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Queen’s historian launches a new book on the history of the future

13 November, 2017

An historian from Queen’s has released a new book which surveys early twentieth-century predictions about future developments in technology and their potential impacts on the way we live.

Alien object ‘Oumuamua was a natural body visiting from another solar system – Queen’s scientists

Science | 15 December, 2017

Scientists at Queen’s have led worldwide investigations into a mysterious object that passed close to Earth after arriving from deep interstellar space.

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Queen’s University honours Seagate’s Stephen Luczo

Honorary Graduands Winter 2017 | 15 December, 2017

Stephen Luczo is receiving an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today.

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University of Manchester Vice-Chancellor Receives Honorary Degree from Queen’s

Honorary Graduands Winter 2017 | 14 December, 2017

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell is receiving an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today.

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Queen’s launch MBA programme to enhance career progression

BUSINESS | 11 December, 2017

Queen’s University has launched a new MBA programme in response to the increasing demand from employers for MBA and business school graduates.


Queen’s researchers find that asylum seekers and refugees in NI need better support

SOCIETY | 7 December, 2017

Researchers from Queen’s University have launched findings from a research study examining the everyday life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland.

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Erskine House Tree Crowned Northern Ireland’s ‘Tree of the Year’

Environment and Energy | 6 December, 2017

An oriental plane tree of ancient Greek descent based at Queen’s University and Belfast City Hospital has been crowned the Woodland Trust’s Northern Ireland ‘Tree of the Year’.

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Mark Doty Announced as the Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen's

CULTURE AND ARTS | 6 December, 2017

Best known for his powerful work written in response to the AIDS epidemic, multi-award winning American poet Mark Doty has accepted the invitation to be the first Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s University.

Top UK engineering students team up with Chinese counterparts

Technology | 5 December, 2017

The next generation of engineers from the UK and China have met in Beijing to develop new technical and creative skills that will help them to solve global challenges.

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New Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence will improve patient treatment

Health | 4 December, 2017

A £10million Centre of Excellence in Precision Medicine was launched today by Invest Northern Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast.


ARK report finds that public attitudes to flags remain controversial in NI

Society | 23 November, 2017

A research report on public attitudes entitled, ‘Bonfires, Flags, Identity and Cultural Traditions’, has been released by ARK, a joint initiative between Queen’s and Ulster University.

Queen’s and PwC bring new technology degree to Northern Ireland

Technology | 30 November, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast and PwC have announced today that a flagship national technology degree apprenticeship will be extended to Northern Ireland.


Queen’s academics find that the 1998 Good Friday Agreement is at risk due to Brexit

SOCIETY | 28 November, 2017

Academic experts from Queen’s University are presenting a report in Brussels today (Tuesday 28 November) which has found that Brexit poses deep risks for the 1998 Agreement that is the foundation of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s University Study Highlights Challenges Facing Older People in Northern Ireland

Health | 27 November, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast today (27 November) launched the preliminary findings of the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (the “NICOLA” Study).

£5m UK Hardware Security Institute launched at Queen’s University Belfast

Technology | 22 November, 2017

A £5m multi-university Research Institute to improve hardware security and reduce vulnerability to cyber threats has been launched at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen's University Belfast.

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Queen's University Belfast Launches New Social Charter Initiative

Society | 17 November, 2017

Queen’s University becomes one of the first universities in UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

Technology | 15 November, 2017

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

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Queen’s astronomer leads international team to ground-breaking fiery explosion in a distant galaxy

Science and Technology | 13 November, 2017

Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new type of fiery explosion in a distant galaxy.

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Queen’s to play host to NI’s first Being Human Festival of the Humanities

CULTURE AND ARTS | 13 November, 2017

Queen’s will host Northern Ireland’s first ever Being Human hub as part of the 2017 Being Human Festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities.

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New research finds that Brexit is already having an effect on local communities

SOCIETY | 10 November, 2017

Queen’s University and the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) have published a new report which has found that Brexit is already having an effect on local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s historian releases biography on Oliver Cromwell’s advisor

CULTURE AND ARTS | 8 November, 2017

An historian from Queen’s is launching a new biography on John Owen, advisor to Oliver Cromwell and one of the most important religious leaders in the Puritan Revolution.

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Queen’s University Belfast Research Could See Exercise as a Prescribed Medicine

Health | 2 November, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast are taking part in a global trial to test whether exercise should be prescribed to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer

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Health | 2 November, 2017

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have been awarded £1.4m to co-lead a "game changing" study on prostate cancer.

Monster planet discovery challenges formation theory

Science | 31 October, 2017

A giant planet – the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely – has been discovered by an international collaboration of astronomers, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

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Queen’s University astronomers capture first visiting object from outside our solar system

Science and Technology | 27 October, 2017

A Queen’s University Belfast scientist is leading an international team in studying a new visitor to our solar system - the first known comet or asteroid to visit us from another star.

£800k Boost for Queen's University Researchers to Improve Bowel Cancer Treatment

Health | 26 October, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are set to receive over £800,000 to find ways to improve treatment for people with bowel cancer that could help more people survive the disease.

Queen’s researcher creates communications system that can battle a natural disaster

Science and Technology | 24 October, 2017

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.


Leading Cyber Security Expert Delivers Annual Queen’s and KPMG Lecture

BUSINESS | 23 October, 2017

Queen’s Management School and the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s University Belfast recently hosted leading Cyber Security expert, Mr Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Queen’s scientist discovers that neutron star smash-up is source of gravitational wave

Science | 16 October, 2017

A Queen’s University Belfast scientist has led an international team to a historic and ground-breaking discovery, proving that a burst of gravitational waves detected in August came from a smash up of two neutron stars.

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FinTrU gets down to business at Queen’s Management School

BUSINESS | 12 October, 2017

Northern Ireland’s first financial Trading Room, based in Queen’s Management School, has announced a new sponsorship partner.

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Children’s Writing Fellow Launches Creative Writing Project for Schools across NI

CULTURE AND ARTS | 11 October, 2017

The first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland has launched a new creative writing project for primary school children entitled, ‘Head over Heels’.

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County Antrim Firm Supports Queen's Pathway Opportunity Programme

10 October, 2017

Queen’s University’s Pathway Opportunity Programme, which offers guidance and support to encourage progression to University, has received a welcome boost from Antrim-based Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd, one of Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturers.

Queen’s University Professor secures major international conference for Belfast

Science and technology | 5 October, 2017

Belfast is set to host a major international conference in 2021 after a successful pitch led by Professor Brian Falzon from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s research study reveals postcode inequalities in child welfare intervention rates

SOCIETY | 6 October, 2017

A new research study by Queen’s University launched today (Friday, 6 October 2017) in partnership with six other UK-based universities has found significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK.

Queen’s renewable energy experts lead €2 million international project

Sustainable energy | 5 October, 2017

Renewable energy experts at Queen’s have teamed up with industry partners from across the globe to work on a research project worth over €2 million, which demonstrates battery-based energy storage on the Irish grid.

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Duchess of Gloucester Meets Prostate Cancer Patients at Queen’s CCRCB

Health | 25 September, 2017

Duchess of Gloucester Meets Prostate Cancer Patients at Queen’s Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology

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Queen’s Report Reveals More Than 50% Increase in Lung Cancer Cases among Women in Last Decade

Health | 15 September, 2017

New research from Queen’s University Belfast has unveiled the changing patterns of lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer death in women in Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s Launches Joint e-Learning Initiative with Waters Corporation to Tackle Food Fraud

Food security | 14 September, 2017

An exciting new partnership has been launched between The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast and multinational company Waters Corporation to promote food safety at a global level.

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Queen’s astronomer and international experts make major exoplanet discovery

Science and Technology | 14 September, 2017

An astronomer at Queen’s University Belfast, working with a team of international researchers, has detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time, revealing incredible information about WASP-19b.

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Tree descended from where Hippocrates first taught medicine in Tree of the Year

Environment and Energy | 11 September, 2017

A tree based at the Belfast City Hospital and Queen’s University has made it to the final of the Woodland Trust’s Northern Ireland ‘Tree of the Year’ competition.

CME Group Foundation Awards Donation to Queen’s University

Education | 13 September, 2017

CME Group Foundation has announced it will provide strategic support and grants to Queen’s University for the development of an educational programme to train computing and coding teachers.

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Queen's award Honorary Professorship to Declan Kelly

BUSINESS | 13 September, 2017

Queen’s have awarded Irish-American entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist Declan Kelly, Chairman and CEO of global consulting company, Teneo Holdings an Honorary Professorship at Queen’s Management School.

Queen's University innovation could mean flexible batteries for pacemakers

Science | 13 September, 2017

Experts at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power-up medical implants.

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Queen’s University First to Use Life-Like Pregnant Mannequins to Train Midwives

13 September, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast will be the first University in the UK to use a new birthing simulator to train midwives through the pregnancy process from scan to birth.

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Queen's University scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years

11 September, 2017

The sun’s largest solar flare in more than 12 years – and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – has been captured in high detail by a team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Sheffield.

Queen’s research shows how an alien observer might detect Earth

Science | 8 September, 2017

A group of scientists from Queen’s University Belfast and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany have looked at how an alien observer might be able to detect Earth using our own methods.

Dr Gillian Millar is presented with the annual Robin Harland Prize for Excellence in Teaching for Undergraduate Medical Education.

Queen’s University Presents GP with Teaching Excellence Award

7 September, 2017

Queen’s University presented Dr Gillian Millar from the Harland Medical Practice in Belfast with the Robin Harland Prize for Excellence in Teaching for Undergraduate Medical Education.

Queen’s research team discovers ‘rubber material’ that could lead to scratch-proof paint

Science | 7 September, 2017

A group of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.

Queen’s Research Shows Aspirin Could Repair Tooth Decay

7 September, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay resulting in a reduction in the need for fillings. Currently about 7 million fillings are provided by the NHS each year in England alone.

Transport Commissioner Visits William Wright Technology Centre At Queen's University

Engineering and Physical Sciences | 25 August, 2017

Mike Brown, Commissioner of Transport for London, has visited the innovative William Wright Technology Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s University launch research to support Team Sky with Vuelta 2017

18 August, 2017

New research by Queen’s University Belfast hopes to go some way in helping Team Sky make history at this year’s Vuelta a España.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Queen's University Belfast

4 August, 2017

Queen’s University was delighted to host the first official visit by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to Northern Ireland on Friday, 4 August 2017.

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Ground-breaking Alzheimer’s trial available to patients across Northern Ireland

28 July, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast is taking part in a UK-wide trial to investigate whether a drug normally used to treat high blood pressure could also slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

Queen's University researcher finds regret can improve decision-making in children

Psychology | 27 July, 2017

Regret plays a crucial role in helping children to make better decisions, according to research from Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s researcher turning dirty tinfoil into biofuel catalyst

Science | 26 July, 2017

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has discovered a way to convert dirty aluminium foil into a biofuel catalyst, which could help to solve global waste and energy problems.

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Future doctors spend ‘A Day in the Life’ of a skin cancer patient

25 July, 2017

Highly-realistic transfer tattoos allow medical students to ‘walk in the shoes’ of a patient.

Queen's University receives €9.3 Million for a New Wave of Renewable Energy Research

24 July, 2017

Queen's University has received funding of over €9.3 million from the SEUPB, that will create a ‘virtual centre of competence’ to support cross-border research into bio-energy and marine-based renewable energy sources.

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Queen's Awarded £2m to Establish Global Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding

SOCIETY | 17 July, 2017

An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen's University Belfast has been awarded a £2m grant.

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Queen’s study finds that young people want more say when it comes to GCSEs

SOCIETY | 18 July, 2017

A new research study by Queen’s University has found that students want more choice and fairness when it comes to their GCSE experience.

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Queen’s Honours Northern Ireland Entrepreneurs John Rainey and John Agnew

Honorary Graduands Summer 2017 | 5 July, 2017

John Rainey and John Agnew are receiving Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today.

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Queen’s honours local businessman, President of the RIA and the former Head of the NI Civil Service

Honorary Graduands Summer 2017 | 4 July, 2017

Joe Sloan, Professor Mary E. Daly and Sir Malcolm McKibbin are receiving Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today.

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Queen’s University signs new innovation and collaboration agreement with BBC Northern Ireland

12 May, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast has signed a new agreement with BBC Northern Ireland, which is aimed at supporting the latest research and stimulating innovation for cutting edge broadcasting.

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Queen's Responds to Nursing Cuts

27 June, 2017

Queen’s University is calling on the Department of Health to fully reverse a decision to cut the training budget for specialist nurses

Queen’s University scientist warns of asteroid danger

Science | 20 June, 2017

A leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.

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Queen’s University Launch New Resource for Carers Supporting Terminal Ill

15 June, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast and the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) have developed a new resource to help carers providing support to a person who needs palliative care.

Queen’s data experts team up with local company to improve road safety

Technology | 15 June, 2017

Data analytics experts at Queen’s University Belfast have teamed up with local company See.Sense to create an intelligent bike light, which could help to improve road safety.

Breakthrough by Queen’s University paves way for smaller electronic devices

Technology | 14 June, 2017

Queen’s researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.

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Queen’s University Belfast to Lead EU-China Collaboration to Tackle Food Fraud

14 June, 2017

The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast will lead one of the world’s largest food safety projects across Europe and China.

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5 June, 2017

Queen's researcher leads international team to discovery that could end cracked smart devices

Technology | 1 June, 2017

A Queen’s University researcher has led an international team of scientists to the discovery of a new material, which could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens.

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Queen’s led International Research Network to explore role of Early Childhood Development

SOCIETY | 31 May, 2017

An international research network, led by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with UNICEF, Yale, Harvard and New York University (NYU), has been launched today (Wednesday 31 May).

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Queen’s University Showcases Impact of Higher Education

30 May, 2017

Investment in higher education is essential to the creation of a competitive knowledge economy, based on skills and innovation, which will underpin the growth and prosperity of Belfast and Northern Ireland.


Queen’s researchers prepare to launch Ireland’s first ever satellite

24 May, 2017

Ireland is preparing to launch its first ever satellite in space, with the help of Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen's Call to Share Global Cancer Data to Save Lives

23 May, 2017

A coalition of global leaders in cancer research led by Professor Mark Lawler, Queen's University Belfast has called for the worldwide sharing of cancer data to save lives.


Technology | 18 May, 2017

Invest Northern Ireland has offered the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s £5.5m of assistance to support the next stage of its research strategy.

Queen’s lead one of world’s biggest trials in respiratory failure

Health | 18 May, 2017

A new technology which could save thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units is being taken forward by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in one of the biggest clinical trials in the world in the area of respiratory failure.

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Queen’s hosts Mini MBA in management and leadership for second year

BUSINESS | 15 May, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast has launched its Mini MBA for the second year running, which will give participants an insight into today’s modern business world.

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Queen’s announces new Responsible Investment Policy

Environment and Energy | 15 May, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast has reinforced its commitment to environmental sustainability by joining other universities across the globe in aspiring to disinvest from fossil fuels.

Cyber Security worth ‘£60m in salaries’ in Northern Ireland

Technology | 9 May, 2017

The cyber security industry is on course to generate salaries of £60 million per annum in Northern Ireland, Queen’s University’s Professor Sir John McCanny has revealed during a major Summit in Belfast today.

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Queen’s-led European Research Project Makes Huge Steps in Tackling Global Health Challenges

8 May, 2017

The European Commission has highlighted the significance of a multimillion pound research project, led by Queen’s University Belfast, in tackling multidrug resistant infections.

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Queen’s Research Shows Illegal Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Foods

4 May, 2017

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that almost half of baby rice food products contain illegal levels of inorganic arsenic despite new regulations set by the EU

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Heaney legacy honoured as first Children’s Writing Fellowship announced

CULTURE AND ARTS | 5 May, 2017

County Down based children’s author Myra Zepf has been appointed as the first Children’s Writing Fellow, a prestigious new position created in honour of Seamus Heaney and his contribution to literature.

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Researchers from Queen’s Awarded ESRC grants to Explore the Impact of Brexit in NI

SOCIETY | 13 April, 2017

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Brexit Priority Grants, for research into the impact and consequences of Brexit in Northern Ireland.

UK Universities to build major collaboration with top Chinese engineering institutions

12 April, 2017

A group of UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, have met with the top nine engineering institutions in China, in a bid to build major collaborations around research and education.

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Queen's Students Selected for Prestigious Washington Ireland Programme

12 April, 2017

Six Queen’s students have been selected for the prestigious Washington Ireland Programme (WIP) 2017 to build the next generation of leaders across Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Queen’s Launches New Programme to Attract Students Less Likely into University

11 April, 2017

Queen’s has launched its “Pathway to Opportunities,” a dedicated programme of support offered to Year 13 and 14 students to encourage their progression into University.

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Queen’s and AWARE Collaborate on a New Online Support Service for Adults with Depression

SOCIETY | 7 April, 2017

Queen’s University and AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, announce a new online support service for adults with depression to mark World Health Day (Friday 7 April).

Queen’s Architecture Students Bring Animation and Innovation to Urban Village Areas across NI

Environment and Energy | 14 March, 2017

Architecture students from Queen’s University animated the streets of local communities throughout the five Urban Village areas for Street Society 2017.

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Queen’s Partners with CMI to Develop Future-Ready Postgraduates

Business | 6 April, 2017

The Graduate School at Queen’s University has recently gained accreditation as a skills development provider for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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Queen's expert discovers Neptune’s journey during early planet formation was "smooth and calm"

Science and Technology | 4 April, 2017

A Queen's University expert has made a major discovery on the formation of icy bodies within the Kuiper Belt, unlocking unique evidence that Neptune's movement during early planet formation was a "smooth and calm" journey.

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Queen's led team endeavours to break log-jam on national security

Culture and Arts | 4 April, 2017

A team of researchers, led by Queen’s University Belfast, have today launched a document designed to help politicians overcome the impasse on national security and dealing with the past in Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s research recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre

Science and Technology | 4 April, 2017

CSIT – a major hub for research and innovation in electronic engineering and cyber security – has successfully retained its ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’ status which was first awarded in 2012.

Queen’s opens £14m world class Computer Science hub

Science and Technology | 31 March, 2017

An iconic and world class Computer Science hub has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Northern Ireland:Post-Brexit

Brexit | 29 March, 2017

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Queen’s University launches the Visual Voices of the Prisons Memory Archive

CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 March, 2017

Queen’s University in partnership with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), and the Prison Memory Archive (PMA) Management Group, will today (Wednesday 29 March) launch The Visual Voices of the Prison Memory Archive project.

Queen’s Research discovers vitamins could help treat Cystic Fibrosis

27 March, 2017

Researchers have discovered why antibiotics for treating people with cystic fibrosis are becoming less effective and how fat soluble vitamins might offer a viable solution.

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Nanoparticle paves the way for new triple negative breast cancer drug

24 March, 2017

A potential new drug to tackle the highly aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer – and a nanoparticle to deliver it directly into the cancer cells – has been developed by UK researchers.

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Queen's scientists develop first perfume which smells better the more you sweat

Science & Technology | 1 April, 2014

The first-ever perfume delivery system to ensure the more a person sweats, the better they will smell, has been developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s University researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Health | 13 March, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair.

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Queen’s hosts launch of book by noted Harvard historian

CULTURE AND ARTS | 13 March, 2017

On Friday, 10 March, Queen’s University hosted the launch of a seminal new study of civil wars by the distinguished Harvard historian, Professor David Armitage, 'Civil Wars: A History in Ideas'.

£15,000 Children’s Writing Fellowship announced in Heaney’s honour

Culture and Arts | 8 March, 2017

A new Children’s Writing Fellow is to be appointed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast in memory of Seamus Heaney and his contribution to literature.

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Release of the Cancer Incidence and Survival Statistics for Northern Ireland 2011-2015

Health | 7 March, 2017

The Queen’s University Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2015.

Queen's research reveals children in deprived areas more likely to go into care

Society | 28 February, 2017

A new study has revealed significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK. A huge postcode disparity shows children in the least deprived areas are more likely to become involved in the child protection system.

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Queen’s academics highlight fears for cancer treatment and research in a post-Brexit world

Health | 24 February, 2017

Queen’s University experts have joined with leading academics from across the UK to explore the risks facing cancer care, treatment and research in a post-Brexit world.

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Funding extended for Living Legacies 1914-1918 Centre at Queen's

SOCIETY | 20 February, 2017

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has announced that it is continuing funding for the five First World War Engagement Centres set up as part of the nation’s commemoration of the Centenary of the conflict.

'Brexit and Borders' Roundtable

Society | 20 February, 2017


Queen’s researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

Health | 16 February, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer infection.


Queen’s Research encourages more kitchen ‘know-how’ for men and young adults

Health | 15 February, 2017

New research reveals men and young adults the least able when it comes to planning meals and cooking from scratch.


International Team of Researchers Develop New Model for Earlier Treatments for AMD

Health | 9 February, 2017

An international team of researchers from Queen’s, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a cell culture model that could help to develop earlier treatment strategies for AMD.

Queen’s University spearheads UK collaboration with top Chinese engineering institutions

Science and Technology | 8 February, 2017

A group of UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, has been selected to build major collaborations with the top ten engineering institutions in China.

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Queen’s researchers discover simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice

Science & Technology | 8 February, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.

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Queen's and Lloyds Banking Group launch Scholars Programme

Society | 7 February, 2017

Lloyds Banking Group has joined forces with Queen’s University Belfast to launch the Lloyds Scholars programme in Northern Ireland, offering a range of support to 15 undergraduates.

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Queen’s expert reveals hidden dangers of food supplements

Health | 3 February, 2017

Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a Queen’s University expert.

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Queen’s expert leads international study to improve safety of carbon fibre aircraft and vehicles

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 31 January, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the latest generation of carbon fibre airplanes, formula one racing cars and future lightweight family cars.

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Queen’s University to Collaborate with Cirdan Imaging on £2m R&D Project

Health | 30 January, 2017

The Northern Ireland Molecular Pathology Laboratory (NIMPL) at Queen’s University will collaborate with Lisburn-based Cirdan Imaging on a major multi-million pound R&D project for the precision medicine market.

Queen's Secures EU funding for Fight Against Lung Disease


Health | 26 January, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast has secured €2.4 million funding under the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme for a pioneering cross-border research project, designed to better understand and alleviate the impact of lung disease.

Queen’s Lions Legends Dinner & Inaugural Robbie Moore Medal of Honour

Queen's Lions Roar For Success

Queen's Sport | 25 January, 2017

With the Lions set to tour New Zealand in the summer, Queen’s University Rugby Club will host a Gala Dinner on Friday 21 April 2017 in the Whitla Hall to celebrate the 20 players that have represented the University and the Lions.

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Queen's Publishes EU Referendum Paper

EU Referendum Paper | 16 January, 2017

Queen's have published an EU Exit Institutional Position Paper which sets out the key issues arising from the referendum result which will impact the University.

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Queen’s Professor receives knighthood

Society | 9 January, 2017

Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny has said he is ‘delighted’ to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List.