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Role of food in future health & agriculture to be debated at Queen’s University

Health | 12 September, 2019

Internationally leading figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture will gather at Queen’s to discuss the opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing world population.

Researchers pioneer new technique to transform used milk bottles into kayaks and storage tanks

Researchers at Queen’s have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks for water and fuel, and sporting goods such as kayaks and canoes, which could help to solve global environmental problems.

Universities launch new City Deal website

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have launched a new joint website as part of their £30 million commitment to the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD).

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Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma

Research | 6 September, 2019

Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors significantly help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma at NYU

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

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.
People in Bangladesh eat about a pound of rice per person per day, placing Bangladeshis at risk for elevated exposure to inorganic arsenic, a toxic substance and cancer causing agent that can enter rice from the soil of flooded paddies.

Queen’s researhers have found a new way to reduce inorganic arsenic in rice by modifying processing methods at traditional, small-scale parboiling plants in Bangladesh

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Free testing to improve marine renewable energy

World-leading equipment

Culture, Language & Arts

New Children’s Writing Fellow for NI

Kelly McCaughrain

Environment and Sustainability

Species endangered from deep sea mining

Sea pangolin at risk


Trial to aid recovery from deadliest cancer

Exercise after operation


Exploring drug use in young people

'Legal Highs'

Science and technology

Impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients

Risk to life

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Queen’s University contributes £1.9 billion to UK economy

An independent analysis by London Economics showed Queen's economic contribution represents an economic benefit to cost ratio of 6:1.
It also found that Queen’s University employs 3,700 staff and supports a further 2,570 jobs across the UK.
The ‘Economic Impact Report’ highlighted that the public purse benefits by an average of £101,000 per each of the university’s full-time undergraduate students, who graduate each year.

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