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

10/07/2018 - 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.

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

9/07/2018 - 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.

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018

Early Years Education Leader and Former Rector receive Honorary Doctorates

4/07/2018 - Siobhan Fitzpatrick CBE and Professor Dr Gülsün Sağlamer will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 4 July)

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018

Rory Best receives Honorary Doctorate at Queen’s University

3/07/2018 - Rory Best will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Tuesday 3 July)

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018

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

2/07/2018 - Professor Catriona Seth and Dr Shahidah Mohd Shariff will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Monday 2 July)

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018

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

30/06/2018 - Shuji Nakamura, Professor Charles Sawyers and Michael J. Dowling will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Saturday 30 June)

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Honorary Graduands Summer 2018

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

29/06/2018 - Steve Rowe and Dame Vicki Bruce will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 29 June)

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018

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

28/06/2018 - Dr Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg and President Martin Meehan will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 28 June)

Latest News

London cyber innovation centre opens and welcomes CSIT

27/06/2018 - 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.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

26/06/2018 - The University of Chicago and Queen’s today (26 June) announced they will convene Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference from 24-24 August, 2018.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

Mitchel McLaughlin delivers lecture at Queen's

27/06/2018 - Former speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast.

Psychology

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

25/06/2018 - 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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Health

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

26/06/2018 - 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).

Health

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

20/06/2018 - 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.

Science

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

18/06/2018 - 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.

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Health

Queen's University researchers make pneumonia breakthrough

15/06/2018 - 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.

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SOCIETY

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

14/06/2018 - 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.

Technology

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

13/06/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

13/06/2018 - 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.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

12/06/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

The Rt Hon Peter Robinson delivers lecture at Queen's

7/06/2018 - 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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Queen’s University Belfast engineers ramp up for Silverstone race

5/06/2018 - 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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SOCIETY

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

4/06/2018 - 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.

Cyber security

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

1/06/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

31/05/2018 - Six academics from Queen’s have recently been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.

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SOCIETY

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

29/05/2018 - 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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Health

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

28/05/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

25/05/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

24/05/2018 - The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP gave a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 24 May 2018).

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SOCIETY

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

23/05/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

24/05/2018 - The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP will provide a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on 24 May 2018 (today).

Health

Queen's researchers develop new treatment for pancreatic cancer

11/05/2018 - Queen’s researchers have secured a prestigious award to develop a new antibody drug for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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SOCIETY

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

21/05/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

22/05/2018 - 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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Business

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

18/05/2018 - 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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UNIVERSITY NEWS

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

17/05/2018 - 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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Health

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

17/05/2018 - Queen's University Belfast is trialling new psychometric tests as part of its admission process for nursing undergraduates.

Latest News

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

14/05/2018 - A Queen’s University Belfast student has developed software which can detect insurance fraud quickly.

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Latest News

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

8/05/2018 - 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.

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Health

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

10/05/2018 - 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.

Latest News

CSIT announces jobs boost for cyber security industry

8/05/2018 - 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.

Science

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

8/05/2018 - 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.

Latest News

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

8/05/2018 - Professor Duncan Thorburn Burns from Queen’s University Belfast has received the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.

Latest News

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

8/05/2018 - 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.

Latest News

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

3/05/2018 - 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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ARTS AND SCIENCE

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

3/05/2018 - 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’.

Technology

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

24/04/2018 - A new millimetre-wave research lab has been opened by Keysight Technologies, Inc. , in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

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Health

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

24/04/2018 - 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.

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SOCIETY

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

23/04/2018 - 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.

Engineering

Queen’s civil engineering students building bridges in Rwanda

20/04/2018 - 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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Health

Queen's launches first cancer caregivers website

19/04/2018 - Queen’s University Belfast researchers have launched the first ever website dedicated solely to cancer caregivers.

Science

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

19/04/2018 - 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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Business

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

17/04/2018 - Queen's University Belfast leads the way for ICURe's Commercialising Research Programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and North of England

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CULTURE AND ARTS

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

16/04/2018 - 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.

Health

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

13/04/2018 - 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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SOCIETY

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

13/04/2018 - 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.

Cyber security

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

11/04/2018 - 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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Tony Blair to attend Queen's to mark 20th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

9/04/2018 - 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.

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Building Peace event

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

29/03/2018 - 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.

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Health

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

28/03/2018 - 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.

Science

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

28/03/2018 - 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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SOCIETY

Mary Lou McDonald addresses Brexit at Queen’s

27/03/2018 - 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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Computing

International computing conferences to take place at Queen’s

22/03/2018 - A leading international conference on computing systems will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from 2 – 4 April 2018.

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Health

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

19/03/2018 - 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.

Health

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

16/03/2018 - 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.

Science

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

16/03/2018 - 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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SOCIETY

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

14/03/2018 - 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.

Health

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

15/03/2018 - 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.

Health

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

15/03/2018 - 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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Health

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

14/03/2018 - Patients experiencing confusion after joint replacement surgery may be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, according to Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

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Health

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

13/03/2018 - The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2016.

Science

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

8/03/2018 - 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.

Science

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

5/03/2018 - 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.

Latest News

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

28/02/2018 - Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period are set to gather at Queen’s University Belfast to mark its 20th Anniversary.

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Health

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

1/03/2018 - 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.

Latest News

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

28/02/2018 - 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.

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Honorary Graduates

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

22/02/2018 - Distinguished names from the field of academia receiving honorary degrees from Queen’s in 2018 include:

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HEALTH

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

15/02/2018 - 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.

Health

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

12/02/2018 - Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

Science

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

12/02/2018 - 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.

Science

Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

8/02/2018 - By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have revealed dynamics that go beyond ‘classical’ physics and hint at quantum effects.

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SOCIETY

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

7/02/2018 - 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.

HEALTH

Queen’s University researchers exploring sustainable solution for ammonia emissions

7/02/2018 - 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.

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HEALTH

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

2/02/2018 - Queen's University Belfast scientists are backing Cancer Research UK’s awareness campaign for World Cancer Day and urging everyone to join them.

Science and Technology

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

30/01/2018 - 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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LATEST NEWS

Queen's Appoints New Vice-Chancellor

25/01/2018 - 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.

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CULTURE AND ARTS

Queen’s University Announces Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows

24/01/2018 - 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.

Science

Queen’s University scientist unlocks gamma ray burst secrets

19/01/2018 - A Queen’s University Belfast scientist has recreated the first ever mini version of a gamma ray burst in a laboratory.

Psychology

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

19/01/2018 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males.

Renewable energy

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

17/01/2018 - A €9.7 million cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.

Science

Queen's scientist will test the limits of quantum theory

16/01/2018 - 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.

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Health

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

12/01/2018 - 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.

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