1 July, 2019

An international team, co-led by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher, has established that the first ever interstellar visitor to our Solar System – ‘Oumuamua - is a natural object, ejected from its parent solar system.

Award winning student Walter Wong graduates with a Master of Pharmacy

Pharmacy | 1 July, 2019

Walter Wong has been a stand-out student since receiving an International Student Scholarship to study Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast and will today (Monday 1 July) graduate with a Master of Pharmacy.

Siblings celebrate double degree success

Medicine and Pharmacy | 1 July, 2019

Siblings Maeve McKernan (22) and Declan McKernan (28) from Belfast are celebrating double graduation success this summer as both will today (Monday 1 July) receive degrees from Queen’s University.

Pipe Major and veteran BBC NI Broadcaster honoured by Queen’s University Belfast

Honorary Graduate | 1 July, 2019

Richard Parkes MBE and Mark Carruthers OBE will today (Monday 1 July) be awarded honorary degrees by Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s Honours local Boxing Champion Carl Frampton and leading US academic Professor Julie Chen

Honorary Graduate | 29 June, 2019

Belfast-born boxer, Carl Frampton MBE, and the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UMass Lowell), Professor Julie Chen, will today (Saturday 29 June) receive honorary degrees from Queen’s University.

Elizabeth celebrates graduating with PhD from Queen’s University Belfast

Sociology | 29 June, 2019

Former stay-at-home mum of three, Elizabeth Martin will today (Saturday 29 June) graduate with a PhD from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

Sporty siblings graduate with same Structural Engineering degree

Engineering | 29 June, 2019

Gerard Treanor and his sister Niamh Treanor are celebrating today (Saturday 29 June) as they both graduate from Queen’s with Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering with Architecture.

Next generation of Chinese pharmaceutical leaders graduate

Pharmacy | 29 June, 2019

The China Medical University – The Queen’s University of Belfast Joint College (CQC) has celebrated its graduating class of 2019.

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Leading female Engineer and Michelin Star Chef honoured by Queen’s University Belfast

Honorary Graduate | 28 June, 2019

British Engineer Dame Judith Hackitt and award-winning chef, Clare Smyth will today (Friday 28 June) be awarded honorary degrees by Queen’s University Belfast.

Good Chemistry for Ewan as he graduates with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering | 28 June, 2019

Ballymoney born Ewan Strang will graduate from Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 28 June) with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering, from the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering.

Super dad David celebrates graduating from Queen’s with his biggest supporters

History and Sociology | 28 June, 2019

David Baker will today (Friday 28 June) celebrate his graduation from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.

Leading Princeton University academic honoured by Queen's

Honorary Graduate | 28 June, 2019

Professor Linda Colley will today (Friday 28 June) be awarded Doctor of Literature (DLit) for Distinction in history by Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen's honours award winning BBC broadcaster

Honorary Graduate | 27 June, 2019

Canadian broadcaster and the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet OBE, will today (Thursday 27 June) be awarded an Honorary Doctorate (DUni) from Queen’s University Belfast for services to broadcasting.

Former CEO of Catalyst Inc and Partner at Kernel Capital honoured by Queen’s University

Honorary Graduate | 27 June, 2019

Dr Norman Apsley, former Chief Executive of Catalyst Inc. and Jayne Brady, MBE partner at venture capital firm Kernel Capital, will today (Thursday 27 June) be honoured by Queen’s University Belfast.

Malaysian student graduates with a First

Psychology | 27 June, 2019

Rhea Lee Shia Goh, from Malaysia, will graduate from Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 27 June) with a BSc First Class Honours in Psychology.

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New trial to find treatment for short-sightedness related blindness in children

Health | 26 June, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is leading a new trial which aims to reduce the risk of myopia (short-sightedness) related blindness in children in the UK.

Queen’s students go global with international work placements

International | 25 June, 2019

Over 30 students from Queen’s University are set to take part in international work placements this summer.

Queen’s students awarded for their life-saving autonomous plane technology

University News | 25 June, 2019

Two Teams from Queen’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (SMAE) have achieved podium finishes at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) Challenge.

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Queen's Management School launches Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture series

University News | 21 June, 2019

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, today (Friday 21 June) launched the Queen’s Management School Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture series during an event at Queen's University.

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Queen’s academic receives Fulbright Award to the US

University News | 20 June, 2019

An academic from Queen’s University 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Queen's Academic appointed ESRC Senior Fellow for the UKICE initiative

University News | 19 June, 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have announced nine new Senior Fellows for the UK in a Changing Europe UKICE initiative.

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Queen's researchers find poor oral health is linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk

Health | 18 June, 2019

The study by Queen’s, analysed a cohort of 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.

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ARK report finds that majority of people in NI not prejudiced towards transgender people

SOCIETY | 14 June, 2019

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Belfast wins bid to host Europe’s largest conference on archaeology

University News | 14 June, 2019

Belfast follows Barcelona, Lisbon and Istanbul to host 2,500 delegates in 2022

The Secretary of State visits ECIT

University News | 13 June, 2019

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, visited The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

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New Queen’s University research to tackle plastics, one of humankind’s greatest threats to existence

13 June, 2019

Researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast are set to investigate the damage that nano plastics and microplastics can have on the human body.

Commons Speaker delivers lecture at Queen’s University Belfast

Society | 7 June, 2019

The Speaker of the House of Commons has delivered a lecture at Queen’s University and has urged students to play a more active role in politics.

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Alcohol misuse in the Over 50s costing £125 million

Health | 5 June, 2019

A new report from Queen’s University Belfast, commissioned by the advice and support programme Drink Wise Age Well, has found alcohol misuse among people over 50 is costing Northern Ireland healthcare services an estimated £125 million.

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New health alliance aims to improve the quality of health of our citizens and boost local economy

Health | 5 June, 2019

Queen’s in collaboration with Ulster University and key Northern Ireland partners have today launched the ‘Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland’ (HIRANI).

Queen’s students develop life-saving autonomous plane technology

Engineering | 4 June, 2019

Students at Queen’s University Belfast have been creating unmanned aircraft technology capable of delivering relief to disaster zones.

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New test could lead to more accurate diagnosis of heart failure

Health | 4 June, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will propose a new blood test for better diagnosis of heart failure at a much earlier state at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.

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Queen’s researcher highlights pressing global cancer inequalities

Health | 30 May, 2019

Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s University Belfast will present on the urgent need to address global cancer inequalities at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, the premier cancer conference in the world

Queen’s researchers work to improve maternal health in the developing world

Health | 29 May, 2019

A grant from the McClay Foundation will enable Queen’s researchers to work with clinicians to offer fast diagnostic testing to prevent meningitis and sepsis in maternity wards for the first time in Malawi.

The ‘Forbidden Planet’ has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’

Space | 29 May, 2019

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert by an international collaboration of astronomers, including researchers from Queen’s.

Queen’s Professors Elected as Members of the Royal Irish Academy

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Four professors from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.

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Queen’s researcher launches report at the Vatican on the understanding of ‘unbelief’

SOCIETY | 28 May, 2019

The global Understanding Unbelief programme to advance the scientific understanding of atheism and nonreligion will today (28 May) present results from its research at the Vatican in Rome.

Queen’s Sport celebrates 50 years’ of Queen’s Ladies Boat Club

University News | 27 May, 2019

The 15th annual Queen’s University Belfast Boat Race is due to take place next month, with Queen's rowers taking on Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 8 June 2019.

LINKS host international early childhood development symposium at Queen’s University Belfast

SOCIETY | 23 May, 2019

The LINKS network today (23 May) hosted an international symposium on ‘Investing in early childhood development for peaceful societies’ at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Bertie Ahern delivers annual Harri Holkeri lecture at Queen's

University News | 21 May, 2019

Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, delivered the annual Harri Holkeri lecture today (21 May) at Queen's University Belfast.

Research suggests glaucoma screening could save three million years of blindness in China

21 May, 2019

New research by Queen’s University, Wenzhou Medical University, Renmin University of China and Orbis International has found that offering glaucoma screening in China could be highly cost-effective while reducing blindness among the population.

Research team developing “empathic” cars of the future

Research | 21 May, 2019

Graduates from Queen’s University Belfast are working with technology company Sensum to develop “empathic” machines of the future, including cars that will measure and respond to the feelings of their occupants.

Queen's delivers first Positive Peace Leadership Workshop to explore post-conflict resilience

SOCIETY | 17 May, 2019

The first Positive Peace Leadership workshop was delivered today (17 May) by the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s Management School in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace.

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Queen’s cyber security expert appointed to UK Artificial Intelligence Council

University News | 16 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cyber security expert, Professor Máire O'Neill, has been appointed to the UK’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council.

Queen’s University named among Nation’s Lifesavers

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A research team from Queen’s University has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Queen’s University Belfast backs cyber security sector with funding for 40 MSc scholarships

University News | 15 May, 2019

Queen’s is helping secure Northern Ireland’s status as a global cyber security hub by offering 40 full scholarships worth over half a million pounds for its specialist Applied Cyber Security MSc programme.

Ninth McCosh Lecture delivered by Baroness Onora O’Neill

Society | 14 May, 2019

Distinguished philosopher Baroness Onora O’Neill has delivered the ninth McCosh Lecture at Queen’s University’s Great Hall.

ECIT is building a five strong team to develop a new mobile network concept

Research | 14 May, 2019

A researcher from The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) has been awarded a major grant that will allow him to build a five strong team to work on developing a new mobile network concept.

Queen’s student named UK Female Undergraduate of the Year

University News | 10 May, 2019

A Queen's University Belfast Mechanical Engineering student, Judith Cameron, has won the UK Female Undergraduate of the Year award.

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Eight Queen’s University students selected as part of prestigious Washington Ireland Program

University News | 10 May, 2019

Eight students from Queen’s University will join a group of thirty-one students from across Ireland to spend this summer in the USA as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP).

Queen’s University Belfast researchers discover revolutionary stem cell treatment

HEALTH | 10 May, 2019

A discovery by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London (KCL) could revolutionise treatment for vascular and diabetes related cardiovascular diseases.

Cyber Security is on course to generate over £70m in salaries each year in Northern Ireland

Technology | 8 May, 2019

The cyber security industry in Northern Ireland is on course to generate salaries of over £70 million each year employing almost 1,700 people.

First TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast event to take place later this month

University News | 7 May, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is to host an independently organised TEDx event later this month. PwC is the event corporate partner.

Major new Research Study into the Experiences of Older Victims of Crime Launched at Queen's

SOCIETY | 1 May, 2019

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Eddie Lynch, has published a report which calls for change in how older victims of crime experience the criminal justice system.

The Eden Project's Sir Tim Smit to deliver the Institute for Global Food Security's Annual Lecture

1 May, 2019

One of the most high-profile figures from the worlds of environmentalism, tourism and public engagement has been confirmed to deliver the 2019 IGFS Annual Lecture.

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New communications aid device could improve quality of life for critically ill

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Queen’s researchers are involved in new study that will support patients with tracheostomies in critical care environments to communicate through a new technological device.

Man-made structures can be feeding hotspots for seabirds, new research finds

Research | 30 April, 2019

Man-made structures set in tidal streams can be a feeding hotspot for seabirds, according to new research.

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

Health | 17 April, 2019

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.

Universities across Ireland in all-island collaboration

University News | 12 April, 2019

Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of ten universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have met at Queen’s University Belfast.

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New Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission established for Belfast

SOCIETY | 12 April, 2019

A new Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission for Belfast has recently been announced as part of a three-city £3.5 million climate action project.

Queen’s graduate collaborates with The McAvoy Group on structural design of offsite housing solution

Research | 11 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast Civil Engineering graduate Hung Phung Quang is already making an impact on local industry as he joined a team at The McAvoy Group to collaborate on the structural design of a new offsite housing solution.

Queen’s University Belfast officially opens Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence

Health | 10 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 10 April) officially opened the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC), which will radically change the landscape of modern medicine in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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National Museums NI and Queen's University unite for research collaborations

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 April, 2019

National Museums NI recently announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Queen’s University and Ulster University to enhance cross-institutional collaboration.

“Journeying Beyond Westeros” project to blaze a new Medieval tourist trail across Northern Ireland

Research | 9 April, 2019

Archaeologists from Queen’s are playing a key role in a new project “Journeying Beyond Westeros”, which will introduce visitors to the largely hidden Medieval history of Ulster, through Northern Ireland’s connection to Game of Thrones.

Wandering interstellar worlds like ‘Oumuamua may help form planets- new Queen's research finds

Space | 8 April, 2019

A new research paper suggests that abundant interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua may help new star systems to form planets quickly.

Queen’s researchers discover groundbreaking way to treat major sight-threatening diseases of the eye

Health | 3 April, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way of treating major diseases of the eye caused by the abnormal growth of new blood vessels.

M&S CEO Steve Rowe announces student placement programme for Queen’s students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 April, 2019

Marks & Spencer CEO, Steve Rowe, has delivered the annual KPMG Lecture where he announced a new student placement programme.

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Queen’s joins innovative partnership to develop future leaders in Big Data

Health | 2 April, 2019

Queen’s has taken a major step forward in developing the future leaders who will use big data to drive improved healthcare and economic prosperity on the island of Ireland.

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Queen’s has welcomed the latest development on the Belfast Region City Deal

University News | 28 March, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the latest development on the Belfast Region City Deal as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland signed the Heads of Terms.

Researchers find that The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

Space | 29 March, 2019

The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed.

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Queen’s academics named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2019

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have recently been named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellows by Eisenhower Fellowships.

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Researchers examining history of Mother and baby homes in NI make final appeal for volunteers

SOCIETY | 28 March, 2019

The research team examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland is making a final appeal for oral history volunteers.

Astrophysicists from Queen’s identify mysterious self-destructing asteroid

Space | 28 March, 2019

An international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen’s University Belfast, have identified an asteroid that is spinning itself into oblivion.

Queen’s research shows sedentary lifestyle linked to 70,000 deaths per year in the UK

Health | 26 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.

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Queen’s research reveals impact and future potential of the Connswater Community Greenway

Health | 25 March, 2019

Results from a study evaluating the economic, environmental, health and social impacts of the Connswater Community Greenway were announced at an event held at Riddel Hall (25th March).

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Queen’s University welcomes Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

University News | 22 March, 2019

Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, has met with academics from Queen’s University Belfast and representatives from the food industry in Northern Ireland.

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Leaders from the world of business, science, sport, academia and the arts named Honorary Graduates

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 March, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has named leading figures from the world of business, science, sport, academia and the arts Honorary Graduates in 2019.

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Life in the gingerbread house: how fish need jellies more than we thought

SCIENCE | 20 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.

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Queen’s University part of US-Ireland Tripartite Collaboration to research cardiovascular technology

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queens University Belfast has been selected as part of a US-Ireland tripartite center-to-center (C2C) collaboration to develop smart cardiovascular repair technologies.

Queen’s University Belfast scientists take their research to Parliament

Research | 13 March, 2019

Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Osman, a Research Fellow and Clare Burnett, a PhD Researcher at Queen’s, are attending Parliament on Wednesday 13 March to present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of STEM for BRITAIN.

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LINKS and An-Najah University to collaborate on Early Childhood Development programmes

University News | 14 March, 2019

The LINKS research network at Queen’s University Belfast and the Palestinian Child Institute at An-Najah University in Palestine have announced they are to collaborate on future programmes supporting the development and evaluation of early childhood

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Queen’s University hosts public talk by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter

SOCIETY | 12 March, 2019

Queen's recently hosted a public talk by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter on 'The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics'.

Queen’s Researchers win major global award for solving a 5G Network Challenge

Technology | 8 March, 2019

A team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Wireless Innovation have won a global award for their work in creating a solution which will reduce the cost and complexity of 5G mobile networks.

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Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 2012-2017

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The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Tuesday 12 March) released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2017.

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Queen's Researchers make breakthrough in chronic lung disease

7 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a novel experimental treatment for chronic lung diseases that could improve the lives for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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LINCS scholars awarded first runner-up at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition

Technology and Society | 3 March, 2019

A team of first year LINCS (Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society) doctoral scholars were awarded first runner-up at the prestigious Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition on 11-12 February in London.

£150k investment announced to improve mental health services for students

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A £150,000 investment to help enhance mental health services for students living in Belfast has been announced by Belfast HSC Trust, Queen’s University and Ulster University.

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Kathleen Jamie named Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow

ARTS AND CULTURE | 6 March, 2019

Award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as the second Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast.

Countdown is on for Qulture night at Queen’s

ARTS AND CULTURE | 1 March, 2019

The countdown is underway for this year’s Qulture Night, part of the Qulture Shock series of events.

Queen’s University welcomes Irish Rugby team

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 4 March, 2019

Queen’s University has welcomed the Irish Rugby team to showcase their skills at an open training session.

€3.2 million investment to train twenty future leaders and innovators at Queen’s

Science | 28 February, 2019

An investment of €3.2 million is helping to train the next generation of leaders and innovators through a unique interdisciplinary research programme at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen's and the Royal Irish Academy hosted debate 'Judging Carson and Redmond'

Society | 26 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, recently hosted a debate discussing two of the biggest names in modern Irish history, Edward Carson and John Redmond.

Queen’s University Belfast project to support cancer patients and their caregivers

Health | 26 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is part of a large transdisciplinary project to provide better support to people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.

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Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 February, 2019

A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Queen's helping Rolls-Royce develop aircraft engines of tomorrow

Technology | 20 February, 2019

Engineering expertise from Queen’s University Belfast is playing an important role in the development of the next generation of aircraft engines for Rolls-Royce and creating high value research jobs in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast advanced manufacturing expertise on show at Belfast conference

Technology | 15 February, 2019

Expertise within Queen’s University Belfast’s Engineering and Physical Science’s Faculty will continue to play a transformational role in driving innovation and efficiencies in the global advanced manufacturing sector.

Queen’s astrophysics expert honoured with a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal

Science and Technology | 13 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast astrophysics expert, Professor Stephen Smartt, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Irish Academy.

Three leading Queen’s researchers recognised in prestigious mobile industry awards

Recognition | 13 February, 2019

Three researchers from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast have been shortlisted as finalists in the esteemed Mobile World Scholar Challenge.

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Queen's University awarded £1m to boost social and economic research impact

SOCIETY | 12 February, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.

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Queen's hosted debate on Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies of Violent Conflict

SOCIETY | 8 February, 2019

Queen's recently hosted a debate on 'Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies of Violent Conflict'.

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Queen’s University welcomes the formation of a the new UK Health Data Research Alliance

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As part of Health Data Research UK, Queen’s University, supports the creation of a non-profit association to accelerate progress in medicine and health.

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Ground-breaking research shines light on the role of social workers during The Troubles

SOCIETY | 7 February, 2019

The findings of pioneering research exploring social workers’ role supporting vulnerable children and adults during the Northern Ireland conflict will be launched today (Thursday 7 February) in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Queen’s collaboration discovers a ‘super-Earth’ planet that has likely undergone a giant collision

Science | 6 February, 2019

Astrophysics researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, along with international partners, have discovered the first evidence of the end-product of a collision outside of our own solar system.

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Family history inspires Queen’s researcher to tackle oesophageal cancer

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A leading scientist from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded over £855,000 from Cancer Research UK to find new ways to prevent oesophageal cancer and improve survival rates.

Queen’s receives £4 million to train next generation of experts in data storage

Science | 4 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Glasgow have been awarded a £4 million grant to train the next generation of engineers and scientists in data storage.

Queen’s researchers find UK prostate cancer patients left to deal with sexual problems

2 February, 2019

Queen’s researchers find UK prostate cancer patients left to deal with erection problems with inadequate support.

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Queen’s academic joins £3.5m research network to support UK transition to a low-carbon economy

SOCIETY | 31 January, 2019

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is part of a new Place-based Climate Action Network (P-CAN), which will help the local delivery of the UK’s climate change objectives.

New research suggests that the Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland

Science | 31 January, 2019

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton suggests that the Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland.

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Professor Emma Flynn appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise

Appointments | 25 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emma Flynn as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

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Queen's co-hosted debate on ‘The Future of the Corporation, Economy and Society’

22 January, 2019

Queen’s University, in partnership with the British Academy, recently co-hosted a debate on ‘The Future of the Corporation, Economy and Society’.

Queen's University Belfast marks one year of the Social Charter

Queen’s University Belfast has today re-affirmed its commitment to the principles within the Social Charter.

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Queen’s University Belfast to lead vital research into incurable lung condition

A ground-breaking research study into an incurable lung condition will recruit 1000 people around the UK.

Queen’s University researchers develop new test that could save time, money and lives

17 January, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.

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Queen’s University awarded 6.1 million euros to address fertility issues

Health | 15 January, 2019

Queen’s University have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility.

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Queen’s researchers design a new computing system that can reduce delays on smart devices

Technology | 10 January, 2019

Computer scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new innovative system to reduce delays on smart devices.

Queen’s University Belfast welcomes Tánaiste Simon Coveney

University News | 10 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed Tánaiste Simon Coveney for a discussion on ‘Maintaining the habit of Co-operation’.

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Queen's cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill wins prestigious Blavatnik Award

Recognition | 9 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

Joanne Clague appointed as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Appointments | 8 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.

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Queen's staff recognised in New Year's Honours list 2019

Recognition | 3 January, 2019

The New Year's Honours list 2019, published on Saturday 29 December, recognised the achievements of five members of staff at Queen's.

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Queen's develop new eye tests that could help patients and reduce burden on NHS

20 December, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, are leading a cutting-edge project, named the “MONARCH” study, that could benefit eye disease patients whilst saving both time and money within the NHS.

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New approach to bowel cancer analysis could lead to better prognosis for patients

Health | 17 December, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to analyse bowel cancer tumours, which could lead to more personalised treatments and better prognosis for patients.

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Professor David Armitage delivers the Annual Frank Wright Lecture at Queen's

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 December, 2018

World-leading Historian, Professor David Armitage recently delivered the annual Frank Wright lecture at Queen's.

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Researcher from Queen’s Publishes Groundbreaking Plan to End Bowel Cancer

Health | 12 January, 2018

A groundbreaking report, led by Professor Mark Lawler, Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics at Queen’s highlights a plan to end bowel cancer, the second most common cause of cancer death in Europe.

Queen's scientist will test the limits of quantum theory

Science | 16 January, 2018

A scientist from Queen's University is working with researchers at two other UK universities to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3m in funding.

€9.7 million renewable energy centre opens at Queen’s University Belfast

Renewable energy | 17 January, 2018

A €9.7 million cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s researchers discover that female cats are more likely to be right-handed

Psychology | 19 January, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males.

Queen’s University scientist unlocks gamma ray burst secrets

Science | 19 January, 2018

A Queen’s University Belfast scientist has recreated the first ever mini version of a gamma ray burst in a laboratory.

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Queen’s University Announces Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows

CULTURE AND ARTS | 24 January, 2018

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University has announced the appointment of Jo Baker, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Peter Wilson, who performs as Duke Special, as the first Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows.

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Queen's Appoints New Vice-Chancellor

LATEST NEWS | 25 January, 2018

The next President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast will be Professor Ian Greer, the University announced today. Professor Greer, born and educated in Scotland, is currently Vice President of The University of Manchester.

Queen's scientists join international team in discovery that could improve HD TV

Science and Technology | 30 January, 2018

Scientists at Queen’s have been working as part of an international team to develop a new process, which could lead to a new generation of high-definition (HD).

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New Head of Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) appointed

Culture and Arts | 2 February, 2018

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Queen's University Scientists Invite City to Unite for World Cancer Day

HEALTH | 2 February, 2018

Queen's University Belfast scientists are backing Cancer Research UK’s awareness campaign for World Cancer Day and urging everyone to join them.

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Queen’s research suggests the Sicilian mafia arose to power from lemon sales in the 1800s

SOCIETY | 7 February, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s, in collaboration the University of Manchester and the University of Gothenburg, have uncovered new evidence to suggest that the Sicilian mafia arose to notoriety in response to the public demand for citrus fruits.

Queen’s University researchers exploring sustainable solution for ammonia emissions

HEALTH | 7 February, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have partnered with the local agri-food industry to develop a ‘green’ solution to the problem of agricultural ammonia emissions.

Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

Science | 8 February, 2018

By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have revealed dynamics that go beyond ‘classical’ physics and hint at quantum effects.

`Oumuamua had a violent past and has been tumbling around for billions of years – Queen’s University

Science | 12 February, 2018

The first ever interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past which is causing it to tumble around chaotically, a Queen’s University Belfast scientist has discovered.

Queen’s part of £54 million funding initiative to transform health through data science

Health | 12 February, 2018

Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

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Queen’s University announces novel drug delivery system with potential to reduce rates of HIV

HEALTH | 15 February, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast is playing a central role in an international consortium that has announced the development of a patch delivery system which will lower the chances of infection for those at very high risk of HIV.

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Queen’s names leaders from business, science, sport, academia and the arts as Honorary Graduates

Honorary Graduates | 22 February, 2018

Distinguished names from the field of academia receiving honorary degrees from Queen’s in 2018 include:

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New blood test could detect heart disease according to Queen’s University researchers

Health | 1 March, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will investigate whether changes in certain genes in the heart can be used as a test to identify coronary heart disease – the UK’s biggest single killer.

School of Nursing and Midwifery claims top 50 spot in QS World University Rankings

28 February, 2018

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has today (28 February) claimed a place in the top 50 of the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2018.

Key figures from Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period to gather for twentieth anniversary at Queen's

28 February, 2018

Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period are set to gather at Queen’s University Belfast to mark its 20th Anniversary.

Queen’s scientists crack 70-year-old mystery of how magnetic waves heat the Sun

Science | 5 March, 2018

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery that magnetic waves crashing through the Sun may be key to heating its atmosphere and propelling the solar wind.

22 degrees Celsius is the ‘Goldilocks’ temperature for tiger sharks - Queen’s University researchers

Science | 8 March, 2018

A new study by Queen’s University scientists and an international team of researchers has found that tiger sharks, a potentially dangerous species for swimmers, are most active and most abundant in coastal waters of around 22°C.

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Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 2012-2016

Health | 13 March, 2018

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2016.

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Mary Lou McDonald addresses Brexit at Queen’s

SOCIETY | 27 March, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald, TD, President of Sinn Féin gave her first public speech in Northern Ireland since becoming President of Sinn Féin at a QPOL Brexit event in Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 26 March 2018.

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Confusion after surgery may be a very early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Health | 14 March, 2018

Patients experiencing confusion after joint replacement surgery may be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, according to Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries

Health | 15 March, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries according to an academic from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s researcher develops interactive map which shows how the Irish Famine transformed Ireland

SOCIETY | 14 March, 2018

A researcher from Queen’s University has developed an interactive map of the island of Ireland which shows the impact the Great Irish Famine had on the population during the nineteenth century.

Improving the Sexual Health of Men in Northern Ireland’s prisons

Health | 15 March, 2018

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has come up with an inventive new way to improve the sexual health of men in Northern Ireland’s prisons.

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Queen’s University Belfast report warns of cancer risk from chemicals used to cure processed meats

Health | 16 March, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that nitrates used in the curing process for processed meats can produce chemicals that cause an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

Queen’s University researchers add 700 years to Malta’s history

Science | 16 March, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 years earlier than history books indicate.

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Researchers at Queen’s lead ‘personalised medicine’ approach for bowel cancer patients

Health | 19 March, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s have demonstrated for the first time how molecular analysis of clinical trial biopsy samples can be used to help clinicians identify the key changes that occur in an individual patient’s bowel (colorectal) tumour.

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International computing conferences to take place at Queen’s

Computing | 22 March, 2018

A leading international conference on computing systems will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from 2 – 4 April 2018.

Queen’s University porous liquid discovery leads to new spin out company

Science | 28 March, 2018

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast who invented a liquid that can dissolve remarkably large amounts of gas, have launched a new spin out company Porous Liquid Technologies Ltd.

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Major international Summit in Belfast to tackle escalating problem of food integrity

Health | 28 March, 2018

Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast from 28-31 May 2018 for a major Summit on how to feed a growing global population.

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President Bill Clinton to attend Queen’s to mark 20th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Building Peace event | 29 March, 2018

Former President of the United States President Bill Clinton is to attend a special event at Queen’s University to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Tony Blair to attend Queen's to mark 20th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Building Peace event | 9 April, 2018

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to attend a special event at Queen’s University to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

CSIT partners with Plexal and Deloitte to deliver £13.5 million Cyber Innovation Centre in London

Cyber security | 11 April, 2018

CSIT, based at Queen’s University Belfast, has been selected by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to partner with Plexal and Deloitte to deliver a £13.5 million cyber innovation Centre in London.

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Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement mark twentieth anniversary at Queen’s

SOCIETY | 13 April, 2018

Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement gathered at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 for a public event to mark 20 years on from the signing of the peace agreement.

Prevalence of mental health problems in pregnancy revealed in largest ever study

Health | 13 April, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have today (Friday 13 April) revealed the prevalence of mental health illness in pregnant women, in the largest ever study of its kind.

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Children’s Writing Fellow co-hosts creative writing extravaganza at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace

CULTURE AND ARTS | 16 April, 2018

Myra Zepf, the Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland and PJ Lynch Laureate na nÓg, hosted a creative writing and illustration event today (Monday 16 April) at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace.

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Queen's leads the way for ICURe's Commercialising Research Programme

Business | 17 April, 2018

Queen's University Belfast leads the way for ICURe's Commercialising Research Programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and North of England

European Solar Telescope will help us to crack mysteries of Sun – Queen’s scientist

Science | 19 April, 2018

A group of international scientists have met at Queen’s University Belfast to finalise plans for a next generation telescope which will help to crack the mysteries of the Sun.

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Queen's launches first cancer caregivers website

Health | 19 April, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have launched the first ever website dedicated solely to cancer caregivers.

Queen’s civil engineering students building bridges in Rwanda

Engineering | 20 April, 2018

Two civil engineering students from Queen’s University Belfast are getting ready to travel to Rwanda to build a 45 metre suspension bridge for 6,000 people.

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Major research study compares the impact of Brexit on the two remain-supporting areas of the UK

SOCIETY | 23 April, 2018

A major new research paper published today (Tuesday, 24 April) compares the impact of Brexit so far and its implications for the two remain-supporting areas of the UK: Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Queen’s University Belfast researchers make significant discovery around how inflammation works

Health | 24 April, 2018

A research team from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with an international team of experts, have made ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work.

New Keysight Millimeter-Wave research lab opened at Queen’s University Belfast

Technology | 24 April, 2018

A new millimetre-wave research lab has been opened by Keysight Technologies, Inc. , in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s researchers launch exhibition exploring the Anglo-Saxons knowledge of the skies

ARTS AND SCIENCE | 3 May, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s have launched a new, interactive exhibition exploring the Anglo-Saxons understanding of the cosmos in the Middle Ages, and whether it may provide further clues on the whereabouts of the hypothetical ‘Planet Nine’.

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Leader of Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP to speak at Queen’s University Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 May, 2018

The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP will provide a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on 24 May 2018 (today).

Around a million fewer people moved house in the 2000s than in the 1970s – Queen’s researcher

3 May, 2018

Around a million fewer people moved house in the 2000s than in the 1970s and it is mostly due to an ageing population, changes in the housing market and altered attitudes, a Queen’s University Belfast researcher has found.

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President Michael D. Higgins to deliver the annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s

8 May, 2018

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will deliver the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast, organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Queen's astronomer helps to find an exoplanet atmosphere free of clouds

8 May, 2018

Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system.

Queen’s University chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

8 May, 2018

Professor Duncan Thorburn Burns from Queen’s University Belfast has received the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.

CSIT announces jobs boost for cyber security industry

8 May, 2018

Ten new research and engineering jobs are being created at Queen’s University Belfast, to meet the demands of new contracts and the rapidly growing cyber security industry in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast PhD student leads international team to discover exiled asteroid

Science | 8 May, 2018

An international team of astronomers, led by a Queen’s University Belfast PhD student, has used European Southern Observatory telescopes to investigate an ancient relic from the beginning of the Solar System.

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Professor Chris Elliott gives major talk at world-leading University ETH Zurich

Health | 10 May, 2018

Professor Chris Elliott, founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s, gave the keynote address at ETH Zurich’s World Food System Center’s highly anticipated public lecture on food fraud on Thursday 26 April.

Queen's researchers develop new treatment for pancreatic cancer

Health | 11 May, 2018

Queen’s researchers have secured a prestigious award to develop a new antibody drug for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Queen’s student creates software system that could be ‘game-changer’ for detecting insurance fraud

14 May, 2018

A Queen’s University Belfast student has developed software which can detect insurance fraud quickly.

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Queen's University spearheads new values-based admissions process for nursing students

Health | 17 May, 2018

Queen's University Belfast is trialling new psychometric tests as part of its admission process for nursing undergraduates.

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Queen’s awards Honorary Professorship to Former First Minister Peter Robinson

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 May, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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New strategic alliance announced by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute and Queen’s

Business | 18 May, 2018

AFBI and Queen’s University Belfast have announced a new strategic alliance to create a globally competitive research and education partnership, developing the next generation of leaders and experts in agri-food and bioscience.

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Queen's researchers find people in NI want the UK to stay in the customs union and single market

SOCIETY | 21 May, 2018

In-depth analysis of public attitudes to Brexit in Northern Ireland, by researchers from Queen’s University and funded by the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative, find people want the UK to stay in the customs union and single market.

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Queen’s awards Honorary Professorship to Former Speaker of the NI Assembly Mitchel McLaughlin

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 May, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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Young people’s experiences of PSNI stop and search powers differ across social and religious lines

SOCIETY | 23 May, 2018

A new report from researchers at Queen’s has found that there are significant attitudinal differences and direct experiences towards the PSNI and their use of stop and search powers from 16 year-olds across social and religious lines.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP gives lecture at Queen's University

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 May, 2018

The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP gave a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 24 May 2018).

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Queen’s and the Department of Health celebrate 70 years of the NHS

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2018

Queen’s University and the Department of Health are jointly hosting a major lecture next month to help mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

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World leading food security experts gather to tackle biggest challenges to food industry

Health | 28 May, 2018

Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast this week (28-31 May 2018) for a major Summit on how to feed a growing global population.

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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins delivers annual Harri Holkeri lecture at Queen's

SOCIETY | 29 May, 2018

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins visited Queen's today (Tuesday, 29 May) deliver the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s, organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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Queen’s Academics elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 31 May, 2018

Six academics from Queen’s have recently been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.

Queen’s University invests £500k in state-of-the-art cyber security research lab

Cyber security | 1 June, 2018

Queen’s University is investing £500k in a brand new state-of-the-art cyber security research lab at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

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Queen’s and Ulster University academics to examine the history of mother and baby homes in NI

SOCIETY | 4 June, 2018

Academics from Queen’s University and Ulster University are leading on a new research project examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast engineers ramp up for Silverstone race

5 June, 2018

A group of 25 engineering students from Queen’s University Belfast will take on around 100 universities in the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone, England.

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The Rt Hon Peter Robinson delivers lecture at Queen's

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 June, 2018

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Peter Robinson, today (Thursday, 7 June) delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast.

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Professor Rafael Bengoa delivers lecture at Queen's celebrating 70 years of the NHS

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 June, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast and the Department of Health today (Tuesday, 12 June) welcomed Professor Rafael Bengoa to the University to mark 70 years of the NHS.

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Five students from Queen’s University Belfast selected for prestigious Washington Ireland Program

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 June, 2018

Five students from Queen’s have been selected for the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP) 2018, to build the next generation of leaders across Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast opens £7.5 million advanced manufacturing technology facility

Technology | 13 June, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has opened a new £7.5 million state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technology facility, supporting its mission to enable more competitive supply chains with increased productivity.

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Brexit already impacting communities on either side of Irish border according to Queen’s research

SOCIETY | 14 June, 2018

A major new research report published today (Friday, 15 June) by researchers from Queen’s, presents findings from a large scale study of views on Brexit from local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

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Queen's University researchers make pneumonia breakthrough

Health | 15 June, 2018

A chance conversation between researchers at Queen’s University Belfast led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia.

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets from 2.5 million years ago

Science | 18 June, 2018

Breakthrough research has revealed the British Isles were repeatedly submerged under an ice sheet extending to the centre of the North Sea over a million years earlier than previously thought.

Risk of death or developing cancer is lowest in light alcohol drinkers – Queen’s University research

Health | 20 June, 2018

A study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann from Queen’s University, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases with each additional drink per week.

Narcissistic adolescents may perform better at school – Queen’s University Belfast researcher

Psychology | 25 June, 2018

A researcher at Queen's University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement.

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Why the eye could be the window to brain degeneration such as Alzheimer’s disease

Health | 26 June, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have shown for the first time that the eye could be a surrogate for brain degeneration like Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Mitchel McLaughlin delivers lecture at Queen's

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 June, 2018

Former speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast.

London cyber innovation centre opens and welcomes CSIT

27 June, 2018

A new cyber innovation centre, which will be partly delivered by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University Belfast, has been officially opened.

Leading Arab Businesswoman and University of Massachusetts President awarded by Queen’s

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 28 June, 2018

Dr Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg and President Martin Meehan will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 28 June)

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Leading Face Recognition Expert and CEO of M&S Receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 29 June, 2018

Steve Rowe and Dame Vicki Bruce will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 29 June)

Leading Scientists and Noble Prize-winning LED Inventor honoured at Queen’s University

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 30 June, 2018

Shuji Nakamura, Professor Charles Sawyers and Michael J. Dowling will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Saturday 30 June)

Leading Malaysian Scientist and Professor in literature honoured by Queen’s University

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 2 July, 2018

Professor Catriona Seth and Dr Shahidah Mohd Shariff will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Monday 2 July)

Rory Best receives Honorary Doctorate at Queen’s University

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 3 July, 2018

Rory Best will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Tuesday 3 July)

Early Years Education Leader and Former Rector receive Honorary Doctorates

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 4 July, 2018

Siobhan Fitzpatrick CBE and Professor Dr Gülsün Sağlamer will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 4 July)

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The University of Chicago and Queen's to host Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 June, 2018

The University of Chicago and Queen's today (26 June) announced they will convene Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference from 23–24 August 2018.

CSIT supports secure ticket delivery start-up Tixserve at time of increased cyber attacks

9 July, 2018

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) based at Queen’s University Belfast has announced Kildare based start-up Tixserve as the newest addition to its associate membership programme.

Ban plastic to save the heritage of world’s largest inhabited river island - Queen’s researcher

10 July, 2018

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world’s largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage.

Queen's University Belfast explores potential collaboration with Sohar University Oman

19 July, 2018

Representatives from Sohar University Oman and Orpic have visited Queen’s University Belfast to discuss potential collaboration projects.

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Huge global productivity boost in sight

Health | 24 July, 2018

A Queen's University researcher has found for the first time how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers' productivity and reduce poverty to achieve a huge global productivity boost in sight.

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Bertie Ahern and Lord David Trimble to join GLOBAL CONFLICT | THE HUMAN IMPACT CONFERENCE

31 July, 2018

On the 20th anniversary year of the Good Friday Agreement, The University of Chicago and Queen's University Belfast bring together international leaders to discuss experiences of violent conflict and strategies for peace building.

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Obama's Campaign Manager to deliver guest talk at Queen's

SOCIETY | 6 August, 2018

President Barack Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager, Jen O'Malley Dillon, will deliver a public talk at Queen's University Belfast.

Men with prostate cancer could benefit from new radiotherapy techniques

Health | 8 August, 2018

Early results from an innovative new clinical trial led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have shown that men with prostate cancer could benefit from radical radiotherapy that delivers treatment in just five visits.

Maintaining public trust in use of Big Data for enhancing human health

Health | 9 August, 2018

In an article published this month in The Lancet Oncology, a collaborative team of international researchers led by Queen’s University Belfast, outlines the imperative for maintaining public trust in the use of health data for research.

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Boost for Arts and Humanities PhD students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 August, 2018

Places for 335 postgraduate students studying 28 different disciplines announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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Queen’s University Belfast receives £500k to improve gender equality within STEM

Science | 22 August, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has received over £500,000 funding for research that aims to improve gender equality within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

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Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference

SOCIETY | 23 August, 2018

The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago and the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's hosted Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference.

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Universities working together to deliver City Deal projects that make a difference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 August, 2018

Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast have announced their commitment to work together to support innovation and drive economic growth across the region.

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Queen’s and Swansea University join new £54 million UK health data science institute

Health | 31 August, 2018

Queen’s University and Swansea University have been granted a £54 million investment to transform healthcare through data science.

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Queen’s University researchers discover ground-breaking process which destroys bowel cancer

Health | 6 September, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a ground-breaking therapeutic process that can target and kill bowel cancer cells, which may improve survival rates for bowel cancer patients globally.

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Creative Industries partnership to generate £6 billion for local economy and create 3,000 new jobs

ARTS AND CULTURE | 7 September, 2018

Cross sector creative partnership, Future Screens NI – a collaboration between Queen’s, Ulster University and local industry partners - announces £13 million investment to secure the future of the creative industries in Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s and Ulster University co-host research excellence showcase at Ulster Museum

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 September, 2018

The Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast and The Doctoral College at Ulster University co-hosted the interdisciplinary event, which was the first collaboration of its kind between the two universities.

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Hidden condition could be the real reason many people struggle with maths – Queen’s researcher

Science | 11 September, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that many children are suffering from an undiagnosed developmental condition, which affects their ability to learn mathematics.

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Queen’s awarded £1 million to tackle plastic waste problems

Technology | 20 December, 2018

Queen’s has been awarded £1 million to tackle plastic waste problems.

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Researchers find that Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken human rights and equality

SOCIETY | 14 September, 2018

A major new research study launched today at Queen’s by researchers from BrexitLawNI has found that Brexit will have detrimental consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland and will weaken human rights and equality protections.

£32m Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine opens at Queen’s

£32m Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine opens at Queen’s

Health | 14 September, 2018

An iconic and world class building, the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as a great white shark

Natural world | 20 September, 2018

A team of scientists led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Roehampton have found basking sharks can jump as fast and as high out of the water as their cousin, the famously powerful and predatory great white shark.

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ESRC Festival of Social Science Comes Again to Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 24 September, 2018

Northern Ireland’s three universities are once again coming together for the annual Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.

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Leading UK and Chinese Universities hold international conferences on manufacturing and energy

Technology | 26 September, 2018

A group of nine UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, joined up with the top nine engineering institutions in China to hold two international conferences focusing on manufacturing and energy.

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to receive Honorary Degree from Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 September, 2018

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

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'Monumental' discovery for Derry~Londonderry City by Queen's researchers and local historians

Society | 28 September, 2018

Queen's University Belfast researchers and local historians from the Derry Tower Heritage Group have discovered a medieval monastic round tower in Derry~Londonderry.

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Leading cancer research team win The 2018 European Health Award

HEALTH | 3 October, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC) ®, have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.

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Queen’s research finds adults over 50 who were breastfed as babies earn more

SOCIETY | 4 October, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that adults over 50 who were breastfed as babies went on to have a higher household income in comparison to those who were not.

Cancer experts warn that Brexit will harm UK cancer research and the health of our citizens

Health | 9 October, 2018

Cancer experts warn that Brexit will seriously harm UK cancer research and could trigger a manpower crisis that will negatively affect the health of our citizens.

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Queen’s and Health and Social Care researchers’ join forces to improve outcomes for cancer patients

Health | 9 October, 2018

A joint team from Queen’s and HSCNI Business Services Organisation (BSO) has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of the first round of its new £1.2 million pounds data analytics programme.

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Constitutional uncertainty and political disputes will put Green Brexit at risk

SOCIETY | 10 October, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that a Green Brexit could be under threat without greater cooperation between devolved nations and the UK government.

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton receives Honorary Degree

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 October, 2018

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has today (Wednesday 10 October) received an honorary degree from Queen’s.

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Queen’s to collaborate with international partners on major European Southern Observatory project

Science and Technology | 16 October, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast is collaborating with international partners to build and operate a new cutting-edge instrument for the European Southern Observatory.

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Research suggests pope did not do enough to address abuse in Ireland – Queen’s University Belfast

SOCIETY | 16 October, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that the majority of Irish people believe that Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his recent papal visit to Ireland.

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Mark Doty takes up International Visiting Poetry Fellowship at Queen's

ARTS AND CULTURE | 23 October, 2018

Award-winning American poet, Mark Doty, has taken up his post as the first International Visiting Poetry Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University.

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Victims of the Irish Famine suffered from severely poor oral health due to smoking

Science | 24 October, 2018

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Otago, New Zealand has found.

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Queen’s researchers discovery finds new link between autoimmune diseases and a gut bacterium

Health | 29 October, 2018

Could microbes in our guts be sending out the wrong message?

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Queen’s University Belfast welcomes City Deal budget announcement

Social | 30 October, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast, along with Belfast Region City Deal partners, have welcomed news of £350 million investment from Treasury announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Autumn Budget.

Queen's University awarded government funding to advance excellence in precision medicine

Health | 6 November, 2018

Queen's has announced they are part of a consortium that will receive a multi-million-pound investment of government/industry funding to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnosis and precision medicine.

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Researchers discover that calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD

Health | 8 November, 2018

New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times.

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Why belief in 'Limbo' has disappeared in recent decades – Queen's Research

SOCIETY | 9 November, 2018

A research study from Queen's has found that the belief in Limbo – a place for unbaptised babies - has declined throughout the decades in Ireland due to the changing beliefs and values of the nation.

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Queen’s announces Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee as the next Seamus Heaney Fellows

ARTS AND CULTURE | 12 November, 2018

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has announced the appointment of Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2018 – 19.

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Queen's receives international recognition as a gold standard cycle friendly employer

Environment and Sustainability | 14 November, 2018

Queen’s is celebrating international recognition, as the first organisation to achieve GOLD standard in Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation, which rewards companies in the UK who make their workplaces awe-inspiring through cycling.

Better reporting of accidents could lead to improved road safety, new research suggests

Science | 15 November, 2018

Better reporting of car accidents could lead to improved safety campaigns and fewer deaths on our roads, new research has revealed.

Conference held on Homelessness and Health at Queen's

Health | 16 November, 2018

Over 170 delegates have attended a ‘Health and Homelessness’ conference in Riddel Hall at Queen's University.

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Queen's University contributes £1.9 billion to UK economy

ECONOMY | 20 November, 2018

Queen's University Belfast contributes £1.9 billion to the UK economy, an independent analysis by London Economics has revealed.

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Queen's collaboration receives £5M to enable 100 doctoral students

Science | 22 November, 2018

Queens University Belfast and The University of Aberdeen are bringing together their environmental research and teaching centres of excellence to deliver a unique PhD opportunity for 100 students.

Queen’s researchers develop a quicker and more efficient system to prevent ice build-up on planes

Science and Technology | 22 November, 2018

Queen's University Belfast researchers are preparing for winter and have developed a new system to prevent ice from building up on aircraft.

Queen's University Belfast Professors to Speak at Major Conferences at Yale

Queen's University Belfast Academics to Speak at Major Conferences at Yale

University news | 23 November, 2018

Academics from Queen’s University Belfast will be traveling to Yale University in the USA this week to address two separate conferences on the subject of peace.

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Leading UK and Chinese Universities meet to discuss links between academia and industry

Technology | 26 November, 2018

A group of experts from the UK and China have met in Nanjing to discuss global challenges, internationalisation, knowledge transfer and innovation between academia and industry.

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ARK publication highlights how public opinion has changed since Good Friday Agreement

SOCIETY | 27 November, 2018

A publication which highlights how public opinion has changed in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has been launched by ARK to mark 20 years of the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey series.

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Queen's University Belfast welcomes Prime Minister

27 November, 2018

Queen's University Belfast welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May today (Tuesday, 27 November) for a community event and roundtable discussion on Brexit.

Queen’s expert reveals significant cancer research gaps in landmark study

29 November, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and Kings College London, have for the first time produced a comprehensive map of cancer research activity across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), The Russian Federation (RF) and Central Asia (CA).

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Queen's Professor calls for Chief Government Linguist

CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 November, 2018

Modern language researchers at some of the UK’s leading Universities are calling for the appointment of a ‘Chief Government Linguist’ to champion the importance and relevance of languages to policy-making.

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Queen's launches Chinese Alumni Association and opens FELIA

University News | 3 December, 2018

A China Alumni Association Group has been launched by Queen's University Belfast at an event in Shenzhen.

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Queen’s research finds electoral reforms did not cause the rise of Sinn Féin in 1918

SOCIETY | 4 December, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain and Ireland did not cause Sinn Féin’s subsequent electoral victory, as previously proposed.

Work of late Queen's Professor Frank Pantridge celebrated for transformational impact

University News | 6 December, 2018

An invention by the late Frank Pantridge, a past Professor from Queen’s and cardiology consultant in Belfast, has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.