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Queen’s initiative will create 4,000 jobs in Northern Ireland

BELFAST REGION CITY DEAL | 19 June, 2024

Up to 4,000 jobs will be created in NI as a result of Queen’s £230 million programme of innovation across 3 innovation centres as part of the Belfast Region City Deal, with a funding commitment of £170m from the UK Government and NI Executive.

City Deal, Innovation, Northern Ireland

2024

New chapter for the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s as it opens landmark building

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 June, 2024

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has opened a new landmark building that honours the legacy of Seamus Heaney and looks ahead to the future of poetry and creative writing on the island of Ireland. 

Creative Arts, Poetry

2024

Queen's Co-Hosts Major Conferences with the University of Notre Dame

SOCIETY | 18 June, 2024

Queen's recently co-hosted two international Conferences in Belfast with the University of Notre Dame.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2024

Queen’s staff recognised in King’s Birthday Honours 2024

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 June, 2024

Honours are awarded by the King following recommendations by the prime minister or senior government ministers.

2024
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Community Wellbeing Kitchen seeks to improve the health and wellbeing in the Market area of Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 June, 2024

The Market area’s Community Wellbeing Kitchen is a collaborative initiative between Queen’s University, the Market Development Association and residents from the Market community of inner-south Belfast.

2024
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Queen’s ranks in top 200 Universities across the world for global sustainability impact

RANKINGS | 13 June, 2024

THE Impact Rankings include metrics based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals across four broad areas: research, teaching, outreach and stewardship.

2024
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Queen’s students make their mark on New York’s Wall Street

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 June, 2024

A group of students from Queen’s University have left their mark on Wall Street with a series of visits across New York’s Financial District.

Business Engagement, Queen's Sport

2024

Queen's study identifies link between omega-3s and symptoms of psychosis in early adulthood

HEALTH | 12 June, 2024

The largest of its kind, this study tracked the blood test results of over 3,500 participants for a span of 17 years.

Health, Health Sciences, Medicine, Mental Health, Research Impact

2024

Construction starts on Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

BELFAST REGION CITY DEAL | 11 June, 2024

Construction has started on a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future at Global Point in Newtownabbey led by Queen’s University Belfast, which is key to an exciting future for advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland.

City Deal, Development, Engineering, Innovation, Northern Ireland, Planning

2024
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Queen’s University launches its Civic Mission: A commitment to collaboration and inclusivity

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 June, 2024

Today marked an important milestone for Queen’s as the University launches its civic mission by pledging to become a Civic University and University of Sanctuary.

2024

Treble of awards for outstanding achievement in pharmaceutical sciences for Queen’s Professor

RECOGNITION | 4 June, 2024

Professor Ryan Donnelly from Queen’s University has won three prestigious awards for his exceptional research contribution to pharmaceutical sciences.

Health, Pharmacy

2024

Olympic hopeful claims top prize at Queen’s Blues Awards

SPORT | 4 June, 2024

This year’s top individual prize winner at the Queen’s Blues Awards is chasing Olympic glory.

Queen's Sport

2024

Red flag referral & screening routes shown to have better cancer survival rates in Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 4 June, 2024

A new report by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) at Queen’s has found red flag referral or screening routes provided patients with earlier cancer diagnosis & have been shown to provide better survival rates for people in Northern Ireland.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2024

Queen's comms team is best in class

30 May, 2024

The Strategic Communications directorate at Queen’s has been named as ‘in-house team of the year’ at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) annual DARE awards.

2024
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Festivities in the air as Queen's celebrates historic Athena Swan Gold Award

30 May, 2024

Queen's University Belfast today hosted a celebration event in honour of being awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Gold status for its work in promoting gender equality in higher education.

2024

New pay deal agreed between Queen’s and trade unions

30 May, 2024

The new pay deal will see a base salary increase of 13% over three years for all staff, a one-off payment and an additional day’s leave.

2024

New Queen's study suggests potential long-term impact of global warming on sleep

ENVIRONMENT | 29 May, 2024

The first of its kind study suggests that changing seasons and dramatic shifts in extreme weather conditions are likely to impact sleep patterns.

Biological Sciences, Biology, Environment

2024

Queen’s research shows willow buffers reduce the environmental footprint of farming

29 May, 2024

Researchers at Queen’s University in collaboration with the Agri-Food and BioSciences Institute (AFBI) have demonstrated how the use of willow buffers along water courses can be effective in reducing the environmental footprint of farming.

2024

Queen’s Mitchell Institute Professor officially admitted into Royal Irish Academy

28 May, 2024

The RIA is an independent, all-island learned society which elects a small number of members each year for their distinguished contributions to scholarship and research.

2024
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Queen's hosts public event aimed at promoting best practice in public science

Public Event | 27 May, 2024

What is good science? And what is ethical research? A panel discussion at Queen’s University Belfast aims to address those very questions at an event open to the public.

Society

2024
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Translating Age: Celebrating the resilience and creativity of older migrant women in NI

CORPORATE | 24 May, 2024

A vibrant platform of life stories and experiences of older migrant women has been launched online by Queen’s University through an inspiring arts-based research project.

2024
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Queen’s embarks on international sporting tour of the US

CORPORATE | 23 May, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast is set to take over the east coast of the United States this summer as part of a series of engagements across sport, community and business.

Queen's Sport, USA

2024

Queen’s academic awarded prestigious Professorship

HEALTH | 21 May, 2024

Professor of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University Belfast, Noemi Lois, has been honoured with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh King James IV Professorship.

Health, Medicine

2024

New Mozambique scholarship launched at Queen’s

21 May, 2024

A new postgraduate scholarship at Queen’s University will offer students from Mozambique the opportunity to further their education at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s (HAPP).

2024
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Cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 1993-2021

HEALTH | 21 May, 2024

The Queen’s University Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Tuesday 21 May) released the official statistics on cancer diagnosed in Northern Ireland during 1993-2021.

Cancer, Health, Health data

2024

New multi-million research project to improve quality of life for dementia patients

HEALTH | 20 May, 2024

A new €7.5 million research project involving a team of academics from Queen’s University Belfast seeks to improve the care and quality of life for those with advanced dementia living in care homes.

2024

Queen’s is ‘moving the dial’ on mental health

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 May, 2024

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme focuses on movement with the University hosting a number of events throughout the week.

2024

Queen’s transformative research profiled at Balmoral Show

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 May, 2024

From asteroid models to ‘build your own virus’ from clay, to a DNA extraction experiment with strawberries, visitors to this year’s Balmoral Show will be able to engage with a range of cutting-edge research and technology at Queen’s stand.

2024

Queen's CSIT centre and Rapid7 Launch AI Security Research Partnership

16 May, 2024

CSIT, the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security, and Rapid7, a leader in extended risk and threat detection, announced today a new security research partnership to drive innovation in cloud security.

Cyber Security

2024
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Queen’s University Belfast ranks in top 25 UK universities

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 May, 2024

Queen’s has climbed two places to reach the top 25 of universities in the UK and 28 subjects are in the top 20 in this year’s annual Complete University Guide rankings.

2024

Space solar farms could ‘help solve global energy crisis’ with new research from Queen's

16 May, 2024

Queen's is at the centre of plans to harvest solar power in space to produce a potentially endless supply of net-zero energy and help turn around the world’s climate crisis.

Climate Change, Energy, Space

2024
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New fellowships programme will explore cardiovascular disease, cancer and other complex conditions

HEALTH | 15 May, 2024

A new “rising stars’ fellowships programme, co-led by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and Queen’s University Belfast, will enable six talented early career researchers to accelerate their careers for a future in health data science.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2024

NILT highlights experiences of accessing mental health services and impact of the conflict

SOCIETY | 14 May, 2024

The latest results from the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey have found that the majority of respondents (75%) rated their mental health and wellbeing to be good, very good or excellent.

Mental Health, Northern Ireland, Society

2024

New bacteria breakthrough may make existing antibiotics more effective

HEALTH | 14 May, 2024

Microbiologists at Queen’s University have made a breakthrough in bacteria research which could lead to increased effectiveness of currently available antibiotics, helping in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.

Health

2024

New research project will improve care and support for parents who have experienced pregnancy loss

HEALTH | 13 May, 2024

A new research project called the PRESENT Study (PREgnancy loss, Self-compassion aNd Trauma), led by Queen’s University Belfast, will improve care and support for parents who have experienced pregnancy loss.

2024
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Queen’s Statement on the Middle East Conflict

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 May, 2024

Queen's University Belfast has today issued a statement reiterating the Vice Chancellor's call for an immediate ceasefire in the Palestine territory of Gaza.

2024

Queen's gears up for #PedalThePeriphery charity cycle in aid of pancreatic cancer

HEALTH | 9 May, 2024

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are taking to the roads in June to support local pancreatic cancer charity, NIPANC.

2024

Queen’s and partners support young people from across Belfast to boost tech skills

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 8 May, 2024

The University partnered with Impact Training and Telefónica Tech UK&I on coding academy for 16-19 year olds from North and West Belfast.

2024

Queen's teams up with Ulster University for NI’s largest graduate recruitment fair

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 May, 2024

The annual fair provides a platform for final year students and recent graduates to explore potential careers with many graduate-level opportunities immediately available.

2024

Queen’s welcomes Taoiseach on first official visit to Northern Ireland since taking office

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 3 May, 2024

The focus of today's visit has been on cross-border cooperation with the Taoiseach having the opportunity to hear more about key research initiatives being driven by the University and its role and investment in the Belfast Region City Deal.

2024

Queen’s ranks in the top five in two student awards

RECOGNITION | 3 May, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has been ranked the 5th best university in the UK, and Queen’s Students’ Union has been ranked number 3 in the UK in the ‘Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2024.’

2024

Researchers at Queen’s trial new method to help understand living with dementia

HEALTH | 2 May, 2024

Researchers at Queen’s University have devised a new research method which used fictional characters with dementia to help people understand the condition in real life.

Ageing

2024
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Queen’s showcases the vital role of arts in conflict resolution to NYC audiences

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 May, 2024

The showcase included a one-day symposium reflecting on the role played by artists throughout the peace process and a performance of play Agreement at the Irish Arts Center in New York City.

2024

Queen's academics speak at Yale University Peacebuilding Conference

SOCIETY | 30 April, 2024

Four academics from Queen's were recently invited speakers at a Yale University Colloquium, 'Building Peace Across Generations'.

Society

2024

Potential new worlds rescued by citizens of Earth - people-powered project is 'out of this world'

CITIZEN SCIENCE | 25 April, 2024

Eagle-eyed, armchair astronomers have almost certainly made a number of thrilling discoveries, including two possible Jupiter-sized ‘exoplanets’ – planets outside our solar system – in an international, citizen-science project run out of Queen's

Astrophysics, Space

2024

Queen’s hosted Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III

SOCIETY | 24 April, 2024

Queen’s welcomed Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Lonnie G. Bunch III, for an ‘In Conversation’ discussion exploring the vital role museums play in dealing with difficult pasts and divided presents.

History

2024
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New report calls for Oncology Innovation Cluster to deliver cross-border health and economic impact

24 April, 2024

Today, Conor Murphy, Minister for the Economy, Northern Ireland and Dara Calleary, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation in Ireland will jointly launch the All-Island Oncology Industry Report.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2024

Queen’s University Belfast Lecturer named ‘World Vet of the Year 2024’

AGRI | 23 April, 2024

Dr Simon Doherty ‘thrilled’ to take home the prestigious World Veterinary Association title.

Agriculture, Animal Welfare

2024

Queen’s University Belfast create new groundbreaking £12M research centre

HEALTH | 23 April, 2024

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have created a new £12M research centre to improve clinical trials for rare diseases.

Health, Health data

2024
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Queen’s announces new measures of support for at risk academics and students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 April, 2024

The University is redoubling efforts through research and teaching, and through public and private spaces, to promote routes to peace, reconciliation and justice.

2024
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Pro-Vice-Chancellor named as Westminster lead for Science, Innovation and Technology

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 April, 2024

Professor Chris Johnson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University, has today been announced as the UK Government’s Chief Scientist in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

2024

Art exhibition exploring plastic waste kicks off sustainability and arts festival at Queen's

SUSTAINABILITY | 19 April, 2024

A new art exhibition which explores the impact of plastic waste on our oceans has kicked off a new sustainability and arts festival at Queen’s University Belfast.

2024

Queen’s gets green light to build largest eco-friendly accommodation on island of Ireland

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 April, 2024

Permission for Northern Ireland’s first Passivhaus student accommodation has today been granted by Belfast City Council planning committee.

2024

Queen’s academic awarded UNESCO Gender Equality role

RECOGNITION | 17 April, 2024

Professor Maria Lohan from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s has been appointed as the first UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality focusing on ‘Masculinities and Gender Equality.’

2024

Renowned experts discuss policing and politics in divided societies at Queen’s event

SOCIETY | 15 April, 2024

Queen’s hosted an event on ‘Policing and Politics in Divided Societies’ with guest speakers Dr Barbara Stephenson and Sir Hugh Orde. 

Policing, Politics

2024

A People's Tapestry: Sharing Stories, Breaking Cycles, Building Connections

15 April, 2024

A photography project in Market community is aiming to tackle issues at the root of addiction and trauma.

Society

2024

New AI project will aid early detection of age-related macular degeneration

HEALTH | 15 April, 2024

An innovative new EU research project called I-SCREEN will help with early detection of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of severe vision loss in individuals aged 55.

2024

Dedicated chemistry collective restores and rededicates grave of Queen’s University science pioneer

RECOGNITION | 12 April, 2024

The grave of a Northern Irish scientific visionary has been rededicated in a special ceremony after weeks of restoration work in a Belfast cemetery.

2024

New Queen's research shows sleeping habits of newborn deer are as individual as human infants

SCIENCE | 11 April, 2024

The first of its kind study tracked the sleeping behaviour of free-ranging fallow deer fawns during the first five weeks of life at Phoenix Park in Dublin.

2024

Queen's University Belfast ranks among world’s best in 31 subjects

RECOGNITION | 11 April, 2024

Queen's has been named as one of the world’s top universities for the study of 31 subjects in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

2024

Esteemed ex-Queen’s professor AP de Silva honoured with Royal Society of Chemistry blue plaque

RECOGNITION | 11 April, 2024

A chemistry professor whose research was responsible for the development of a life-saving piece of medical equipment has been honoured with an illustrious blue plaque at Queen’s.

2024

Queen's University in partnership for £16.3 million, new AI centre

INVESTMENT | 28 March, 2024

Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for the Economy today announced the £16.3M investment in new, state-of-the-art AI Collaboration Centre (AICC), to be based at Ulster University in partnership with Queen's University Belfast.

Big Data, Cyber Security

2024

Arts and Sustainability merge at Queen’s for first ever ‘Reach’ Festival

SUSTAINABILITY | 28 March, 2024

Queen’s, in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Ireland, are hosting an inaugural arts and sustainability festival this April.

2024

Queen's partners with local community to promote natural solutions to climate change

27 March, 2024

Visitors flocked to Belfast's Botanic Gardens for an Open Day to mark the next stage of the UPSURGE sustainability project - a partnership between Queen's University, Belfast City Council (BCC) and community group Friends of the Field (FOTF).

Climate Change, Conservation and Ecology, Environment, Environmental Planning, Natural and Built Environment, Sustainability

2024

New research into intimate partner violence against men by Queen’s

SOCIETY | 27 March, 2024

Researchers from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast are recruiting male participants to take part in brand-new research investigating the experience and impact of intimate partner violence against men in Northern Ireland.

2024
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Creating stories with Fighting Words NI

27 March, 2024

Students from Queen’s University are partnering with Fighting Words NI to help local primary school children create their own stories.

2024

Queen's University and MOBILion announce collaboration to advance food safety

HEALTH | 26 March, 2024

Queen's University and MOBILion Systems, Inc. have launched a new partnership to advance food safety by innovating test methods and tools that aim to quickly identify contaminants, enhancing current technologies for better detection.

Food Integrity, Health

2024

Queen's University response to recent events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 March, 2024

Queen's University Vice Chancellor issues statement in response to the situation in Israel Gaza and the Middle East.

2024

Clinton says NI Executive leaders making positive impression in Washington

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 March, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast Chancellor Secretary Hillary Clinton has praised Northern Ireland’s First and Deputy First Ministers, Michelle O’Neill and Emma Little-Pengelly, for working together for the betterment of all people across society.

2024

Driving Sustainability in High-Performance Computing

Sustainability | 21 March, 2024

Recycling waste energy from High-Performance Computing (HPC) to heat hospitals, homes and schools is just one of the many ideas behind a radical, new project led by Queen’s University Belfast.

Big Data, Energy, Environment, Sustainability

2024

Queen's receives largest in-kind donation from US tech company

19 March, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has today received its largest ever in-kind donation from US computer software company Alteryx, who will be donating data licences to students and staff at Queen’s University Belfast with an estimated value of $15million.

2024

New treatment hope as world-first MS mega-trial opens site in Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 19 March, 2024

A world-first mega-trial for people living with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) has launched a new site in Northern Ireland.

Health

2024
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Graduate Ambassador role opportunity for Belfast and Dublin students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 March, 2024

Students from Queen’s University Belfast and Dublin City University are to be given the opportunity to become a Graduate Ambassador in New York City.

2024

Queen's Supports Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics 2024

SOCIETY | 15 March, 2024

The annual Imagine! Belfast Festival will return from 18 – 24 March 2024 with over 130 in-person and online events.

Creative Arts, Music and Sonic Arts, Politics

2024
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Queen’s co-lead of All-Island Cancer Research Institute addresses US Congressional Caucus

HEALTH | 15 March, 2024

A delegation of cancer specialists from across the island of Ireland has briefed the US Congressional Cancer Caucus in Congress on how a quarter of a century of transatlantic collaboration has delivered significant impact in cancer research and care.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2024

Queen’s University in £8M government-backed project to pioneer AI-driven secure networks

Research Investment | 14 March, 2024

Queen’s is one of two academic leads on a highly prestigious, £8 million, UK initiative to train an expert workforce to deliver secure networks in the AI era.

cyber-security, AI

Cyber Security

2024

Queen’s invites Congress to invest in forward-looking Northern Ireland to reap peace dividends

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 March, 2024

A delegation led by Queen's University Belfast has been speaking to some of the US' most influential lawmakers and industry figures on Capitol Hill to encourage investment in the opportunities peace has brought.

2024

Transatlantic partnership celebrates 25 years of cancer research and care on the Island of Ireland

13 March, 2024

At a high-profile event in Washington DC during St Patrick’s week, speakers highlighted the impact of a unique transatlantic partnership that has transformed cancer research and cancer care on the island of Ireland.

Cancer, Health, Health data

2024

Two of Queen's budding women entrepreneurs to address US Congress

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 March, 2024

Part of a delegation led by the University, Emma Stephenson and Khaula Bhutta will be addressing Congress to discuss the economic opportunities afforded to them in Northern Ireland, following 25 years of peace.

2024

Medical devices review calls for immediate action on unfair biases to prevent patient harm

HEALTH | 11 March, 2024

A report published today details the findings of the Independent Review of Equity in Medical Devices.

Health, Health Sciences, Public Health

2024

UK Government Ministers join CSIT for CyberNI Week Celebrations

CyberNI Week | 8 March, 2024

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's welcomed a visit from Steve Baker MP (Minister of State for NI) and Viscount Camrose MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for AI and Intellectual Property) to mark CyberNI Week.

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Cyber Security

2024

Queen’s Law Professor elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

RECOGNITION | 7 March, 2024

Professor Thérèse Murphy, from the School of Law at Queen’s, has been elected as a Fellow of the national Academy of Social Sciences.

Health, Human Rights, Law, Society

2024

Queen’s academic awarded honorary CBE for services to Academia and the Arts

RECOGNITION | 6 March, 2024

Edna Longley, Professor Emerita of English at Queen’s University Belfast, has been awarded an honorary CBE for work as a poetry critic, and her services to academia and the arts.

Creative Arts, Poetry

2024
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Health Minister announces public listening exercise on women’s health

HEALTH | 5 March, 2024

The public listening exercise is being conducted by Queen’s, working in partnership with Derry Well Women, and will take place alongside the development of a Women’s Health Action Plan, announced by the Minister last month.

2024

Shirley-Anne McMillan announced as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for NI at Queen’s

ARTS & CULTURE | 5 March, 2024

The Fellowship was created as part of Queen’s and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's (ACNI) joint ten-year Seamus Heaney Legacy project supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Creative Arts, Northern Ireland, Poetry

2024

Queen’s academics host Prime Minister of Kosovo

SOCIETY | 1 March, 2024

Academics from the Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s hosted the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, on a recent visit to Northern Ireland.

Education, Northern Ireland

2024

Gold for top Queen’s academic

1 March, 2024

Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded a Gold Medal in Engineering Sciences from the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

2024
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All-Ireland Children and Young Adults Research Advisory Group for Rare Diseases (RAIN CRAG) launched

HEALTH | 29 February, 2024

Today, Rare Diseases Day 2024, is the official launch of the All-Ireland Children and Young Adults Research Advisory Group for Rare Diseases (RAIN CRAG), the first of its kind on the Island of Ireland.

Health

2024

Palestinian students supported by Queen’s scholarship

29 February, 2024

A scholarship scheme enabling Palestinian students to study for a masters at Queen’s has been extended for a further 5 years.

2024

AI technology could help tackle leading cause of blindness

HEALTH | 29 February, 2024

A global research team has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that will automate the screening process of remote eye tests for Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), a common complication of diabetes that can cause blindness if left untreated.

2024

Irish Government announces funding for medical places at Queen's University

HEALTH | 29 February, 2024

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD announced funding for additional medical places in Queen's University Belfast.

2024
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Queen’s Survey Explores Religion on the Island of Ireland since Covid-19

SOCIETY | 28 February, 2024

Researchers at Queen’s are asking people to respond to an island-wide survey on the role of religion on the island of Ireland since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Northern Ireland

2024

People in Northern Ireland received less cancer treatment than other nations

HEALTH | 27 February, 2024

People in Northern Ireland received less key cancer treatment than comparable countries, two landmark international studies have found.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2024

Condolences on passing of former Queen's President and Vice-Chancellor Sir Peter Gregson

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 February, 2024

The University is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our former President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Peter Gregson.

2024

Queen’s signs MoU to formalise long-running partnership with Shankill community

SOCIETY | 23 February, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Greater Shankill Partnership, which will formalise their shared commitment to further collaborative work to progress and enhance the Greater Shankill area.

2024

Queen’s study calls for trauma informed strategy for Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 22 February, 2024

New research from Queen’s is calling for the adoption of a trauma informed approach across all systems, organisations, policies and services in Northern Ireland, for the benefit of all in our society.

Society

2024
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Only a third of NI voters believe the Assembly will see out its current mandate

SOCIETY | 22 February, 2024

According to a new report from Queen’s University Belfast, voters in Northern Ireland are split into three camps as to whether the restored Assembly will last until the end of its current mandate in 2027.

Brexit, Northern Ireland

2024

Queen’s and Mediation NI offering first-of-its-kind conflict resolution in the workplace training

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 February, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast is working in partnership with Mediation Northern Ireland on a first-of-its-kind immersive conflict resolution training programme.

2024

Queen’s academic winner of One Health category of of the WVA Global Veterinary Awards

RECOGNITION | 19 February, 2024

Dr Simon Doherty from Queen’s University has been announced as the winner of the “One Health” category of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Veterinary Awards.

Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences, Environment, Food Integrity, Health

2024

Oxford academic delivers fifth Annual Senator George J. Mitchell Peace Lecture 2024

SOCIETY | 15 February, 2024

The fifth Annual Senator George J. Mitchell Peace Lecture was recently delivered by Professor Neta Crawford FBA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford.

Global peace, Peace studies

2024

From brew to breakthrough: on-campus tea waste used to clean cancer-causing metal from water

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 February, 2024

Upcycled tea leaves have been found to absorb Chromium, found in wastewater from the electroplating, leather tanning, and textile industries.

Sustainability

2024

Groundbreaking research could revolutionise how bowel cancer is treated

HEALTH | 13 February, 2024

Scientists from Queen’s and the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Scotland Institute in Glasgow have made a series of groundbreaking discoveries into tumour biology that may be used to deliver a more effective personalised medicine approach for bowel cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2024
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Queen’s academic honoured for contribution to autism services in Czech Republic

RECOGNITION | 13 February, 2024

Professor Karola Dillenburger was awarded the Gold Medal of Masaryk University (MUNI) for her contribution to setting up autism services in the Czech Republic.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

2024

Queen’s researchers strike gold with physics discovery

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | 13 February, 2024

Previously unknown properties of the precious metal gold and its melting point have been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by Queen’s University Belfast.

Physics, Technology

2024

Community Archaeology Programme launched at Queen’s University Belfast

OUTREACH | 9 February, 2024

Members of the public will be able to get their hands dirty as part of an exciting three-year programme of community archaeological activity, launched at Queen’s University Belfast.

Archaeology, Child and Youth Participation

2024

Vice-Chancellor urges NI Executive to invest in young people to reap long-term economic benefits

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 February, 2024

The calls for action follow the new London Economics report which shows higher education institution income for students in NI is 25% less than England.

2024

Queen’s academic appointed Chairperson of the Kerala Urban Policy Commission in India

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 February, 2024

Dr M. Satish Kumar, Associate Professor from the School of Natural and Built Environment, Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, at Queen's University Belfast, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Kerala Urban Policy Commission in India.

2024
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Queen’s showcase will highlight latest in bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment research

HEALTH | 5 February, 2024

Leading researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will hold the 'Bowel Cancer Research Science Cafe’ event at the Patrick G. Johnston Centre for Cancer Research (PGJCCR) on Friday 16 February.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2024
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Radiotherapy discovery reduces side effects for patients with lung cancer

HEALTH | 5 February, 2024

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new method for improving the safety of radiotherapy for patients receiving treatment for lung cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2024
Professor John Brewer

Queen's academic awarded British Sociology Award

RECOGNITION | 2 February, 2024

Mitchell Institute Professor Emeritus John Brewer was awarded the 2023 Distinguished Service Award by the British Sociological Association.

Global peace, Peace studies

2024

Researchers reveal the best-selling ‘pop’ songs of 17th century England

ARTS & CULTURE | 1 February, 2024

Researchers from Queen’s and the University of Warwick have compiled the first ever collection of hit songs from seventeenth-century England, including over 100 ballads in total.

History

2024

Philanthropy at Queen’s boosted by announcement of new Board leadership

1 February, 2024

Managing Director at Equilibria Capital, Garrett Curran, took up the position on 1 January 2024 with Leadership Consultant and Chartered Psychologist Tessa Breslin appointed in November 2023.

2024
Lanyon at sunrise

Queen’s strikes gold for gender equality

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 February, 2024

Queen’s relationship with the Athena Swan programme to promote gender equality in higher education started more than 20 years ago in 2003.

2024

Two giants of journalism who chronicled Troubles and the peace process awarded Chancellor's Medals

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 30 January, 2024

Former BBC and UTV political editors, Stephen Grimason and Ken Reid, were honoured at a special ceremony at Queen’s organised by the Strategic Communications Directorate.

2024

New Queen’s report calls for more support for Armed Forces Families

SOCIETY | 30 January, 2024

Families of ex-Service personnel need to be consistently identified, recognised, and supported according to a new report by Queen’s and King’s College London.

2024

Queen's and Action Cancer Unveil Insights from New Cancer Survey

HEALTH | 24 January, 2024

Improved mental health support, along with information on and access to community services, is needed to improve cancer care experiences in Northern Ireland.

2024
Lanyon with blue flowers to the left

Queen’s & Purdue University Forge Strategic Partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding

Strategic Alliance | 23 January, 2024

Queen’s and Purdue University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), initiating a strategic collaboration focused on research and academic exchange. This partnership aims to enhance learning and technological advancements in key sectors.

Big Data, City Deal, Engineering, Health data

2024

Queen’s aiming to inspire next generation of women leaders with empowering leadership event

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 January, 2024

Year 13 pupils from 25 schools across Northern Ireland visited the university this week for the SistersINSPIRE leadership event.

2024

Queen’s announces the Seamus Heaney Centre’s latest Fellowships for 2024

ARTS & CULTURE | 22 January, 2024

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Sharon Dempsey and Charles Lang as the new Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows, and Mícheál McCann as the new Publishing Fellow for 2024.

Creative Arts

2024
A supernova event in space

Queen’s astronomers help establish missing link between supernovae and black holes

Research News | 17 January, 2024

An international group of astronomers, including a team led by Queen’s, has found a direct link between the explosive deaths of massive stars and the formation of the most compact and enigmatic objects in the Universe — black holes and neutron stars.

Astronomy, Astrophysics

2024
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Two new senior leadership team appointments announced at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 January, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team.

2024

Microbiology breakthrough may lead to better treatments in the fight against antibiotic resistance

HEALTH | 15 January, 2024

A breakthrough in the field of microbiology made by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast may lead to better treatments in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Health

2024

Overdose Prevention Centres have key role in tackling UK drug-deaths crisis, says new research

11 January, 2024

Drug overdose prevention centres (OPCs) could prevent thousands of deaths, reduce the spread of serious disease, improve communities, save taxpayer money and with no increase in drug-related crime – according to a major new report

Psychology, Society

2024

Queen’s Led Rights of Nature Law Caucus welcomes call for a referendum on the Rights of Nature

ENVIRONMENT | 20 December, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s University and partners welcome the call for a referendum on the incorporation of the Rights of Nature into the Irish Constitution.

Environment, Law

2023

Mitchell Institute Co-Hosts the Fourth Conversations on Britishness and Irishness event in Dublin

SOCIETY | 20 December, 2023

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the University of Notre Dame recently co-hosted the fourth Conversations on Britishness and Irishness event.

Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023

Queen’s Professor appointed to the Scientific Committee of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

APPOINTMENTS | 20 December, 2023

Professor Colin Harvey, Director of the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s and Commissioner on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, has been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Human Rights, Law

2023

Queen’s research shows plant-based diet significantly reduces the risk of type two diabetes

HEALTH | 20 December, 2023

A new population-based study led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that a substantial number of type two diabetes cases could be avoided through adopting a healthy plant-based diet.

Food Integrity

2023

Hat-trick of accolades for sustainability at Queen’s including top 7% worldwide

SUSTAINABILITY | 18 December, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has recently received a hat-trick of accolades in recognizing the university’s commitment to sustainability.

2023

Queen’s student inspired by her late father graduates with Master’s degree in cancer research

GRADUATION | 15 December, 2023

Grace Kennedy, aged 22 from Belfast, will graduate today with a Master of Science in Research in Cancer Medicine from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

2023

Talented film studies student earns PhD from Queen's

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2023

Elspeth Vischer from Belfast graduated today with a PhD in Film Studies from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s.

Graduation

2023

Incredible student overcomes illness to graduate for a third time from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2023

Colette Henry, from Rostrevor in County Down, celebrates graduating today from Queen’s for the third time with a MA English Creative Writing with distinction from the School of Arts, English and Languages.

Graduation

2023

Star student and new mum celebrates First Class Honours from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2023

Megan Husband, aged 21 from West Belfast, will celebrate graduating today with a First Class Honours degree in BA English and History from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s.

Graduation

2023

Master's student inspired by Inspire

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2023

This time last year, 27 year old Samridhi Saini was dealing with the sudden death of her beloved father who was miles away from her as she studied for a Master's at Queen’s.

2023

Covid nurse realises longtime dream of a career in IT

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2023

Paula Santkiewicz (29) is originally from a small town in Poland and has been living in Belfast for over seven years.

Graduation

2023

International Athlete graduates with resilience

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2023

22 year old Omkar More from Mumbai, India found more than he bargained for when he signed up for a Master's at Queen’s University and ended up representing the University at the Irish National Rowing Championship.

2023

CV6 Therapeutics to commence UK-wide clinical trial for first of its kind anti-cancer drug

HEALTH | 14 December, 2023

CV6 Therapeutics, based at the Patrick G. Johnston Centre for Cancer Research at Queen’s, has received approval from the UK’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, to begin a UK-wide clinical trial for its first of a kind anti-cancer drug called CV6-168.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023

Remarkable Queen’s student overcomes adversity to graduate with distinction

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2023

Savannah Stoops, aged 24 from Newtownards, will celebrate graduating from Queen’s today with a Master’s of Laws (LLM) with distinction from the School of Law.

Graduation

2023

Carol graduates with a Master's…and two baby girls

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2023

Mature student Carol Carey has achieved more than she could have imagined when she signed up for a Master's in Law in September 2021. Already mother to an 11 year old boy and a 1 year old baby girl, she knew the course was likely to be hard work.

Graduation

2023

Inspirational student graduates with PhD after losing dad while studying

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2023

Philip Rivers is celebrating graduating with a PhD from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast today.

Graduation

2023

Aswathi fulfils beloved mum’s dream of graduating with a Master’s

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2023

Aswathi Sunil is graduating today (Wednesday 13 December) with a Master’s in Construction and Project Management from the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s University Belfast.

2023

Building up a career in construction

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2023

Sandra Susan Samuel was born in Kerala, India, but mostly grew up in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, where she quickly developed a sense of the importance of the built environment.

2023

Exceptional student and mum celebrates graduating with doctorate from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 12 December, 2023

Antje Ruhmann, aged 38 and from Beckum in Germany, will today celebrate graduating from Queen’s with a PhD from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.

Graduation

2023

Inspired by daughter with rare disease, mother makes career change

GRADUATION | 12 December, 2023

Izyan Nadiah binti Md Noh is graduating today with a Master’s in Education in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. 

Graduation

2023

Mum of three graduates with PhD after overcoming stroke caused by Covid-19

GRADUATION | 12 December, 2023

Dr Monica McCard will graduate today with a PhD from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

2023

Actor Jamie Dornan and F1 pundit among list of Queen’s University honorary graduates

GRADUATION | 11 December, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast is today (Monday 11 December) honouring a number of high-profile individuals for their services to the Arts, Sport, Medicine, Public Service, Local Community, Business, Commerce and Education.

2023

Research examines public understanding of hate crime on the island of Ireland

SOCIETY | 11 December, 2023

A major new research study across the island of Ireland has found that the majority of people view hate crime as a ‘serious and growing problem’.

Criminal justice, Criminology, Law, Society

2023

The Big Warm Up at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 8 December, 2023

Queen’s Students’ Union are delivering a Warm Up with Us Campaign to provide students with nourishing food and advice about how to keep warm over the winter months.

2023
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s academics part of a project on public attitudes on the future of the island of Ireland

SOCIETY | 7 December, 2023

Queen’s academics are part of a major research study into public attitudes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on the question of unification and related issues, published by the Irish Times.

Irish Studies, Northern Ireland

2023

Queen’s hosts sixth TEDx event

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 December, 2023

This winter Queen’s University Belfast hosted its sixth independently organised TEDx event.

2023

Continued Success for Queen’s Chemical Sciences Schools-Outreach Project

6 December, 2023

The very best of luck to our colleagues in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering who have been shortlisted in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards this week, in the Widening Participation and Outreach category.

Chemistry, Education, Environment, Sustainability

2023

Queen's launches latest annual report

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 December, 2023

Queen's University Belfast has launched its latest annual report for 2022 -23.

2023

Queen’s University leading global research project aimed at reducing methane emissions

ENVIRONMENT | 5 December, 2023

A global research project led by Queen's University Belfast and involving 24 institutions and universities worldwide, will explore the microbial world within rumen, a complex and little-studied ecosystem in livestock.

Biological Sciences, Environment, Health

2023

Allstate Software Studio opens at Queen’s

4 December, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast and Allstate Northern Ireland have proudly opened the Allstate Software Studio, a new, purpose-built training facility for software-engineering students.

2023

New research reveals stark ethnic inequalities within neighbourhoods

SOCIAL ISSUES | 4 December, 2023

Poverty and lack of opportunity do not affect ethnic groups equally in neighbourhoods of England and Wales according to new research published in the Royal Geographical Society’s Geographical Journal.

Society

2023

Queen’s hosts premiere of ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’

SOCIETY | 1 December, 2023

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’.

Society, Sociology

2023

Queen’s partners with British Council on COP28 simulated negotiation

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 December, 2023

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.

2023

Queen’s research finds Northern Ireland’s productivity gap has closed

BUSINESS | 1 December, 2023

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).

Economic History, Economics, Northern Ireland

2023
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

New Queen’s research highlights benefits of digitising NHS healthcare

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 30 November, 2023

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.

2023

New research finds that poor quality school buildings are related to schoolchildren’s anxiety

SOCIETY | 30 November, 2023

New research has found that a student’s perception of their school’s building conditions is related to their anxiety. It found that students who had a negative perception of their school’s physical environment reported higher levels of anxiety.

2023

Student-led start-ups receive £100,000 in funding from Queen’s in boost to local economy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 November, 2023

Student and graduate start-ups had the opportunity to pitch their innovative business ideas to a panel of experts from across Queen’s, its esteemed alumni network, and local enterprise organisations.

2023

Queen’s and Almac Discovery launch state-of-the-art Chemoproteomics facility in Belfast

HEALTH | 29 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast and Almac Discovery have announced a five-year project to develop a new Chemoproteomics Centre of Excellence for drug discovery.

2023

Queen's Vice-Chancellor welcomes funding announcement for two research centres

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 November, 2023

The Climate+ Co-Centre and Co-Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems are both co-directed by Queen's academics.

2023

Queen’s and partners awarded £27.4m to transform food system

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 November, 2023

The new Co-Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems will be managed jointly by Queen’s University Belfast and University College Dublin (UCD), working closely with the University of Sheffield.

2023
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s and partners receive €41.3million for new climate research centre

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 November, 2023

The Climate+ Co-Centre will be the home of research, innovation, and policy development across the interlinked challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and water degradation on the islands of Ireland and Britain.

2023

Queen’s showcase will highlight latest in pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment research

HEALTH | 27 November, 2023

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month #PCAM and to mark this, leading researchers from Queen’s will hold a pancreatic cancer research showcase event at the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research (PGJCCR) on Thursday 30 November.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2023

Queen’s University supports young entrepreneurs

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast together with Ulster University calls on the business community to demonstrate their support for the value of the work of Young Enterprise.

2023

Queen’s led research project will develop low-cost treatments for invasive fungal infections

HEALTH | 23 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has received funding from the UKRI Medical Research Council (MRC) to develop low-cost treatments for common fungal infections, which currently kills over 1.6 million people annually.

Health, Pharmacy

2023

Queen’s Professor receives European Cancer Award

RECOGNITION | 23 November, 2023

Professor Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health and Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics at Queen’s University Belfast has received a Special Merit Award from the European Cancer Organisation (ECO).

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023

Queen’s launches report about future of the Metaverse

TECHNOLOGY | 22 November, 2023

A new report into the future of the Metaverse in the UK has been launched by Queen’s.

2023
Maire O'Neill

Professor Máire O’Neill awarded Gold Medal from the Royal Irish Academy

21 November, 2023

Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded a Gold Medal in Engineering Sciences from the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

2023

Former UK Government Climate Adviser to give talk at Queen’s University Belfast

EVENTS | 17 November, 2023

The former Chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) will give a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 27 November 2023.

Agriculture, Environment

2023
Professor Chris Elliott, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s Professor appointed first Honorary President of The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology

RECOGNITION | 16 November, 2023

Professor Chris Elliott, founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, has been appointed as the first Honorary President of The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).

Food Integrity

2023

New Irish language resource launched to promote positive sex education for young people

EDUCATION | 16 November, 2023

A new inclusive Irish language sex education resource has launched today called Dá mBa Mise Jack/If I were Jack.

Education, Health, Nursing & Midwifery, Public Health

2023

Queen’s hosted British Academy Lecture with Professor Emeritus David Reynolds

SOCIETY | 15 November, 2023

Queen’s hosted the British Academy’s Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture on the topic, “The Meaning of Brexit and the Future of the Union.”

Brexit, History, Irish history, Irish Studies

2023

Queen’s extends Belfast Trust contract for provision of occupational health services

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has signed a five-year extension of its occupational health and wellbeing services contract with the Belfast Trust.

2023

New method in search for sustainable cooling technology developed at Queen’s University Belfast

RESEARCH | 15 November, 2023

A new method to investigate more environmentally friendly ways of cooling down electronic components has been developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.

Environment, Physics

2023

Queen's researchers investigate breast cancer inequalities in Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 15 November, 2023

Queen's researchers are investigating if some women in Northern Ireland experience inequalities in breast cancer care and outcomes, thanks to new funding from Breast Cancer Now.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2023
Cancer diagnosis pathways image

Queen’s expert raises alarm about “major misstep” in UK cancer policy in new plan to improve care

HEALTH | 15 November, 2023

The loss of a dedicated UK National Cancer Control Plan has been a “major misstep” at a time when the NHS is facing massive workforce shortages and cancer services have struggled to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, warns leading cancer experts.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Politics

2023
Queen's Business School

Queen’s MBA Programme ranked in Top 40 in the World

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 November, 2023

The Queen’s MBA programme has been ranked in the top 40 in the world by Corporate Knights as part of its 2023 Better World MBA ranking.

Business

2023
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Report highlights high rates of overdose and drug related deaths in young people in NI

SOCIETY | 14 November, 2023

A research report has highlighted that young adults aged 25 – 34 account for the highest number of drug related deaths in Northern Ireland (NI), rising significantly in the past ten years from 13.4 (per 100,000 in 2011), to 27 (per 100,000 in 2021).

2023

Queen’s announces new partnership with Aston University in boost to NI’s innovation ecosystem

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast is building on its strong, ongoing relationship with Aston University through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

2023

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH receives Honorary Degree from Queen’s University Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 November, 2023

Sir John Major has today been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by Queen’s University, Belfast, for his public service, and initiation of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. 

Global peace

2023

People naturally compensate in conversation with schizophrenia sufferers, according to new research

RESEARCH | 10 November, 2023

People naturally adapt to make conversation flow more easily when communicating with people with schizophrenia – even when they’re not aware someone has the condition – according to new research from Queen’s and the University of Gothenburg.

health, mental health, mental illness, psychology, healthcare, wellbeing, schizophrenia

Aetiology of psychotic illnesses

2023

Research finds that NI veterans experience a range of barriers leading to increased risk of PTSD

SOCIETY | 10 November, 2023

New research from Queen’s has found that NI veterans who are exposed to traumatic events and experience increased barriers to care preventing them from seeking help, are at greater risk of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) distress.

2023

Queen’s University leads NI element of £10M UK science project

FUNDING | 9 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast is to lead the Northern Ireland component of a new hub for behavioural research, directly supported by £10M investment, as part of a total £17M boost for behavioural science by the UK government.

behavioural research, behavioural science, psychology, health and wellbeing, society

Psychology, Sociology

2023
Harland and Wolff

Three years of polling on the Protocol reveals the depth of the new division in Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 9 November, 2023

The Windsor Framework has reduced the scale of opposition to Northern Ireland’s (NI) unique post-Brexit arrangements, but not its intensity.

Brexit, Northern Ireland, Politics

2023

TEDx returns to Queen’s University Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 8 November, 2023

Queen’s is hosting its sixth independently organised TEDx event this winter.

2023

New study reveals huge potential for future waves of invasive species

ENVIRONMENT | 7 November, 2023

A new study has found that only 1% of known species on Earth have invaded around the world, revealing an enormous potential for future waves of biological invasions on land, in freshwater lakes and rivers, and in the ocean.

Biological Sciences, Environment

2023

Queen’s announces three new appointments in the Mitchell Institute

APPOINTMENTS | 7 November, 2023

Queen’s has announced the appointment of three Professors to newly established Chairs in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023

Queen’s Vice-Chancellor receives knighthood

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 November, 2023

Queen’s University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Ian Greer, has been formally knighted by the Princess Royal at a ceremony hosted at Buckingham Palace.

2023

Queen’s announces appointment of Director of Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 November, 2023

Queen’s has announced the appointment of Eddie Friel as Director of Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy.

2023

Queen’s expert appointed as UKRI Policy Fellow for the Northern Ireland Executive

RECOGNITION | 1 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast’s Professor Kevin Vowles has been appointed as a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Policy Fellow with the Northern Ireland Executive.

Health, Psychology

2023
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Queen’s University secures UKRI funding for Transformative Centre for Doctoral Training

HEALTH | 31 October, 2023

Queen’s, in collaboration with University of Lincoln, University of Aberdeen and University of Strathclyde, has secured £10.6M in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish SUSTAIN, a transformative Centre for Doctoral Training.

Food Integrity, Health

2023
Close up view of a virus

New survey explores impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer patients in NI and internationally

HEALTH | 31 October, 2023

A research project, funded by Breast Cancer Now, is being conducted by Queen’s University Belfast and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR). The aim is to document the needs and experiences of people with breast cancer in relation to COVID-19.

Cancer, Coronavirus, Health, Public Health

2023

Queen’s announces Stacey Gregg, Lisa O’Neill, and David Park as Seamus Heaney Fellows for 2023-24

ARTS & CULTURE | 31 October, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointments of Stacey Gregg, Lisa O’Neill, and David Park as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2023-24.

Creative Arts, Music and Sonic Arts, Poetry

2023
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s and Ulster University collaborate with inclusive ensembles for Ulster Orchestra Performance

ARTS & CULTURE | 30 October, 2023

Queen’s and Ulster University came together with two inclusive music ensembles and the Ulster Orchestra for a performance, ‘Zoom Time - Over and Out’.

Music and Sonic Arts

2023

Joe Kennedy III at Queen’s – the highlights

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 October, 2023

We welcomed US Presidential Envoy Congressman Joe Kennedy III and a high level trade delegation to Queen’s on Thursday 26 October as part of their visit to Northern Ireland.

2023

Queen’s invites public to explore the world of social science at ESRC Festival of Social Science

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 October, 2023

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science is back.

2023

Looking Back to the Future at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 October, 2023

The US Presidential Special Envoy Congressman Joe Kennedy III has stopped by Queen’s on a recent visit to officially open the Student Centre and Students’ Union, One Elmwood.

2023
Lanyon in slight shade

Lung, bowel, breast, upper gastrointestinal cancer & melanoma incidence & survival statistics for NI

HEALTH | 26 October, 2023

The Queen’s University Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today released the official statistics on lung, bowel, breast, oesophageal, stomach cancer and melanoma diagnosed in Northern Ireland during 1993-2021.

2023

Queen’s University Belfast astronomers witness second-brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen

RESEARCH | 25 October, 2023

An international team of scientists, including from Queen's, has observed an exceptionally bright gamma-ray burst (GRB) in the skies – the second-brightest burst witnessed in over 50 years of observations and around 1,000 times brighter than usual.

space, astrophysics, astronomy, space research

Astrophysics

2023
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Largest trial of multiple treatments for critically ill adults with Covid-19 has revealed findings

HEALTH | 25 October, 2023

The world’s largest trial of multiple treatments for critically ill adults with Covid-19 has revealed new findings about intravenous vitamin C and simvastatin.

Coronavirus, Health

2023

Mitchell Institute takes part in the inaugural Weatherhead Research Cluster conference at Harvard

SOCIETY | 25 October, 2023

The inaugural conference of the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Identity Politics took place at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University from 5 - 6 October.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Global peace, Peace studies

2023

All-Island study highlights the cancer legacy of the Good Friday Agreement

HEALTH | 25 October, 2023

New all-island research led by Queen’s University Belfast highlights the health and economic impact of the Good Friday Agreement on cancer across the island of Ireland in the last 25 years.

2023

Queen’s officially launches Queen’s Business School and Student Hub

BUSINESS | 24 October, 2023

Queen’s has officially launched Queen’s Business School and the new Student Hub building during an event on Monday 23 October.

Business, Business Engagement, Economic History, Economics, Finance

2023

Lord Mayor welcomes U.S. Northeastern University students to Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 October, 2023

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Ryan Murphy, has officially welcomed Northeastern University’s “NUin” students to Belfast.

2023

Queen’s launches new Childcare Apprenticeship Scheme

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast launched a brand-new Childcare Apprenticeship Scheme which is open to anyone who would like to pursue a rewarding career in childcare.

2023

Queen’s launches Ireland’s first independent Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence

HEALTH | 23 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has today made history by launching Ireland’s first independent Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023

Queen’s University launches Net Zero Plan

19 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has today (Thursday 19 October) launched an ambitious Net Zero Plan to focus on tackling the climate crisis.

2023

Queen’s academics visit North America for series of public engagement events

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 October, 2023

Academics from Queen's embarked on a North American tour for a series of engaging public events, symposiums, partners institution visits, and lectures in Boston and Washington, D.C.

Global peace, History, Law, Northern Ireland, Peace studies, Politics

2023
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Tribute to Peacebuilder and Former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 October, 2023

Queen’s University has paid tribute to former President of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari, who has passed away.

Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023
Hi-res detail of the magnetic surface of the 'Quiet Sun' as captured by DKIST telescrope by Queen's University Belfast astrophysicists

Researchers discover new patterns in Sun’s layers with implications for longstanding solar mystery

ASTROPHYSICS | 18 October, 2023

Astronomers at ARC are one step closer to understanding an enduring solar mystery by capturing the most detailed representations to date of the magnetic field of the ‘quiet Sun’ - and discovering something unexpected in the process.

astrophysics, astronomy, solar research, solar system, Sun, DKIST telescope, magnetic fields, space research

Astrophysics

2023

Queen’s academic awarded RSPB Medal on behalf of the Climate Coalition NI

RECOGNITION | 18 October, 2023

An academic from Queen’s has been awarded the prestigious RSPB Medal on behalf of the Climate Coalition Northern Ireland for their successful campaigning to deliver historic climate legislation in Northern Ireland.

Climate Change

2023

Queen’s Sport welcomes Cleveland basketball players

QUEEN'S SPORT | 18 October, 2023

Queen’s Sport recently welcomed two Cleveland based students to Queen’s University Belfast.

2023

Queen’s hosts new Nobel laureate for public lecture

Public Events | 17 October, 2023

A Nobel prizewinner has agreed to give a free, public lecture at Queen’s – just days after this year’s Physics award was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.

Nobel Prize, Nobel Prizewinner, Nobel Prize for Physics, Nobel laureate, Queen's University Belfast

Physics

2023
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Report highlights best practice in relationship education for youths with intellectual disabilities

HEALTH | 13 October, 2023

A new report, launched today, lays out guidelines for best practice for relationship and sexuality education (RSE) for children and young people with intellectual disabilities.

Education, Health, Nursing & Midwifery

2023

Queen’s One Elmwood Building awarded 2 significant construction awards

RECOGNITION | 13 October, 2023

Queen’s Student Centre and Students’ Union at One Elmwood has been awarded 2 Construction Employers Federation (CEFNI) Excellence Awards.

2023

Use of AI in elections could damage fabric of democracy according to Queen’s researchers

Public Administration | 12 October, 2023

The use of AI in the administration of elections has the potential to seriously undermine the democratic process – with minorities likely to be most adversely affected – according to new research from Queen’s.

Elections, AI in elections, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Democracy, democratic process

Big Data, Politics, Society, Technology

2023
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University response to recent events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 October, 2023

This page sets out Queen’s University Belfast’s response to recent events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East, including advice and support for staff and students impacted.

2023
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New study highlights significant gender inequality and bias in cancer research

HEALTH | 11 October, 2023

A new study, the first of its kind, highlights the extent of gender inequality and gender bias against senior female academics working in cancer research in Europe.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023

Chuck Feeney: a generosity that will echo through the generations

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 October, 2023

The passing of philanthropist Chuck Feeney – who famously set out to give away his vast wealth during his own lifetime – leaves a legacy that will benefit others for generations to come, the Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s has said.

2023

FinTrU launch new Trading Room at Queen’s Business School

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 October, 2023

FinTrU have launched a new financial Trading Room at the state-of-the-art Queen’s Business School (QBS) Student Hub, which recently opened its doors to over 3,000 students and staff.

Business, Finance

2023

Queen’s hosts global delegates for ‘One Young World’ Dinner

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 5 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast hosted a special event as part of the 2023 ‘One Young World’ Summit- a global summit for young leaders which is being held in venues across Belfast this week.

2023

Three Queen’s academics elected as Fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences

RECOGNITION | 3 October, 2023

Three academics from Queen’s University have been elected as Fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences.

2023

Queen’s shortlisted for two categories in prestigious sustainability awards

SUSTAINABILITY | 3 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted in two categories of the Green Gown Awards, which celebrate sustainability excellence across universities and colleges.

Sustainability

2023

Queen’s University researchers to benefit from £18 million investment in world-class bioscience

INVESTMENT | 2 October, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s are among top UK scientists selected to share an £18M pot of UK government funding to pursue transformational bioscience – including potentially paving the way for next-generation antibiotics and other treatments for disease.

Bacteria, Bioscience, molecular biology, chemical biology, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial resistance

Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences

2023

Childhood pneumonia research wins Science Foundation Ireland award

RECOGNITION | 2 October, 2023

A team of researchers, including Dr Chris Watson from Queen’s, has won an award in the Science Foundation Ireland-Irish Aid Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge for their research into childhood pneumonia.

Health, Respiratory

2023
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Landmark precision medicine study presented at All-Island Cancer Research Institute Showcase

HEALTH | 28 September, 2023

A landmark study led by Queen’s University Belfast was presented at the All-Island Cancer Research Institute (AICRI) Showcase on Wednesday 27 September.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data, Health Sciences

2023

New study shows addressing masculinities helps to prevent unintended pregnancies

HEALTH | 26 September, 2023

On World Contraception Day 2023,a study funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research UK shows that engaging boys and addressing masculinities is key to positive sex education and is successful in helping prevent unintended pregnancy.

Education, Health, Nursing & Midwifery

2023

Queen’s awarded AHRC Community Innovation Practitioner (CIP) Pilot

SOCIETY | 25 September, 2023

Queen’s is one of five Higher Education Institutions across the UK to be awarded a Community Innovation Practitioner (CIP) Pilot by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Communities programme.

Society

2023

Henry Brothers awarded £30m contract for new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 September, 2023

A contractor has been appointed for the Queen’s-led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), a £100m Belfast Region City Deal project, with almost £80m coming from the UK Government.

2023

Queen’s hosted conference to commemorate the literacy legacy of Ciarán Carson

ARTS & CULTURE | 22 September, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s recently hosted ‘Last Night’s Fun. Ciarán Carson: A Conference and Commemoration’ from 13 – 16 September.

Poetry

2023
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Appointment to senior leadership team announced at Queen’s University Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 September, 2023

Queen’s University has announced the appointment of Professor Archie Clements to its leadership team as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Research and Enterprise.

epidemiology, infectious disease, tropical disease, population health, virology, research impact, translational research

Health, Infection, Public Health

2023

“To make the incurable curable” – One woman’s bid to boost Queen’s cancer research

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 September, 2023

A former art teacher with cancer has said donating her biological samples for medical research and leaving a financial gift in her will is the “best legacy” she can leave.

2023

Queen’s set to invest £100 million to meet student accommodation demand

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 September, 2023

Queen’s University is set to invest up to £100 million over the next four years as part of their overall plan to help meet an unprecedented upsurge in demand for student accommodation in Belfast.

2023

Queen’s focused on Race Equity in Higher Education

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 September, 2023

Queen’s University has held its first ever Race Equality in Higher Education Conference to highlight and support the importance of race equality across the university, the community and wider society.

2023
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Report finds Troubles victims were inadequately compensated for the death of their loved one

SOCIETY | 20 September, 2023

A new report from Queen’s has found that most victims of the Troubles were inadequately compensated for the death of their loved one, with some receiving as little as £43 to bury a murdered family member.

Law, Northern Ireland, Social Justice

2023

Queen’s and Almac partnership shortlisted by Innovate UK for Technical Excellence award

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 September, 2023

A KTP project collaboration between Queen's and Almac has been shortlisted for Innovate UK’s prestigious Technical Excellence award at the KTP Awards 2023.

2023

Study finds a Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of dementia by almost a quarter

19 September, 2023

A Mediterranean diet of seafood, wholegrains, nuts, fruit and vegetables could lower the risk of dementia by almost a quarter, according to a recent study.

2023

Study shows effort required to meet 2030 UN Goal in reproductive, maternal, newborn & child health

HEALTH | 19 September, 2023

A new study highlights that only 18 of 70 lower and middle income countries (LMICs) will meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target in relation to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child (RMNCH) healthcare services.

Health, Nursing & Midwifery, Public Health

2023

Queen’s University Belfast wins prestigious Energy Efficiency Award

SUSTAINABILITY | 18 September, 2023

Queen's University Belfast has won the ‘Best Energy Achievement in Third Level Education’ award at the Business Energy Achievement Awards 2023 in Dublin.

2023

Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme launched at Queen’s

14 September, 2023

Queen’s University has signed up to the Public Health Agency’s (PHA) Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme which aims to actively show support to breastfeeding mothers.

Nursing & Midwifery

2023

Queen’s All-Island cancer initiative showcased at Science Summit at 78th UN General Assembly

HEALTH | 14 September, 2023

Landmark research led by Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s University was showcased at the Science Summit taking place as part of the 78th United Nations General Assembly on 13th September 2023.

Big Data, Cancer, Cancer Research, Health data

2023
Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Queen’s academic elected to the International Commission of Jurists

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 September, 2023

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, a counterterrorism and human rights expert from the School of Law at Queen’s, has been elected to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) for a five-year term.

Global peace, Human Rights, Law, Peace studies

2023
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Queen’s University to showcase new obesity research in two-day Belfast conference

HEALTH | 12 September, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast will host a two-day conference featuring new research on the causes, consequences, management, and prevention of obesity.

Health, Health Sciences, Public Health

2023

Queen’s welcomes nine technicians to university under new apprenticeship scheme

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 September, 2023

Queen’s University today welcomed nine technicians to its workforce as part of the Technician Apprenticeship Pilot Programme, launched earlier this year.

2023

Queen’s report shows extent of violence experienced by girls and young women

SOCIETY | 7 September, 2023

The report, ‘It’s Just What Happens’: Girls’ and Young Women’s Views and Experiences of Violence in Northern Ireland, found that 73 per cent of girls aged 12-17 reported having experienced at least one form of violence in their lifetime.

Children's Rights, Human Rights

2023
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Statement from Queen’s University Belfast on rejoining the Horizon Europe science-research programme

UNIVERSITY STATEMENT | 7 September, 2023

Queen’s University welcomes today’s news that the UK is to rejoin the European Union’s multi-billion Euro, Horizon Europe science-research programme.

Health

2023

Researchers transform landfilled wind turbine blades into footbridges

7 September, 2023

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are transforming wind turbine blades, which are set to be landfilled or incinerated, into footbridges that can hold the weight of a 30-tonne digger.

Sustainability

2023

Researchers discover a new type of fast and furious cosmic explosion

Science | 7 September, 2023

A dazzling and rare cosmic explosion, which outshines most supernovae in the Universe, has been spotted by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.

2023
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New bacteria discovery could lead to better treatments for people with cystic fibrosis

HEALTH | 5 September, 2023

New research led by Queen’s University has made a breakthrough in the field of microbiology, which could lead to the development of new treatments for people with compromised immune systems, such as those with cystic fibrosis.

Health

2023

Queen’s announces Pro-Chancellor and Honorary Treasurer appointments

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 4 September, 2023

Queen’s has announced the appointments of Orla Corr OBE as Pro-Chancellor of the University and Adrian Doran as Honorary Treasurer of the Senate.

2023

Michael Hofmann appointed Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s

ARTS & CULTURE | 4 September, 2023

Award-winning poet Michael Hofmann has been appointed as the fourth Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s.

Poetry

2023

Queen’s announces rebranded Business School

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 September, 2023

The newly branded Queen’s Business School is set to open the doors of its new £26m innovative Student Hub building for over 3,000 students and staff when the new academic year starts later this month.

Business

2023

Queen’s University hosts Europe’s largest archaeology conference with more than 3,000 delegates

31 August, 2023

Archaeologists from all over Europe are gathering at Queen’s University this week for the European association of Archaeologists (EAA) annual conference 2023.

2023
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Queen’s new Open Learning programme explores the key issues of our time

EDUCATION | 29 August, 2023

Populism, migration and our place in the universe are just some of the key topics in this autumn/winter’s Open Learning programme of short courses at Queen’s.

Education, Languages, Modern languages

2023

New toolkit provides more efficient analysis of health data to drive improvements in patient care

HEALTH | 24 August, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s University have developed a new toolkit that harnesses the power of ‘Big Data’ for digital health with the aim of driving improvements in patient care and outcomes through data-driven innovation.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023

Mitchell Institute hosted collaborative workshop on ‘Turbulent Religions, Alternative Futures’

SOCIETY | 23 August, 2023

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s recently hosted a collaborative workshop with the University of Notre Dame on ‘Turbulent Religions, Alternative Futures’.

Peace studies, Society

2023
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Groundbreaking stem cell discovery sheds light on cause of developmental disorders

HEALTH | 23 August, 2023

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has identified that the gene Spic plays a central role in regulating stem cell identity during early embryonic development.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Development, Health Sciences

2023
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Queen’s announce new landmark venue for the Seamus Heaney Centre

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 August, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has announced a £4.9m new landmark venue for the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s, which will open for staff, students, and the public in early 2024.

Creative Arts, Cultural Life

2023

Queen’s Professor leads Big Data effort to address cancer and cardiovascular diseases

HEALTH | 17 August, 2023

Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s will co-direct The Big Data for Complex Disease (BDCD) Programme which aims to exploit the power of big data to diagnose and treat two of the biggest global health challenges - cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023

Student from Tanzania gains valuable research experience as part of Queen’s iEngage Programme

HEALTH | 14 August, 2023

Ashraf Mahmoud from Tanzania has joined the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) at Queen’s University Belfast as part of the Institute’s iEngage summer research programme.

Health, Medicine

2023

Queen’s MBA programme to prepare leaders for the challenges of tomorrow

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 August, 2023

Queen’s prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme will prepare leaders for tomorrow’s global challenges and accelerate career opportunities.

Business, Business Engagement

2023
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Northern Ireland collaboration providing better and faster diagnostic testing for people with cancer

HEALTH | 9 August, 2023

A new collaboration has transformed healthcare in Northern Ireland by providing a more precise and faster diagnosis service, as well as better treatment options for people with cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health Sciences, Precision medicine

2023
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Queen's report finds more psychological services needed for victims and survivors of the Troubles

SOCIETY & HEALTH | 7 August, 2023

Queen’s report ‘Conflict, Trauma and Mental Health - How psychological services in Northern Ireland address the needs of victims and survivors”, finds that more psychological services are needed for victims and survivors of the Troubles.

Health, Mental Health, Northern Ireland, Psychological trauma

2023

Queen's recently hosted the STEAM summer scheme for local children from the Markets community

SOCIETY | 3 August, 2023

Queen’s recently hosted a week-long STEAM summer scheme for young people from the Markets community in Belfast, giving the young participants a broad range of educational experiences and a taster for future studies and careers paths.

2023

Mitchell Institute recently co-hosted Belfast/Good Friday Agreement event in San Francisco

SOCIETY | 3 August, 2023

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice recently co-hosted an event with the Consulate General of Ireland, the California Legislative Irish Caucus and the British Consulate General in San Francisco.

Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023

Queen’s University team win prestigious national teaching award

3 August, 2023

Queen’s University’s Science Shop team, have today (3 August), been announced as winners at the national Advance HE teaching awards.

2023

Researchers develop 3D printed bandage that delivers innovative treatment for diabetic foot ulcers

HEALTH | 27 July, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new 3D printed bandage, known as a scaffold, which presents an innovative method of treatment to heal diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).

Diabetes, Health

2023
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UK and Europe join forces for construction of largest ever European Solar Telescope

Science | 26 July, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast is joining forces with universities from across the UK and nine European countries who have committed to the construction of the European Solar Telescope (EST).

2023

Queen’s students set for American adventure on US scholarship programme

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 July, 2023

Thirty-seven students from Queen’s University Belfast will be journeying to the United States to study at universities and colleges next month.

2023

New All-Island partnership will increase nursing and midwifery places at Queen’s University

24 July, 2023

A new All-Island partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Government has enabled an increase in the number of places available for those who wish to study nursing and midwifery at the University.

Health, Nursing & Midwifery

2023

Queen's academic inaugural winner of ‘Outstanding Pharmacy Early-Career Researcher Award’ 2023

RECOGNITION | 21 July, 2023

Dr Stephen Kelly from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's has been announced as the inaugural winner of the 2023 ‘Outstanding Pharmacy Early-Career Researcher Award’ (OPERA).

Pharmacy

2023
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Landmark study demonstrates economic benefit of precision medicine in treating cancer

HEALTH | 20 July, 2023

A landmark study led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown how precision medicine can be a cheaper and more efficient way to treat cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023

Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast City Council join forces to remove barriers to employment

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 July, 2023

A new partnership between Queen's and Belfast City Council will provide 15 people living in Belfast, with few or no qualifications, with the opportunity to secure an administrative role in the University.

2023

Queen’s Professor recommended as new Commission Member for Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission

RECOGNITION | 14 July, 2023

Professor Colin Harvey from Queen’s University Belfast is one of six new Commission Members recommended for appointment to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Human Rights, Law

2023
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Statement on UCEA decision

UNIVERSITY STATEMENT | 11 July, 2023

Statement from Queen’s University Belfast on UCEA decision.

2023

Study shows how Belfast/Good Friday Agreement enhanced cancer research, saving thousands of lives

HEALTH | 11 July, 2023

New research led by Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s has highlighted the significant positive impact the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement has had on cancer research, cancer care and cancer outcomes across the island of Ireland in the last 25 years. 

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023

2023 Allstate NI Queen’s Student of the Year is Miss Eimear O'Rourke

7 July, 2023

Eimear O'Rourke has been announced as the 2023 Allstate NI Queen’s Student of the Year, joining a prestigious list of Queen’s University students who have been similarly recognised for their outstanding achievements

2023

Queen’s researchers create new 4D printed implants for efficient breast cancer management

HEALTH | 6 July, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have created personalised 4D printed “smart” implants for breast cancer management. This is the first time that 4D printing has been used for the manufacturing of breast cancer implants.

Cancer, Health, Pharmacy

2023
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Medical students dance their way to success

Graduation | 6 July, 2023

A trio of medical students who are due to pick up their degrees today say one of their best achievements from their time at Queen’s was making their mark with K-pop.

2023

Mature student tackles a series of obstacles to graduate in Biological Sciences

Graduation | 6 July, 2023

When Jenna Neil left school in 2005, she went to work in a local pharmacy followed by a Doctor’s Surgery.

2023

Queen’s honours Eden Project co-founder Sir Tim Smit for his contribution to Environment Conservatio

Graduation | 6 July, 2023

Sir Tim Smit, will today be awarded a Doctor of Science in recognition of his services to environment conservation.

2023

Ulster Rugby player Shea graduates as a doctor from Queen’s

Graduation | 6 July, 2023

Shea O’Brien will graduate today with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

2023

Queen’s honours Medical Professional and Philanthropist for services to clinical education

Graduation | 6 July, 2023

Dr Brian Cheung, a successful business professional and philanthropist, will be awarded an Honorary degree at Queen’s today, almost 40 years after his first Queen’s graduation.

2023
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Two new senior appointments announced at Queen's

People and Culture | 5 July, 2023

As part of our continued implementation of Strategy 2030 and following an extensive public recruitment process, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Ian Greer is pleased to announce two new senior appointments.

2023

Queen’s Professor features in new Minecraft World downloaded over one million times in first months

5 July, 2023

The unique educational resource which allows gamers to travel through the solar system and throughout history was created as part of Our Place in Space.

2023

Queen’s researchers’ vital work prompts removal of ban on treatment breaks for bowel cancer patients

HEALTH | 5 July, 2023

Queen’s research has provided vital evidence that led NHS England to end a ban on ‘treatment breaks’ for advanced bowel cancer patients, allowing them a break from two drugs without the risk of having to pay thousands of pounds to continue treatment.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2023

Inspirational mother of five graduates with PhD in Education

Graduation | 5 July, 2023

Sarah Patterson, 37, Belfast, is today graduating with a PhD in Education after a busy six years having five children, four maternity leaves, three boys during three lockdowns, two PhD supervisors and one house move.

2023

Mission Impossible achieved for Doctor of Philosophy Nkem

Graduation | 5 July, 2023

Law lecturer Nkem Itanyi returned to education after an 18-year hiatus bringing her four children from Nigeria to study for a Doctor of Philosophy at Queen’s School of Law.

2023

Inspirational Anna graduates with Psychology degree

Graduation | 4 July, 2023

Anna Volz is celebrating today as she graduates with a degree in Psychology, just one month after her father sadly passed away.

2023

First class dad inspired by brave little Oscaír  

Graduation | 4 July, 2023

 When Noel Kehoe from Newry began his studies at Queen’s, he had no idea of the tough but rewarding journey that would inspire him to graduate with a First Class Honours and a PhD opportunity at Queen’s University Belfast. 

2023

Research finds cold plasma boosts antibiotics which could provide solution to antibiotic resistance

HEALTH | 3 July, 2023

New research led by Queen’s University in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, USA, has uncovered an innovative way to amplify the power of antibiotics by using cold atmospheric-pressure plasma as a weapon to enhance their strength.

Health, Pharmacy

2023

“I feel like I’ve got the whole world in my hands” – joyous day as Syrian refugee Shefaa graduates

Graduation | 3 July, 2023

Shefaa Al Deek, who is graduating today with a First Class Honours in Software Engineering, describes her journey as the “impossible dream”.

2023

Student overcomes illness to graduate in Pharmacy  

Graduation | 3 July, 2023

Molly-Ann McCormick, aged 22, from Belfast will today (Monday 3 July) graduate with a MPharm in Pharmacy from Queen’s University Belfast.  

2023

Inspirational Owen graduates with Master’s just months after losing mum

Graduation | 3 July, 2023

Owen Sortwell is celebrating with his partner and family today as he graduates with a Master’s in Computer Science after overcoming a very challenging few years, losing his mum to cancer.

2023

Fergal battles the odds to graduate with First Class degree 

Graduation | 3 July, 2023

Fergal Bittles from Belfast left school at 16 after failing most of his GCSEs but today he’s celebrating as he graduates from Queen’s with a First Class Honours in Computer Science. 

2023

Former Registrar and Chief Operating Officer honoured at Queen’s

3 July, 2023

Former Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of Queen’s James O’Kane has been honoured at his former workplace for services to Business and Commerce and Higher Education.

2023

Mollie overcomes challenges to graduate from Queen’s

Graduation | 1 July, 2023

Mollie Egan-Crossan, aged 22 and from Derry/Donegal, will today (Saturday 1 July) graduate from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Film and Theatre Making.

2023

Inspirational Belfast nurse overcomes adversity to graduate with dream job 

Graduation | 1 July, 2023

Michelle Wilson will graduate today (Saturday 1 July) with a degree in Adult Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast.  

2023

High flyer Jia celebrates success as he graduates with PhD from Queen’s 

Graduation | 30 June, 2023

Jia Ge, originally from near Beijing in China, is celebrating today as he graduates with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. 

2023

Ukrainian student looks to the future

Graduation | 29 June, 2023

23-year-old student Valerie Kravtsova was completing her placement in Kyiv when Russia invaded Ukraine. She was forced to flee the city, leaving behind family members, friends and colleagues.

2023

Remarkable student disabled during degree celebrates graduating with Master’s from Queen’s

Graduation | 29 June, 2023

Aoibhinn Loughlin, aged 29 and originally from Derry City but now lives in Dublin, is graduating with a Master’s (MSc) in Management with Distinction from Queen’s Management School.

2023

Hat-trick for the Mullan Family as Ciara Graduates from Queen’s 

Graduation | 29 June, 2023

Ciara Mullan, aged 22 from Carrickmore in Co. Tyrone, is graduating with a First Class Honours degree BSc in Actuarial Science and Risk Management from Queen’s Management School.  

2023

Windsor Framework sees slight warming of opinion on the Protocol

29 June, 2023

The latest in the series of polls on Brexit and the Protocol on Ireland/Northern shows a slight warming of opinion in Northern Ireland to the Protocol now that the Windsor Framework has been agreed.

2023
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Joint statement on marking and assessment boycott

28 June, 2023

Joint Statement from Queen’s University Belfast and the University and College Union (UCU), Queen’s branch

2023
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast in top 14% of universities in the world

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 June, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has climbed 31 places to be named one of the top universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

2023

Queen’s co-hosts conference on addressing difficult and traumatic pasts

SOCIETY | 27 June, 2023

This week Queen’s hosted a conference in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that explored the challenges facing scholars, museum professionals and archivists as they seek to address difficult, contested or traumatic pasts.

History, Society

2023

Contributions to the arts, science, energy and business honoured at Queen’s

GRADUATION | 27 June, 2023

Leading figures from across the arts, business, public service and the community will receive Honorary Doctorates from Queen’s University for their significant contribution to society in Northern Ireland and further afield.

Graduation

2023
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Queen’s announce Mark Pajak as the winner of the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2023

ARTS | 27 June, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the winner of their 2023 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Creative Arts, Poetry

2023

Joe Kennedy III opens new building at Queen’s University Belfast

22 June, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 22 June) hosted U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, Joseph Kennedy III, to open a new building at Queen’s Management School.

2023

Drive to net zero can transform economy

Sustainability | 21 June, 2023

There is a “huge economic opportunity” to be grasped as Northern Ireland strives to reach net zero. That was the message at the Northern Ireland Energy Summit, attended by 400 leaders from across the energy industry.

Sustainability

2023

Mitchell Institute Co-hosts the third Conversations on Britishness and Irishness event in London

SOCIETY | 21 June, 2023

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, in collaboration with the  Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the University of Notre Dame recently co-hosted the third Conversations on Britishness and Irishness event.

Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023

pHion Therapeutics and Queen’s announce £1million funding for a new vaccine for prostate cancer

HEALTH | 21 June, 2023

mRNA vaccine company, pHion Therapeutics, has announced a joint Innovate UK award with Queen’s University Belfast. The £1million grant will fund a 24-month project to develop a multi-antigenic therapeutic vaccine for prostate cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2023

Children from newcomer, refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds prolonged wait for school places

EDUCATION & SOCIETY | 20 June, 2023

A research report launched today (Tuesday 20 June) has found that newcomer pupils and children from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds often experience a protracted wait for school places in NI due to shortages in areas of high demand.

Child and Youth Participation, Education, Society

2023

Professor Sir Ian Greer DL recognised in King's Honours list

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 June, 2023

Statement from Professor Ian Greer DL, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's on receiving the honour of Knight Bachelor in the King’s Honours list.

2023
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New senior appointment announced at Queen's

People and Culture | 16 June, 2023

2023

Queen’s announces £0.5 million support to help lower income students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 June, 2023

A new bursary scheme to support students from lower income backgrounds has been announced by Queen’s.

2023
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NI businesses to benefit from £1m Innovate UK funding for AMIC

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 June, 2023

A £1m investment from Innovate UK will enable Northern Ireland’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) to start supporting local businesses in the next few months.

City Deal

2023
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Report finds language learning in NI schools ‘slowly recovering’ after Covid-19 pandemic

SOCIETY | 13 June, 2023

The Language Trends Northern Ireland report surveyed over 50 per cent of post-primaries, 10.5 per cent of primary schools and over 1,150 Year 9 pupils to learn more about language provision in Northern Ireland.

Languages, Modern languages, Northern Ireland

2023
Fulbright Scholars

Queen’s University researchers and alumni awarded Fulbright Scholarships

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 June, 2023

Three Queen's alumni and two researchers are amongst five of 37 people across Ireland to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship this year.

2023
Lanyon Building in bright spring/summer sunshine

Two new senior appointments announced at Queen's

PEOPLE & CULTURE | 9 June, 2023

As part of our continued implementation of Strategy 2030 and following an extensive public recruitment process, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer is pleased to announce two new senior appointments.

2023
Blues Awards- the winners

Queen's Celebrates Sporting Excellence at 2023 Deep RiverRock Blues Awards

SPORT | 9 June, 2023

The Awards are a key highlight of the sporting year at Queen's and showcases the positive impact of all those who contribute to sport and wellbeing at the University.

blues awards

2023

Study suggests more assisted living places needed for people living with ARBI

SOCIETY | 8 June, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s suggest more assisted living places and a Step-Down facility are needed to facilitate the transition from discharge into the community for people living with Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI) in Northern Ireland.

Health, Mental Health, Society, Sociology

2023

New food-testing method from Queen's University scores top marks in study

HEALTH | 8 June, 2023

A potentially game-changing method to ensure the authenticity of food has achieved 100% accuracy in a research project led by IGFS – with potential for application across the global, food-supply chain.

Food Integrity, Health

2023

Students boost IT career opportunities through Coding Course

7 June, 2023

Eight students from North and West Belfast have had the opportunity to develop their software skills with support from Queen’s University and global IT business, Telefónica Tech.

2023

Report led by Queen’s provides recommendations to reduce car dependency in Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 7 June, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have produced a report that sets out a high-level review of policies and programmes with the aim of reducing car dependency in Northern Ireland, and in particular, Belfast.

Health, Public Health

2023

Queen’s Sport announce new Hall of Fame to celebrate outstanding sports people at annual awards

7 June, 2023

Queen’s Sport have launched a new Hall of Fame to recognise the outstanding sports men and women and Queen’s alumni at the annual Blues Awards.

Queen's Sport

2023
Cancer diagnosis pathways image

Study by NI Cancer Registry reveals adverse impact of Covid-19 on entire cancer patient pathways

HEALTH | 7 June, 2023

A study by the NI Cancer Registry reveals the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the entire cancer patient pathway in NI; that is the patient’s journey from suspicion of cancer through clinical investigations, patient diagnosis, and treatment to survival.

Coronavirus, Health, Health data, Public Health

2023

Research finds greater societal awareness needed to protect our privacy and data from AI when we die

SOCIETY | 6 June, 2023

A research study has suggested that greater societal awareness of ‘ghostbots’ and a ‘Do not bot me’ clause in wills and other contracts could prevent us from being digitally reincarnated without our permission when we die. 

Law, Technology

2023

Queen's academic awarded two prestigious honours recognising exceptional research in eye health

RECOGNITION | 5 June, 2023

Dr Ving Fai Chan, Lecturer in Global Eye Health from the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast, has been awarded The European Academy of Optometry and Optics Fellowship and the highest honour from the Ministry of Health, Zanzibar.

Health, Public Health

2023

Queen's and NIPANC explore opportunities for future collaboration

HEALTH | 2 June, 2023

Professor Chris Scott, Interim Dean of Research for the Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Life Sciences at Queen’s University, met with local pancreatic cancer charity NIPANC to look at exploratory opportunities for future collaboration.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2023

“ADAPT my Beach” guide launched to support development of inclusive beaches across Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 2 June, 2023

The Mae Murray Foundation has launched the “ADAPT my Beach” guide, with support from Queen’s University Belfast and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Health, Mental Health, Public Health

2023

Queen’s University moves up in global sustainability impact rankings

SUSTAINABILITY | 1 June, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has been ranked in the top 6% of institutions worldwide for sustainability in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2023.

Sustainability

2023
Cancer diagnosis pathways image

Global study on cancer research funding reveals small percentage goes directly to patient treatment

HEALTH | 1 June, 2023

A study led by Queen’s and University of Southampton has revealed that only a small percentage of cancer research funding is invested into primary treatments, such as surgery (1.4%) and radiotherapy (2.8%), meaning little direct benefit for patients.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023

Report shows far-reaching impact of Ukraine invasion on global cancer research

HEALTH | 31 May, 2023

A recent report published in the European Journal of Cancer raises the significant impact that the war in Ukraine has had on global cancer clinical trials.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023

State-of-the-art InterSim Centre launched at Queen’s University Belfast

HEALTH | 31 May, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has officially launched a new state-of-the-art simulation education and training facility - the ‘KN Cheung SK Chin’ InterSim Centre.

Education, Health

2023

Three Queen’s Academics Admitted to Royal Irish Academy

RECOGNITION | 29 May, 2023

Three distinguished academics from Queen’s have been officially admitted to the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements in the humanities and social sciences.  

History, Irish history, Irish Studies, Peace studies

2023

Queen’s nursing and midwifery network making the Invisible Visible

26 May, 2023

An innovative LGBTQ+ health network for nursing and midwifery academics has been set up by Queen’s School of Nursing and Midwifery to tackle gaps in knowledge when delivering care to LGBTQ+ people.

2023

Research captures the experiences of living and working in areas of paramilitary control

SOCIETY | 25 May, 2023

New research that captures the everyday experiences of living in areas alongside paramilitary violence and coercive control has been launched at Queen’s.

History, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023

Queen’s University to boost entrepreneurship and innovation in DeepTech

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2023

Queen’s University has joined a new consortium, which will help to create a university-driven ecosystem that endorses innovation and its impact on society at economical, ecological, technological, and societal levels. 

2023

New study gives early indication certain drugs might be repurposed to treat brain tumours

HEALTH | 25 May, 2023

A new study has shown early indications that several existing FDA-approved drugs could be repurposed as possible treatments for brain tumours.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023

Queen’s host honorary event for Lady Trimble

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 May, 2023

Queen’s University today (Tuesday, 23 May) hosted a special event to honour Lady Daphne Trimble for her contribution, and that of her husband, the late Lord David Trimble, to the University and to wider society.

2023

Belfast research garden will help tackle pollution and prepare society for climate change

23 May, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have joined an international team of experts across five cities to create research gardens that will help tackle pollution, improve public health and help society to prepare for climate change.

Sustainability

2023

Global loss of biodiversity is significantly more alarming than previously suspected

ENVIRONMENT | 23 May, 2023

A new study led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has shown that the global loss of biodiversity caused by human industrialisation is significantly more alarming than previously thought.

Biological Sciences, Environment

2023
2023

Queen’s academic wins prestigious European award for outstanding achievements in plasma diagnostics

19 May, 2023

A Queen’s University scientist has received a prestigious award for his outstanding achievements in plasma diagnostics.

Physics

2023

Global experts to gather in Belfast for NI Energy Summit

19 May, 2023

The Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE), which is based at Queen’s University, has launched the inaugural Northern Ireland Energy Summit.

Sustainability

2023

Building resilience at Queen’s - Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

19 May, 2023

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, a selection of personalities and experts from the worlds of academia, sport, business and the media visited Queen’s this week to share their experiences of building a resilient mindset.

2023

Queen’s winners at British Society for Immunology Awards 2023

HEALTH | 19 May, 2023

The Northern Ireland Multiple Sclerosis Research Network (NIMSRN) at Queen's University Belfast has won the British Society for Immunology (BSI) Outstanding Team Award for 2023.

Health

2023

Queen’s Professor Kee elected to Academy Fellowship with leading biomedical and health scientists

18 May, 2023

Professor Frank Kee, the Director of the Centre for Public Health in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University has been elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences’ prestigious Fellowship. 

Public Health

2023

Mitchell Institute Co-Hosts the second Conversations on Britishness and Irishness event in Dublin

SOCIETY | 18 May, 2023

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the University of Notre Dame recently co-hosted the second Conversations on Britishness and Irishness event.

Irish history, Irish Studies, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023
Lanyon South and the Quad

Queen’s announce shortlist for the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2023

ARTS & CULTURE | 18 May, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the shortlist for their 2023 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Poetry

2023

P7 pupils get a lecture from Professor Fluffy

EDUCATION | 17 May, 2023

Hundreds of P7 pupils have had a taste of life at Queen’s as part of the Professor Fluffy programme at the University. Professor Fluffy aims to inform and inspire young children to think about university as an option for their future.

Education

2023

Queen’s and UU launch new eye-focused research to investigate Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s link

HEALTH | 17 May, 2023

Queen’s and Ulster University have launched a new joint study which will use images of the human eye to investigate the links between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Medicine

2023

Education cuts will inflict long lasting damage to our economy says Queen’s Vice Chancellor

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 May, 2023

Queen's President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Greer has warned that planned cuts to the Higher Education budget will have a fundamental and dangerous impact on the Northern Ireland economy that could inflict long lasting damage on its prosperity.

2023

Partnership with Children’s Cancer Unit Charity will develop childhood cancer nursing at Queen’s

HEALTH | 16 May, 2023

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has launched a new partnership with The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity (CCUC), with the announcement of £129,000 in funding.

Cancer, Nursing & Midwifery

2023

Victim Secures Truth from UVF Who Murdered His Father in 1974

16 May, 2023

A report revealing the unprecedented process that has led to the son of a man murdered by the UVF in 1974 discovering the truth about what happened to his father was today published by a Queen’s University academic.

Law

2023

Queen’s leading role in £72.3 million award to use data to enhance human health and well-being

HEALTH | 15 May, 2023

This award by nine of the largest government and charity funders in the UK to Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), of which Queen’s is a vital member, will accelerate the trustworthy use of data to enhance diagnosis, improve treatment and save lives.

Big Data, Health, Health data

2023

Astronomers reveal the largest cosmic explosion ever seen

Science | 12 May, 2023

Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast have played a key role in uncovering the largest cosmic explosion ever witnessed.

Astronomy

2023

Queen’s University announces 100th spin-out company - AilseVax - with £1.5M in seed funding

HEALTH | 11 May, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has announced its 100th spin-out company - AilseVax - with seed funding of £1.5M from a group of investors.

Business, Cancer, Cancer Research, Technology

2023

Queen’s scoops two awards at Balmoral Show

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 May, 2023

It was double delight for Queen’s University, Belfast, at the Balmoral Show, winning the Best Overall Trade Stand while its School of Nursing and Midwifery picking up the Best Overall Stand.  

2023

New NI audit into pancreatic cancer reveals continued increase in cases

HEALTH | 9 May, 2023

The first audit in over ten years into pancreatic cancer in Northern Ireland has revealed there has been an 86% increase in confirmed cases, rising from 152 in 2001 to 283 in 2020 since a previous audit was carried out in 2001.

Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023
King Charles coronation emblem

Queen's Royal Connections

SOCIETY | 5 May, 2023

Queen’s University, Belfast is proud of the positive links it has with the Royal Family. Since our Queen’s College days right through to the 21st Century, family members have always been part of our story.

2023

Biological invasions as costly as natural disasters – new study

ENVIRONMENT | 5 May, 2023

Over the past 40 years, financial losses caused by biological invasions have been equivalent to those caused by types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods; however, according to new research, they are now increasing at a faster rate.

2023

New online cancer tool reveals vast cancer care inequalities in Europe

HEALTH | 3 May, 2023

A new online ‘European Cancer Pulse’ tool, created to compare cancer data across Europe, has highlighted that only 12 of the 27 EU Member States have an up-to-date national cancer control plan.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023
Professor Kieran McEvoy

Queen’s academic awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

RECOGNITION | 3 May, 2023

Professor Kieran McEvoy, Professor of Law and Transitional Justice and theme lead on rights and justice at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute at Queen’s, has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

Conflict Transformation, Law, Peace studies

2023
US delegation at Queen's for the Agreement 25 conference

Queen’s Welcomes USA Partners for Agreement 25 Conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 April, 2023

Queen’s was delighted to welcome representatives from partner universities and organisations across the USA to the Agreement 25 conference in April 2023.

2023

Dr Anne Anderson delivers the annual Harri Holkeri lecture at Queen’s

SOCIETY | 26 April, 2023

Former Irish diplomat, Dr Anne Anderson, delivered the annual Harri Holkeri lecture at Queen’s on Monday 24 April 2023.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Global peace, Peace studies, Security

2023
Chancellor Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Queen’s to recruit for three new posts in Mitchell Institute

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 April, 2023

Queen’s University are recruiting for three senior academic roles that will be based in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies, Security

2023
Katelyn Barnes, Maria Ballinska, Professor Michael Alcorn, Maria McGarrity, Lindsey Appell

Queen’s Hosts 75th Anniversary of US-UK Fulbright Commission

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 April, 2023

Queen’s was proud to host the US-UK Fulbright Commission to celebrate its work in facilitating 75 years of education exchange between the peoples of US and UK.

2023
Professor Louise Mallinder and Dr Marilina Cesario

Queen’s academics awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships

RECOGNITION | 24 April, 2023

Two academic experts from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s have been awarded prestigious British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships.

2023

Queen’s achieves £14 million worth of coverage across 49 countries

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 April, 2023

The three-day Agreement 25 event at Queen’s University has already secured almost £14 million of media coverage, with the figure likely to rise significantly in the coming days.

2023

Chancellor of Queen's University Secretary Clinton visits the shared education campus in Limavady

19 April, 2023

Eight dedicated educators from Northern Ireland received honorary degrees from Queen's University Belfast in Limavady today to recognise their contribution to shared education.

2023
Bill Clinton

Agreement 25: A Round-Up of Day Three

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 April, 2023

The third and final day of the conference was hosted in association with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, and included addresses from senior government officials and panel discussions with both local and global business leaders.

2023
Tara Lynn O'Neill and Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee

Queen’s hosts evening of conversation, poetry and music as part of the Agreement 25 conference

ARTS & CULTURE | 19 April, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast staged Seamus Heaney Centre Presents… HOPE, an evening of conversation, poetry and music at the Mandela Hall as part of the Agreement 25 conference.

Creative Arts, Music and Sonic Arts

2023
Hillary Clinton being interviewed at the Agreement 25 Conference

Agreement 25: A Round-Up of Day Two

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 April, 2023

Day Two of the conference opened with keynote addresses from senior government figures and other leaders followed by a recording of 'The Rest is Politics' podcast.

2023
Three people stand in evening dress and the man holds a microphone

Clinton Scholarship Fund launched at Queen’s Agreement 25 Conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 April, 2023

Over half a million pounds has been raised for a new scholarship fund launched by President and Secretary Clinton as part of the Agreement 25 Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast.

2023
Agreement 25 Day 1

Agreement 25: A Round-Up of Day One

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 April, 2023

The focus of the world was on Belfast today when global political leaders past and present arrived to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA).

2023
Lanyon blue sky green grass

Clinton Scholarship Fund launched at Queen’s Agreement 25 Conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 April, 2023

A dedicated scholarship fund to support US study opportunities for economically or socially disadvantaged local Queen’s students is being launched by former US President, William J Clinton and the University’s Chancellor, Secretary Hillary R Clinton.

Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023

7 out of 10 think the 1998 Agreement remains good for Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 13 April, 2023

The Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey shows 69% agree the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement remains the best basis for governing NI. However, 55% believe it needs at least some reform. 1 in 6 (16%) say it should be removed altogether.

2023

Mitchell and Blair to address Agreement conference at Queen’s

13 April, 2023

Senator George J. Mitchell and former Prime Minister for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair have been announced as attending Queen’s University’s three-day conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement.

2023
Lady Daphne Trimble and Pat Hume

Pat Hume and Lady Trimble to be honoured at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 April, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast is to bestow its highest honour on Pat Hume and Lady Trimble as part of its Agreement 25 events.

2023
Out of the Shadows painting

Queen’s recognises female trailblazers in Northern Ireland

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 April, 2023

Queen’s University Chancellor, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, will recognise the role of trailblazing women in Northern Ireland as part of the Queen’s University’s signature conference to mark 25 years since the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

2023
Harland and Wolff

UK-EU deal sees shift in favour of Protocol/Windsor Framework but strong unionists remain opposed

SOCIETY | 4 April, 2023

A new report by researchers at Queen’s has found that most voters in Northern Ireland (69%) think that the Windsor Framework could bring economic benefits for the region.

Brexit, Northern Ireland

2023

Leading edge clinical trial reduces prostate cancer radiotherapy from 20 treatments to five

HEALTH | 3 April, 2023

A clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that men diagnosed with prostate cancer can benefit from ‘radical radiotherapy’ that delivers treatment in five hospital visits instead of the typical 20.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023

Six Queen’s University academics selected as members of the Young Academy Ireland

31 March, 2023

Six academics from Queen’s University Belfast have been selected to form part of the Young Academy Ireland – an all-island network of 40 early career researchers and innovators.

2023
Lanyon South and the Quad

Appreciating the natural world around us: Queen’s Spring Open Learning Programme

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 30 March, 2023

Queen’s recently launched spring Open Learning programme puts emphasis on appreciating our natural environment with courses on Native Trees, Bird Watching for Beginners and Learning the Songs of the Birds.

2023

Queen’s collaborate on RTÉ documentary marking 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 30 March, 2023

Queen’s have collaborated on a landmark two-part RTÉ documentary series to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement which will be broadcast on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

2023

Queen's scientists explore mystery of the brightest burst of energy ever discovered

29 March, 2023

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made an exciting discovery – they’ve spotted what looks like a supernova in the afterglow of a dazzling gamma ray burst, located an astonishing two billion light years away in a distant galaxy.

Astrophysics

2023

Queen’s announces programme for Agreement 25 Conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2023

Global leaders, past and present, will be at the centre of Queen’s University’s programme of events for the major Belfast/Good Friday Agreement Conference on 17-19th April.

Global peace, Northern Ireland, Peace studies

2023

Experts from the UK and China meet at Queen’s to discuss clean energy

28 March, 2023

A group of experts from government and academia have met at Queen’s University Belfast for the China-UK/Northern Ireland Forum on New Energy Innovation.

Sustainability

2023

Queen’s Professor elected to Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Engineering

RECOGNITION | 27 March, 2023

Professor Gavin Andrews, Chair of Pharmaceutical Engineering and Deputy Head of School in the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE).

Pharmacy

2023

Big Clean Up hits Belfast streets

23 March, 2023

Queen’s students have joined local residents and Belfast City Council out on the streets of Belfast as part of this year’s Big Spring Clean.

2023

Vice-Chancellor welcomes Sinn Féin delegation to Queen’s

23 March, 2023

The Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Professor Ian Greer has welcomed a Sinn Féin delegation to campus to meet with senior management and students, and to discuss a number of issues.

2023

Queen’s counterterrorism and human rights expert visits Guantánamo Bay

SOCIETY | 23 March, 2023

An academic from Queen’s has visited the U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as part of her role as United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

Human Rights, Law

2023
Close up view of a virus

£6.6m funding to train young scientists to tackle infections that pass from animals to humans

HEALTH | 23 March, 2023

The next generation of scientists will be better able to predict, detect and control infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans, called “zoonoses”, thanks to major new funding.

Biological Sciences, Coronavirus

2023

QFT at Queen’s hosted special screening of An Irish Goodbye

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 March, 2023

The QFT at Queen's recently hosted a special screening and Q&A of the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning comedy short film, An Irish Goodbye, on World Down Syndrome Day (21 March).

2023
Lanyon in slight shade

Pharmacy at Queen’s ranked in world top 40

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 March, 2023

Fifteen subjects at Queen’s University have been ranked in the top 200 in the world.

2023

£7m project to shape and develop future of electromagnetic science and technology

Technology | 20 March, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast researchers will play an integral role in a new £7 million project which will shape and develop the future of electromagnetic science and technology.

Technology

2023
Lanyon in slight shade

MRC Impact Prize for initiative helping to improve the relevance of clinical trials

HEALTH | 16 March, 2023

An initiative founded by the University of Liverpool, alongside Queen's University Belfast and the universities of Oxford and Bristol, has won the inaugural MRC Open Science Impact Prize 2022 at a ceremony in Birmingham this week.

Health, Public Health

2023

Report launched to understand the mental health and well-being needs of ethnic minority groups

HEALTH | 15 March, 2023

A group of health and community workers, service providers and academics have met at Queen’s University for the launch of ‘Hearing our Needs’, a report which focuses on the mental health and emotional well-being needs of ethnic minority groups.

Health, Natural and Built Environment

2023

The Chief Executives’ Club hosts ‘In Conversation with Dr Raja Al Gurg’

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 March, 2023

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's University Belfast in partnership with Women in Business hosted 'In Conversation with Dr Raja Al Gurg' (13 March 2023).

Business, Business Engagement, Nursing & Midwifery

2023

New research to explore the risk of suicide in veterans in Northern Ireland

15 March, 2023

A professor from Queen’s University Belfast is leading a new research project exploring the risk of suicide in veterans in Northern Ireland.

Mental Health

2023

Report finds that young people are often unaware of the ways they are being exploited by criminals

SOCIETY | 14 March, 2023

A research report launched by Queen’s has found that despite high levels of organised crime in local areas and the elevated rates of exposure to violence in the community, the term ‘child criminal exploitation’ was new to many young people.

Criminology, Social Justice, Society

2023

Secretary Hillary R. Clinton to host President Clinton and other global leaders at Agreement 25

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 March, 2023

Former President of the United States, President Bill Clinton, and the Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, are among the first global leaders to be announced as part of Agreement 25 at Queen's.

2023

UPSURGE project plans begin to take shape

13 March, 2023

The first step has been taken in the development of a new scientific and environmental demonstator site in Lower Botanic Gardens.

Architecture

2023

£4.5 million Green Innovation Challenge Fund

Sustainability | 13 March, 2023

A £4.5 million award Green Innovation Challenge Fund (GICF) has been launched to help Northern Ireland reach the Net Zero Energy goals outlined in the NI Energy Strategy 2021.

Sustainability

2023

Solvent developed at Queen’s University could transform gas separation and carbon capture

Sustainability | 13 March, 2023

A new solvent developed by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast can separate gases efficiently and could cut global carbon emissions.

climate change

Sustainability

2023

Queen’s-US symposium celebrates cross-border and transatlantic collaboration in cancer research

HEALTH | 13 March, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast and the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosted a joint symposium event today entitled “Cancer Knows No Borders – Celebrating Tripartite Cooperation to Enhance Cancer Research”.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023
School of Pharmacy

Researchers develop new 3D ring technology which could offer solution for HIV management

HEALTH | 9 March, 2023

Researchers from Queen's have developed a new 3D ring technology design for producing skin patches that deliver crucial anti-HIV medication, which could in the future help to protect people from infection with the virus.

2023

Queen’s University set for 25-year Belfast/Good Friday Anniversary signature event

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 March, 2023

The focus of the world is set to be on Belfast when global political leaders past and present will arrive in Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) in April.

Politics

2023

Queen’s University naming two rooms after inspirational female staff

8 March, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has named two rooms in the School of Maths and Physics after inspirational female staff members.

2023
Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden

Queen’s academic elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 8 March, 2023

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden from Queen’s is one of fifty-six leading social scientists to be elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Social Sciences.

Human Rights, Law, Social Justice

2023

Celebrating women leading the way in digital cancer research at Queen’s on International Women’s Day

HEALTH | 8 March, 2023

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate inspirational women scientists and the meaningful contributions they make to research and discovery every day.

Big Data, Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023
Gillian Magee

Queen’s appoints Chief People Officer

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 March, 2023

Queen’s University has announced the appointment of its first substantive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Gillian Magee.

2023
Children looking out a window

Queen’s study finds autistic young people’s rights were undermined during the COVID-19 lockdowns

SOCIETY | 6 March, 2023

A study from Queen’s has found that autistic young people’s rights were undermined across education, development, health, play, rest and leisure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children's Rights

2023
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

How global leaders in multinationals adjusted during covid

SOCIETY | 6 March, 2023

Recent research has shown how the Covid-19 pandemic has completely transformed how individuals in multinational organisations engage in their global work.

2023

Get Active for International Women’s Day!

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 March, 2023

The Active Lifestyle Programme at Queen’s just got a major boost from a new sponsorship arrangement with recruitment specialists VANRATH.

Health

2023

High Distinction for Northern Ireland’s Italian Honorary Consul

3 March, 2023

Honorary Italian Consul for Northern Ireland, Dr Federica Ferrieri, has been awarded the prestigious Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (“Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia).

Creative Arts

2023

Researchers involved in two multimillion pound projects to create solutions for future connectivity

Technology | 3 March, 2023

Four researchers from Queen's University Belfast’s Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) will play a major role in two new research and innovation platforms set up by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Technology

2023

Researcher awarded €1.5 million to create new antibiotics that can kill drug resistant superbugs

Science | 2 March, 2023

A Queen's University Belfast researcher has been awarded €1.5 million for a mission to help develop new types of antibiotics that can target and kill bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics.

Chemical Engineering

2023

Crime victims and younger people likely to approve of revenge – new research

1 March, 2023

People who have been victims of crime are more likely to approve of revenge, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has found.

Psychology

2023

Researcher to explore how women were impacted by the deindustrialization of the shipyards

SOCIETY | 1 March, 2023

The research will look at how the deindustrialization of the shipyards impacted the lives of the women and children connected to Belfast’s historic shipyard from the 1970s – 2000s.

History, Irish history

2023
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Daily 11-minute brisk walk enough to reduce risk of early death – new research

HEALTH | 28 February, 2023

One in ten early deaths could be prevented if everyone managed at least half the recommended level of physical activity, says new research led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Cambridge.

Health, Health data, Health Sciences, Public Health

2023

New research project to study glioblastoma cancer at Queen’s

HEALTH | 24 February, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has announced a generous donation by Brainwaves NI to support the University in its ongoing work to study the causes of glioblastoma cancer, a type of brain cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2023
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Protocol not top priority for Northern Ireland voters

SOCIETY | 24 February, 2023

Most voters in Northern Ireland do not rank the Protocol among their highest policy concerns when compared to other policy issues, a new report by researchers at Queen’s University, has found.

Brexit

2023

Queen’s and University College Cork establish first all-island sustainability network

SUSTAINABILITY | 23 February, 2023

Queen’s and University College Cork (UCC) have established Ireland’s first all-island network dedicated to delivering on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainability

2023

Minister of State announces UKG investment for NI’s Cyber Security industry

Technology | 22 February, 2023

The UK Government has announced £18.9 million investment in NI’s Cyber Security industry, including £11 million Government funding through the New Deal for Northern Ireland, to develop a pipeline of cyber security professionals in NI.

2023
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Queen's academic elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

RECOGNITION | 21 February, 2023

The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) has elected Professor Jose Bengoechea and 64 peers to the Class of 2023.

Experimental Medicine, Health

2023
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Research project to examine the history of LGBTQ+ life in Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 16 February, 2023

A new research project, ‘Queer Northern Ireland: Sexuality before Liberation’, based at Queen’s and Ulster University will uncover untold stories of LGBTQ+ life from the early twentieth century until the 1982 decriminalisation of homosexuality.

History

2023

Queen’s signs partnership agreement to provide support for education and research in Ukraine

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 February, 2023

Queen’s University has pledged its support for education and research in Ukraine by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine (SNHUU), a leading university based in the country.

Education, Global peace, Health, Medicine, Peace studies, Society

2023

Queen’s University Belfast hosts International Union of Geological Sciences meeting

14 February, 2023

Queen’s University is hosting the 78th Executive Council Meeting of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IGUS) this week.

Sustainability

2023

Professor Woods receives Engineering Excellence Award

14 February, 2023

Professor Roger Woods has received a prestigious Engineering Excellence Award from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Engineering

2023

Emily’s Entourage awards grant to Queen’s to support development of treatment for cystic fibrosis

HEALTH | 14 February, 2023

The innovative technology platform aims to deliver inhaled gene therapy directly to the lung to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF).

Health, Pharmacy

2023

Cross border network launches to bring hope to families affected by rare diseases

HEALTH | 13 February, 2023

Today (Monday 13 February), University College Dublin (UCD) and Queen’s University Belfast, along 33 partners, launched the All-Ireland Rare Disease Interdisciplinary Research Network (RAiN).

Health, Society

2023

Florence Nightingale Exhibition launched by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's

HEALTH | 10 February, 2023

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has launched a new Florence Nightingale Exhibition at the Medical Biology Centre at Queen's University.

Nursing & Midwifery

2023

Crucial new guidance published on dealing with student suicide

10 February, 2023

Queen’s University has hosted the Northern Ireland regional launch of an important new guide on how universities respond to a death by suspected suicide.

2023

Queen’s Belfast/Good Friday Agreement events kick off with discussion session in Brussels

UNIVERSITY | 9 February, 2023

The first in a series of events reflecting on the achievements and impact of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement has taken place in Brussels.

2023
Lungs

Research project will investigate new treatment for lung damage in chronic lung disease

HEALTH | 9 February, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are leading a new project that will investigate a potential new treatment for chronic lung disease, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Health

2023
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Cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 1993-2020

HEALTH | 9 February, 2023

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Thursday 9 February) released cancer incidence and survival statistics in Northern Ireland during 1993-2020.

Cancer, Health, Health data

2023
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Queen’s announces the Seamus Heaney Centre’s latest Fellowships for 2023

ARTS & CULTURE | 8 February, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has announced the appointment of Dr Dane Holt as their new Publishing Fellow, and Dr Milena Williamson as the new Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellow for 2023.

Creative Arts, Poetry

2023

First All-Ireland Cancer Network (AllCaN) launched on World Cancer Day

HEALTH | 4 February, 2023

Today on World Cancer Day (February 4th), Irish cancer research charity Breakthrough Cancer Research (Breakthrough), has announced the establishment of the first All-Ireland Cancer Network, AllCaN, involving researchers from Queen's University.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2023

Queen’s hosted ‘Inside the Brexit Negotiations’ with Stefaan De Rynck

SOCIETY | 3 February, 2023

Former senior adviser to Michel Barnier, Stefaan De Rynck, recently spoke about his new book ‘Inside the deal - how the EU got Brexit done’ during an event at Queen’s University.

Brexit, Society

2023

Portrait created by Queen's medical graduate unveiled at The Centre for Medical Education

HEALTH | 2 February, 2023

A portrait created by Queen's medical graduate and F1 doctor, Dr Caitriona Rafferty, has been unveiled at The Centre for Medical Education at Queen's University.

Coronavirus, Education, Medicine

2023

Pupils who see their teachers as discriminatory are up to one year behind in reading and Maths

1 February, 2023

School pupils who see their teachers as discriminatory are likely to be behind in reading and maths, new research has found.

Society

2023

Conversations on Britishness and Irishness Series launched at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 February, 2023

A series of talks designed to facilitate discussion about cultural and political identities in and relating to Ireland has launched at Queen’s.

Politics, Society

2023
Languages and FE report launch

Landmark report warns about emergence of geographic cold spots in language provision across FE

SOCIETY | 31 January, 2023

Severe underinvestment leading to the emergence of geographic ‘cold spots’ threatens the state of language learning in UK Further Education (FE), according to new research published by the British Academy.

Education, Languages, Modern languages

2023
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NI Children’s Writing Fellow calls out to schools to explore visual literacy

ARTS & CULTURE | 26 January, 2023

One year on from taking up the position of Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, Paul Howard is on a mission to inspire creativity and the joy of books among as many young readers as possible.

Creative Arts

2023

Energy Minister welcomed to Queen’s University Marine Lab

26 January, 2023

Staff at Queen’s University have welcomed the Minister for Energy and Climate, Graham Stuart MP, to its world class Marine Lab in Portaferry.

Sustainability

2023

Evidence is building to support a ‘whole systems approach’ to obesity prevention in Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 26 January, 2023

A holistic or ‘whole systems approach’ to obesity prevention could offer a more effective means of tackling high, unequal and increasing levels of obesity in Northern Ireland.

Health, Public Health

2023
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£12m research grant to make future telecommunications network greener, more resilient and ubiquitous

20 January, 2023

Ensuring the future of the UK's telecommunication network is secure, caters to all of society, boosts the economy and is highly energy efficient is the goal of a new £12m international project, which Queen’s researchers are working on.

Technology

2023

Queen's hosts SistersIN event to enable and empower female pupils to become future leaders

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 January, 2023

Pupils from Assumption Grammar School, Glenlola Collegiate, St Cecilia’s College, St Ronan’s College, Strathearn School and Victoria College joined Queen's University for a “SistersIN” event this week.

Education

2023

Traded species have distinctive life histories with extended reproductive lifecycles

SCIENCE | 20 January, 2023

A new study has revealed that that vertebrate species involved in the live wildlife trade have distinctive life history traits and biological characteristics that determine the frequency and timing of reproduction.

Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences, Sustainability

2023
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£1.6million project aims to use AI to discover new drugs & therapies to tackle antibiotic resistance

HEALTH | 19 January, 2023

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £1.6million research grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to approach how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to tackle antibiotic resistance in a post-pandemic world.

Health, Health data

2023
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Report finds Education departments in UK Universities are less diverse than other disciplines

EDUCATION & SOCIETY | 18 January, 2023

A research report by academics at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, has found that Education departments in the UK higher education (HE) sector have more inequality than other discipline areas.

Education

2023

England and Wales are more ethnically diverse and less segregated than ever before

Society | 17 January, 2023

England and Wales are more ethnically diverse – and less segregated – than ever before, according to new research published today following an in-depth analysis of 2021 Census data.

Society

2023

Drinking milk made ancient humans heavier and taller – new study

17 January, 2023

Drinking milk led to taller and heavier ancient humans in some regions of the world and their consumption has a direct impact on lactose intolerance in Europe today.

Archaeology

2023

Vice-Chancellor welcomes Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer, to Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 January, 2023

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, today welcomed the Leader of the Labour Party to Queen’s University.

Politics

2023
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Queen's University staff recognised in New Year Honours List 2023

University News | 9 January, 2023

Members of staff at Queen’s University Belfast have been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2023.

2023
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Queen’s researcher to examine the treatment of unmarried pregnant women in Northern Ireland

SOCIETY & HISTORY | 9 January, 2023

A researcher from Queen’s will examine how unmarried women who fell pregnant from 1945 - 2015 were treated in Northern Ireland.

History, Society

2023
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Call for participants to take part in survey about young children’s exposure to digital technologies

4 January, 2023

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are calling for parents and carers of children aged 0-3 years old to take part in a survey for the ESRC funded ‘Toddlers, Tech and Talk’ research project.

Technology

2023

Queen’s research wins Health Data Research UK’s ‘Impact of the Year’ award

HEALTH & SOCIETY | 21 December, 2022

Research from Queen’s University Belfast has won the Health Data Research UK’s (HDR UK) prestigious ‘Impact of the Year’ award.

Cancer Research, Economics, Health

2022

Influential Queen’s academic recognised on Highly Cited Researchers 2022 global list

RECOGNITION | 20 December, 2022

Professor Ryan Donnelly from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher for his exceptional research influence and multiple highly cited research papers.

Health, Pharmacy

2022

Queen's hosts 'Reflections on a Pandemic’ In Conversation event with UK Chief Medical Officers

HEALTH | 19 December, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast hosted a 'Reflections on a Pandemic’ In Conversation event with members of the Chief and Deputy Chief Medical Officer teams from across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

Coronavirus, Health

2022

Danielle overcomes health challenges to graduate with First Class Honours

GRADUATION | 16 December, 2022

Danielle Blee, aged 24 and from Glennmornan in Co. Tyrone, will graduate today (Friday 16 December) with a Master’s (MA) in Literary Studies from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast.

2022

Magdalene beats the odds to pursue her dream to study at Queen’s

GRADUATION | 15 December, 2022

Magdalene Ajani (38), from Nigeria is today (15 December 2022) graduating with a Masters degree in Educational Leadership.

Graduation

2022

Peruvian graduate focuses on support for autism

15 December, 2022

Several years ago, in the village of Cusco, near Machupicchu in the highlands of Peru, Queen’s graduand Ezaeza Gaby Sanz Galvan set up an autism clinic in response to the lack of provision for people with autism.

2022

Nurse overcomes mental health struggle to graduate with dream job

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2022

Sophie Little (23), from Lisburn, will graduate today (Wednesday 14 December) with a BSc Degree in Professional Adult Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2022

From reserved Ghanian boy to stand out leader

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2022

As a reserved young boy growing up in a small town in Ghana, Edmund Afari has always dreamed of studying at Queen’s University and had just about given up on it when he got an email that he says, changed his life.

Graduation

2022

Student graduates with scholarship applied for during months locked-down in Wuhan

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2022

Abdoulie Jallow, (30), from The Gambia is today (14 December) graduating with a Masters degree in Advanced Food Safety.

Graduation

2022

Determined mum of three achieves lifelong dream of becoming a midwife

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2022

Determined mum of three achieves lifelong dream of becoming a midwife

Graduation

2022
Zina Alfahl

Award-winning Syrian student graduates with doctorate in Pharmacy

GRADUATION | 14 December, 2022

Zina Alfahl (31), is today (14 December 2022) graduating with a PhD in Pharmacy at Queen’s.

Graduation

2022
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Queen’s multi-billion-pound impact on UK economy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 December, 2022

A recent report shows that Queen’s University makes a multi-billion-pound contribution to the UK economy.

2022
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Breast, colorectal, oesophageal, stomach and head & neck cancer incidence and survival statistics NI

HEALTH | 14 December, 2022

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Wednesday 14 December) released the official statistics on breast, colorectal, oesophageal, stomach and head & neck cancer incidence and survival rates for Northern Ireland 1993 - 2020.

Cancer, Health

2022

Graduate builds a bright future

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2022

Amrapali Das will graduate with a Masters in Electronic Engineering today (Tuesday 13 December).

Graduation

2022

Graduation success for Erin

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2022

Erin Mellon will today (Tuesday, 13 December) celebrate graduating with a Masters (MSc) in Marketing from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.  

Graduation

2022
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Consortium to receive nearly £12 million to unlock 6G technology potential

Technology | 13 December, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast and partners have been granted nearly £12 million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to develop and industrialise technologies and solutions for future 6G mobile networks.

Technology

2022

Mechanical Engineer Harvey on the right track

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2022

Harvey Barnes from Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, is celebrating today as he graduates with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University. 

Graduation

2022

International student Ansu secures ‘concrete’ future

GRADUATION | 13 December, 2022

Inspirational international student Ansu Mary Alex from Kerala in India is celebrating today as she graduates with a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2022
Brian Friel Digital Archive and Exhibition Launch

First digital archive of Brian Friel’s iconic plays launches at Queen’s

ARTS & CULTURE | 12 December, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has launched the Brian Friel digital archive, a first of its kind resource, providing access to drafts of the acclaimed Irish playwright’s works, including handwritten notes from some of his most iconic plays.

Creative Arts, Film and Drama

2022
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Contributions to medicine, sport and public service honoured at Queen’s

GRADUATION | 12 December, 2022

Leaders in the fields of medicine, sport, business and public service are among those to receive Honorary Doctorates from Queen’s today (Monday, 12 December) for their significant contribution to society in Northern Ireland and further afield.

Graduation

2022

Queen’s hosts Latin America,UK & Ireland Policymakers’ Exchange on comprehensive sexuality education

HEALTH | 7 December, 2022

Queen’s University will host a virtual Policymakers’ Exchange meeting today, Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Health, Nursing & Midwifery, Public Health

2022

Genetic causes of bone tumours discovered in 1,000-year-old Irish skeletons

5 December, 2022

Researchers from Queen’s and Trinity College Dublin have discovered that two men buried in a medieval graveyard in County Donegal more than 1,000 years ago had a genetic condition called Multiple Osteochondromas, which causes benign bone tumours.

Archaeology

2022

Queen’s celebrates sector-leading achievement in gender equality

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 5 December, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast is today (Monday 5 December) hosting its Athena Swan Awards celebration event, recognising its sector-leading achievements towards gender equality.  

2022

Charity’s largest ever funding pot awarded to universities to study Lewy body dementia

HEALTH | 5 December, 2022

The Lewy Body Society, a charity dedicated to tackling Lewy body dementia (the second most common form of dementia in older people) has announced the latest recipients of its grants programme.

Health, Health Sciences, Public Health

2022

DNA discovery may provide better and more targeted treatments for cancer

HEALTH | 2 December, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam have revealed how a particular gene called USP7 is involved in cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2022
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Report recommends establishing Northern Ireland’s first public panel on data use

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 December, 2022

A report from a pilot initiative has recommended establishing a public panel to consider how data is used in research, innovation and decision-making in Northern Ireland.

Health, Health data, Society

2022
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Queen’s spin out lands £10m investment

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 30 November, 2022

One of Queen’s technology spin-out companies, Re-Vana Therapeutics, has attracted £10m of investment for research into sight-threatening eye disease.

Pharmacy

2022
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Major boost to European plasma accelerator facility

Science | 30 November, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast researchers are part of a European project which has been given a major funding boost of €3m to develop a user-ready plasma accelerator facility.

Physics

2022

Spotlight on support for families affected by mental illness and substance use

HEALTH | 29 November, 2022

A symposium showcasing support for parents who have mental illness or substance use problems, and their families was held today at Queen’s University.

Mental Health, Nursing & Midwifery, Society

2022
Stop criminalising our children event

Organisations Join in Call to ‘Stop Criminalising Our Children’

SOCIETY | 28 November, 2022

Queen’s, the Centre for Children’s Rights, the Children’s Law Centre, Include Youth, NIACRO and Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) have jointly called on support for raising the age of criminal responsibility to 16, with no exceptions.

Children's Rights

2022
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Queen’s University researchers feature in new digital series exploring sustainability and Net Zero

Sustainability | 25 November, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have been featured in a digital series examining how the IT industry is responding to the climate crisis.

Sustainability

2022

Queen’s researchers join £2.3m international project to investigate gravity

Science | 25 November, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University have joined an £2.3million international project which will investigate the fundamental nature of gravity.

Mathematics, Physics

2022

Young people set out their futures as “the story I want my life to be”

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 November, 2022

Young people from Belfast’s Shankill have been telling the story of how they want their lives to be.

2022

Queen’s researcher awarded prestigious engineering fellowship

18 November, 2022

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has been awarded a prestigious fellowship for her work in creating natural materials to help repair bone fractures.

Mechanical engineering

2022
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Queen’s hosted conference on Trauma-informed Legal Practice

SOCIETY | 17 November, 2022

The Human Rights Centre based within the School of Law at Queen’s recently hosted a hybrid conference, ‘Trauma-informed Legal Practice: Better Outcomes for Clients, a Better Day’s Work for Solicitors and Barristers’.

Law

2022