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Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

Environment | 21 October, 2019

A team of researchers, including experts from Queen’s University Belfast, have examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years.

Scientists from Queen’s University to research abnormal heart rhythms

Health | 16 October, 2019

Scientists at Queen’s University have been awarded a prestigious grant by British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) to investigate how heart cells change in people affected by an abnormal heart rhythm.

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Study reveals complexities and sensitivities in managing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

SOCIETY | 14 October, 2019

Brexit is already having an impact on life on both sides of the border according to residents from the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Girl looks at the bridge in Derry ~ Londonderry

Public invited to ‘Experience Queen’s’ in Derry

SOCIETY | 14 October, 2019

Staff and students from Queen’s University Belfast as well as local business leaders will be at the City Hotel in Derry on the evening of Wednesday 23rd October for an ‘Experience Queen’s’ event.

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Role of food in future health and agriculture debated at Queen’s

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s invited leading international figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture to the University. The opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing world population was discussed. 'Growing a Healthy Society – The Role of Food' was arranged in partnership with the Oxford Farming Conference ahead of their January 2020 event.

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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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