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Universities come together for annual Festival of Social Science 2020

SOCIETY | 29 October, 2020

Queen's and Ulster University come together virtually for the annual Festival of Social Science 2020.


Queen’s announces over 400 places for online courses as part of Covid-19 response

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 October, 2020

Queen’s has announced free online places to upskill and retrain individuals directly affected by COVID-19.

Queen’s University Belfast commended at prestigious national diabetes awards

HEALTH | 22 October, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast initiative “Making Insulin Treatment Safer (MITS) Through Reflective Case-based Discussions” was commended at prestigious national diabetes awards.

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New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19

HEALTH | 21 October, 2020

A model that can calculate a person’s risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England.

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Shaping A Better World: 2020 And Beyond


Amidst this period of global change and uncertainty, academics at Queen’s are at the heart of local, national and international efforts to expand our knowledge of the pandemic and in helping society to comprehend a way forward.

Vibrant academic debate and discussion continues at Queen’s, virtually. Here we share a range of recent virtual conferences, podcasts and articles.

Shaping a Better World: 2020 and beyond
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Building a better future

CSIT international and local impact

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University is being used by the UK Government as a case study on how investment in research, development and innovation can deliver economic impact to the surrounding area and beyond.
CSIT aims to couple major research breakthroughs in the field of secure information technologies, with a unique model of innovation to drive economic and societal impact, and achieves this through world-class research, new value and venture creation and entrepreneurial approach in the area of cyber security.

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New book on the stock market by Management School

Boom and Bust
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Queen’s academics admitted to the British Academy

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Pine martens predate on grey squirrels more than red

Critically Endangered


Coating to reduce catheter pain and risk of infection

New antimicrobial coating
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English Heritage visits Queen’s

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Science and technology

Powerful plasma accelerator closer to becoming reality



Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton appointed Chancellor of Queen’s University

Secretary Clinton, who received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s in October 2018, will become the University’s 11th and first female Chancellor.
Accepting the position, Secretary Clinton, said: “It is a great privilege to become the Chancellor of Queen’s University, a place I have great fondness for and have grown a strong relationship with over the years. The University is making waves internationally for its research and impact and I am proud to be an ambassador and help grow its reputation for excellence.”
Secretary Clinton will serve as the University’s new Chancellor, for a period of five years, with effect from 1 January 2020.

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