Aislinn McAleenan is graduating today (23 July) with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD opportunity to continue developing a robot which could revolutionise eye surgery.
Anita Dennison (aged 24) from Newry, Co Down, will celebrate graduating from Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 23 July) for the second time with a degree in social work.
The 2020-21 President of the University’s Malaysian Students' Society NI (MSSNI), who established a task force for international students impacted by Covid-19, has been named the 2021 Allstate NI Queen’s Student of the Year.
Queen’s University Belfast has an integral role in a Northern Ireland nano technology consortium, which has been awarded £60m to develop new technology for medical devices, communication and data storage.
Professor Emeritus Henry Halliday from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the highest honour bestowed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - the James Spence Medal - for his outstanding contributions to neonatal care.
It’s double celebrations for inspirational mature student Michael Downey today (21 July) as he graduates with a First in Business Information Technology from Queen’s, as well as landing his dream job as a software engineer in New York.
A new study by Queen’s University Belfast and Washington University in St. Louis shows that promoting physical activity is key to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
Elizabeth Buick aged 49 from Newtownabbey will graduate today (Tuesday 20 July) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Adult Nursing from Queen’s University Belfast.
Rosemary Stevenson (aged 50) from Ballymena, Co Antrim, will graduate today with a First Class Honours degree and top of her class from Queen’s for the second time, having managed to do the same when graduating in Law from Queen’s in 1993.
Frances Logan (aged 23) from Holywood, Co. Down, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia when she was just 19 years old and studying at St Andrew’s University in Scotland.
Professor Sir Michael McBride has been awarded the honorary title of Professor of Practice in Public Health Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in recognition of his contribution to healthcare leadership, education and research.
Nicole Ewart (aged 22) from Dromore, Co. Down, will today (Monday 19 July) graduate with a (BA Hons) English and Sociology from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s.
Madina arrived in Belfast from Azerbaijan aged just 16 and is graduating today (Monday 19 July) with a First Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences, aged 19.
Sisters Alison (28) and Emma McAllen (23) from Cookstown will both graduate today with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s.
Covid-19 has had a ‘negative impact’ on language learning at schools in England, according to a new British Council report published today (Thursday 8 July 2021), which was jointly authored by an academic from Queen’s University Belfast.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the winner of the 2021 Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.
The LucidTalk poll, conducted for a team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that Northern Ireland voters are evenly split over the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the publication of the #ResetForGrowth report which details forward-looking, pragmatic proposals for Northern Ireland and Belfast to reset how prosperity and growth is delivered.
A world-first clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown how a new combination of radiotherapies has improved the treatment of very advanced prostate cancer in men.
Jupiter’s clouds have water conditions that would allow Earth-like life to exist, but this isn’t possible in Venus’ clouds, according to the groundbreaking finding of new research led by a Queen’s University Belfast scientist.
Queen's University Belfast has united with the six Northern Ireland Further Education Colleges, Stranmillis University College, St Mary’s University College, OU, and CAFRE on a new initiative.
The first-ever manufacturing ‘cyber seed’ which grows just like a plant and produces innovative designs for products ranging from aircraft parts to medical devices has been conceptualised by researchers – and now it is being brought to life.
New public polling commissioned in collaboration by Queen’s University, Ulster University, and the Human Rights Consortium has found significant cross-community support for the inclusion of a range of rights in a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.
Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University are bringing together world class experts to deliver help deliver a research and engineering programme for the new £40million Advanced Research and Engineering Centre (ARC) in Northern Ireland.
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of an esteemed colleague, Professor Rick Wilford, Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.
Precision Medicine Centre (PMC) at Queen’s will partner with Sonrai Analytics in a programme to deliver a transformational tool in cancer diagnostics.
A plastic device that could radically reduce the risks and complications of treating coronary heart disease, is being co-developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.
A research study on public understanding of coercive control has been released today (Thursday 10 June) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.
World-leading researchers at Queen’s are collaborating with industry experts to develop the next generation of single and double deck hydrogen buses, helping in the global fight against climate change.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left nearly three-quarters of theatre freelancers feeling pessimistic about their futures, new research suggests.
A Queen’s University Belfast research team is leading an international study on COVID-19 Antibody Response in Cystic Fibrosis (CAR-CF).
COVID-19 has ‘severely disrupted’ language learning in Northern Ireland, according to new British Council research which launched today (Wednesday, 2 June 2021).
A new research programme co-led by Queen's University has launched today, with £3.5 million in funding from the Wellcome Trust and Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation.
Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety from the School of Biological Sciences and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast has received a prestigious Agilent Thought Leader Award.
Work led by DATA-CAN, the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, whose Scientific Director is Professor Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health at Queen’s University Belfast, has received a major UK award.
The Department for the Economy has announced the provision of £1.8m worth of funding as part of its Economic Recovery Action Plan which will create 100 Master’s places across Queen’s and Ulster University.
Queen’s has announced the endowment of a £400,000 poetry scholarship and the creation of a classroom known as the Longley Room, in recognition of the lifetime of poetry excellence from Michael Longley CBE and his wife, Professor Emerita Edna Longley.
Dr Julia Miskelly from Queen’s has been recognised by UKRI as having a job that ‘changes the world’ as part of their ‘101 jobs campaign’ which highlights some of the many roles that contribute to the success of the research and innovation system.
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast are part of an international research team which has made an exciting new discovery of how magnetic waves can help to heat the Sun.
A new Edge Computing Hub, based at Queen's University Belfast, aims to unlock the scientific and societal opportunities in the next Internet frontier, Edge computing.
New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown the zebrafish could help humans reach Mars by understanding how a form of hibernation, known as induced torpor (a state of reduced metabolic activity) may provide radio-protective effects.
Teachers grading their students’ work may be influenced by their perceptions of the students’ personalities, according to the findings of an international research collaboration
In a groundbreaking first, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found thousands of ‘Achilles Heels’ or ‘cancer vulnerabilities’ in an analysis of more than 700 different cancer cell types.
Public Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast hosted Jonathan Powell, CEO of Inter Mediate, for a virtual ‘in conversation’ event with Professor Richard English.
A report launched at the Secure Connected Intelligence Summit, taking place this week at Queen’s (18-20 May) shows that Northern Ireland’s cyber sector now employs 2,300 people across 104 companies, generating £110m in salaries each year.
Queen’s University has become the first UK university to partner with the leading global Agrifood Venture and Innovation Platform.
Researchers are set to test innovative approaches to a major new UK-wide study that will follow babies born in the 2020s over many decades to understand how societal circumstances and events affect them.
This International Nurses Day Queen’s University Belfast, The Open University and Ulster University have come together to celebrate the diversity of the nursing profession and promote nursing as a career for all.
President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Ian Greer, has welcomed the Economic Vision for Northern Ireland announced today by Economy Minister Diane Dodds.
The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s University Belfast hosted ‘Reflections on female leadership’, an in-conversation event with the three women who hold the top political and administrative roles in Northern Ireland.
Nearly one million cancer cases in Europe are being missed due to Covid-19, according to new data presented today by the European Cancer Organisation (E.C.O) Special Network on Covid-19 and Cancer, co-chaired by Professor Mark Lawler.
Queen’s Management School has been awarded the prestigious and internationally recognised EQUIS accreditation for management and business schools.
An historian from Queen’s University has launched a new book on one of the most controversial political movements in the American Christian Right.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are studying how people aged 50 years and older across Northern Ireland have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part of The Productivity Institute, the Forum is one of eight across the UK that will work to better understand and address regional issues of productivity and improve the UK’s overall performance.
An international collaboration of astronomers led by Queen’s University Belfast has discovered a new chemical signature in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet, a planet that orbits a star other than the sun.
A research report launched today shows that over a third of veterans (36%) living in Northern Ireland who responded to a survey about their mental health and wellbeing are likely to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The first of a series of weekly public talks, organised by Queen's University Belfast to mark the 100th anniversary of the Partition of Ireland, will be available at 12.00pm Monday 26 April, 2021.
There are wide concerns and polarised views among voters in Northern Ireland about the political impact of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, a new opinion poll conducted by Lucid Talk on behalf of Queen’s University has revealed.
Queen’s University Belfast’s Chancellor, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that the new Biden administration in the USA is committed to the success of Northern Ireland economically and politically.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are conducting three new research projects which will study the various factors affecting brain health as we age.
Queen’s University Belfast has won the Student Engagement Award in addressing climate action and enhancing biodiversity at this year’s Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.
Future Screens NI have launched a new mentoring programme, ‘Future Foundation’, to support artists and creative freelancers within the creative and cultural sector in Northern Ireland.
The Politics and International Relations department from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s this week (29 - 31 March) hosted the Political Studies Association (PSA) International Conference 2021.
Queen’s University Belfast and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) today (Friday, 26 March) welcomed the new CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Lindy Cameron, CB OBE, at a joint virtual event.
Professor Mark Lawler has received the prestigious ‘Irish Association for Cancer Research Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine and Research’ Award.
Two researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded prestigious fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) worth a total of £1.1m.
The second phase of a UK-wide study explores the impact of providing health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that the risk of extinction among amphibians – the most endangered animals on the planet – increases for species of smaller body size as their females produce fewer babies per birth.
A collaboration between researchers at Queen’s University and industry experts, Almac Sciences, a member of the Almac Group, has been supported by more than £2 million of funding to accelerate a programme of biocatalyst research and development.
Over the past year, we have been shown the psychological damage that lockdown can have on human wellbeing. New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that “livestock lockdown” may also damage emotional wellbeing in dairy cows.
Today (Tuesday 16 March) leading health officials have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinvigorate and re-prioritise the Ireland–Northern Ireland–NCI Cancer Consortium (The All-Ireland Cancer Consortium (AICC)).
Researchers from Queen’s have been awarded a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, to research the impact of the COVID pandemic on families caring for loved ones with severe learning difficulties.
The Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – have announced support for 20 new collaborations between UK-Ireland based researchers.
Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 12 March) hosted a visit by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.
The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's has awarded the 2021 Barcroft medal to Professor Sarah Gilbert, Saïd Professor of Vaccinology at the Jenner Institute in Oxford.
Staff skilled in using supercomputers at Queen’s University Belfast are supporting top scientists to track the spread of COVID-19 and discover new variants which may help the virus to evade vaccines.
HRH The Princess Royal sent a video message to midwifery students and their lecturers from Queen’s University, to congratulate them on rising to the challenge of supporting maternity services while balancing their academic studies during COVID-19.
Queen’s University Belfast has launched free upskilling courses in leadership and management for individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.
An historian from Queen’s University Belfast has launched a book exploring life for women in the nineteenth-century convict prisons in post-Famine Ireland.
Leading scientists from Queen’s are partnering with researchers from Indian institutions including the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and NUI Galway have today (Wednesday 24 February 2021) launched the new All-Ireland MS Research Network (AIMS-RN).
Research from Queen’s University Belfast suggests that largescale antibody testing could lower social activity and thus contagion of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Developments in smart technologies are set to create many new job opportunities over the next decade and pupils and their parents can find about them from an award-winning Queen’s University Belfast science communicator at a free online event.
Dr Caroline Barelle has been appointed the 2021 Entrepreneur in Residence at Queen’s University within the Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Faculty.
Queen’s and McGill University have found that viruses, (small microbes that cause diseases such as the common cold or COVID-19) can ‘hijack’ an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the block the body’s antiviral immune response.
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have explored the reliability and limitations of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in predicting the global solar magnetic field.
Queen’s University Belfast has been named as one of the UK’s first Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE).
Academics at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded funding of over £400,000 to lead research into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responses to armed conflict in Colombia.
Research by Queen’s and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry has highlighted the impact of the pandemic on diagnoses of cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, in addition to Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer.
A series of public talks organised by Queen's University Belfast, entitled “The Partition of Ireland: Causes and Consequences” will take place during 2021 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Partition of Ireland.
Thirty funded doctoral scholarships announced by Queen’s University Belfast are set to provide a unique opportunity to explore the challenges of Artificial intelligence (AI) for every area of science and society.
Researchers from the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research are leading a new international consortium, funded by Cancer Research UK, which aims to determine better ways to treat patients diagnosed with the earliest stages of bowel cancer.
A Queen’s University Belfast study looking at how to reduce negative attitudes towards gender initiatives in STEM has found that they receive better support when their impact is effectively communicated.
Students from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics have come top in the annual UK-wide Model NATO competition held remotely this year.
Research by Queen’s and DATA-CAN has highlighted how hundreds of people are at risk of dying unnecessarily over the next five years, if there is no plan on how to diagnose and treat people with other life-threatening illnesses alongside the pandemic.
A programme of weekly testing of pupils and staff is to be introduced in special schools in Northern Ireland at the start of February. The testing will be delivered by the Queen's University Belfast laboratory using the Direct LAMP test platform.
A research report on historical Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries between 1922 and 1990 has been published by the Northern Ireland Executive.
A new research study sheds light on how churches on the island of Ireland are navigating the Covid-19 pandemic including changes in pastoral care, moving religion online, social services and the wider community, and stress and ministry.
Researchers at Queen’s University have completed recruitment of patients to a UK-wide clinical trial that is assessing the safety of an innovative cell therapy for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure.
New software to tackle cybersecurity risks increased by remote working has been developed through a partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast-based tech company Ampliphae.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has appointed Louise Kennedy and Padraig Regan as the inaugural Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows for 2020–21.
A Queen’s University astronomer has been announced as the winner of a prestigious award from the Royal Astronomical Society.
Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a grant from Science Foundation Ireland and the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy to research how COVID-19 damages blood vessels.
Guidance on the Rights of Child Human Rights Defenders, written by Professor Laura Lundy from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, has recently been launched by Child Rights Connect.
Goalies beaten by free kicks in football matches over the festive period this year might try using newly published scientific research from Queen’s University Belfast to fend off criticism of their talent.
On the day that an expected 140 million Americans will finally elect their next President, we celebrate Northern Ireland’s connections with the US by meeting some of the scholarship recipients presently studying at Queen’s.