Queen’s leads the way in UK fight against prostate cancer
Queen’s has announced it is to partner with the University of Manchester to form the first regional Movember Centre of Excellence in the fight against prostate cancer.
The radical development is in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK and the Movember Foundation and will see an investment of £5 million over a five-year period across Belfast and Manchester.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among males in the UK with 40,000 new diagnoses every year.
Movember at Queen's
Queen's launched a university wide Movember campaign in the Great Hall on Wednesday 30 October with a lunch time shaving event in the Great Hall.
Staff, students and graduates are encouraged to register either as an individual or in teams to compete against each other in an effort to raise the most funds. Female staff can get involved too by supporting their colleagues to raise funds. As a leader in cancer research, Queen’s has benefitted from £500,000 from Movember for research into prostate cancer.
Sign up to the Queen's Movember network here.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martti Ahtisaari, launched new Institute
Former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martti Ahtisaari launched the new Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University on 21 May.
For many years, researchers at Queen’s have been engaged in transformative work right across the world: in the Middle East, South Asia, Eastern Europe and in Northern Ireland. The new Institute will build on their achievements and create new opportunities, providing a harmonious space where researchers and political figures can engage with society.
The Institute is led by its Director, Professor Hastings Donnan, who is an expert on border areas which have experienced conflict and on how people there have suffered.
Queen’s publish Northern Ireland’s first child death and serious injury review
The first ever review of abuse cases related to child death or serious injury in Northern Ireland was launched at Queen’s University today. The review, Translating Learning into Action, was commissioned by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) and was carried out by researchers at Queen’s University and the NSPCC.
Riddel Hall opened by Former President
Former President of Ireland Professor Mary McAleese has officially opened Queen’s University’s Riddel Hall campus, which has been transformed into a 21st century portal for the economic development of businesses across the island of Ireland.
Winter Graduation Wonderland
A snow covered university made the picture perfect setting for this year's winter graduation.
Queen's students' spirits could not be dampened despite the frosty weather, and even a snow storm in Finland wasn't enough to keep our honorary graduate Martti Ahtisaari away.
Find out more about our honorary graduates and several of our graduating students by reading all the press releases online.
Deputy Prime Minister visits Queen’s
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. Nick Clegg, visited Queen's University Belfast on Friday 8 October.
The highlight of Mr Clegg’s visit was a ‘town hall’ question-and-answer session with students and staff from Queen’s School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy in the University’s Great Hall.
Dame Kelly Holmes gets Summer Graduations off to a running start
Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes and economist Professor Amartya Sen have been honoured by Queen's during the University's Summer Graduations.
QTV brings you all the action from the first three days.
Royal visit gives ‘green’ light to world-leading research at Queen’s
Queen’s University’s global contribution to the renewable energy and marine sectors was recognised today when His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, visited Queen’s Marine Laboratory (QML) in Portaferry.
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Vice-Chancellor receives the Flax Trust Award
The Vice-Chancellor was presented with a Flax Trust Award in recognition of the University’s impact on the community.
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Leading the way in university online media services, QTV will showcase the latest news and events from around the campus and promote Queen’s stories through six diverse channels to a world-wide audience.