University News | 21 June, 2019
Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, today (Friday 21 June) launched the Queen’s Management School Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture series during an event at Queen's University.
SOCIETY | 20 June, 2019
Academics are exploring the life and work of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs from 1863 to 1908, through an historical research project at Queen’s University Belfast.
Health | 20 June, 2019
A new study by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast brings us a step closer to alternative methods of treating cancers using proton beams accelerated by lasers, a method that can be less damaging to patients than other treatments.
University News | 20 June, 2019
An academic from Queen’s University has been awarded a UK Fulbright Scholarship award to study the role that US social scientists played in studying race and immigration in post-war Britain.
20 June, 2019
Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has found.
University News | 19 June, 2019
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have announced nine new Senior Fellows for the UK in a Changing Europe UKICE initiative.
Health | 18 June, 2019
The study by Queen’s, analysed a cohort of 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.
SOCIETY | 14 June, 2019
A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.
University News | 13 June, 2019
The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, visited The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.
13 June, 2019
Researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast are set to investigate the damage that nano plastics and microplastics can have on the human body.
Society | 7 June, 2019
The Speaker of the House of Commons has delivered a lecture at Queen’s University and has urged students to play a more active role in politics.
Health | 5 June, 2019
A new report from Queen’s University Belfast, commissioned by the advice and support programme Drink Wise Age Well, has found alcohol misuse among people over 50 is costing Northern Ireland healthcare services an estimated £125 million.
Engineering | 4 June, 2019
Students at Queen’s University Belfast have been creating unmanned aircraft technology capable of delivering relief to disaster zones.
Health | 5 June, 2019
Queen’s in collaboration with Ulster University and key Northern Ireland partners have today launched the ‘Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland’ (HIRANI).
Health | 4 June, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will propose a new blood test for better diagnosis of heart failure at a much earlier state at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.
Health | 30 May, 2019
Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s University Belfast will present on the urgent need to address global cancer inequalities at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, the premier cancer conference in the world
Health | 29 May, 2019
A grant from the McClay Foundation will enable Queen’s researchers to work with clinicians to offer fast diagnostic testing to prevent meningitis and sepsis in maternity wards for the first time in Malawi.
Space | 29 May, 2019
An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert by an international collaboration of astronomers, including researchers from Queen’s.
Four professors from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.
SOCIETY | 28 May, 2019
The global Understanding Unbelief programme to advance the scientific understanding of atheism and nonreligion will today (28 May) present results from its research at the Vatican in Rome.
University News | 27 May, 2019
The 15th annual Queen’s University Belfast Boat Race is due to take place next month, with Queen's rowers taking on Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 8 June 2019.
SOCIETY | 23 May, 2019
The LINKS network today (23 May) hosted an international symposium on ‘Investing in early childhood development for peaceful societies’ at Queen’s University Belfast.
University News | 21 May, 2019
Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, delivered the annual Harri Holkeri lecture today (21 May) at Queen's University Belfast.
21 May, 2019
New research by Queen’s University, Wenzhou Medical University, Renmin University of China and Orbis International has found that offering glaucoma screening in China could be highly cost-effective while reducing blindness among the population.
Research | 21 May, 2019
Graduates from Queen’s University Belfast are working with technology company Sensum to develop “empathic” machines of the future, including cars that will measure and respond to the feelings of their occupants.
SOCIETY | 17 May, 2019
The first Positive Peace Leadership workshop was delivered today (17 May) by the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s Management School in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace.
University News | 16 May, 2019
Queen's University Belfast cyber security expert, Professor Máire O'Neill, has been appointed to the UK’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council.
University News | 15 May, 2019
Queen’s is helping secure Northern Ireland’s status as a global cyber security hub by offering 40 full scholarships worth over half a million pounds for its specialist Applied Cyber Security MSc programme.
Society | 14 May, 2019
Distinguished philosopher Baroness Onora O’Neill has delivered the ninth McCosh Lecture at Queen’s University’s Great Hall.
Research | 14 May, 2019
A researcher from The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) has been awarded a major grant that will allow him to build a five strong team to work on developing a new mobile network concept.
University News | 10 May, 2019
A Queen's University Belfast Mechanical Engineering student, Judith Cameron, has won the UK Female Undergraduate of the Year award.
University News | 10 May, 2019
Eight students from Queen’s University will join a group of thirty-one students from across Ireland to spend this summer in the USA as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP).
HEALTH | 10 May, 2019
A discovery by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London (KCL) could revolutionise treatment for vascular and diabetes related cardiovascular diseases.
Technology | 8 May, 2019
The cyber security industry in Northern Ireland is on course to generate salaries of over £70 million each year employing almost 1,700 people.
University News | 7 May, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast is to host an independently organised TEDx event later this month. PwC is the event corporate partner.
SOCIETY | 1 May, 2019
The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Eddie Lynch, has published a report which calls for change in how older victims of crime experience the criminal justice system.
1 May, 2019
One of the most high-profile figures from the worlds of environmentalism, tourism and public engagement has been confirmed to deliver the 2019 IGFS Annual Lecture.
Queen’s researchers are involved in new study that will support patients with tracheostomies in critical care environments to communicate through a new technological device.
Research | 30 April, 2019
Man-made structures set in tidal streams can be a feeding hotspot for seabirds, according to new research.
Health | 17 April, 2019
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.
Research | 15 April, 2019
New research has been released that charts the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on global sea levels throughout history to the present day.
Society | 15 April, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
University News | 12 April, 2019
Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of ten universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have met at Queen’s University Belfast.
SOCIETY | 12 April, 2019
A new Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission for Belfast has recently been announced as part of a three-city £3.5 million climate action project.
Research | 11 April, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast Civil Engineering graduate Hung Phung Quang is already making an impact on local industry as he joined a team at The McAvoy Group to collaborate on the structural design of a new offsite housing solution.
Health | 10 April, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 10 April) officially opened the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC), which will radically change the landscape of modern medicine in Northern Ireland and beyond.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 April, 2019
National Museums NI recently announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Queen’s University and Ulster University to enhance cross-institutional collaboration.
Research | 9 April, 2019
Archaeologists from Queen’s are playing a key role in a new project “Journeying Beyond Westeros”, which will introduce visitors to the largely hidden Medieval history of Ulster, through Northern Ireland’s connection to Game of Thrones.
Space | 8 April, 2019
A new research paper suggests that abundant interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua may help new star systems to form planets quickly.
Health | 3 April, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way of treating major diseases of the eye caused by the abnormal growth of new blood vessels.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 April, 2019
Marks & Spencer CEO, Steve Rowe, has delivered the annual KPMG Lecture where he announced a new student placement programme.
Health | 2 April, 2019
Queen’s has taken a major step forward in developing the future leaders who will use big data to drive improved healthcare and economic prosperity on the island of Ireland.
University News | 28 March, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the latest development on the Belfast Region City Deal as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland signed the Heads of Terms.
Space | 29 March, 2019
The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2019
Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have recently been named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellows by Eisenhower Fellowships.
SOCIETY | 28 March, 2019
The research team examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland is making a final appeal for oral history volunteers.
Space | 28 March, 2019
An international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen’s University Belfast, have identified an asteroid that is spinning itself into oblivion.
Health | 26 March, 2019
Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.
Health | 25 March, 2019
Results from a study evaluating the economic, environmental, health and social impacts of the Connswater Community Greenway were announced at an event held at Riddel Hall (25th March).
University News | 22 March, 2019
Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, has met with academics from Queen’s University Belfast and representatives from the food industry in Northern Ireland.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 March, 2019
Queen's University Belfast has named leading figures from the world of business, science, sport, academia and the arts Honorary Graduates in 2019.
SCIENCE | 20 March, 2019
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.
The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queens University Belfast has been selected as part of a US-Ireland tripartite center-to-center (C2C) collaboration to develop smart cardiovascular repair technologies.
Research | 13 March, 2019
Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Osman, a Research Fellow and Clare Burnett, a PhD Researcher at Queen’s, are attending Parliament on Wednesday 13 March to present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of STEM for BRITAIN.
University News | 14 March, 2019
The LINKS research network at Queen’s University Belfast and the Palestinian Child Institute at An-Najah University in Palestine have announced they are to collaborate on future programmes supporting the development and evaluation of early childhood
SOCIETY | 12 March, 2019
Queen's recently hosted a public talk by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter on 'The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics'.
Technology | 8 March, 2019
A team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Wireless Innovation have won a global award for their work in creating a solution which will reduce the cost and complexity of 5G mobile networks.
cancer | 12 March, 2019
The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Tuesday 12 March) released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2017.
7 March, 2019
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a novel experimental treatment for chronic lung diseases that could improve the lives for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Technology and Society | 3 March, 2019
A team of first year LINCS (Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society) doctoral scholars were awarded first runner-up at the prestigious Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition on 11-12 February in London.
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A £150,000 investment to help enhance mental health services for students living in Belfast has been announced by Belfast HSC Trust, Queen’s University and Ulster University.
ARTS AND CULTURE | 6 March, 2019
Award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as the second Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast.
Science | 28 February, 2019
An investment of €3.2 million is helping to train the next generation of leaders and innovators through a unique interdisciplinary research programme at Queen’s University Belfast.
Society | 26 February, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, recently hosted a debate discussing two of the biggest names in modern Irish history, Edward Carson and John Redmond.
Health | 26 February, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast is part of a large transdisciplinary project to provide better support to people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 February, 2019
A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Technology | 20 February, 2019
Engineering expertise from Queen’s University Belfast is playing an important role in the development of the next generation of aircraft engines for Rolls-Royce and creating high value research jobs in Northern Ireland.
Technology | 15 February, 2019
Expertise within Queen’s University Belfast’s Engineering and Physical Science’s Faculty will continue to play a transformational role in driving innovation and efficiencies in the global advanced manufacturing sector.
Science and Technology | 13 February, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast astrophysics expert, Professor Stephen Smartt, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Irish Academy.
Recognition | 13 February, 2019
Three researchers from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast have been shortlisted as finalists in the esteemed Mobile World Scholar Challenge.
SOCIETY | 12 February, 2019
Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.
SOCIETY | 8 February, 2019
Queen's recently hosted a debate on 'Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies of Violent Conflict'.
As part of Health Data Research UK, Queen’s University, supports the creation of a non-profit association to accelerate progress in medicine and health.
SOCIETY | 7 February, 2019
The findings of pioneering research exploring social workers’ role supporting vulnerable children and adults during the Northern Ireland conflict will be launched today (Thursday 7 February) in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Science | 6 February, 2019
Astrophysics researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, along with international partners, have discovered the first evidence of the end-product of a collision outside of our own solar system.
A leading scientist from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded over £855,000 from Cancer Research UK to find new ways to prevent oesophageal cancer and improve survival rates.
Science | 4 February, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Glasgow have been awarded a £4 million grant to train the next generation of engineers and scientists in data storage.
2 February, 2019
Queen’s researchers find UK prostate cancer patients left to deal with erection problems with inadequate support.
SOCIETY | 31 January, 2019
A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is part of a new Place-based Climate Action Network (P-CAN), which will help the local delivery of the UK’s climate change objectives.
Science | 31 January, 2019
Research led by Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton suggests that the Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland.
Appointments | 25 January, 2019
Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emma Flynn as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.
22 January, 2019
Queen’s University, in partnership with the British Academy, recently co-hosted a debate on ‘The Future of the Corporation, Economy and Society’.
17 January, 2019
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.
Health | 15 January, 2019
Queen’s University have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility.
Technology | 10 January, 2019
Computer scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new innovative system to reduce delays on smart devices.
University News | 10 January, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed Tánaiste Simon Coveney for a discussion on ‘Maintaining the habit of Co-operation’.
Recognition | 9 January, 2019
Queen's University Belfast cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.
Appointments | 8 January, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.
Recognition | 3 January, 2019
The New Year's Honours list 2019, published on Saturday 29 December, recognised the achievements of five members of staff at Queen's.
20 December, 2018
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, are leading a cutting-edge project, named the “MONARCH” study, that could benefit eye disease patients whilst saving both time and money within the NHS.
Health | 17 December, 2018
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to analyse bowel cancer tumours, which could lead to more personalised treatments and better prognosis for patients.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 December, 2018
World-leading Historian, Professor David Armitage recently delivered the annual Frank Wright lecture at Queen's.
Health | 12 January, 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.
Science | 16 January, 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.
Renewable energy | 17 January, 2018
A €9.7 million cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.
Psychology | 19 January, 2018
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males.
Science | 19 January, 2018
A Queen’s University Belfast scientist has recreated the first ever mini version of a gamma ray burst in a laboratory.
CULTURE AND ARTS | 24 January, 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.
LATEST NEWS | 25 January, 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.
Science and Technology | 30 January, 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).
HEALTH | 2 February, 2018
Queen's University Belfast scientists are backing Cancer Research UK’s awareness campaign for World Cancer Day and urging everyone to join them.
SOCIETY | 7 February, 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.
HEALTH | 7 February, 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.
Science | 8 February, 2018
By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have revealed dynamics that go beyond ‘classical’ physics and hint at quantum effects.
Science | 12 February, 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.
Health | 12 February, 2018
Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.
HEALTH | 15 February, 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.
Honorary Graduates | 22 February, 2018
Distinguished names from the field of academia receiving honorary degrees from Queen’s in 2018 include:
Health | 1 March, 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.
28 February, 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.
28 February, 2018
Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period are set to gather at Queen’s University Belfast to mark its 20th Anniversary.
Science | 5 March, 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.
Science | 8 March, 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.
Health | 13 March, 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.
SOCIETY | 27 March, 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.
Health | 14 March, 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.
Health | 15 March, 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.
SOCIETY | 14 March, 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.
Health | 15 March, 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.
Health | 16 March, 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.
Science | 16 March, 2018
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 years earlier than history books indicate.
Health | 19 March, 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.
Computing | 22 March, 2018
A leading international conference on computing systems will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from 2 – 4 April 2018.
Science | 28 March, 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.
Health | 28 March, 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.
Building Peace event | 29 March, 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.
Building Peace event | 9 April, 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.
Cyber security | 11 April, 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.
SOCIETY | 13 April, 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.
Health | 13 April, 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.
CULTURE AND ARTS | 16 April, 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.
Business | 17 April, 2018
Queen's University Belfast leads the way for ICURe's Commercialising Research Programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and North of England
Science | 19 April, 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.
Engineering | 20 April, 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.
SOCIETY | 23 April, 2018
A major new research paper published today (Tuesday, 24 April) compares the impact of Brexit so far and its implications for the two remain-supporting areas of the UK: Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Health | 24 April, 2018
A research team from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with an international team of experts, have made ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work.
Technology | 24 April, 2018
A new millimetre-wave research lab has been opened by Keysight Technologies, Inc. , in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.
ARTS AND SCIENCE | 3 May, 2018
Researchers from Queen’s have launched a new, interactive exhibition exploring the Anglo-Saxons understanding of the cosmos in the Middle Ages, and whether it may provide further clues on the whereabouts of the hypothetical ‘Planet Nine’.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 May, 2018
The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP will provide a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on 24 May 2018 (today).
3 May, 2018
Around a million fewer people moved house in the 2000s than in the 1970s and it is mostly due to an ageing population, changes in the housing market and altered attitudes, a Queen’s University Belfast researcher has found.
8 May, 2018
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will deliver the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast, organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
8 May, 2018
Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system.
8 May, 2018
Professor Duncan Thorburn Burns from Queen’s University Belfast has received the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.
8 May, 2018
Ten new research and engineering jobs are being created at Queen’s University Belfast, to meet the demands of new contracts and the rapidly growing cyber security industry in Northern Ireland.
Science | 8 May, 2018
An international team of astronomers, led by a Queen’s University Belfast PhD student, has used European Southern Observatory telescopes to investigate an ancient relic from the beginning of the Solar System.
Health | 10 May, 2018
Professor Chris Elliott, founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s, gave the keynote address at ETH Zurich’s World Food System Center’s highly anticipated public lecture on food fraud on Thursday 26 April.
Health | 11 May, 2018
Queen’s researchers have secured a prestigious award to develop a new antibody drug for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
14 May, 2018
A Queen’s University Belfast student has developed software which can detect insurance fraud quickly.
Health | 17 May, 2018
Queen's University Belfast is trialling new psychometric tests as part of its admission process for nursing undergraduates.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 May, 2018
Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
Business | 18 May, 2018
AFBI and Queen’s University Belfast have announced a new strategic alliance to create a globally competitive research and education partnership, developing the next generation of leaders and experts in agri-food and bioscience.
SOCIETY | 21 May, 2018
In-depth analysis of public attitudes to Brexit in Northern Ireland, by researchers from Queen’s University and funded by the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative, find people want the UK to stay in the customs union and single market.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 May, 2018
Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
SOCIETY | 23 May, 2018
A new report from researchers at Queen’s has found that there are significant attitudinal differences and direct experiences towards the PSNI and their use of stop and search powers from 16 year-olds across social and religious lines.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 May, 2018
The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP gave a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 24 May 2018).
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2018
Queen’s University and the Department of Health are jointly hosting a major lecture next month to help mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.
Health | 28 May, 2018
Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast this week (28-31 May 2018) for a major Summit on how to feed a growing global population.
SOCIETY | 29 May, 2018
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins visited Queen's today (Tuesday, 29 May) deliver the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s, organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 31 May, 2018
Six academics from Queen’s have recently been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.
Cyber security | 1 June, 2018
Queen’s University is investing £500k in a brand new state-of-the-art cyber security research lab at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.
SOCIETY | 4 June, 2018
Academics from Queen’s University and Ulster University are leading on a new research project examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland.
5 June, 2018
A group of 25 engineering students from Queen’s University Belfast will take on around 100 universities in the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone, England.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 June, 2018
Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Peter Robinson, today (Thursday, 7 June) delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 June, 2018
Queen’s University Belfast and the Department of Health today (Tuesday, 12 June) welcomed Professor Rafael Bengoa to the University to mark 70 years of the NHS.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 June, 2018
Five students from Queen’s have been selected for the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP) 2018, to build the next generation of leaders across Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Technology | 13 June, 2018
Queen’s University Belfast has opened a new £7.5 million state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technology facility, supporting its mission to enable more competitive supply chains with increased productivity.
SOCIETY | 14 June, 2018
A major new research report published today (Friday, 15 June) by researchers from Queen’s, presents findings from a large scale study of views on Brexit from local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Health | 15 June, 2018
A chance conversation between researchers at Queen’s University Belfast led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia.
Science | 18 June, 2018
Breakthrough research has revealed the British Isles were repeatedly submerged under an ice sheet extending to the centre of the North Sea over a million years earlier than previously thought.
Health | 20 June, 2018
A study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann from Queen’s University, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases with each additional drink per week.
Psychology | 25 June, 2018
A researcher at Queen's University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement.
Health | 26 June, 2018
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have shown for the first time that the eye could be a surrogate for brain degeneration like Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 June, 2018
Former speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast.
27 June, 2018
A new cyber innovation centre, which will be partly delivered by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University Belfast, has been officially opened.
Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 28 June, 2018
Dr Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg and President Martin Meehan will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 28 June)
Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 29 June, 2018
Steve Rowe and Dame Vicki Bruce will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 29 June)
Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 30 June, 2018
Shuji Nakamura, Professor Charles Sawyers and Michael J. Dowling will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Saturday 30 June)
Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 2 July, 2018
Professor Catriona Seth and Dr Shahidah Mohd Shariff will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Monday 2 July)
Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 3 July, 2018
Rory Best will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Tuesday 3 July)
Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 4 July, 2018
Siobhan Fitzpatrick CBE and Professor Dr Gülsün Sağlamer will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 4 July)
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 June, 2018
The University of Chicago and Queen's today (26 June) announced they will convene Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference from 23–24 August 2018.
9 July, 2018
The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) based at Queen’s University Belfast has announced Kildare based start-up Tixserve as the newest addition to its associate membership programme.
10 July, 2018
A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world’s largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage.
19 July, 2018
Representatives from Sohar University Oman and Orpic have visited Queen’s University Belfast to discuss potential collaboration projects.
Health | 24 July, 2018
A Queen's University researcher has found for the first time how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers' productivity and reduce poverty to achieve a huge global productivity boost in sight.
31 July, 2018
On the 20th anniversary year of the Good Friday Agreement, The University of Chicago and Queen's University Belfast bring together international leaders to discuss experiences of violent conflict and strategies for peace building.
SOCIETY | 6 August, 2018
President Barack Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager, Jen O'Malley Dillon, will deliver a public talk at Queen's University Belfast.
Health | 8 August, 2018
Early results from an innovative new clinical trial led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have shown that men with prostate cancer could benefit from radical radiotherapy that delivers treatment in just five visits.
Health | 9 August, 2018
In an article published this month in The Lancet Oncology, a collaborative team of international researchers led by Queen’s University Belfast, outlines the imperative for maintaining public trust in the use of health data for research.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 August, 2018
Places for 335 postgraduate students studying 28 different disciplines announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Science | 22 August, 2018
Queen’s University Belfast has received over £500,000 funding for research that aims to improve gender equality within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
SOCIETY | 23 August, 2018
The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago and the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's hosted Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 August, 2018
Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast have announced their commitment to work together to support innovation and drive economic growth across the region.
Health | 31 August, 2018
Queen’s University and Swansea University have been granted a £54 million investment to transform healthcare through data science.
Health | 6 September, 2018
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a ground-breaking therapeutic process that can target and kill bowel cancer cells, which may improve survival rates for bowel cancer patients globally.
ARTS AND CULTURE | 7 September, 2018
Cross sector creative partnership, Future Screens NI – a collaboration between Queen’s, Ulster University and local industry partners - announces £13 million investment to secure the future of the creative industries in Northern Ireland.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 September, 2018
The Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast and The Doctoral College at Ulster University co-hosted the interdisciplinary event, which was the first collaboration of its kind between the two universities.
Science | 11 September, 2018
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that many children are suffering from an undiagnosed developmental condition, which affects their ability to learn mathematics.
SOCIETY | 14 September, 2018
A major new research study launched today at Queen’s by researchers from BrexitLawNI has found that Brexit will have detrimental consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland and will weaken human rights and equality protections.
Health | 14 September, 2018
An iconic and world class building, the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.
Natural world | 20 September, 2018
A team of scientists led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Roehampton have found basking sharks can jump as fast and as high out of the water as their cousin, the famously powerful and predatory great white shark.
SOCIETY | 24 September, 2018
Northern Ireland’s three universities are once again coming together for the annual Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.
Technology | 26 September, 2018
A group of nine UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, joined up with the top nine engineering institutions in China to hold two international conferences focusing on manufacturing and energy.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 September, 2018
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.
Society | 28 September, 2018
Queen's University Belfast researchers and local historians from the Derry Tower Heritage Group have discovered a medieval monastic round tower in Derry~Londonderry.
HEALTH | 3 October, 2018
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC) ®, have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.
SOCIETY | 4 October, 2018
A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that adults over 50 who were breastfed as babies went on to have a higher household income in comparison to those who were not.
Health | 9 October, 2018
Cancer experts warn that Brexit will seriously harm UK cancer research and could trigger a manpower crisis that will negatively affect the health of our citizens.
Health | 9 October, 2018
A joint team from Queen’s and HSCNI Business Services Organisation (BSO) has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of the first round of its new £1.2 million pounds data analytics programme.
SOCIETY | 10 October, 2018
A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that a Green Brexit could be under threat without greater cooperation between devolved nations and the UK government.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 October, 2018
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has today (Wednesday 10 October) received an honorary degree from Queen’s.
Science and Technology | 16 October, 2018
Queen’s University Belfast is collaborating with international partners to build and operate a new cutting-edge instrument for the European Southern Observatory.
SOCIETY | 16 October, 2018
A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that the majority of Irish people believe that Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his recent papal visit to Ireland.
ARTS AND CULTURE | 23 October, 2018
Award-winning American poet, Mark Doty, has taken up his post as the first International Visiting Poetry Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University.
Science | 24 October, 2018
Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Otago, New Zealand has found.
Social | 30 October, 2018
Queen’s University Belfast, along with Belfast Region City Deal partners, have welcomed news of £350 million investment from Treasury announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Autumn Budget.
Health | 6 November, 2018
Queen's has announced they are part of a consortium that will receive a multi-million-pound investment of government/industry funding to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnosis and precision medicine.
Health | 8 November, 2018
New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times.
SOCIETY | 9 November, 2018
A research study from Queen's has found that the belief in Limbo – a place for unbaptised babies - has declined throughout the decades in Ireland due to the changing beliefs and values of the nation.
ARTS AND CULTURE | 12 November, 2018
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has announced the appointment of Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2018 – 19.
Environment and Sustainability | 14 November, 2018
Queen’s is celebrating international recognition, as the first organisation to achieve GOLD standard in Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation, which rewards companies in the UK who make their workplaces awe-inspiring through cycling.
Science | 15 November, 2018
Better reporting of car accidents could lead to improved safety campaigns and fewer deaths on our roads, new research has revealed.
ECONOMY | 20 November, 2018
Queen's University Belfast contributes £1.9 billion to the UK economy, an independent analysis by London Economics has revealed.
Science | 22 November, 2018
Queens University Belfast and The University of Aberdeen are bringing together their environmental research and teaching centres of excellence to deliver a unique PhD opportunity for 100 students.
Science and Technology | 22 November, 2018
Queen's University Belfast researchers are preparing for winter and have developed a new system to prevent ice from building up on aircraft.
University news | 23 November, 2018
Academics from Queen’s University Belfast will be traveling to Yale University in the USA this week to address two separate conferences on the subject of peace.
Technology | 26 November, 2018
A group of experts from the UK and China have met in Nanjing to discuss global challenges, internationalisation, knowledge transfer and innovation between academia and industry.
SOCIETY | 27 November, 2018
A publication which highlights how public opinion has changed in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has been launched by ARK to mark 20 years of the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey series.
27 November, 2018
Queen's University Belfast welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May today (Tuesday, 27 November) for a community event and roundtable discussion on Brexit.
29 November, 2018
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and Kings College London, have for the first time produced a comprehensive map of cancer research activity across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), The Russian Federation (RF) and Central Asia (CA).
CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 November, 2018
Modern language researchers at some of the UK’s leading Universities are calling for the appointment of a ‘Chief Government Linguist’ to champion the importance and relevance of languages to policy-making.
University News | 3 December, 2018
A China Alumni Association Group has been launched by Queen's University Belfast at an event in Shenzhen.
SOCIETY | 4 December, 2018
A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain and Ireland did not cause Sinn Féin’s subsequent electoral victory, as previously proposed.
University News | 6 December, 2018
An invention by the late Frank Pantridge, a past Professor from Queen’s and cardiology consultant in Belfast, has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.
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