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Global food safety debate comes to Belfast

Food safety experts from around the world are at Queen’s University Belfast this week (8-10 April) to highlight current and emerging threats to the integrity of the food chain.

The Food Integrity and Traceability Conference, organised by Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security and safefood, will welcome over 300 scientists, regulators and agri-food producers from more than 25 countries.

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.

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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.

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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.

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All about QTV

Find out more about Queen's new online TV station.

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.