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Queen’s civil engineering students building bridges in Rwanda

20/04/2018 - Two civil engineering students from Queen’s University Belfast are getting ready to travel to Rwanda to build a 45 metre suspension bridge for 6,000 people.

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Queen's launches first cancer caregivers website

19/04/2018 - Queen’s University Belfast researchers have launched the first ever website dedicated solely to cancer caregivers.


European Solar Telescope will help us to crack mysteries of Sun – Queen’s scientist

19/04/2018 - A group of international scientists have met at Queen’s University Belfast to finalise plans for a next generation telescope which will help to crack the mysteries of the Sun.

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Queen's leads the way for ICURe's Commercialising Research Programme

17/04/2018 - Queen's University Belfast leads the way for ICURe's Commercialising Research Programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and North of England

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Children’s Writing Fellow co-hosts creative writing extravaganza at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace

16/04/2018 - Myra Zepf, the Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland and PJ Lynch Laureate na nÓg, hosted a creative writing and illustration event today (Monday 16 April) at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace.


Prevalence of mental health problems in pregnancy revealed in largest ever study

13/04/2018 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have today (Friday 13 April) revealed the prevalence of mental health illness in pregnant women, in the largest ever study of its kind.

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Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement mark twentieth anniversary at Queen’s

13/04/2018 - Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement gathered at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 for a public event to mark 20 years on from the signing of the peace agreement.

Cyber security

CSIT partners with Plexal and Deloitte to deliver £13.5 million Cyber Innovation Centre in London

11/04/2018 - CSIT, based at Queen’s University Belfast, has been selected by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to partner with Plexal and Deloitte to deliver a £13.5 million cyber innovation Centre in London.

Building Peace event

Tony Blair to attend Queen's to mark 20th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

9/04/2018 - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to attend a special event at Queen’s University to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

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Building Peace event

President Bill Clinton to attend Queen’s to mark 20th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

29/03/2018 - Former President of the United States President Bill Clinton is to attend a special event at Queen’s University to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

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Major international Summit in Belfast to tackle escalating problem of food integrity

28/03/2018 - Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast from 28-31 May 2018 for a major Summit on how to feed a growing global population.


Queen’s University porous liquid discovery leads to new spin out company

28/03/2018 - Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast who invented a liquid that can dissolve remarkably large amounts of gas, have launched a new spin out company Porous Liquid Technologies Ltd.

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Mary Lou McDonald addresses Brexit at Queen’s

27/03/2018 - Mary Lou McDonald, TD, President of Sinn Féin gave her first public speech in Northern Ireland since becoming President of Sinn Féin at a QPOL Brexit event in Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 26 March 2018.

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International computing conferences to take place at Queen’s

22/03/2018 - A leading international conference on computing systems will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from 2 – 4 April 2018.

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Researchers at Queen’s lead ‘personalised medicine’ approach for bowel cancer patients

19/03/2018 - Researchers from Queen’s have demonstrated for the first time how molecular analysis of clinical trial biopsy samples can be used to help clinicians identify the key changes that occur in an individual patient’s bowel (colorectal) tumour.


Queen’s University Belfast report warns of cancer risk from chemicals used to cure processed meats

16/03/2018 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that nitrates used in the curing process for processed meats can produce chemicals that cause an increased risk of colorectal cancer.


Queen’s University researchers add 700 years to Malta’s history

16/03/2018 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 years earlier than history books indicate.

Irish Famine


Queen’s researcher develops interactive map which shows how the Irish Famine transformed Ireland

14/03/2018 - A researcher from Queen’s University has developed an interactive map of the island of Ireland which shows the impact the Great Irish Famine had on the population during the nineteenth century.


Improving the Sexual Health of Men in Northern Ireland’s prisons

15/03/2018 - The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has come up with an inventive new way to improve the sexual health of men in Northern Ireland’s prisons.


Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries

15/03/2018 - Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries according to an academic from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Confusion after surgery may be a very early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

14/03/2018 - Patients experiencing confusion after joint replacement surgery may be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, according to Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

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Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 2012-2016

13/03/2018 - The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2016.


22 degrees Celsius is the ‘Goldilocks’ temperature for tiger sharks - Queen’s University researchers

8/03/2018 - A new study by Queen’s University scientists and an international team of researchers has found that tiger sharks, a potentially dangerous species for swimmers, are most active and most abundant in coastal waters of around 22°C.


Queen’s scientists crack 70-year-old mystery of how magnetic waves heat the Sun

5/03/2018 - Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery that magnetic waves crashing through the Sun may be key to heating its atmosphere and propelling the solar wind.

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Key figures from Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period to gather for twentieth anniversary at Queen's

28/02/2018 - Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period are set to gather at Queen’s University Belfast to mark its 20th Anniversary.

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New blood test could detect heart disease according to Queen’s University researchers

1/03/2018 - Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will investigate whether changes in certain genes in the heart can be used as a test to identify coronary heart disease – the UK’s biggest single killer.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery claims top 50 spot in QS World University Rankings

28/02/2018 - The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has today (28 February) claimed a place in the top 50 of the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2018.

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Honorary Graduates

Queen’s names leaders from business, science, sport, academia and the arts as Honorary Graduates

22/02/2018 - Distinguished names from the field of academia receiving honorary degrees from Queen’s in 2018 include:

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Queen’s University announces novel drug delivery system with potential to reduce rates of HIV

15/02/2018 - Queen’s University Belfast is playing a central role in an international consortium that has announced the development of a patch delivery system which will lower the chances of infection for those at very high risk of HIV.


Queen’s part of £54 million funding initiative to transform health through data science

12/02/2018 - Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.


`Oumuamua had a violent past and has been tumbling around for billions of years – Queen’s University

12/02/2018 - The first ever interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past which is causing it to tumble around chaotically, a Queen’s University Belfast scientist has discovered.


Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

8/02/2018 - By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have revealed dynamics that go beyond ‘classical’ physics and hint at quantum effects.

Lemon grove


Queen’s research suggests the Sicilian mafia arose to power from lemon sales in the 1800s

7/02/2018 - Researchers from Queen’s, in collaboration the University of Manchester and the University of Gothenburg, have uncovered new evidence to suggest that the Sicilian mafia arose to notoriety in response to the public demand for citrus fruits.


Queen’s University researchers exploring sustainable solution for ammonia emissions

7/02/2018 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have partnered with the local agri-food industry to develop a ‘green’ solution to the problem of agricultural ammonia emissions.

World Cancer Day


Queen's University Scientists Invite City to Unite for World Cancer Day

2/02/2018 - Queen's University Belfast scientists are backing Cancer Research UK’s awareness campaign for World Cancer Day and urging everyone to join them.

Science and Technology

Queen's scientists join international team in discovery that could improve HD TV

30/01/2018 - Scientists at Queen’s have been working as part of an international team to develop a new process, which could lead to a new generation of high-definition (HD).

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Queen's Appoints New Vice-Chancellor

25/01/2018 - The next President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast will be Professor Ian Greer, the University announced today. Professor Greer, born and educated in Scotland, is currently Vice President of The University of Manchester.

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Queen’s University Announces Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows

24/01/2018 - The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University has announced the appointment of Jo Baker, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Peter Wilson, who performs as Duke Special, as the first Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows.


Queen’s University scientist unlocks gamma ray burst secrets

19/01/2018 - A Queen’s University Belfast scientist has recreated the first ever mini version of a gamma ray burst in a laboratory.


Queen’s researchers discover that female cats are more likely to be right-handed

19/01/2018 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males.

Renewable energy

€9.7 million renewable energy centre opens at Queen’s University Belfast

17/01/2018 - A €9.7 million cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.


Queen's scientist will test the limits of quantum theory

16/01/2018 - A scientist from Queen's University is working with researchers at two other UK universities to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3m in funding.

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Researcher from Queen’s Publishes Groundbreaking Plan to End Bowel Cancer

12/01/2018 - A groundbreaking report, led by Professor Mark Lawler, Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics at Queen’s highlights a plan to end bowel cancer, the second most common cause of cancer death in Europe.

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