The latest from Queen's University Belfast
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council in partnership with the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s hosted a screening of, ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’.
The event comes as University recently launched its Net Zero Plan to tackle the climate crisis, committing to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
A research report from Queen’s Business School has found that the productivity gap in Northern Ireland (NI) has closed significantly, from the poorest performing region to 7th in the United Kingdom (UK).
Digitisation of health and social care approaches are of considerable interest to Queen’s with investments through the Belfast Region City Deal at the University’s Global Innovation Institute.
In this report, you will read about how we cemented our leadership role in the economic and social development of Northern Ireland, aided by the continuing progress of our Strategy 2030 ambitions.
The report highlights many of our achievements as a University community and our impact across education, research and society, both locally and internationally, as well as our ambitious plans for the future.
The University’s central involvement in the £1 billion Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) further cements our role in supporting and accelerating economic growth in Northern Ireland.
Queen’s, together with Ulster University, is leading on the development of the Innovation strand: a suite of five projects with a common thread of digital innovation, which will receive over £200m capital funding via the Deal.
We are driving projects that will foster innovation across key sectors including data science, creative industries, advanced manufacturing and health, and help ensure a talent pipeline of equipped, future ready graduates to meet demand
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint for achieving a “better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030.
Queen’s has long been committed to enriching society both locally and globally, and has been involved in proactively and holistically addressing the global challenges we face.
Sustainability is more than what we do, it is embedded in the culture and fabric of Queen’s, ensuring it underpins our work and vision.
We understand the key role universities have in nurturing a culture of sustainability and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through research and education.
SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is the University’s 11th and first female Chancellor. An internationally recognised public servant, Secretary Clinton has strong links with Queen’s and Northern Ireland, especially because of her outstanding contribution to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. In October 2018, she received an Honorary Degree from the University for her exceptional public service. She is a strong advocate for Northern Ireland and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community.
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.