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Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Queen’s cybersecurity hub

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 August, 2022

Nadhim Zahawi, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has visited Queen’s University to celebrate Northern Ireland’s exceptionally strong cybersecurity sector.

2022
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Research discovery may help diagnose and treat cancer and brain disorders

HEALTH | 10 August, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have revealed how the pathway of an identified protein could lead to early diagnosis and targeted treatment for several cancers and brain disorders.

Neuroscience

2022

Queen’s researchers receive funding for new breast cancer treatment

HEALTH | 4 August, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have received funding from Breast Cancer Now to search for new treatments inspired by COVID-19 vaccine innovation.

Cancer Research

2022

Queen’s flies the flag for sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY | 3 August, 2022

Queen’s continues to fly the flag for sustainability with yet another award recognising its success in making the most of its green spaces.

Sustainability

2022
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Research gives insight into background and health of Ulster-Scots and Irish language speakers

29 July, 2022

New research, which gives an insight into the social background and health of Ulster-Scots and Irish language speakers in Northern Ireland, has been published today by Queen’s University Belfast.

Human Geography

2022
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Queen’s academic contributes to “Creating Our Future” findings presented by Minister Harris

28 July, 2022

Professor Jose Bengoechea, Director of the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University was a member of the Expert Committee for Creating Our Future.

Health

2022
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Ukraine Conflict: Expert Analysis from Queen’s University Experts

SOCIETY | 28 July, 2022

It has been almost six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, devastating the country with over 10,000 people losing their lives, 8.7 million people fleeing the country, and over 8 million people becoming internally displaced during the conflict.

Conflict

2022

€3 million funding for US-Ireland R&D Partnership CoQREATE on Quantum Internet foundations

Science | 27 July, 2022

An investment of €3 million has been announced to investigate technologies that will form the foundations of a quantum internet.

2022

Remembering Professor Lord David Trimble

26 July, 2022

Professor Lord David Trimble has been described as a ‘giant of Irish and international politics’ by Lord Paul Bew, Queen’s University’s Professor Emeritus of Irish History, on the sad news of his passing.

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Landmark study finds Covid-19 measures leading to severe mental health crisis in prisons

SOCIETY | 21 July, 2022

1 in 3 prisoners show symptoms of “severe anxiety disorder” indicating high levels of post-traumatic stress.

Coronavirus, Mental Health, Social Justice, Society

2022
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European Cancer Organisation’s Time To Act Campaign Receives Top Honours

HEALTH | 18 July, 2022

The Time To Act campaign, organised by the European Cancer Organisation (ECO) in collaboration with the global public affairs agency BCW, has been recognised with the prestigious Excellence in Communicating and Using Data Award.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2022

GPs risking their own health at work

HEALTH | 14 July, 2022

New research shows general practitioners (GPs) spend more time sitting down than many other occupations, putting their own health at risk. ​

Health, Public Health

2022
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Queen’s University in major UK project to combat climate change

SUSTAINABILITY | 7 July, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast was today named part of a high-level, government-backed, £5 million research network designed to jumpstart the UK agrifood industry’s journey to carbon Net Zero.

Sustainability

2022

Back of the net for Denis Clarke

GRADUATION | 7 July, 2022

The Chair of Queen’s Soccer Club for the past 50 years, Denis Clarke, has been awarded a Doctor of the University for distinction in sport.

Graduation

2022

Entrepreneurial Peter on right track for graduation

GRADUATION | 7 July, 2022

Inspirational Master’s student Peter Gillan is getting ready to celebrate in style this week as he graduates First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering.

Graduation

2022

PwC Technology Apprentices celebrate as they graduate from Queen’s University

GRADUATION | 6 July, 2022

The first ever cohort of PwC Technology Degree Apprentices are celebrating as they graduate from Queen’s University Belfast today.

Graduation

2022

Cyber lead awarded Honorary Degree

GRADUATION | 6 July, 2022

The first CEO of the UK National Cyber Security Centre, Ciaran Martin, is receiving a Doctor of Science in Engineering for distinction in engineering today.

Graduation

2022

Passionate Food Nutritionist graduates from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 6 July, 2022

 Peter Gracey (22) from Belfast, is delighted to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition with Professional Studies before embarking on his next adventure in the USA.  

Graduation

2022

A less invasive treatment approach for bowel cancer could save over £1 billion

HEALTH | 6 July, 2022

New research suggests that providing a break in treatment to patients with advanced bowel cancer could not only benefit a patient’s quality of life but could also help save £1.2 billion for the National Health Service in England.

Cancer Research

2022

Former Queen’s Judge in Residence honoured

GRADUATION | 5 July, 2022

Former Judge in Residence at Queen’s The Rt Hon Sir Donnell Deeny was awarded a Doctor of Laws for distinction in public service today.

Graduation

2022

Andrea overcomes the odds to land dream job as a nurse

GRADUATION | 5 July, 2022

Andrea is delighted to graduate today (Tuesday 5 July) and to pursue her dream job.

Graduation

2022

Mature student graduates with first class honours after overcoming many challenges

GRADUATION | 5 July, 2022

Natasha Bulter-Thompson is today (Tuesday 5 July) graduating with a first class honours degree in Adult Nursing.

Graduation

2022

First female UK Justice of the Supreme Court and former Queen’s Judge in Residence honoured

GRADUATION | 5 July, 2022

The first woman Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and its first woman President, The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE, was awarded an Honorary Degree at Queen’s today.

Graduation

2022

Determined young mother who was told to “lower her sights” graduates with degree in law

GRADUATION | 5 July, 2022

Lauren Crawford, aged 27 from Ballymena, will graduate today, Tuesday 5 July, with a Bachelor of Law degree from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2022

Man Booker Prize winner among Honorary Graduates

GRADUATION | 4 July, 2022

The 2018 Man Booker Prize winner, Northern Ireland writer Anna Burns receives an Honorary Degree at Queen’s today.

Graduation

2022

First Class student overcomes health challenges to graduate

GRADUATION | 4 July, 2022

Samirah Binte Mohd Amir, a psychology student at Queen’s University, faced many health issues while studying for her degree but with determination to succeed, she is now being awarded a First-Class degree.

Graduation

2022

Passionate campaigner for older people dedicates degree in social work to late grandfather

GRADUATION | 2 July, 2022

Sophie O’Neill, aged 23 from Belfast, will graduate today with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2022

Troubles survivor and victim's campaigner graduates with PhD from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 2 July, 2022

Paul Gallagher, 49, from Belfast will graduate today with a PhD in Sociology from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work from Queen’s University.

Graduation

2022

Star international student overcomes adversity to graduate with PhD

GRADUATION | 2 July, 2022

Emanuel Patrick Quashie from St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean will graduate today with a PhD from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University.

Graduation

2022

Double joy for County Down siblings graduating together

GRADUATION | 1 July, 2022

It is double celebration for siblings Mary and Roy Elliott as they both graduate with degrees from the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s.

Graduation

2022

Services to medicine honoured at Queen’s

GRADUATION | 30 June, 2022

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Vice Principal for Health at Queen Mary University of London, and Director of the NIHR Barts Medical Research Centre, will pick up a Doctor of Medical Science for distinction in medicine at Queen’s today.

Graduation

2022
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Children relate to political, religious and sporting symbols from age five

PSYCHOLOGY | 30 June, 2022

Children begin to identify with religious and political symbols from as early as the age of five, according to research by Queen’s University Belfast.

2022

Research shows cost of living with a food allergy in NI

HEALTH | 29 June, 2022

People with food allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease have to fork out on average over £1,400 per year due to their conditions, according to research from Queen's University Belfast and public agency Safefood.

Public Health

2022

Popular teacher builds on her skills

GRADUATION | 29 June, 2022

Bronagh McGreevy, from Ballymena, has graduated from St Mary's with a Master’s of Education with Pastoral Issues.

2022

Queen’s honours former Lord Chief Justice

GRADUATION | 29 June, 2022

Queen’s University has awarded an Honorary Degree to former Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan, today in recognition of his wide-ranging contribution to public service.

Graduation

2022
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Public support for the Protocol is edging up in Northern Ireland, yet concerns persist

SOCIETY | 29 June, 2022

Most oppose unilateral action by the UK Government on the Protocol and three-quarters (74%) think that a UK-EU negotiated settlement to the outstanding issues is preferable.

Brexit, Peace studies, Politics, Society

2022

Inaugural Annual Professor Lord David Trimble lecture takes place at Queen’s

27 June, 2022

The Inaugural Annual Professor Lord David Trimble lecture has taken place at Queen’s University and was delivered by Lord Paul Bew, a Professor Emeritus in Politics at Queen’s.

2022

Leading surgeons visit Queen's medical education learning hub

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 June, 2022

Leading surgeons from Northern Ireland, Wales and England met with medical education leaders from Queen’s University today, to discuss innovative ways of learning that will equip the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Dentistry, Education, Health, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Pharmacy

2022

Simon Harris TD visits Queen’s to discuss building a shared island and future through education

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 June, 2022

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science of Ireland, Simon Harris TD, delivered an address at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 23 June).

2022

Researchers shed light on mysteries of antimatter

23 June, 2022

Researchers have uncovered how positrons – key to PET scan technology – interact with molecules, paving the way for further research that may advance materials science and medical imaging technology.

Physics

2022

Researchers to test Belfast drinking water for lead contamination

23 June, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast plan to test drinking water in 300 Belfast homes for lead contamination after a small study detected elevated levels.

drinking water; lead; contamination

Human Geography

2022

Queen’s announces Victoria Kennefick as winner of the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize

ARTS | 23 June, 2022

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced Victoria Kennefick as the winner of their 2022 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Creative Arts , Poetry

2022

Queen’s University part of new research initiative to help prevent psychosis in young people

HEALTH | 22 June, 2022

Queen’s University is part of a new research initiative which will train PhD students with the aim of identifying and preventing psychosis in young people.

Health, Mental Health, Psychotic disorders, Society

2022

Geothermal energy could be “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources

21 June, 2022

Geothermal energy could be the “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources and help meet net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

Energy, Sustainability

2022

Queen’s researcher develops new sensor which provides early warning of bridge damage

21 June, 2022

A new prototype sensor that provides an early warning signal if a bridge is at risk of scour – the number one cause of bridge collapse globally – has been developed by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher.

Engineering

2022

Skill Up success at Queen’s University

21 June, 2022

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and Pro-Vice-Chancellor David Jones welcomed Economy Minister Gordon Lyons MLA and Minister of State for Northern Ireland Conor Burns to Queen’s today to hear from students about the Skill Up initiative.

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Queen’s University Belfast rises ten places in latest Complete University Guide league table

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 June, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has climbed ten places to 24th position in the UK in this year’s Complete University Guide league table.

Education, Research Impact

2022
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International research project will study religion in societies emerging from Covid-19

SOCIETY | 16 June, 2022

A research project led by Queen’s will study and compare the changing role of majority and minority religions in ‘global north’ contexts: Canada, Germany, Ireland/Northern Ireland (UK) & Poland, as these societies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus, Society, Sociology

2022
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Bringing back native predators to tackle invasive species crisis

ENVIRONMENT | 16 June, 2022

Restoring native predator populations could help to keep in check some of the most problematic invasive species around the world, suggests a new study led by Queen’s University Belfast and Cornell University.

Sustainability

2022

£2.8m to accelerate bright ideas into global opportunities

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 June, 2022

Queen’s University has been a awarded a £2.81m grant as part of a programme to jumpstart knowledge exchange, translation and commercialisation.

Economics, Research Impact

2022
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Next generation of research leaders awarded £98 million to tackle global issues

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 June, 2022

A key research talent in condensed matter physics will return to the UK to take up a prestigious fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast as part of a £97.8 million UK-wide programme.

Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Research Impact

2022
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Next generation of researchers awarded £98 million to tackle global issues

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 June, 2022

A key research talent in condensed matter physics will return to the UK to take up a prestigious fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast as part of a £97.8 million UK-wide programme.

Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Research Impact

2022

Queen’s celebrates green credentials

SUSTAINABILITY | 14 June, 2022

Queen’s University has become the first organisation on the island of Ireland to be given a Green Meetings Gold award.

Sustainability

2022

Science research programme offered free to Ukrainian students

STUDENTS | 14 June, 2022

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) has offered 14 free spaces for Ukrainian students as part of its iENGAGE online summer research programme.

Experimental Medicine

2022

Two Queen’s University Belfast academics awarded Fulbright Scholarship

University News | 10 June, 2022

A Queen's alumnus and two Queen’s University Belfast researchers are three of forty people across Ireland to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship this year.

2022

Researchers identify heavy elements from neutron star collision

9 June, 2022

Some of the heavy elements in the Universe have been identified by researchers who have been analysing the results of a neutron star collision.

2022

Scientists offer solutions to global phosphorus crisis that threatens food

SUSTAINABILITY | 9 June, 2022

A major new report by scientists, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers, warns that global mismanagement of phosphorus is causing twin crises, brought into sharp focus with fertiliser prices skyrocketing in recent months.

Sustainability

2022
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Queen’s University recognised by leading authority for cyber security education

Technology | 8 June, 2022

The leading authority for cyber security in the UK has recognised Queen’s University Belfast for its high standard of cyber security education.

cyber, security, education

Cyber Security

2022

Queen’s appoints former political leaders as honorary Professors of Practice

7 June, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast today announced the appointment of four former political leaders and a retired senior civil servant and the re-appointed of two other politicians as honorary Professors of Practice.

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2022

The importance of physiology education to students and society

7 June, 2022

Academics from Queen’s have taken part in a study analysing the impact of physiology education on the UK economy.

Medicine

2022

Seamus Heaney Centre announces shortlist for the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2022

ARTS | 1 June, 2022

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the shortlist for their 2022 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Languages, Poetry

2022

Queen’s Academic elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences

HEALTH | 1 June, 2022

Professor Mark Lawler has been elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS).

Cancer

2022

Queen’s University Belfast marks the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 June, 2022

Queen’s University has marked Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting a magnolia tree on the grounds of the university campus as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.

2022

Queen’s to host fifth TEDx event at the University

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 May, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast - with event corporate partner PwC – is to host its fifth independently organised TEDx event.

Business Engagement, Public Health, Society

2022

Queen’s Mitchell Institute co-hosts international peace conferences

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 May, 2022

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s has co-hosted two international conferences addressing issues on peace and conflict.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Global peace, Peace studies

2022
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Urinary, Gynaecological, hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer incidence and survival statistics NI

HEALTH | 26 May, 2022

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Thursday 26 May) released the official Statistics on urinary, gynaecological, hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer incidence and survival rates for Northern Ireland 1993 - 2020.

Cancer

2022
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A growing majority in Northern Ireland think Brexit has increased the likelihood of a united Ireland

SOCIETY | 26 May, 2022

The 2021 results of Northern Ireland’s leading social attitudes survey are released today (Thursday 26 May) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Brexit, Peace studies, Politics, Society

2022
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Dr Brian O’Dwyer to speak at Queen's University Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2022

New York Irish community leader Dr Brian O'Dwyer will deliver the 2022 Irish Studies International Lecture, entitled ‘Irish America from the Troubles to Brexit: A Sleeping Giant Awakes,' on Tuesday 7 June at Queen's University Belfast.

Business, Irish history, Irish Studies

2022

Pets or threats? Goldfish might be harmful for biodiversity

ENVIRONMENT | 25 May, 2022

A new study has highlighted the potential threat of pet fish to biodiversity.

Sustainability

2022

Queen’s academics admitted to Royal Irish Academy

RECOGNITION | 24 May, 2022

Dr Gladys Ganiel and Professor David Jones from Queen’s University Belfast have been officially admitted to the Royal Irish Academy for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, humanities and social sciences, as well as to public service.

2022

Queen’s Management School receives Major Donation

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 May, 2022

Queen’s Management School in Belfast is delighted to announce the Mark Pigott Lecture Theatre, endowed by a generous gift of £1 million in support of the new innovative facility at the Riddel Hall campus.

Business, Business Engagement

2022
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Academic & human rights experts publish initial response to Troubles (Legacy & Reconciliation) Bill

LAW | 24 May, 2022

The Model Bill Team, made up of academics from the School of Law and the human rights NGO, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), has published an initial response to the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill.

Law, Peace studies, Politics

2022
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Design teams announced for ambitious Queen’s-led City Deal Innovation Centres

City Deal | 24 May, 2022

Queen’s University has taken a major step forward with plans to build three Innovation Centres, with an investment of £200m, as part of the Belfast Region City Deal.

Belfast Region City Deal

City Deal

2022

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

HEALTH | 23 May, 2022

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, Professor David Jones, is among 60 of the UK’s most prominent biomedical and health scientists elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences’ prestigious Fellowship.

Health

2022
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Queen’s part of £12 million investment to support policy relevant research in Northern Ireland

RESEARCH | 20 May, 2022

An initiative that has transformed how de-identified administrative data can be safely used to develop evidence on issues of crucial public importance in Northern Ireland is set to continue following an investment of almost £12 million.

Health, Health data, Management, Mental Health, Sustainability

2022

Scientists reveal how seascapes of the ancient world shaped genetic structure of European population

A | 20 May, 2022

Scientists have revealed how seascapes of the ancient world have shaped the genetic structure of European populations.

ancient history, maltese, populations, genetics

Archaeology

2022

Queen’s academic wins prestigious Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize for book of poetry

ARTS | 20 May, 2022

Dr Gail McConnell, Senior Lecturer from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s, has won the 27th  Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, worth £7,500, for her book of poetry, The Sun Is Open, published by Penned in the Margins.

Creative Arts , Poetry

2022

Building resources to recognise and manage delirium

HEALTH | 18 May, 2022

Queen’s University and the University of Limerick are about to begin a joint project to tackle knowledge and education around delirium.

Ageing, Health

2022
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Academic releases new book tracing 18th century ethno-religious population data in Ireland

SOCIETY | 17 May, 2022

Professor Liam Kennedy, who specialises in Irish political and religious demography, has released his latest book entitled 'Irish religious censuses of the 1760s: Catholics and Protestants in eighteenth-century Ireland'.

Anthropology, Creative Arts , Politics

2022
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Queen’s trauma experts deliver PTSD training to professionals working with Ukraine refugees

SOCIETY | 17 May, 2022

Trauma experts from Queen’s University are working with clinicians in Ukraine and Poland who are supporting people experiencing PTSD due to war.

Conflict Transformation, Mental Health, Psychological trauma, Society

2022

New £58 million institute on course to open in 2025

Technology | 17 May, 2022

A new £58 million Global Innovation Institute (GII) is on course to open in Belfast by 2025.

Cyber Summit, ECIT, GII

Cyber Security

2022
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£7.7m project to drive new standards for safer, greener, more cost-effective UK infrastructure

Sustainability | 13 May, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast will play an integral role in a new £7.7m collaborative project, aiming to change how important parts of the UK’s infrastructure are monitored and maintained.

City Deal, Engineering

2022

Queen’s University Belfast professor elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

13 May, 2022

An electronic engineering Professor at Queen’s University Belfast has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), which is the highest recognition of scientific endeavour in the UK.

Engineering

2022

New global study shows potential of Belfast as a sustainable city

SUSTAINABILITY | 12 May, 2022

A new study assessing city planning policies and the urban design and transport features across 25 global cities. Belfast, one of the 25 cities involved in the study, scored above average for public transport but faired less well for green spaces.

Environment, Sustainability

2022

REF results highlight research excellence at Queen’s

RESEARCH | 12 May, 2022

Queen’s University research has been rated joint 1st in the UK for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science and 4th in the UK for Health and Biomedical Sciences by the REF 2021. Law research has been ranked 8th in the UK.

2022
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Better use of data needed to tackle NHS backlogs

HEALTH | 11 May, 2022

A major success of the UK’s COVID-19 response has been the use of up-to-date, publicly available data - now this approach must be widened to tackle the indirect and long-term effects of the pandemic, according to a new study by Queen's.

Cancer

2022
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Understanding key issues for our time: Queen’s University’s Open Learning programme

EDUCATION | 10 May, 2022

The importance of supporting migrants is reflected in Queen’s University’s new Spring Open Learning Programme.

Education

2022

Poor mental health linked to difficulties escaping problem debt

Society | 10 May, 2022

Mental health is a key factor in people’s ability to manage their personal debt by following debt advice, according to newly published research.

Psychology

2022

Transforming livestock manure and silage into biomethane could reduce NI's carbon footprint

9 May, 2022

Turning livestock manure and grass silage into biomethane could help to meet demand for energy as well as significantly reducing Northern Ireland’s carbon footprint, researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found.

Sustainability

2022

Business leaders give disadvantaged students life-changing opportunity

University news | 4 May, 2022

A group of 30 business leaders have joined together to launch a new initiative which will support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to fulfil their potential through a university education at Queen’s University Belfast.

bursary, students, disadvantaged, business

2022

Peatland reveals remote community survived a millennium of environmental change

Sustainability | 28 April, 2022

A seemingly remote community in Northern Ireland was able to survive a millennium of environmental change by adapting social conditions to remain resilient, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found.

peatlands, antrim plateau, climate change, environment

Environment, Sustainability

2022

Higher Education funding challenges will create inequality and constrain NI Economy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 April, 2022

Potential budget cuts in Higher Education and fewer university places will result in the loss of more young people through educational migration and damage the long term future of the local economy.

Economics, Education

2022

Scientists awaken viral response to target bowel cancer

HEALTH | 27 April, 2022

New research has identified the role of the immune response within bowel cancer tissue, which could lead to new lifesaving treatments for bowel cancer patients.

bowel cancer, treatment, cancer, personalised

Cancer

2022

Children can’t avoid mind wandering at school but it can seriously affect learning

Society | 26 April, 2022

It’s impossible for children to avoid daydreaming or “mind wandering” in the classroom but it could be seriously affecting their ability to learn, a study by Queen’s University Belfast psychologists has found.

children, mind wandering, learning, education

Society

2022

Queen’s University announces Brian Conlon Foundation gift to honour legacy of renowned businessman

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 April, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has announced a generous gift from The Brian Conlon Foundation to Queen’s today (Monday 25 April).

2022

Queen’s doctor receives prestigious award for research on head and neck cancer

HEALTH | 19 April, 2022

Dr Kirsty Taylor, a Clinical Fellow from the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research at Queen’s, has received the prestigious 2022 Conquer Cancer Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

2022

Dr Gail McConnell wins Pollard International Poetry Prize

ARTS | 13 April, 2022

Dr Gail McConnell, poet and Senior Lecturer from Queen’s University Belfast, has been announced as the winner of the 2022 John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize for her debut book The Sun is Open.

Creative Arts , Poetry

2022

Largest study for men with breast cancer launched

HEALTH | 12 April, 2022

A new international consortium to uncover genes that lead to breast cancer in men has been launched at Queen’s University Belfast.

cancer, breast cancer, male breast cancer, networks, consortium, international research

Cancer

2022

Queen’s University to host Belfast/Good Friday Agreement 25th Anniversary Conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 April, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast is set to host a major international conference to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

Global peace, Peace studies

2022
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NIO Minister visits ahead of event to shape future of £98m advanced manufacturing facility

11 April, 2022

Minister of State for Northern Ireland Conor Burns has visited Queen’s University ahead of a two-day event which will bring together over 70 leaders in advanced manufacturing to shape the future of a £98m world-class facility for the industry.

City Deal

2022

Queen's University made partner of Ireland Health Care Scholarship Program

HEALTH | 11 April, 2022

The scholarship program has been announced by The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of Optum Ireland’s parent company, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and has been designed to grow the health care workforce in Ireland.

Education, Health

2022

High levels of ‘death illiteracy’ in Northern Ireland could be causing harm, experts warn

Society | 8 April, 2022

Lack of understanding of how to access end of life and bereavement support could be causing major harm to people across Northern Ireland, according to experts.

palliative care, end of life, death, illiteracy

Society

2022

1 in 4 cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed through emergency routes

7 April, 2022

Over a quarter of cancers in Northern Ireland (27.9%) are being diagnosed through emergency routes like hospital A&E departments.

Cancer

2022

£3m Funding Boost for Queen’s University Archaeology and 14CHRONO Centre

7 April, 2022

Funding of £3m has been awarded to Queen’s University Belfast to fund a major upgrade of the Archaeology and Palaeoecology laboratories, and the 14CHRONO Centre.

Archaeology

2022

All Island Cancer collaboration will be “unbeatable”

HEALTH | 7 April, 2022

Experts from Queen’s and UCD are working together to deliver an All-Island Cancer Research Institute (AICRI).

Cancer, Cancer Research

2022

Taoiseach delivers inaugural Queen’s Chief Executive’s Club lecture in Royal Irish Academy Dublin

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 April, 2022

The inaugural Queen’s University Belfast Chief Executive’s Club Dublin lecture, hosted by the Royal Irish Academy, has been delivered by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD.

Politics, Society

2022

Queen’s and UCD strengthen research collaboration

RESEARCH | 6 April, 2022

Queen’s and UCD have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in research and innovation in areas of mutual strength.

Agriculture, Cancer Research, City Deal, Technology

2022

Rapid and widespread change needed to meet net zero targets for livestock

ENVIRONMENT | 5 April, 2022

A report published by the consortium CIEL (Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock) has identified that greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced if wide scale and highly effective mitigations are adopted across UK farms.

Environment, Sustainability

2022

Queen’s Professor awarded France’s prestigious Palmes Académiques

RECOGNITION | 4 April, 2022

Professor Janice Carruthers has been made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ambassador to the UK, Her Excellency Mme Catherine Colonna, at a special ceremony at Queen’s University Belfast.

Cultural Life, French, Languages, Modern languages

2022

People attached to their pets more likely to be depressed and lonely during lockdown, study finds

PSYCHOLOGY | 4 April, 2022

People who are strongly attached to their pets were more likely to suffer mental health problems during the Covid-19 lockdown than those who are less attached, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.

Coronavirus, Psychology

2022

Researchers analyse paint jets on a bass speaker to answer questions about the Sun

Science | 31 March, 2022

A team of researchers from across the UK and India have discovered a connection between fluid vibrating on a bass speaker and the small jets of plasma that originate from the surface of the Sun.

Sun, Physics

2022

Only 3,500 mountain hares left in England – though peatland restoration offers hope.

ENVIRONMENT | 31 March, 2022

England’s last mountain hare population in the Peak District, is now at low densities across most of the uplands, states new research.

Environment, Sustainability

2022
QMS Queen's management school

Survey launched of management practices in Northern Ireland businesses

BUSINESS | 30 March, 2022

A new survey of management practices in local businesses, ‘Northern Ireland Management Practices Survey 2022’, has been launched today (Wednesday 30 March).

Business, Economics

2022

Urgent action required for the UK and US to tackle the global cancer epidemic

HEALTH | 29 March, 2022

A new study by leading researchers in the UK and the US has highlighted the critical need for more strategic collaboration between these two global powerhouses of cancer research to address one of the most common causes of premature death worldwide.

cancer, data, collaboration, UK, USA

Cancer

2022
The Lanyon Building

New research identifies need for better support for some Service leavers

SOCIETY | 29 March, 2022

New research, published today, calls for more support for Services leavers who face challenges transitioning from military to civilian life.

Mental Health, Peace studies, Social Justice, Society

2022

New data and digital health research programme to tackle ‘future cancer epidemic’

HEALTH | 28 March, 2022

A cross-border research programme using data and digital health skills at Queen’s University Belfast and University of Limerick is aiming to tackle a ‘future cancer epidemic’.

Cancer Research

2022
Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up

Queen’s part of £1.25M project to build a diverse energy research community

SUSTAINABILITY | 28 March, 2022

A £1.25M project is tackling the lack of diversity in energy research by harnessing the talents of researchers from all backgrounds.

Aerospace engineering, Energy, Mechanical engineering, Sustainability

2022

Queen’s crowned winner of All-Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge for Students

HEALTH | 24 March, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has been crowned the winner of the All-Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge for Students 2022.

Education, Health, Society

2022

Carl Frampton supports men’s mental health campaign at Queen’s

HEALTH | 23 March, 2022

Belfast boxer Carl Frampton is supporting a men’s mental health campaign at Queen’s University Belfast, which has been launched during a week of wellbeing activities and discussion.

Mental Health

2022

Health Minister Robin Swann visits KN Cheung SK Chin InterSim Centre

HEALTH | 23 March, 2022

Health Minister Robin Swann and new Chief Nursing Officer Maria McIlgorm, greets Nursing & Midwifery students in a visit to state of the art facilities at Faculty of Medicine, Life & Health Sciences, QUB - KN Cheung SK Chin InterSim Centre.

Nursing & Midwifery

2022
Economy Minister Gordon, Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer,, Lauren McGarry

Minister’s visit highlights Queen’s commitment to impact-focussed innovation

23 March, 2022

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has visited Queen’s to see how University-industry R&D will harness additional investment, create new jobs and accelerate inclusive growth through the three new Belfast Region City Deal-funded Innovation Centres.

Belfast Region City Deal

City Deal

2022

Queen’s University Belfast joins all-Ireland initiative to ensure food security and sustainability

ENVIRONMENT | 22 March, 2022

The Minister for Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots MLA, and his Republic of Ireland counterpart, Charlie McConalogue TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today launched the All-Island Food Integrity Initiative.

Food Integrity, Sustainability

2022

Small acorns grow strong partnerships

Sustainability | 16 March, 2022

The Lord Mayor of Belfast has been lending a helping hand to Queen’s University Belfast students and the San Souci Residents Association as they planted trees at the Elms Village.

Sustainability

2022

Researchers warn permafrost peatlands approaching tipping point

15 March, 2022

Researchers are warning that permafrost peatlands in Europe and Western Siberia are much closer to a climatic tipping point than was previously believed.

permafrost, peatlands, climate change

Human Geography, Sustainability

2022
lungs, cancer, xray

LUNG CANCER INCIDENCE AND SURVIVAL STATISTICS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND 1993-2020

15 March, 2022

Official Statistics on lung cancers diagnosed in Northern Ireland during 1993-2020 were published on 15 March 2022 at 9:30am. This release provides details of the number of lung cancer cases diagnosed each year along with incidence rates over time

Cancer

2022
Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up from side

Ukraine: A statement from our Vice-Chancellor

14 March, 2022

Queen’s University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer has issued the following statement in response to the conflict in Ukraine.

2022
Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up

Queen’s University developing future innovation leaders

14 March, 2022

A major partnership including Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded £3.4 million to create a Development Network with approximately 500 research and innovation leaders from across the UK.

2022
Man walks behind a child on a beach

Keeping longer lives healthier

HEALTH | 14 March, 2022

Queen’s is one of four universities taking forward new national research focusing on wellbeing in later life.

Health

2022
Queen’s University Chancellor Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anne Anderson, VC Ian Greer

Former Irish Diplomat honoured by Queen’s University Belfast

11 March, 2022

Former diplomat and Ireland’s first female Ambassador to the US, Anne Anderson, has been honoured by Queen’s University Belfast for distinction in public service.

2022
Nola Hewitt-Dundas

Queen’s University academic becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

10 March, 2022

A Queen’s University Belfast academic has been recognised as a leading expert in her field after being named a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Education

2022

Researchers calling for views on Northern Ireland’s Gender Recognition Act

Society | 10 March, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are calling on people from right across Northern Ireland to submit their views on Northern Ireland’s Gender Recognition Act.

Society

2022

New Wastewater Surveillance Programme Monitors COVID-19 at Community Level

HEALTH | 9 March, 2022

Health Minister Robin Swann and Minister for Infrastructure Nichola Mallon today officially launched a major initiative in Belfast that will provide an early warning alert to any upsurge or new variants in relation to the COVID-19 virus.

Biological Sciences, Public Health

2022

150 years of history and beyond

8 March, 2022

Queen’s University and the Greater Shankill Partnership have been working together with the Public Office of Northern Ireland and the Shankill’s St Matthew’s Church to mark the church’s 150th anniversary.

History

2022
Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up from side

Queen’s statement in response to the conflict in Ukraine

3 March, 2022

Queen’s University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer has issued the following statement in response to the conflict in Ukraine.

2022
Psychology

Acceptance and Commitment therapy improves quality of life in people with muscle diseases

Psychology | 2 March, 2022

New research has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be used effectively to improve the quality of life and mood of people living with chronic muscle disorders like Muscular Dystrophy (MD).

2022

Researchers discover bone of 68-million-year-old majestic dinosaur with broken wrist

Science | 2 March, 2022

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered the bone of a 68-million-year-old Russian dinosaur that had broken its wrist, most likely from running or jumping over rough terrain in search of food or water.

amurosaurus, dinosaur, paleontology

Archaeology

2022
purple Lanyon

Queen’s awarded major funding boost through Irish Government’s Shared Island initiative

Research | 2 March, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are set to collaborate with institutions across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following a major funding boost from the Irish Government.

2022
Raleigh lectures logo with country crests

Queen’s co-hosts prestigious Raleigh Lecture

2 March, 2022

The latest in a series of high-profile British Academy Lectures was recently chaired at Queen’s by Director of the Mitchell Institute Professor Richard English.

2022
Queen's receives ASAS accreditation

Queen’s in lead on elite athlete provision

SPORT | 2 March, 2022

Queen’s University has become one of the first institutions to be accredited for its dual career support structures and programmes for athletes.

2022

Researchers to play key role in developing new tech for UK space missions

Space | 1 March, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are set to play a key role in developing new technology that is suitable for future UK space missions.

Astrophysics

2022

Queen’s Vice-Chancellor visits Ulster University’s North West campus

Corporate | 1 March, 2022

The President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer paid a visit to the Ulster University Campus in Derry/Londonderry today to meet with Vice-Chancellor Paul Bartholomew and his team.

2022

Queen’s commission Lord Trimble portrait

24 February, 2022

Queen’s University have commissioned a portrait of Northern Ireland’s former First Minister and Nobel Laureate Lord Trimble today to hang in the University’s Great Hall.

David Trimble, portrait, peace, law, Northern Ireland

Politics

2022

Protocol continues to divide opinion in Northern Ireland

Politics | 24 February, 2022

The Protocol continues to divide opinion in Northern Ireland, but the majority agree that solving it is essential for peace and stability

Protocol, brexit, Northern Ireland, politics

Politics

2022

Improving soils to halt climate change ‘costing the earth’

23 February, 2022

Investing in the ground beneath our feet could have wide-ranging benefits for the environment, animal and human health – as well as moving closer to Net Zero, according to research led by IGFS.

Sustainability

2022

Collaboration and skills vital for sustainable economy, say business leaders

Sustainability | 22 February, 2022

“Working together on climate issues is the way to secure our future” – this was the message from a group of business leaders and academics as they met to discuss the way forward for Net Zero.

sustainability, cooperatives, business, academia, net zero, carbon, emissions, climate change

Sustainability

2022

Major UK study to assess the impact of community organisations on public health

HEALTH | 22 February, 2022

Researchers are set to gather evidence of the positive impact community organisations have on public health, in the largest UK study of its kind.

community, wellbeing, health

Public Health

2022
The Lanyon at night

Party Leaders set out their stalls at Queen’s

15 February, 2022

Queen’s University has announced a series of Party Leader lectures to take place in the run up to the 2022 Assembly election.

Politics

2022

Queen's University joins Rolls-Royce Cyber Technology Research Network

Technology | 10 February, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has joined a prestigious network of cybersecurity scientists who are working to strengthen Rolls-Royce’s response to cyber threats.

Cyber Security

2022

Black Death mortality not as widespread as previously thought

10 February, 2022

Pollen data from 19 modern European countries reveals that although the Black Death had a devastating impact in some regions, parts of Europe experienced negligible or no impact at all.

black death, pandemic, pollen

Society

2022
Red Imported Ant

Prevention strategies for invasive species could save trillions

ENVIRONMENT | 9 February, 2022

New research has found that the damage costs by invasive species are at least ten times the management expenditure and that their prevention could save trillions.

invasive species, policies, environment, biodiversity

Biological Sciences

2022

Stark picture unveiled of loneliness at the end of life in Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 9 February, 2022

The first study looking at loneliness and terminal illness in Northern Ireland has revealed a stark picture of the scale and impact that loneliness has on dying people and their carers.

end of life, loneliness, palliative, cancer

Health

2022

Resource launched illustrating COVID-19 variants across Northern Ireland

HEALTH | 8 February, 2022

A new public resource, developed by Queen’s University Belfast and the Public Health Agency (PHA), has been launched today.

Covid-19, variants, data, Northern Ireland, rates

Coronavirus, Health data

2022

Queen’s academics pose key proposals for adult social care

Society | 7 February, 2022

Academics from Queen’s have had an important role in the recent Department of Health (DOH) recommendations for changes within the adult social care system in Northern Ireland.

Society

2022

Queen’s University Belfast receives prestigious award for AI research

Technology | 7 February, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has been named as one of the first-ever successful recipients of The Alan Turing Institute’s Network Development Awards.

AI, research, Queen's University, Alan Turing

Technology

2022

Red wine and berries could improve life expectancy for those with Parkinson’s

HEALTH | 3 February, 2022

Recent research has found, for the first time, that people with Parkinson’s disease who eat more flavonoids—compounds found in foods like berries, cocoa, tea and red wine—may have improved life expectancy compared to those who don’t.

parkinsons, flavonoids, life expectancy, healthy eating

Health

2022

Cool runnings: unravelling the winter movements of basking sharks

ENVIRONMENT | 2 February, 2022

New research has revealed that basking sharks overwintering in tropical waters off Africa experience cooler temperatures than those remaining in Ireland.

basking sharks, sharks, water, marine, animal behaviour

Biological Sciences

2022
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Hiranandani Upscale School student crowned winner of Queen’s short story competition

2 February, 2022

Gyanepsaa Singh from Hiranandani Upscale School in Chennai has been crowned the winner of the Queen’s University Belfast’s inaugural Short Story Competition led by the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s.

Creative Arts

2022

New research will focus on repurposing existing anti-viral therapies to treat patients with COVID-19

HEALTH | 31 January, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast will lead a new £1.6m collaborative project to rapidly identify new treatments for COVID-19.

covid, drugs, treatment, repurposing

Coronavirus, Health

2022

Supported self-help intervention prevents mental disorders among refugees

Health | 28 January, 2022

A psychological intervention can prevent mental disorders among refugees facing hard times, new research has found.

refugees, mental health, mental disorders, WHO, pyschological intervention

Society

2022

Scientists develop non-invasive indicator that changes colour if a wound becomes infected

Science | 27 January, 2022

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have invented a tiny indicator that changes colour if a patient’s wound shows early signs of infection.

smart wound, infection, antibiotics, indicator, non-invasive, colour changing

Medicine

2022

Scientists find link between antibiotics and colon cancer

HEALTH | 27 January, 2022

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian have found that antibiotic use may increase the risk of developing colon cancer, potentially more so among younger people.

cancer, antibiotics, colon, treatment

Cancer

2022

Queen’s University and NVIDIA to invest £5.4million in R&D project

24 January, 2022

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced that Queen’s and NVIDIA will invest £5.4million in a joint Research and Development (R&D) project with the aim to accelerate artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security research in NI.

cyber security, AI, investment, NVIDIA, Queen's, Gordon Lyons, Economy, Economy Minister

Cyber Security

2022

Queen’s Management School recognised as world class

24 January, 2022

Queen’s Management School has been recognised as a world class business school following the award of the Small Business Charter.

Management

2022
2022

Queen’s University Belfast announces the Seamus Heaney Centre’s latest Fellowships for 2022

21 January, 2022

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce the appointment of Hilary McCollum as their new Publishing Fellow, and Darren Murphy and Tara McEvoy as the new Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows for 2022.

2022
2022
Cancer diagnosis pathways image

New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs

HEALTH | 13 January, 2022

A defective gene, normally found in blood cancers, could be treated with drugs already available for cancers with similar gene defects, scientists at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Birmingham have revealed.

cancer, blood, mutations, genes, treatment

Cancer

2022

Red squirrel conservation strategies likely to undermine species survival in future

ENVIRONMENT | 12 January, 2022

New research has shown how current red squirrel conservation strategies in the UK and Ireland, that favour non-native conifer plantations, are likely to negatively impact red squirrels.

Environment

2022

Researchers discover how amphibians differ in caring for their young

7 January, 2022

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has revealed the diverse ways that amphibians care for their young determine how many eggs they lay.

2022

New resource launched to help care home residents and families during pandemic

HEALTH | 5 January, 2022

A new online resource led by Queen's University Belfast has been developed to help bridge the gaps of information to enable carers and their families to make informed decisions around end of life care.

COVID-19, care homes, advanced care planning, older people, end of life

Health

2022

Queen’s University Vice-Chancellor awarded honorary doctorate by leading Indian university

Corporate | 21 December, 2021

The Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Amity University Uttar Pradesh in India for his vast experience, distinctive achievements and contribution to academia.

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

New consortium formed to explore and develop deep geothermal energy projects

Sustainability | 21 December, 2021

Queen's University Belfast is part of a new consortium of leading businesses and academics, which has been formed to explore and develop deep geothermal energy projects in Northern Ireland.

net zero, carbon, geothermal

Sustainability

2021
Professor

Queen’s University funded £619k to help deliver a Net Zero future

Sustainability | 20 December, 2021

A group of leading industry experts, government representatives and academics have been funded more than £600k to develop skills and strategies to help deliver a Net Zero future.

net zero, greenhouse gas, emissions, business, skills, upskilling

Sustainability

2021
Lanyon

Queen’s academic visits Berkeley on Fulbright Scholarship

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 December, 2021

Dr. Cheryl Lawther, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, will move to the University of California, Berkeley to take up a Fulbright Irish Scholarship.

Education, Global peace, Law, Peace studies

2021

Engineer overcomes depression and the death of his father to graduate with First Class Honours

Graduation | 16 December, 2021

Martin Ryan from Newry is celebrating as he marks his graduation from Queen’s University Belfast with a First Class Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, despite battling depression and losing his father.

2021
City Deal

Vice-Chancellor welcomes signing of Belfast Region City Deal as a “momentous occasion”

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 December, 2021 | 15 December, 2021

Queen’s University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer has welcomed the signing of the Belfast Region City Deal, describing it as a momentous occasion for the region and for innovation in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Region City Deal; innovation;

City Deal, Sustainability

2021

Queen's University celebrates Silver Diversity Mark Accreditation

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 December, 2021

Queen's University Belfast is celebrating having been awarded a Silver Diversity Mark recognising its commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Business, Cultural Life

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Entreprenurial mum graduates with PhD whilst creating fitness business to empower women

10 December, 2021

Carla Prentice will graduate with a PhD in Finance from Queen’s Management School on Friday 10 December.

Graduation

2021

Jenni has eye on the prize as she graduates with MSc in Software Development

10 December, 2021

Jenni Walsh will be awarded a Master’s in Software Development from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on Friday 10 December.

graduation

Graduation

2021

Student graduates with PhD while overcoming illness and supporting ICU patients during pandemic

10 December, 2021

Despite dealing with several health challenges over the past few years, becoming a mother and returning to ICU to support Covid-19 patients, Leona Bannon is today graduating with a PhD in Medicine.

Graduation, Queen's, pandemic, medicine

Nursing & Midwifery

2021

Almost two-thirds of species at deep-sea hydrothermal vents are at risk of extinction

ENVIRONMENT | 10 December, 2021

New research from Queen’s University Belfast has led to 184 deep-sea species being added to the global Red List of Threatened Species. Almost two-thirds are listed as threatened, highlighting the urgent need to protect them from extinction.

environment, species, extinction, threatened, molluscs, Red List, deep sea, marine, climate change

Environment

2021

Master's student completed exams while in quarantine in India

Graduation | 10 December, 2021

25-year-old Karthik Kumar is set to graduate with a Master's in Electronics with Professional Internship from Queen’s.

Graduation, Queen's

Graduation

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Social Worker graduates after 20 years

9 December, 2021

Frances McCullough will be awarded a First Class Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in Social Work on Thursday 9 December.

graduation

Graduation

2021
The Lanyon Building

Study Aims to Understand the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Families of Veterans

Society | 9 December, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will play an integral role in a UK-wide study which aims to understand the factors affecting the mental health and wellbeing of Armed Forces veteran families.

veterans, wellbeing, study

Psychology

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Inspirational Sinead celebrates graduation from Kenya

9 December, 2021

It’s double celebrations for inspirational student Sinead Murray as she graduates with a Master’s in Applied Developmental Psychology, as well as securing a job with UNICEF in Kenya.

graduation, Queen's, Psychology

Graduation, Psychology

2021
Classroom learning

Queen’s research shows review of international language provision needed in Wales

SOCIETY | 9 December, 2021

A new Language Trend Wales 2021 report, which reviews international language teaching and learning in Wales, predicts that if current trends continue, it is possible that there will be less than one hundred GCSE entries in French and German in 2030.

Education, Language Policy, Languages, Modern languages

2021

Nurse Catherine lands dream job putting difficult past behind

8 December, 2021

Catherine Carlin will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Nursing on Wednesday 8 December.

graduation

Graduation

2021

Civil Servant translates her future

8 December, 2021

Keeva Rock will pick up her Masters in Translation on 8 December.

graduation,

Graduation

2021
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Queen’s to host global ‘Sustainability Summit’ featuring expert speakers on climate emergency

SUSTAINABILITY | 8 December, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast will host a virtual interdisciplinary ‘Sustainability Summit’ that is designed to stimulate thinking and accelerate key debate on the pressing sustainability challenges facing our planet today.

Climate Change, Environment, Sustainability

2021

New Northern Ireland air pollution dashboard launched

ENVIRONMENT | 7 December, 2021

The Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland (ADRC NI) has launched an online air pollution dashboard that allows the public to input a postcode for anywhere in Northern Ireland to see levels of air pollution in their area.

Environment, Sustainability

2021
QMS Queen's management school

Queen’s Management School receives prestigious AMBA accreditation

BUSINESS | 2 December, 2021

Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University has received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education.

Business, Education

2021

First long-acting option HIV prevention approved for use - Worlds AIDS Day

1 December, 2021

The first long-acting option to protect women from HIV, proven to reduce women’s HIV risk, has been recommended for use by the World Health Organization (WHO).

HIV, AIDS, prevention, treatment, dapivirine ring, slow-release

Pharmacy

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s academics part of new £12m research centre on inclusive trade policy

SOCIETY & ECONOMY | 30 November, 2021

A major new research centre on inclusive trade policy is to launch in early 2022.

Brexit, Economics, International Political Economy, Law, Society

2021

Queen’s University Launches Norman Houston Study Northern Ireland Award

29 November, 2021

Queen’s University has created an international scholarship in memory of honorary graduate and Former Northern Ireland Bureau Director, Norman Houston OBE.

scholarship, award, international students

Education

2021
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and Professor Emma Flynn welcomed Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng MP to Queen's

UK Business Secretary visits Queen’s for update on Innovation Strategy

25 November, 2021

Queen’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer has welcomed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, to the University.

Kwasi Kwarteng, Belfast Region City Deal, nanotechnology, Smart Nano NI

2021
Cancer diagnosis pathways image

Queen’s and Ipsen enter partnership for innovative first-in-class cancer therapy

HEALTH | 23 November, 2021

Queen’s University of Belfast and the global biopharmaceutical company Ipsen have entered a collaboration and licensing agreement relating to Queen’s cutting-edge preclinical stage first-in-class FLIP inhibitor programme.

health, drugs, pharmaceuticals, licensing, cancer, therapy

Cancer Research

2021

New Landmark Tool in the Fight Against the Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer Launched

HEALTH | 18 November, 2021

As part of the ‘Time To Act’ campaign, the European Cancer Organisation is launching its Data Navigator, making key data on the impact of Covid-19 on cancer available across European countries.

cancer, covid, covid-19, data

Health

2021
QMS Queen's management school

Green Paper highlights key issues and solutions for poor productivity in Northern Ireland

ECONOMY | 18 November, 2021

A new Green Paper ‘Northern Ireland’s Productivity Challenge: Exploring the issues’ has been published.

Economic History, Economics, Society

2021
Ryan Donnelly

Queen’s University Belfast leading £1.2m project to revolutionise medical treatment

HEALTH | 17 November, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast are leading a £1.2m project to improve drug delivery for a range of illnesses.

pharmacy, drug delivery, microneedles, microarray, injections

Pharmacy

2021
Green Brexit

The evolving impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland - Analysis from a Queen's University Expert

BREXIT | 12 November, 2021

Five and a half years after the Brexit referendum, the subject remains a live and contested topic in public affairs. The relationship between the UK and EU remains fraught, with Northern Ireland still placed at the crux of those tensions.

Brexit

2021
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Report highlights extensive economic benefits of tackling climate crisis across the UK

SUSTAINABILITY | 12 November, 2021

A new report has highlighted the extensive benefits to the UK economy if immediate action is taken by local authorities to address the climate crisis.

Climate Change, Economic History, Economics, Environment, Sustainability

2021

Queen’s Student Psychiatry Society scoops award at 2021 Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards

HEALTH | 11 November, 2021

Mind Matters has won the PsychSoc or Student Psychiatry Society of the Year Award at the 2021 Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards, which are held annually to recognise excellence within psychiatry.

student, awards, Psychiatrists, health, mental health

2021
Pathway Opportunity Programme scholarship recipients

Students benefit from Centenary Awards and Pathway Opportunity Programme

11 November, 2021

Bursaries totalling £30k have been paid out to students at Queen’s who have taken part in the University’s Senior Academy and Pathway Opportunity programme.

Pathway Opportunities Programme, widening participation, bursaries

2021

New drug delivery could significantly improve treatment outcomes for localised prostate cancer

HEALTH | 11 November, 2021

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a new treatment to be used in combination with radiotherapy that could significantly improve treatment outcomes for men with locally advanced prostate cancer.

prostate, cancer, treatment, cancerous cells, radiotherapy, radiation, peptide, nanoparticles

Cancer Research

2021
black-spartacus-book-cover

Queen’s to host lecture on acclaimed book ‘Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture'

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 November, 2021

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice at Queen's University will host a guest lecture on ‘Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture’.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Cultural Life, History, Peace studies

2021

Seaweed supplements could significantly reduce livestock methane emissions, say Queen's researchers

CLIMATE CHANGE | 10 November, 2021

As Cop26 continues to debate the role of methane in climate change, scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) are to feed seaweed to farm animals in a bid to slash methane emissions by at least 30%.

climate change, seaweed, methane, agricultural emissions, ruminants, net zero, farming

Climate Change, Sustainability

2021

The puzzle of plastics – why do some people recycle but others don’t?

Sustainability | 9 November, 2021

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have been interviewing people across the region to try to crack the puzzle of why some people recycle and others don’t.

recycling, plastics, attitudes, psychology, sustainability

Environment, Sustainability

2021

Queen’s launches innovative drama project ‘Friel Reimagined’

ARTS | 9 November, 2021

Queen’s University has launched ‘Friel Reimagined’, an innovative drama engagement and research project.

Creative Arts , Poetry

2021

Queen's part of All-Island Climate and Biodiversity Research Network

ENVIRONMENT | 9 November, 2021

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, will today (Tuesday 9 November) launch the All-Island Climate and Biodiversity Research Network (AICBRN).

climate, biodiversity, climate change, environment, network

Climate Change, Sustainability

2021

Cancer Knows No Borders – how cancer collaboration saves thousands of lives 

HEALTH | 8 November, 2021

Leaders in cancer discuss how the Ireland – Northern Ireland – US National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium has galvanized world-leading research, saving thousands of lives.  

cancer, cancer data, National Cancer Institute

Cancer

2021

The Pathway Opportunity Programme

5 November, 2021

Second and third year students Hannah Toner and Michelle Edwards recently received their £1000 bursary cheques from Queen's Pathways Opportunities Programme which is supported by donations from individuals and organisations.

2021
2021

Research suggests blocking or hiding face movements could affect the way we interact with others

Society | 5 November, 2021

Study finds blocking or hiding facial movement can affect sharing of emotions and social interaction

facial movement, masks, face, social interaction

Society

2021

Kilwaughter Minerals helps to build £750k pathway to Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 5 November, 2021

County Antrim quarry and mineral processing firm Kilwaughter Minerals is to support an additional 250 first year Pathway Opportunity Programme students at Queen’s University.

Education

2021
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Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn’t linked to heightened infection risk

5 November, 2021

New research has found that the use of non-invasive breathing support to treat moderate to severe COVID-19 infection, isn’t linked to a heightened infection risk, as currently thought.

Medicine

2021
peace wall growing up on an interface

Report highlights how generations born after major peace agreements are still impacted by the past

SOCIETY | 5 November, 2021

A new report conducted by members of the Centre for Children's Rights at Queen’s and in partnership with The Commission for Victims and Survivors has highlighted how generations born after major peace agreements are still impacted by the past.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Law, Peace studies, Social Justice, Society

2021

Researchers discover new tool to investigate more effective cancer treatment

Science | 4 November, 2021

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new tool, which will help to investigate more effective forms of cancer treatment.

lasers, health, cancer, radiotherapy, carbon ions, beams

Health, Health Sciences

2021

Queen’s welcomes senior delegation from Belmont University, USA

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 3 November, 2021

Queen’s University recently welcomed a delegation of academic staff from Belfast’s sister city – Nashville, Tennessee.

Education

2021

Driving Forward to Zero-Emissions at COP26

2 November, 2021

World-leading researchers from the WTECH Centre at Queen’s University Belfast are travelling to COP26 this week to highlight Northern Ireland’s key role in developing zero-emission public transport vehicles.

hydrogen, zero emissions, greenhouse gas, COP26, climate change

Climate Change, Sustainability

2021
The Lanyon Building

UK Military veterans with gambling problems have higher social and economic costs

Society | 2 November, 2021

A study has revealed UK Armed Forces veterans experiencing problem gambling cost society more in terms of their higher use of health and social care services, brushes with the police, loss of working hours, welfare benefits and heavier debt burden.

gambling, veterans, cost impact, healthcare, policing

Society

2021
PVC and bus in front of Lanyon

Queen’s University pledges multi-million pound sustainability action plan

SUSTAINABILITY | 1 November, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has pledged a multi-million pound investment in a new sustainability action plan to help play its part in tackling the global climate emergency.

Business, Environment, Sustainability

2021

Queen's launches ‘Vision for a Sustainable Future’ Schools Challenge

SUSTAINABILITY | 28 October, 2021

Queen’s Management School has launched a new sustainability-related challenge for schools in collaboration with the Linen Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).

Environment, Sustainability

2021
NI Edge

Opinion Panel poll finds majority now view the Protocol as positive for Northern Ireland

BREXIT | 28 October, 2021

A new poll conducted for a research project at Queen’s University Belfast, shows most respondents now view the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland as on balance ‘a good thing’ for Northern Ireland.

Brexit, Politics, Society

2021
Management School

Queen's to host Eco Innovation and Job Creation Business Breakfast

SUSTAINABILITY | 27 October, 2021

Queen’s Management School will host an Eco Innovation and Job Creation Business Breakfast on 8 November 2021 at Riddel Hall in collaboration with the Linen Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).

Business, Environment, Sustainability

2021
Brexit Jigsaw web

Central Border Region study finds Brexit worse or much worse than expected for most participants

BREXIT | 22 October, 2021

Results from a report published today (Friday 22 October) led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that over half of respondents (53 per cent) say that the impact of Brexit has been worse or much worse than they had expected.

Brexit, Society

2021

New computer modelling could boost drug discovery

HEALTH | 21 October, 2021

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a computer-aided data tool that could improve treatment for a range of illnesses.

Pharmacy

2021

Queen’s teams up with Oliver Jeffers and creative partners to create 10km model of the Solar System

Science | 21 October, 2021

space, solar system, oliver jeffers, unboxed

Space

2021
Richard Good, Director of the Turnaround Project, Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicholl and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Professor Ian Greer.

New Queen’s University Bike Hub partnership gets into gear with focus on sustainability

19 October, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a Bike Hub in partnership with social enterprise Big Loop Bikes, to increase access to cycling for staff, students and the wider south Belfast community.

sustainability, bike hub

Sustainability

2021

Researchers call for armchair astronomers to help find unknown hidden worlds

Science | 19 October, 2021

Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast have launched a new online initiative, calling for volunteers to come forward and help to search for extrasolar planets.

space, exoplanet, armchair astronomer, digital footage

Space

2021
Blue Hued computer interior showing chips and transistors

Experts call for computing to become more like the human brain to protect planet

Sustainability | 18 October, 2021

Computer hardware needs to be transformed to become more like the human brain if we are to lower greenhouse gas emissions and avoid future water shortages, a Queen’s University Belfast expert has said.

AI, Computing, COP26, climate change, sustainability, greenhouse gas, water shortage

Climate Change, Sustainability

2021

Queen’s to host global conference which will examine challenges of dealing with contested pasts

SOCIETY & HISTORY | 18 October, 2021

The Centre for Public History at Queen’s University Belfast and the Institute for Historical Research will co-host a major global conference on 21–22 October 2021 that will explore the theme of ‘Troubling Anniversaries’.

Conflict, Global peace, History, Irish Studies, Peace studies

2021
The Lanyon building from the north west

Queen's receives prestigious Green Flag Award

SUSTAINABILITY | 15 October, 2021

Queen's has been recognised for a third consecutive year in Northern Ireland's prestigious Green Flag awards.

open space, green space, environment, green flag, sustainability, heritage

Sustainability

2021

Queen’s University celebrates innovation in manufacturing

Engineering | 14 October, 2021

Queen's University Belfast is today celebrating the relaunch of the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE), which is integral to the 10x Economy Plan for Northern Ireland.

NIACE, relaunch, MOU, engineering, AMIC, City Deal

Engineering

2021
RCN Awards 2021

Queen’s Student Wins Prestigious UK Nurse of the Year

HEALTH | 13 October, 2021

Third-year mental health nursing student Mairead Ryan has been awarded Nursing Student of the year at the prestigious RCN Nursing Awards 2021.

nursing, awards, RCN, student, mental health

Nursing & Midwifery

2021

Queen’s University Belfast research shows how plastics threaten biodiversity of marine life

ENVIRONMENT | 13 October, 2021

New research at Queen’s University highlights the impact that microplastics are having on hermit crabs, which play an important role in balancing the marine ecosystem. 

hermit crabs, ecosystem, marine biology, microplastics, environment, climate change

Climate Change, Sustainability

2021
Fishing is still carried out in the same traditional way that harvested the oysters more than 160 years ago in the Muar River and involves free diving and collecting the fish by hand one by one

New species named by Queen’s expert to be protected in sustainability project

SCIENCE | 12 October 2021 | 12 October, 2021

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher who led a team which discovered a rare new species of oyster is working on a biodiversity project with academics in Malaysia to ensure that it is protected.

Queen's, researchers, biodiversity, oyster, Malaysia

Biological Sciences, Sustainability

2021
2021
Professor Jose Bengoechea

Queen’s Professor contributes to Expert Committee established to assist Creating Our Future

Health and Wellbeing | 7 October, 2021

An Expert Committee has been established to lead the analysis and interpretation of ideas submitted by the public as part of the Creating Our Future campaign.

Health

2021
Lanyon

Queen’s University experts track how COVID-19 started and spread in Northern Ireland

Research news | 7 October, 2021

A group of experts at Queen’s University Belfast have been using mathematical modelling to track the course of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland so that preparations can be made for future variants and diseases.

data, mathematical modelling, COVID-19, Northern Ireland, social distancing

Big Data

2021
Soldiers in Afghanistan

Crisis in Afghanistan - Reflections and Analysis from a Queen's University Expert

SOCIETY | 7 October, 2021

On the twentieth anniversary of the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, and amid the crisis there in 2021, expert analysis is vital.

Global peace

2021
The Lanyon Building

Queen’s University Belfast to lead new EIT funded project to boost entrepreneurship and innovation

UNIVERSITY | 6 October, 2021

£1.2m Horizon Europe funding secured through the EntreUnity project, the first competitive European funding awarded to Queen’s University Belfast since the launch of Horizon Europe.

research, enterprise, food security, funding, collaboration

Entrepreneurship

2021

Scientists reveal extreme exoplanet is even more exotic than they thought

Science | 5 October, 2021

The fiery and inferno-like exoplanet WASP-76b, an ultra-hot Jupiter, may be even more sizzling than scientists thought.

space, exoplanet, hot jupiter, WASP-76B

Space

2021

Carbon Literacy support for 400 students at Queen's

4 October, 2021

Queen’s University is taking part in a new Carbon Literacy initiative, which is being launched in October and will provide certified training to 400 students across the three Faculties on carbon literacy and climate action.

carbon literacy

Environment

2021

NI universities come together for the Festival of Social Science 2021

University News | 4 October, 2021

Queen's and Ulster University come together once again for the annual Festival of Social Science 2021.

ESRC social festival, Queen's, Ulster

Sociology

2021

New £500k digital testbed to create ‘step change’ in smart manufacturing

Technology | 4 October, 2021

A new £500k digital testbed, which will create a “step change” in smart manufacturing, is being built at Queen’s University to help develop new technologies and grow market opportunities for businesses.

Technology

2021

SUPPORTING THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS OF TOMORROW

HEALTH | 1 October, 2021

The young health professionals of tomorrow will benefit from the latest developments in healthcare innovation thanks to a donation from the John Wilson Memorial Trust to Queen’s University Belfast.

Public Health

2021
Professor Margaret Topping in The Graduate School, Queen's University Belfast

Queen's appoints leading academic as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation

UNIVERSITY | 30 September, 2021

Queen's University Belfast has announced the appointment of Professor Margaret Topping as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation.

2021

Queen’s announces Wendy Erskine, Denise Riley and Tim Wheeler as next Seamus Heaney Fellows

ARTS | 28 September, 2021

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Wendy Erskine, Denise Riley and Tim Wheeler as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2021 – 22.

Creative Arts , Music and Sonic Arts, Poetry

2021
Lady with face mask

Third phase of UK-wide study highlights impact of pandemic on health and social care workforce

HEALTH & SOCIETY | 28 September, 2021

The third phase of a UK-wide study exploring the impact of providing health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a workforce under pressure, working longer hours and at risk of burnout.

Coronavirus, Society

2021

Queen’s leads consortium to better understand link between healthy living and dementia

HEALTH | 27 September, 2021

Can a healthy lifestyle combat undernutrition and dementia?

health, dementia, diet, healthy living

Public Health

2021

Queen’s University installs Secretary Hillary Clinton as Chancellor and awards 14 honorary degrees

24 September, 2021

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton was officially installed as Queen’s University Belfast’s first female Chancellor at a ceremony in the Whitla Hall.

Hillary Clinton, Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast, Secretary Clinton, Queen's

2021

Queen's hosts Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 September, 2021

Queen’s University Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and Registrar Joanne Clague hosted the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Queen’s as part of a three day programme of events.

2021

Scientists secure €1 million grant to develop synthetic tendon and ligament implants

SCIENCE | 21 September, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University are part of an international team who will use a newly secured grant of around €1 million to develop synthetic tendon and ligament implants modelled on embryonic tendons.

Pharmacy

2021
Pics of tablets

Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 1993-2019

16 September, 2021

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Thursday 16 September) released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2019.

cancer, cancer rates, data

Cancer

2021
Close up of eye

Clinical trial provides new approach for people with eye disease to increase NHS capacity

14 September, 2021

A UK-wide study, led by Queen’s University Belfast, has shown how a new surveillance pathway for people with stable diabetic eye disease is safe and cost-saving, freeing up ophthalmologists to evaluate and treat people requiring urgent care.

eyes, diabetes, ophthalmology

2021

Queen’s welcomes European Union Vice President Mr Maroš Šefčovič

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 September, 2021

Queen’s University have welcomed the European Union Vice President for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight Mr Maroš Šefčovič as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland.

Brexit

2021

Amphibian foam used for drug delivery for first time

Science | 8 September, 2021

Amphibian foam has been used in drug delivery for the first time by researchers, which could help to combat the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

Pharmacy

2021
The Lanyon Building

New report finds proposed UK government amnesty cannot deliver truth for victims of The Troubles

LAW | 7 September, 2021

A team of legacy experts based at Queen’s University Belfast and the Belfast-based human rights NGO, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), have released a detailed report on the UK government’s recent ‘Command Paper on Legacy’.

Human Rights, Law

2021

Smiling can build relationships even after someone has been untrustworthy, researchers find

Society | 2 September, 2021

A certain type of smile can help to restore trust in relationships after someone has been uncooperative or untrustworthy, according to new research by Queen’s University Belfast.

Smiling, psychology, emotions, facial emotions

Society

2021

Queen’s offers over 800 DfE funded places on courses across priority economic areas

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 September, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast is offering over 800 free places to upskill and retrain people across a range of priority economic areas through postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas and shorter courses.

Economics, Education

2021

New research finds pet dogs can predict their owner’s epileptic seizures

31 August, 2021

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that dogs can predict epileptic seizures, offering a warning sign to owners that has the potential to save lives.

dogs, epilepsy, seizures, detection, assistance dogs

2021
Dr John King

Tribute to Dr John King, Chair of the University Foundation Board

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 31 August, 2021

Queen's is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr John King, Chair of the University Foundation Board.

2021

Children’s book by Queen’s writer described as 'The best animal adventure since Watership Down'

ARTS | 31 August, 2021

Sam Thompson’s children’s book ‘Wolfstongue’ has been described by The Times as "The best animal adventure since Watership Down".

Creative Arts

2021

Queen’s Open Learning short course programme to resume face-to-face teaching

EDUCATION | 26 August, 2021

Queen’s University’s Open Learning short course programme is due to return to face-to-face format in late September, Covid regulations permitting.

Education, Society

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s reaches innovative student accommodation arrangement with city centre provider

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 August, 2021

Queen’s University students seeking accommodation are set to have enhanced options after a unique agreement the university has reached with LIV Student, Belfast.

2021

Poor vision strongly associated with the risk of traffic collisions

HEALTH | 25 August, 2021

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast indicates that urgent action is required to reduce the number of road traffic accidents which can be attributed to poor vision.

traffic, accidents, mortality, LMICs, low and middle income countries, glasses, vision, policy

Public Health

2021

Queen’s lecturer wins prestigious national teaching fellowship

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 August, 2021

Dr Aidan McGowan, a senior lecturer in Computer Science at Queen’s, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship 2021.

National Teaching Fellowship, Dr Aidan McGowan, software engineering

2021

Major UK trial greatly improves outcomes for critically ill children on ventilation

HEALTH | 24 August, 2021

A major UK clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown how a new approach to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill infants and children.

health, ICU, critically ill, ventilator, mechanical ventilators, nursing, policy

Health

2021
Blood Pressure

New research shows link between gut microbiome and flavonoids in improving blood pressure levels

HEALTH | 23 August, 2021

A higher intake of flavonoid-rich foods (present in berries, apples, tea, red wine) is associated with a clinically relevant reduction in blood pressure levels, an association that is partially explained by characteristics of the gut microbiome.

Health

2021
Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up

Joint statement: Vaccination messaging

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 August, 2021

Joint statement from Vice Chancellors of Queen's University and Ulster University on vaccination messaging.

Coronavirus

2021
Lanyon

Queen’s students secure place on US scholarship programme

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 August, 2021

Thirty-two students and recent graduates from Queen’s University Belfast are off to study in the USA this month.

2021
Lanyon Building, Queen's University

Clinical Psychology training places increased further

PSYCHOLOGY | 13 August, 2021

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the commissioning of two additional training places per year on the postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme provided at Queen’s University Belfast.

Psychology

2021

Queen’s platform will bring the first motion picture of the Universe to global audience

SCIENCE | 12 August, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast is playing a key role in ensuring that people across the world can view the first inventory of the Universe recorded by the world’s largest digital camera.

Space

2021

Doing things differently – how patient involvement is increasing trust in the use of data

HEALTH | 11 August, 2021

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, is taking a novel approach to cancer data.

data, cancer, health DATACAN, safe, information

2021
Main site tower

Queen's School of Law admitted to the Law Schools Global League

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 August, 2021

The School of Law at Queen’s has been admitted as a member to the prestigious Law Schools Global League (LSGL).

Law

2021
Lungs

Preliminary findings from the largest non-invasive respiratory support trial for COVID-19

5 August, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast and University of Warwick present preliminary findings from the largest non-invasive respiratory support trial for COVID-19.

COVID, trial, clinical trial, respiratory disease, ventilator

2021
stress, research, computer

New research highlights more effective way to measure stress that could delay physical ageing

Health | 5 August, 2021

A new study by Queen’s University Belfast highlights how new ways to objectively assess stress help to predict the physical “wear and tear” often associated with the natural ageing process.

Queen's, research, health, stress, alostatic load, screening, policy

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Digital humanities project set to follow the footsteps of 19th century surveyors across Ireland

SCIENCE | 4 August, 2021

Queen's University Belfast researchers have been awarded €740,000 (£630,000) to lead a cross-border digital humanities research project which will follow the footsteps of the surveyors who mapped Ireland 200 years ago.

Environment, Human Geography, Natural and Built Environment

2021

Queen’s experts call for international collaboration to take quantum experiments to space

SCIENCE | 3 August, 2021

Experts at Queen’s University Belfast are calling for scientific, engineering, industrial and political communities to join forces and take quantum experiments to space.

Astrophysics, Mathematics, Space

2021

New research shows huge costs of colorectal cancer to patients and health systems

HEALTH | 30 July, 2021

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that colorectal cancer costs Europe a staggering €19.1 billion (£16.3 billion) per year.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

New software developed by Queen’s to capture worldwide cancer data is launched

30 July, 2021

CanStaging⁺, a user-friendly tool aimed at facilitating the recording of comparable cancer staging data worldwide, has been launched.

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Key Covid scientist overcomes illness to graduate with degree in microbiology

GRADUATION | 29 July, 2021

Alanna Morrison, 21, from Banbridge will graduate today (Thursday 29 July) with a BSc Degree in Microbiology from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

Biological Sciences, Graduation

2021

Invasive species cost UK economy over £5 billion over past 40-50 years

SCIENCE | 29 July, 2021

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that invasive species, such as the grey squirrel, European rabbit and Japanese knotweed, have cost the UK economy over £5 billion over the past 40-50 years.

Sustainability

2021

Queen’s students discover prehistoric artefacts on grounds of Stranmillis during training dig

SCIENCE | 29 July, 2021

Archaeology students at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered prehistoric artefacts which date back to the Middle Neolithic era on the grounds of Stranmillis University College during a training excavation.

archaeology, belfast, dig, Stranmillis, queen's, students, neolithic era, medieval neolithic, artefacts, flint, pottery

Archaeology

2021
Paddy Martin

Dedicated volunteer graduates from Queen’s and looks forward to making a positive impact on society

GRADUATION | 28 July, 2021

Dedicated student volunteer Paddy Martin is celebrating as he graduates today (28 July) with an MEng Chemical Engineering from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s.

Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Graduation

2021
The Right Honourable Tony Abbott AC

The Right Honourable Tony Abbott AC visits Queen's

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 July, 2021

The University was pleased to host a visit by the Right Honourable Tony Abbott AC, former Prime Minister of Australia and current Advisor to the UK Board of Trade, on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

2021
Bogdan Golumbeanu

Star student graduates from Queen’s Management School

GRADUATION | 26 July, 2021

Bogdan Golumbeanu (aged 24) from Bucharest in Romania, will graduate today (Monday 26 July) with a First Class Honours (BSc Hons) Economics with Finance from Queen’s Management School.

Graduation

2021

New £7m consortium funded to boost research on urban spaces and tackling health inequalities

HEALTH | 26 July, 2021

Queen’s University, University of Edinburgh and University of Liverpool have been awarded over £7.1 million from the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) as part of a new health consortium.

Health, Public Health

2021
Aislinn McAleenan

Master’s student creates robot to revolutionise eye surgery

GRADUATION | 23 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Anita Dennison

Brave Queen’s student overcomes adversity to graduate with degree in Social Work

GRADUATION | 23 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Yi Kang Choo

Yi Kang Choo named 2021 Allstate NI Queen’s Student of the Year

GRADUATION | 22 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University has integral role in £60m Smart Nano NI Consortium

TECHNOLOGY | 22 July, 2021

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.

nano technology, smart nano ni, BEIS, Strength in Places, City Deal

Mathematics

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Professor Emeritus Henry Halliday is first in NI to be awarded prestigious James Spence Medal

HEALTH | 21 July, 2021

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.

2021
Michael Downey

First class celebrations for Michael as he celebrates graduation after landing dream job in NYC

GRADUATION | 21 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Elizabeth Buick

Breast cancer survivor and mum of four graduates with degree in adult nursing

GRADUATION | 20 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021

Promoting physical activity is key to achieving U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

HEALTH | 20 July, 2021

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).

Sustainability

2021
Rosemary Stevenson

Queen’s graduate says, “It’s never too late to follow your dream!”

GRADUATION | 20 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Frances Logan

Inspiring Queen’s student overcomes illness to graduate

GRADUATION | 20 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Nicole Ewart

Model student who has raised awareness of chronic illnesses celebrates graduating from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 19 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Madina Sharifova

Award-winning student graduates with First Class Honours aged 19

GRADUATION | 19 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
Alison and Emma McAllen

Sisters graduate as doctors on same day

GRADUATION | 19 July, 2021

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.

Graduation

2021
CMO Sir Michael McBride is appointed Honorary Professor of Practice at Queen’s

Chief Medical Officer Sir Michael McBride is appointed Honorary Professor of Practice at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 July, 2021

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.

2021

Queen's welcomes Centenary funding

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 July, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed funding from the NIO’s Centenary Fund designed to help students less likely to access a university education.

2021
School children in a school setting

Report reveals impact of Covid-19 on language learning at schools in England

SOCIETY | 8 July, 2021

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.

Languages, Modern languages

2021
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Seamus Heaney Centre announce Sumita Chakraborty as 2021 First Collection Poetry Prize winner

CULTURE & ARTS | 1 July, 2021

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.

Creative Arts , Poetry

2021
Belfast Landscape

Opinion Panel poll finds voters are evenly split over the Northern Ireland Protocol

SOCIETY | 30 June, 2021

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.

Brexit, Northern Ireland, Politics, Society

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen's welcomes #ResetForGrowth report

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 June, 2021

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.

2021

World-first clinical trial shows improved survival for prostate cancer which has spread to bones

HEALTH | 28 June, 2021

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.

2021
Stormy clouds on Jupiter

Life could exist in the clouds of Jupiter but not Venus

SCIENCE | 28 June, 2021

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.

2021
The Lanyon building

Economy Minister announces second Assured Skills Academy legal services

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 June, 2021

Economy Minister Paul Frew has announced the second Assured Skills Academy in legal services with local company FinTrU.

Law

2021

First-ever manufacturing cyber-seed to be created by researchers

Science | 24 June, 2021

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.

genes, cyber, cyber seed, manufacturing, design, products

Engineering

2021
Front of the Lanyon building

Supporting alternative routes to university ahead of results day

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 June, 2021

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.

2021
General public

Polling shows public want better rights protections following Covid-19 pandemic

SOCIETY | 23 June, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Human Rights, Law

2021

Queen’s University experts help deliver research for £40m Advanced Research and Engineering Centre

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | 17 June, 2021

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.

engineering, PwC, Operate, jobs, Paul Frew, funding

Technology

2021
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Tribute to Emeritus Professor Rick Wilford

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 June, 2021

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.

2021

Precision Medicine Centre partners with Sonrai Analytics to deliver tool in cancer diagnostics

HEALTH | 16 June, 2021

Precision Medicine Centre (PMC) at Queen’s will partner with Sonrai Analytics in a programme to deliver a transformational tool in cancer diagnostics.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2021

Tribute to former member of Senate, Ms Sheila Fleming

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 June, 2021

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing, on Saturday 12 June 2021, of a former member of Senate, Ms Sheila Fleming.

2021

Engineers develop device that could radically reduce risks of treating coronary heart disease

Science | 10 June, 2021

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.

plastic, coronary heart disease, mechanical engineering, engineers, health

Mechanical engineering

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

ARK report stresses the need for a public awareness campaign on coercive control

SOCIETY | 10 June, 2021

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.

Northern Ireland, Politics, Sociology

2021

Researchers work on £11.2m project to develop next generation of hydrogen buses

Science | 10 June, 2021

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.

hydrogen, buses, engineering, climate change

Mechanical engineering, Sustainability

2021

Almost three-quarters of theatre freelancers pessimistic about their futures, research suggests

CULTURE & ARTS | 7 June, 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left nearly three-quarters of theatre freelancers feeling pessimistic about their futures, new research suggests.

Creative Arts

2021

Queen’s leading major research project measuring COVID-19 antibody levels

HEALTH | 3 June, 2021

A Queen’s University Belfast research team is leading an international study on COVID-19 Antibody Response in Cystic Fibrosis (CAR-CF).

Coronavirus, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Respiratory

2021
School children in a school setting

Language lessons ‘hardest hit’ during Covid-19, new report reveals

SOCIETY | 2 June, 2021

COVID-19 has ‘severely disrupted’ language learning in Northern Ireland, according to new British Council research which launched today (Wednesday, 2 June 2021).

Language Policy, Languages, Modern languages

2021
Child at dentist appointment

Researchers awarded £2.6m to tackle child tooth decay

Health | 2 June, 2021

Tooth decay is now the leading cause of planned hospital admissions for children under the age of 11 in England and Northern Ireland.

dentist, children, dentistry, tooth decay, extractions, planned operations, dental nurse

Oral Health

2021

Queen’s University Belfast shares sustainability expertise in TEDx talks

2 June, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast is hosting a digital TEDx event to inspire creativity and share innovation on Thursday 24 June.

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Cancer data research on the impact of COVID-19 wins major UK award

HEALTH | 1 June, 2021

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.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Coronavirus

2021

Renowned Queen’s University scientist recognised for his research in food authenticity

RECOGNITION | 1 June, 2021

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.

Biological Sciences, Food Integrity, Health

2021
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Queen’s University has welcomed funding of 50 postgraduate bursaries for next academic year

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 31 May, 2021

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.

2021
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Queen’s Announce Scholarship Endowment to Honour Poet Michael Longley CBE and Professor Edna Longley

CULTURE & ARTS | 31 May, 2021

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.

Creative Arts , Poetry

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s manager recognised by UKRI as having one of 101 jobs that ‘changes the world’

RECOGNITION | 31 May, 2021

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.

Health, Health data, Health Sciences, Public Health

2021

Queen’s scientists unlock another mystery of the Sun

Science | 25 May, 2021

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.

Astrophysics, Sun, magnetic waves, Alfven waves, Chris Nelson, DKIST, EST, Italian Space Agency, solar

Astrophysics

2021
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Queen’s academics admitted to the Royal Irish Academy

RECOGNITION | 21 May, 2021

Two distinguished academics from Queen’s have been admitted as members to the Royal Irish Academy for 2021.

Creative Arts , Film and Drama, Language Policy, Languages, Modern languages

2021

Belfast Hub paving the way for a faster and more sustainable internet through Edge Computing

Technology | 20 May, 2021

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.

Edge Computing, ECIT, Rakuten

Technology

2021

Higher grades awarded to students seen as agreeable, research finds

Psychology | 20 May, 2021

Teachers grading their students’ work may be influenced by their perceptions of the students’ personalities, according to the findings of an international research collaboration

Psychology, education, grading

Psychology

2021

New research shows how the zebrafish could help humans reach Mars

SCIENCE | 20 May, 2021

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.

Health, Space

2021
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Queen’s hosted an online 'In Conversation' event with Jonathan Powell

SOCIETY | 19 May, 2021

Public Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast hosted Jonathan Powell, CEO of Inter Mediate, for a virtual ‘in conversation’ event with Professor Richard English.

Politics

2021

New DNA research could help combat cancers that are resistant to current standard treatments

HEALTH | 19 May, 2021

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.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2021
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Figures revealed at ECIT summit show cyber security worth £110m in salaries in Northern Ireland

TECHNOLOGY | 18 May, 2021

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.

Cyber Security, Technology

2021
FCA Reading Academy

Queen's students support children in care

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 May, 2021

Students from Queen’s have been working in partnership with a local independent fostering agency to help children in care with their reading and education.

Child and Youth Participation

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University partners with SVG Ventures for the Inaugural THRIVE Europe Challenge

SCIENCE | 17 May, 2021

Queen’s University has become the first UK university to partner with the leading global Agrifood Venture and Innovation Platform.

Agriculture, Food Integrity

2021

Researchers pilot plans for new national birth cohort study

HEALTH | 13 May, 2021

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.

Health, Public Health

2021
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Northern Ireland universities come together to celebrate nursing as a career for all

HEALTH | 12 May, 2021

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.

Education, Nursing & Midwifery

2021
Belfast Skyline

Statement: Queen's welcomes Economic Vision for Northern Ireland

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 May, 2021

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.

Business, Northern Ireland, Society

2021
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Northern Ireland leaders reflect on female leadership

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 May, 2021

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.

Business, Leadership

2021
Queen's Management School

Queen’s Management School awarded prestigious EQUIS accreditation

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 May, 2021

Queen’s Management School has been awarded the prestigious and internationally recognised EQUIS accreditation for management and business schools.

Business, Education

2021

Urgent action needed as one million cancer cases are undiagnosed in Europe due to Covid-19

HEALTH | 10 May, 2021

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.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Coronavirus

2021
QUB Lanyon Building January 2020

Queen’s historian releases new book on American evangelicals and the radical right

SOCIETY | 6 May, 2021

An historian from Queen’s University has launched a new book on one of the most controversial political movements in the American Christian Right.

History

2021

Queen’s researchers investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Northern Ireland’s older population

HEALTH | 4 May, 2021

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.

Ageing, Coronavirus, Health, Public Health

2021
City Deal

Business Forum launched to improve productivity across Northern Ireland as part of national network

BUSINESS | 30 April, 2021

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.

Business

2021

Astronomers detect new chemical signature in an exoplanet’s atmosphere

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 27 April, 2021

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.

Astronomy, Astrophysics

2021
Lanyon

Research shows scale of mental health challenges for veterans in Northern Ireland for first time

HEALTH | 23 April, 2021

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).

Health, Mental Health, Psychological trauma, Psychology

2021
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Queen’s hosts major online series 'The Partition of Ireland'

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 April, 2021

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.

Irish history, Irish Studies

2021
Harland and Wolff

Opinion Panel poll underlines concerns of impact of Northern Ireland Protocol

SOCIETY | 21 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.

Brexit, Northern Ireland

2021
CITI-GENS Doctoral Scholars

The Graduate School welcomes new cohort of CITI-GENS doctoral scholars

SOCIETY | 16 April, 2021

The Graduate School at Queen’s has welcomed 20 international CITI-GENS doctoral scholars.

2021
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USA committed to Northern Ireland’s success, says Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 April, 2021

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.

2021

Queen’s researchers leading projects to study factors affecting brain health as we age

HEALTH | 15 April, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are conducting three new research projects which will study the various factors affecting brain health as we age.

Ageing, Health, Health data, Public Health, Society

2021
Duke of Edinburgh, Centenary stone

Tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 April, 2021

A tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

2021

New book explains how famous Mummy was murdered

SCIENCE | 2 April, 2021

A new book published today explains how the famous mummy Takabuti was likely to have been murdered over 2,600 years ago.

History, Natural and Built Environment

2021

Future Screens NI launch mentoring programme ‘Future Foundation’ for the creative sector in NI

ARTS & CULTURE | 1 April, 2021

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.

Creative Arts , Music and Sonic Arts

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University wins Student Engagement Award at this year’s Green Gown Awards

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 April, 2021

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.

Environment, Sustainability

2021
PSA 2021 Conference

Queen’s hosted virtual Political Studies Annual International Conference 2021

SOCIETY | 31 March, 2021

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.

Politics

2021

Queen’s welcomes new National Cyber Security Centre CEO, Lindy Cameron CB OBE

TECHNOLOGY | 26 March, 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.

Cyber Security, Technology

2021

Professor wins All-Ireland Award for outstanding contribution to cancer research and cancer care

HEALTH | 26 March, 2021

Professor Mark Lawler has received the prestigious ‘Irish Association for Cancer Research Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine and Research’ Award.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2021
Computer science building

Queen’s academics awarded over £1m to tackle software engineering research challenges

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 23 March, 2021

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.

UK Research and Innovation

Astrophysics, CSIT, Cyber Security, ECIT

2021
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UK-wide study highlights impacts of the Covid pandemic on the health and social care workforce

HEALTH & SOCIETY | 23 March, 2021

The second phase of a UK-wide study explores the impact of providing health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health, Health Sciences, Society, Sociology

2021

Queen’s scientists awarded significant funding to develop the enzymes of tomorrow

HEALTH | 22 March, 2021

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.

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Health

2021

Research shows smaller amphibians have increased extinction risk given their fewer babies

SCIENCE | 22 March, 2021

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.

Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences, Environment

2021

Dairy cows with no access to outside pasture may have damaged emotional wellbeing

SCIENCE | 18 March, 2021

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.

Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences, Environment

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s part of twenty new UK-Ireland research collaborations in the social sciences

SOCIETY | 16 March, 2021

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.

Social Justice, Society

2021

Memorandum of Understanding signed in historic day for cancer patients on island of Ireland

HEALTH | 16 March, 2021

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)).

Cancer, Cancer Research, Coronavirus, Health

2021
Nursing palliative care hands

Queen’s explores impact of pandemic on families caring for members with severe learning difficulties

HEALTH | 16 March, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Health, Mental Health, Nursing & Midwifery

2021
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Queen’s hosts PM Boris Johnson to discuss the University’s contribution to the fight against COVID

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 March, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 12 March) hosted a visit by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

2021

Queen’s University Supports Major Festival of Ideas and Politics

ARTS | 12 March, 2021

Queen’s University supports the annual Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics.

2021

Queen’s awards Barcroft Medal to Professor who led development of Oxford vaccine against SARS- CoV-2

HEALTH | 10 March, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Health

2021
Wellcome-Wolffson building

High performance computing at Queen’s plays vital role in discovering new variants of COVID-19

HEALTH | 9 March, 2021

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.

Health, Health data, Innovation, Technology

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

University Statement St Patrick's Day

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 8 March, 2021

2021

IGFS honoured by United Nations-related agency

SCIENCE | 5 March, 2021

The Institute for Global Food Security has been recognised for the quality of its science by an agency within the larger United Nations family.

Food Integrity

2021
Research breakthrough may help help predict pre-eclampsia

‘You have demonstrated courage’ HRH The Princess Royal tells student midwives from Northern Ireland

RECOGNITION | 2 March, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Nursing & Midwifery

2021
Courses in leadership and management

Free upskilling courses in leadership and management for individuals impacted by COVID-19

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 March, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has launched free upskilling courses in leadership and management for individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.

Leadership, Management

2021
QUB Lanyon Building January 2020

Queen’s historian launches book exploring life for women in 19th-century convict prisons in Ireland

SOCIETY & HISTORY | 25 February, 2021

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.

History, Irish history

2021

Queen’s partners with Indian scientists to address some of society's biggest health challenges

HEALTH | 25 February, 2021

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.

Big Data, Health, Health data

2021

All-Ireland MS Research Network provides hope to those affected by multiple sclerosis

HEALTH | 24 February, 2021

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).

Health

2021
Crowd

Queen’s research suggests largescale antibody testing could lower contagion of COVID-19

SOCIETY | 23 February, 2021

Research from Queen’s University Belfast suggests that largescale antibody testing could lower social activity and thus contagion of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Economics, Health

2021
Georgios Karakonstantis

Pupils invited to explore the world of smart computing with Queen’s University expert

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | 19 February, 2021

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.

Technology

2021

Queen’s appoints Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence in Medicine, Health & Life Sciences Faculty

HEALTH | 17 February, 2021

Dr Caroline Barelle has been appointed the 2021 Entrepreneur in Residence at Queen’s University within the Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Faculty.

Health

2021

Vision loss could be treated in one billion people worldwide, unlocking human potential

HEALTH | 17 February, 2021

Treating these one billion people could also accelerate global development.

Health, Public Health

2021

Research discovery shows viruses can ‘hijack’ cellular process in order to block immune response

HEALTH | 15 February, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Health

2021

Researchers at Queen’s explore the limitations of AI in predicting the solar magnetic field

SCIENCE | 12 February, 2021

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.

Astrophysics

2021

ACE-CSE recognition for Queen’s University’s cyber security education

TECHNOLOGY | 10 February, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has been named as one of the UK’s first Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE).

Cyber Security

2021
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Queen’s awarded funding to investigate PTSD responses to armed conflict in Colombia

SOCIETY | 8 February, 2021

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.

Psychological trauma, Psychology

2021

Research reveals devastating impact of COVID-19 on the diagnosis of oesophageal and stomach cancer

HEALTH | 8 February, 2021

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.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2021
Leverhulme Scholarships

New Queen’s scholarship opportunities will explore impact of AI on science and society

SOCIETY & TECHNOLOGY | 5 February, 2021

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.

Cyber Security, ECIT, Law, Mathematics, Security, Society, Technology

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s hosts series of talks to mark 100th anniversary of the Partition of Ireland

SOCIETY | 5 February, 2021

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.

2021

Queen’s leading new research aimed at improving outcomes for early-stage bowel cancer

HEALTH | 4 February, 2021

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.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2021
Model NATO 2021

Queen's students come top at UK-wide Model NATO

SOCIETY | 2 February, 2021

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.

Politics

2021
Crowd

Effective framing can improve support for gender equality initiatives

STEM | 1 February, 2021

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.

Psychology

2021

New data reveals potential devastating impact of COVID-19 on head and neck cancer patients

HEALTH | 28 January, 2021

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.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Coronavirus, Oral Cancer

2021
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Queen's playing key role in weekly Covid-19 testing for special schools

HEALTH | 27 January, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Education

2021
QUB Lanyon Building January 2020

Report on Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 27 January, 2021

A research report on historical Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries between 1922 and 1990 has been published by the Northern Ireland Executive.

History, Irish history, Irish Studies

2021
The Lanyon Building

Queen’s research finds that ‘church is something other than a building’ during the Covid-19 pandemic

SOCIETY | 26 January, 2021

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.

Sociology

2021
COVID-19

Queen’s-led cell therapy clinical trial completes recruitment of ICU patients with COVID-19

HEALTH | 21 January, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Health, Public Health, Respiratory

2021
CEO of Ampliphae Trevor Graham and Dr Philip OKane from the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queens University Belfast

Queen’s Ampliphae partnership results in software to tackle cybersecurity risks amid the pandemic

TECHNOLOGY | 18 January, 2021

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.

CSIT, Cyber Security, ECIT

2021
Norman Houston

Tribute to Norman Houston OBE

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 January, 2021

Queen’s is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Norman Houston OBE, former Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau in Washington.

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Seamus Heaney Centre announces inaugural Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellowships

CULTURE & ARTS | 11 January, 2021

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.

Creative Arts , Poetry

2021
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s academic announced as winner of Herschel Medal by Royal Astronomical Society

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 8 January, 2021

A Queen’s University astronomer has been announced as the winner of a prestigious award from the Royal Astronomical Society.

Mathematics, Space

2021
COVID-19

Queen’s University to research how COVID-19 damages blood vessels

HEALTH | 7 January, 2021

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.

Coronavirus, Health

2021

Queen’s collaborate on new Implementation Guide on the Rights of Child Human Rights Defenders

SOCIETY | 7 January, 2021

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.

Human Rights, Society

2021

Queen’s research answers the goalkeeper’s wall conundrum in free kicks

PSYCHOLOGY | 26 December, 2020

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.

Psychology

2020

Learn a new skill for the new year with Queen’s University

Open Learning | 22 December, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast is launching a New Year Online Open Learning Programme.

Education

2020

Professor Claire Archbold appointed Honorary Professor of Practice in Public Law at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 December, 2020

Professor Claire Archbold, Barrister and Deputy Departmental Solicitor for the Northern Ireland Civil Service, has been appointed Honorary Professor of Practice in Public Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

Law

2020
Virtual Production

Queen’s announces multimillion-pound investment to boost screen industries in Northern Ireland

ARTS | 18 December, 2020

Queen’s has announced a £2.5 million investment for an interdisciplinary research facility, MediaLab, focusing on virtual production that will help drive R&D for the screen industries and upskill the local sector in Northern Ireland.

Creative Arts

2020
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Inspirational Fiona overcomes the odds to graduate with her Master’s from Queen’s

Graduation | 18 December, 2020

Fiona Monahan will today (Friday 18 December) celebrate graduating with a Master’s in Educational Studies (MEd) with distinction from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2020
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Inspirational student overcomes illness to graduate with First Class Honours

Graduation | 17 December, 2020

Emma Bohan, aged 34 from Alderney in the Channel Islands, will graduate today with a First Class Honours Degree in Adult Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2020
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Proud mum of six overcomes adversity to graduate with First Class Honours in Nursing

Graduation | 17 December, 2020

Catherine McLaughlin (37) from Belfast will graduate today (Thursday 17 December) with a First Class Honours Degree in Adult Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2020
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Ashleigh celebrates graduating with PhD from Queen’s Management School

Graduation | 16 December, 2020

Ashleigh Neill will today (Wednesday 16 December) celebrate graduating with a PhD in Finance from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2020

Wife hails hero husband as he graduates with a Master’s in International Relations from Queen’s

Graduation | 15 December, 2020

Elise Fambro, from the USA, was the first to congratulate her husband, Jonah, on his graduation from Queen’s University Belfast, and hailed him a hero for achieving a Master’s while caring for her during a chronic illness and their two young children

Graduation

2020
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Diane graduates from Queen’s with dream degree in History

Graduation | 15 December, 2020

Diane Roberts will today (Tuesday 15 December) graduate with a Master’s (MA) in History from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.

Graduation

2020
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Master’s student finds unique way to diagnose health problems in cats

Graduation | 15 December, 2020

An MSc software development student at Queen’s University is graduating today (Tuesday 15 December) with distinction as well as an innovative solution to help cats with urinary health problems.

Graduation

2020

Queen's University hosts Annual Equality and Diversity Lecture

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 December, 2020

Queen’s recently hosted the University’s Annual Equality and Diversity Lecture entitled 'Tilting the Lens: A New Perspective'.

Human Rights, Social Justice, Society

2020
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'Bad Bridget’ podcast reveals stories of criminal and deviant Irish Women in North America

SOCIETY | 10 December, 2020

A new five-episode podcast series exploring the history and stories of criminal and deviant Irish women in North America from 1838 – 1918 has been launched by Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University.

History, Irish history

2020

Queen’s in conservation partnership to protect critically endangered monkeys

SCIENCE | 10 December, 2020

A Queen’s University Belfast academic is part of a collaboration which has enabled the trial re-introduction of a critically endangered species of monkey at a World Heritage Site in northern Vietnam.

Animal Welfare, Conservation and Ecology

2020
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Survey finds pandemic had a major impact on children’s experiences and rights

SOCIETY | 9 December, 2020

A global survey of children’s views and experiences of life under COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has found that the pandemic had wide-ranging impacts on children’s experiences and rights.

2020
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Queen’s to hold public event to mark 100 years since the Government Of Ireland Act

University News | 9 December, 2020

Queen’s will host a virtual event to mark the Centenary of the Government of Ireland Act 1920.

2020
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European grant of £1.7m for Queen’s researcher to develop new generation of wireless communications

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | 9 December, 2020

A researcher at Queen’s has been awarded £1.7m (2 million euro) funding to lead a five year project underpinning wireless communications as far ahead as the mid-2030s.

ECIT, Technology

2020
Smart Home Technology

Research finds that consumers don’t trust smart home technologies

SOCIETY | 8 December, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Warwick have found that consumers don’t fully trust new smart home technologies due to fears over security breaches.

Economics

2020

Social impacts of COVID-19 are the focus of new global policy collaboration

SOCIETY | 7 December, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast is playing a key role in a £2m collaboration, to better exploit the power of policy and research to help mitigate the biggest social impacts of COVID-19 and accelerate the UK’s recovery from the pandemic.

Coronavirus, Economics, Education, Health, Society

2020

Tribute to Lord Kerr, Honorary Professor of Law at Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 December, 2020

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore. We extend heartfelt sympathies to Lady Kerr and their wider family at this most difficult time.

Law

2020

Iconic Dinosaur’s injuries come to light through Queen’s-led research

SCIENCE | 2 December, 2020

The first Parasaurolophus discovered – the same species which features in the popular Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous – is likely to have been injured by a falling tree, a study led by a researcher from Queen’s has discovered.

Archaeology, Natural and Built Environment

2020

New research shows noise pollution is hampering communication of a number of different species

ENVIRONMENT | 2 December, 2020

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that man-made noise changes the signals of animals, hampering their communication with each other.

Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences, Conservation and Ecology, Environment

2020
Harland and Wolff

Interim report released: Unification Referendums on island of Ireland

SOCIETY | 26 November, 2020

An interim report has found that referendums on the future of the island of Ireland should only be held with a clear plan for what follows.

Politics, Society, Sociology

2020

Breakthrough theory suggests emotions and mood underpin animal behaviour, much like in humans

SCIENCE | 26 November, 2020

A new theory from researchers at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast suggests animals experience emotions much like humans - exhibiting positive moods when they “win” and negative moods when they encounter a “loss”.

Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences

2020
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Queen’s awarded research grant to examine the Law Centres movement

SOCIETY | 26 November, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Oxford have been awarded a £1million research grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to undertake a ground-breaking four-year oral history project on the Law Centres movement.

Human Rights, Law

2020
TEDx 2021

TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast to host second digital conference ‘Give Back | Move Forward’

SOCIETY | 25 November, 2020

Queen’s – with corporate sponsor Aflac Northern Ireland - will host its second digital, independently organised TEDx conference on Thursday 28 January 2021.

2020

New link between cell damage in astronauts and geriatric-type health problems observed in space

SCIENCE | 25 November, 2020

Damage caused to human cells during spaceflight appears to be the underlying cause of health issues observed in astronauts, it has been discovered by researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) and School of Biological Sciences.

Food Integrity, Health, Health data, Space

2020
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Queen’s-led collaboration confirms discovery of new minimoons in next decade

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 23 November, 2020

A Queen’s University Belfast-led global collaboration which detected only the second minimoon ever recorded earlier this year has confirmed that many more will be found in the next decade.

Astrophysics

2020
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Queen’s University launches asymptomatic testing programme

HEALTH | 21 November, 2020

Queen’s will join a government-backed programme to test significant numbers of asymptomatic students and staff for Covid-19.

covid, testing, asymptomatic

Health Sciences, Immunology, Medicine

2020

UK-wide study shows antibodies persist for at least two months in children who have had COVID-19

HEALTH | 20 November, 2020

1,000 children from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, known as ‘COVID Warriors’ have had their levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies measured during the first wave of the pandemic and repeated again two months after initial recruitment.

Coronavirus, Health, Public Health

2020

Queen's partners with Children and Young People Zone to provide iPads to families in Shankill area

SOCIETY | 19 November, 2020

Over 40 families in the Greater Shankill have been given iPads as part of a scheme designed to bridge the technology gap among primary school children in the area and support home learning.

Education, Society

2020
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‘Bridging the Atlantic: Ireland and the US’ symposium

SOCIETY | 18 November, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast yesterday (Tuesday 17 November) participated in the ‘Bridging the Atlantic: Ireland and the US’ symposium.

2020
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Queen’s comes top in Entrepreneurial Impact Report

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 November, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has claimed the top position in an Entrepreneurial Impact report recently published by Octopus Ventures.

2020

Queen’s leading UK-wide clinical trial to examine drug effectiveness for critically ill ICU patients

HEALTH | 18 November, 2020

A new clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast will investigate different drugs for helping airway clearance in critically ill patients who are on mechanical ventilators.

Health, Respiratory

2020
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Queen’s Professor launches plan to address devastating impact of COVID-19 on cancer across Europe

HEALTH | 18 November, 2020

Professor Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health at Queen’s University Belfast and Scientific Director for DATA-CAN, the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, has today (Wednesday 18 November) launched a European-focused ‘7-Point Plan’.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Coronavirus

2020
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Queen's scientists partner with GBBO star Andrew Smyth & Jamie Oliver Group for UK Festival bid

HEALTH | 17 November, 2020

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast has joined forces with homegrown Great British Bake Off star Andrew Smyth and Jamie Oliver’s team to bid for a place in Festival UK* 2022.

Food Integrity

2020
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Queen’s researcher leads global climate change project at World Heritage sites

ENVIRONMENT | 16 November, 2020

A researcher at Queen’s is leading a new global project focusing on helping two African communities to manage the impact of climate change on their cultural heritage.

Sustainability

2020
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Queen’s celebrates 175 years of academic excellence and honours Presidents of the Learned Societies

RECOGNITION | 10 November, 2020

Queen’s is this year celebrating a very special anniversary, with 2020 marking 175 years since the establishment of the Queen's Colleges in Belfast, Cork and Galway and the beginning of the history of Queen’s University Belfast.

2020
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Queen’s investigating how social circumstances and adversity impact health outcomes in later life

HEALTH | 9 November, 2020

Researchers from the Centre for Public Health, in collaboration with international partners, have secured a competitive grant to investigate how social circumstances and life adversity impact the epigenome and our health outcomes as we age.

Ageing, Health, Health data, Public Health

2020

Oxygen-response protein increases risk of breast cancer spreading to the lung

HEALTH | 6 November, 2020

A protein that is made during a short-term drop in oxygen levels in the lungs could make breast cancer more likely to spread there, new research led by Queen's University suggests.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2020
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Queen’s academic appointed to the EU Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance

RECOGNITION | 5 November, 2020

An academic from Queen’s is one of two academics on the island of Ireland appointed to the Platform on Sustainable Finance at the European Commission.

2020

Queen’s researchers investigate new ‘targeted therapy’ for Paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

HEALTH | 5 November, 2020

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating new approaches to target paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) to improve the treatment and outcome for patients.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2020
Catherine Li accepting UCEER award in China, October 2020

Queen’s University Belfast Wins Prestigious Award In China

INTERNATIONAL | 3 November, 2020

A unique consortium of UK and Chinese universities led by Queen’s University Belfast have been announced as winners of the Institutional Partnership of the Year at the British Business Awards held in Shanghai.

2020
US Scholars

Voting with their feet...American Scholars come to Queen's

LATEST NEWS | 3 November, 2020

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.

2020

Research finds common anticholinergic drugs increase risk of mortality in people with dementia

HEALTH | 3 November, 2020

A study led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found anticholinergic drugs significantly increase the risk of mortality in people with dementia.

Ageing, Health, Pharmacy, Public Health

2020

Queen’s research highlights effects of sun exposure on people with lupus

HEALTH | 2 November, 2020

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that the social impact of having cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), which is the term used for lupus affecting the skin, has a dominant influence on how they take care in the sun.

Health, Medicine, Public Health

2020
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Queen’s Academics elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

RECOGNITION | 30 October, 2020

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences.

2020
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Universities come together for annual Festival of Social Science 2020

SOCIETY | 29 October, 2020

Queen's and Ulster University come together virtually for the annual Festival of Social Science 2020.

2020
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Queen’s announces over 400 places for online courses as part of Covid-19 response

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 October, 2020

Queen’s has announced free online places to upskill and retrain individuals directly affected by COVID-19.

2020

Queen’s University Belfast commended at prestigious national diabetes awards

HEALTH | 22 October, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast initiative “Making Insulin Treatment Safer (MITS) Through Reflective Case-based Discussions” was commended at prestigious national diabetes awards.

Diabetes, Health

2020
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Popular herb Sage found to be heavily adulterated in Queen’s University Belfast study

HEALTH | 21 October, 2020

How safe is your Sage? That’s the question posed by researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast after finding more than a quarter of samples of the popular herb were adulterated – some by as much as 58%.

Food Integrity, Health, Security

2020
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New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19

HEALTH | 21 October, 2020

A model that can calculate a person’s risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England.

Coronavirus, Health, Health data, Public Health

2020
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Survey of children's and young people's mental health supports need for early intervention

SOCIETY | 19 October, 2020

A landmark survey has delivered reliable prevalence estimates of the rates of mental health problems in children and young people in Northern Ireland.

Mental Health, Society

2020
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Queen’s University joins new employability programme for autistic students

University News | 16 October, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has joined The Employ Autism Higher Education Network, a ground-breaking higher education employability programme, which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.

2020
Lanyon

Queen’s Researchers Awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UKRI

University News | 15 October, 2020

Two researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships as part of a £109 million investment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

2020
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Research study advises key learnings for wellbeing of Health and Social Care UK workforce

SOCIETY | 15 October, 2020

A study of over 3,000 members of the Health and Social Care workforce across the UK during the first wave of COVID-19 from May to July 2020 has revealed key learnings for management to aid the wellbeing of staff.

Mental Health

2020
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Athena SWAN success for Queen's Schools in latest round of awards

RECOGNITION | 15 October, 2020

Four Queen's University Schools have been successful in the latest round of Athena SWAN awards, with a new Gold, two Silver renewals and a Bronze award.

2020

Research finds human modification of natural landscapes risking future survival of native carnivores

SCIENCE | 15 October, 2020

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that poor management of forests and natural landscapes may be driving the native predators we are trying to conserve into conflict with humans, risking their recovery and future survival.

Agriculture, Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences, Environment

2020
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Queen's partners on Ormeau Parklet to test expansion of outdoor space

SOCIETY | 13 October, 2020

The partners responsible for The Ormeau Parklet have launched it as a test model to expand public space for Belfast’s people and businesses.

2020

Queen’s University Belfast scientists support major food-security investigation in aid to Africa

HEALTH | 8 October, 2020

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast helped identify the cause of a crisis – and avert a larger catastrophe – in humanitarian aid to Africa run by the World Food Programme (WFP).

Food Integrity, Health

2020
Mental Health during COVID

Mental health research reveals how UK adults are managing stress

Society | 8 October, 2020

A new research study has found that walking outside, visiting green spaces such as parks and contacting family and friends are considered by UK adults as the most helpful ways to cope with stress about the pandemic.

Mental Health, Society, Sociology

2020

Queen's welcomes announcement of funded online training places by the Economy Minister

University News | 7 October, 2020

Economy Minister Diane Dodds this week announced 3,000 free online training places for people whose employment has been disrupted by the pandemic.

2020
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Queen’s academic awarded Belfast Ambassador Medal

BUSINESS | 2 October, 2020

Dr M. Satish Kumar, Director for Internationalisation in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s, has been awarded a Belfast Ambassador Medal for his ‘standout contribution’ to the city of Belfast.

Business

2020
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Queen’s Professor receives national award for research impact

SCIENCE | 2 October, 2020

A Queen’s research project, the Northern Ireland Veterans Health & Wellbeing Study (NIVHWS), has been awarded the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) ‘Lord Ashcroft Research Award’ for innovation in the conduct of the research and potential for future impact

Psychology

2020

Research reveals more than a quarter of people felt lonely during the COVID-19 lockdown

SCIENCE | 30 September, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that more than a quarter of people felt lonely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

Psychology

2020
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Queen’s associate wins National KTP Awards

TECHNOLOGY | 29 September, 2020

Emanuele Scarabino, an associate with Queen’s University Belfast and IG Masonry Support, was crowned winner of the ‘Engineering Excellence’ category at the National Knowledge Transfer Team (KTP) Awards, hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

Engineering

2020
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Queen’s University celebrates incredible legacy gift on World Cancer Research Day

HEALTH | 24 September, 2020

Thanks to a legacy gift from a Queen’s University alumnus, seven major cancer research projects which were put on hold due to grant cuts, are able to restart.

Cancer, Cancer Research

2020
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Queen’s University welcomes announcement of walk-in COVID-19 test centre on campus

University News | 23 September, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the announcement of a walk-in COVID-19 (coronavirus) test centre on the University campus along with mobile testing units at Ulster University sites.

2020

Queen’s Professor plays lead role in delivering European Code of Cancer Practice for cancer patients

HEALTH | 23 September, 2020

The European Cancer Organisation has today (Wednesday 23 September) launched a new initiative, the European Code of Cancer Practice (“The Code”), which will empower European citizens and cancer patients to receive better care, treatment and support.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2020

Queen’s launches new medical curriculum which will address changing needs of NI's healthcare system

HEALTH | 21 September, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has today (Monday 21 September) launched its new medical school curriculum.

Education, Health, Medicine

2020

Queen’s awarded over $1.67 million to research link between dementia and post-operative delirium

HEALTH | 21 September, 2020

Two researchers from Queen’s have been awarded over $1.67 million in funding by the National Institute on Aging to join a collaborative team of international researchers who will examine the link between dementia and post-operative delirium.

Ageing, Health

2020
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Research reveals prostate cancer affects quality of life for up to five years post diagnosis

18 September, 2020

A research collaboration between Schools of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast and the National University of Ireland, Galway, has found that after surviving prostate cancer men continue to deal with reduced quality of life.

Psychology

2020

Queen’s astronomer part of international team to capture stellar winds in unprecedented detail

SCIENCE | 18 September, 2020

A team of astronomers from around the world has discovered an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae.

Astrophysics

2020
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Queen's and Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership launch "Community Archaeology Toolkit" online resource

SCIENCE | 17 September, 2020

The Centre for Community Archaeology (CCA) at Queen’s University Belfast and Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership (LNLP) have launched a free online learning resource – the Community Archaeology Toolkit.

Archaeology

2020

NI Universities collaborate with Cancer Research UK to deliver next generation of cancer treatments

HEALTH | 16 September, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have been selected to take part in a programme to develop the next generation of cancer treatments and nurture an entrepreneurial culture amongst cancer researchers in the UK.

Cancer Research, Health

2020

Gene discovery has potential to prevent heart and circulatory complications in diabetes patients

HEALTH | 15 September, 2020

A team of scientists at Queen’s University have discovered a gene that increases the risk of blood vessel damage in people with diabetes. Switching off this gene could help people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives.

Diabetes

2020

Queen's academic awarded share of £7.2 million to support cancer patients affected by pandemic

HEALTH | 15 September, 2020

Dr Olinda Santin from the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Dr Chris Jenkins from the Centre for Public Health have been awarded share of a £7.2 million grant from UKRI to support the world’s most disadvantaged people affected by the pandemic.

Cancer, Coronavirus, Nursing & Midwifery

2020
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Queen's Academics awarded Gold Medals from the Royal Irish Academy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 September, 2020

Two academics from Queen's University were today (Monday 14 September) presented with Gold Medals from the Royal Irish Academy.

Engineering, Politics

2020

Queen’s academic awarded five-year prestigious Research Chair to develop 6G

TECHNOLOGY | 11 September, 2020

An academic from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a five-year prestigious Research Chair from the Royal Academy of Engineering to study 6G.

Technology

2020

Queen’s researchers working to save famous Donegal shipwreck Bád Eddie

TECHNOLOGY | 8 September, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are lending their expertise to save the famous Donegal shipwreck, Bád Eddie.

2020

Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI awards £500,000 grant to Queen’s University for blood cancer research

HEALTH | 4 September, 2020

Northern Ireland’s only charity dedicated to blood cancer research; Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI has just awarded £500,000 research grant to Queen’s University Belfast.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

2020

Queen’s academic awarded share of €677 million to study how flu viruses hijack cells

HEALTH | 3 September, 2020

Dr David Courtney, from Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is one of 436 laureates from the 2020 ERC Starting Grants competition who have been awarded a share of €677 million to tackle the biggest scientific questions of our time.

Coronavirus, Experimental Medicine, Health, Public Health

2020
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Universities launch database on amnesties granted during conflict and peace processes

SOCIETY | 2 September, 2020

Queen’s and the University of Edinburgh have launched the first public, open access database which explores amnesties that were granted during ongoing conflicts, or as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Global peace, Law, Peace studies

2020
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Queen’s announce Oliver Jeffers, Marian Keyes, and Enda Walsh as the next Seamus Heaney Fellows

CULTURE & ARTS | 2 September, 2020

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Oliver Jeffers, Marian Keyes, and Enda Walsh as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2020 – 21.

Creative Arts , Music and Sonic Arts, Poetry

2020
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UK-wide study shows children with gastrointestinal symptoms should be included in COVID-19 testing

HEALTH | 28 August, 2020

Over 1,000 children from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, known as ‘COVID Warriors’ have had their antibodies measured in the UK-wide trial called ‘Seroprevalence of SARS-Cov-2 infection in healthy children’.

Health

2020

Queen’s developing advance care planning resource for nursing homes during COVID-19 outbreak

HEALTH | 26 August, 2020

A research team from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £263,701 grant to create an online advance care planning resource for nursing homes during a COVID-19 outbreak.

Ageing, Coronavirus, Nursing & Midwifery

2020
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The Graduate School at Queen’s Wins Award For Best Student Experience

INTERNATIONAL | 25 August, 2020

The Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast has won the award for Best Postgraduate Student Experience Initiative in this year’s UK-wide Find a University’s Postgrad Awards.

2020
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Seamus Heaney Centre announce inaugural Publishing Fellow

CULTURE & ARTS | 24 August, 2020

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce the appointment of Manuela Moser as their inaugural Publishing Fellow for 2020 – 21.

Creative Arts

2020
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Queen’s part of Productivity Institute to help boost growth and drive wage-growth

BUSINESS AND FINANCE | 21 August, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast is a partner in a targeted research institute which will help boost wage growth and drive up living standards.

Business, Management, Management Studies

2020

Breakthrough discovery finds specific protein linked to intellectual disability and depression

HEALTH | 21 August, 2020

A research team led by Queen’s, in collaboration with the Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden, has found how a specific protein plays a crucial role in the generation of neurons at a specific time and location during brain development.

Development, Experimental Medicine, Mental Health

2020

Queen’s project to prevent failure of blood vessel grafts receives Heart Research UK grant

HEALTH | 20 August, 2020

A project at Queen’s University Belfast aiming to develop a new method of making grafted blood vessels more resilient has been awarded a grant of over £145,000 by national charity Heart Research UK.

Health

2020

Study shows how mountain lions adapt their behaviour to save energy to survive on mountains

SCIENCE | 19 August, 2020

Research led by Queen’s has shown how mountain lions (also known as pumas or cougars) adapt their behaviour to survive in steep mountains by travelling more slowly when they are climbing and descending, and attempting to traverse around steep slopes.

Animal Welfare, Biological Sciences, Environment

2020
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Queen’s nurse awarded highest honour from Royal College of Nursing

Nursing and Midwifery | 18 August, 2020

Dr Sonya Clarke, Senior Lecturer of Education within Children’s Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Award of Merit for 2020.

Nursing & Midwifery

2020
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University Statement: Admissions

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 August, 2020

2020

Queen’s University partners with Liberty IT for AI insurance sector enhancement

TECHNOLOGY | 17 August, 2020

Academics from Queen’s University Belfast have partnered with technology firm Liberty IT to enhance artificial intelligence (AI) in the insurance sector.

Northern Ireland

2020

Queen’s researcher awarded five-year research fellowship to make 5G communications faster

TECHNOLOGY | 14 August, 2020

A researcher from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a five-year research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to make delays in wireless networks a thing of the past.

Technology

2020

Large study finds link between stress-related ageing and asthma

Health | 13 August, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found signs of faster ageing related to stress among people with asthma.

asthma, public health, respiratory, stress, early-ageing

Health, Mental Health, Public Health, Respiratory

2020
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Queen’s scientists unlock secrets of the past with new international carbon dating standard

SCIENCE | 13 August, 2020

An international team of scientists, led by Queen’s University Belfast, have improved the technique for assessing the age of historical objects with a new international carbon dating standard.

2020
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Queen’s University Belfast’s Widening Participation Unit Reaches Nearly 300 Pupils

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 August, 2020

The Widening Participation Unit (WPU) at Queen’s has, since Spring 2020, reached nearly 300 pupils across Northern Ireland through its Pathway Opportunity and Senior Academy Programmes.

2020
Dr Nick Orr

Scientists discover three new genetic variants linked to male breast cancer

Health | 12 August, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London have discovered three new genetic changes that increase the risk of breast cancer in men, in the world’s largest genetic study of the causes of male breast cancer.

cancer, breast cancer, male breast cancer, cancer research

Cancer, Cancer Research

2020
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Queen’s awarded funding to develop new initiative to enhance life science sector and boost economy

11 August, 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced today (11 August) that Queen’s University Belfast has been selected as one of 17 recipients to receive up to £50k each to lead development of a new regional research consortium.

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

2020
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Swann increases Clinical Psychology training places

HEALTH | 10 August, 2020

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the commissioning of four additional training places on the postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme.

Mental Health, Psychology

2020

New research shows pine martens predate on non-native grey squirrels more than native red squirrels

10 August, 2020

New research by Queen’s University Belfast shows that native European pine martens (Martes martes) predate on non-native grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) significantly more than red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris).

biological sciences, squirrels, grey squirrel, red squirrel, pine marten, environment

Biological Sciences, Environment

2020
2020
Bubbles

Queen’s academics release ‘Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles’

BUSINESS AND FINANCE | 6 August, 2020

Academics from Queen’s Management School have today (Thursday 6 August) released a new book, 'Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles', exploring why stock and housing markets sometimes experience amazing booms followed by massive busts.

Business, Management

2020

Changes in the eye may provide insight on cognitive impairment in those with type 2 diabetes

Health | 6 August, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded a European Union (Horizon 2020) grant to co-lead the RECOGNISED research project, together with Professor Rafael Simo, from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Spain.

diabetes, dementia, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Diabetes, Experimental Medicine, Health

2020

Remembering John Hume

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 4 August, 2020

The University was saddened to learn of the death of John Hume on 3 August, 2020.

2020
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UK-Irish team awarded £1.6m to explore the potential of miniature engines

TECHNOLOGY | 4 August, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are part of UK-Ireland consortium who have been awarded a £1.6m grant to explore the potential of miniature engines to efficiently generate power, manage heat flows and recover wasted energy.

2020
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It’s a hattrick for Niall as he graduates for the third time with a Doctorate from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 31 July, 2020

Niall Moore, aged 36, will celebrate graduating today (Friday 31 July) with a Doctorate in Childhood Studies (DChild) from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

Sociology

2020
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Queen’s academics part of advisory group on StopCOVID NI app development

TECHNOLOGY | 31 July, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are providing independent oversight and expert advice to the team developing the new StopCOVID NI app.

Coronavirus, Cyber Security, ECIT

2020
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Peter transforms this life and celebrates graduating with a First Class Honours from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 30 July, 2020

Peter Farrelly, aged 31, from West Belfast will celebrate graduating today (Thursday 30 July) with a First Class Honours degree BA (Hons) in History and Sociology from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s.

History, Sociology

2020
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Graduation Success for mum Emma

GRADUATION | 30 July, 2020

Emma Shaw will today (Thursday 30 July) celebrate graduate with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in International Politics and Conflict studies from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.

Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Politics

2020
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Award-winning Queen’s student graduates with First Class Honours

GRADUATION | 29 July, 2020

Naomi McGregor, aged 23 from Ballymoney, will today graduate with an MEng in Product Design from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast.

2020
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‘Humbling and Inspiring’ – Queen's Student of the Year 2020

GRADUATION | 28 July, 2020

For the first time in its 22-year history, the 2019-20 AIB NI Queen’s Student of the Year Award is to be presented to a group of over 700 students from a range of faculties, schools and departments across the University.

2020
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Outstanding student battles illness to graduate and pursue career researching global warming impact

28 July, 2020

Ryan Weir, from Dundonald, will graduate virtually today (Tuesday 28 July) with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Microbiology with Professional Studies from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s Universit Belfast.

Biological Sciences

2020
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Inspirational young mum of four graduates despite losing husband to cancer

GRADUATION NEWS | 28 July, 2020

Sandra Isirima will graduate virtually today (Tuesday 28 July) with a Master’s degree (MSc) in Leadership for Sustainable Development from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

Biological Sciences

2020
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Queen’s Graduate Champions Low-Income Students to Aim High

GRADUATION | 27 July, 2020

Michael Dallat, one of the first cohort of Lloyds Scholars at Queen’s University Belfast, is honoured as a social mobility student champion, as he graduates with a BA (Hons) in Film and Theatre Making.

Film and Drama

2020
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First Class Honours student graduates to pursue career researching treatments for children’s cancer

GRADUATION | 27 July, 2020

Outstanding student Aine McGill, from Lavey in Co. Derry~Londonderry, will graduate virtually today (Monday 27 July) with a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Science from Queen’s University Belfast.

Biomedical Science

2020
British Academy

Queen’s academics admitted to the British Academy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 July, 2020

Two leading academics from Queen’s have been admitted to the British Academy.

Languages, Law, Social Justice, Spanish

2020
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Queen’s PhD student finds a white dwarf star ripped apart by its companion

24 July, 2020

A second year PhD student from Queen’s University Belfast has recently published a paper  on the study of an extremely fast evolving astronomical transient, which turns out to be the first of its kind.  

2020
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International student Hadeel fulfils dream of completing PhD at Queen’s

GRADUATION | 24 July, 2020

Hadeel Abdellatif will today (Friday 24 July) celebrate graduating with a PhD in Management from Queen’s Management School.

Environment, Management, Management Studies

2020
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Queen’s University celebrates the Prisons Memory Archive project

CULTURE AND ARTS | 22 July, 2020

Queen’s celebrated the achievements of the Prisons Memory Archive (PMA) project at a special online event which featured reflections from a range of people involved in the project over its lifespan and an exclusive preview of the new PMA website.

Creative Arts , Film and Drama

2020
COVID-19

Queen’s University awarded grant to research bacterial co-infections in COVID-19

Health | 22 July, 2020

A research team from Queen’s has been awarded a £500,000 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Rapid Response Fund grant to investigate the role of bacterial co-infections in COVID-19, and drug repurposing for the treatment of the disease.

COVID-19, coronavirus, infection, bacterial infections, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast

Coronavirus, Infection, Respiratory

2020
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Thomas celebrates graduation success from Queen’s University

GRADUATION | 22 July, 2020

Thomas Drummond, who is 26 and lives in Newcastle Co Down, will graduate today from Queen’s University Belfast with a MEng Chemical Engineering, from what has been a long educational journey after leaving school without the grades he needed.

2020
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Queen’s student overcomes three years of illness to graduate

GRADUATION | 22 July, 2020

Stephen Conn, aged 25 from Portadown, will today graduate with an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast despite overcoming a rocky journey of illness.

2020
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Queen’s graduate and author Gabrielle looks forward to her next chapter

GRADUATION | 21 July, 2020

Gabrielle McMaster will celebrate graduating from the Institute of Theology today (Tuesday 21 July) at Queen’s University Belfast with a BA (Hons) in Theology and History.

2020
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Professor highlights effect of delays in the two-week-wait cancer referral pathway during COVID-19

Health | 21 July, 2020

Research led by the Institute for Cancer Research, and co-authored by Professor Mark Lawler, from Queen’s, on the effect of delays in the two-week-wait cancer referral pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic has been published in The Lancet Oncology.

cancer, COVID-19, cancer research, cancer diagnosis, coronavirus

Cancer, Cancer Research, Coronavirus

2020
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Bríd celebrates achieving her dream degree in law from Queen’s

GRADUATION | 20 July, 2020

Celebrating graduating today (Monday 20 July) from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast with a 2:1 LLB (Hons) in Law is Bríd McNally.

Law

2020
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Morven graduates from Queen’s with First Class Honours in memory of her dad

GRADUATION | 20 July, 2020

Graduating today (Monday 20 July) with a First Class Honours in LLB (Hons) Law from Queen’s University Belfast is Morven Ross.

Law

2020

New research finds the ‘Guardian of the Genome‘ gene can prevent cell death in colorectal cancer

Health | 20 July, 2020

Research led by Queen’s University has found a new way through which the p53 gene, also known as the ‘Guardian of the Genome’, the most frequently mutated gene in cancer, can prevent cell death in colorectal cancer.

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Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Health data

2020
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Student hopes to inspire daughter with graduation journey

GRADUATION | 17 July, 2020

Susan Fitzpatrick, aged 40 from Belfast, will graduate today (Friday 17 July) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Information Technology from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University.

2020
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Successful ‘esport athlete’ celebrates graduation

GRADUATION | 17 July, 2020

Joseph McGreevy, aged 23 from Belfast, a successful ‘esports athlete’, will graduate today (Friday 17 July) with a BSc Computer Science from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast.

2020
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The future is bright for inspirational Queen’s student Shauna

Graduation | 16 July, 2020

Shauna Lawson, aged 35, will today (Thursday 16 July) graduate virtually with a BA (Hons) in Film Studies and Production from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s.

Film and Drama

2020
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Queen’s University research unveils early Kings of Ulster and Iron Age temples at Navan Fort

SOCIETY | 16 July, 2020

Academics from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Aberdeen have uncovered evidence for a series of monumental temple complexes of the Iron Age, as well as residences of early kings of Ulster from the medieval period, at Navan Fort.

2020
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Brave Queen’s student graduation tribute to both parents who died during her studies

Graduation | 10 July, 2020

Robyn McCue, from Newtownabbey, has overcome the odds this year to graduate with a PhD in Psychology, despite sadly losing both of her parents during her studies.

2020
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Resourceful Queen’s students use time and experience to help those in need during COVID-19

GRADUATION | 10 July, 2020

Two enterprising students from Queen’s University Belfast have been using their time during lockdown to support those in need.

2020
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Queen’s launches free upskilling opportunity in Operations and Supply Chain Management

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 July, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a free online part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Operations and Supply Chain Management, to upskill and retrain individuals directly affected by COVID-19.

Management, Management Studies

2020
Precision Medicine Centre UKRI announcement

Queen’s part of £7 million consortium to improve outcomes for patients with early stage cancer

HEALTH | 9 July, 2020

The Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC) at Queen’s is leading a ground-breaking collaboration with the world’s largest biotech company Roche, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist, Sonrai Analytics.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Precision medicine

2020
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Graduation success for outstanding student and mum Pinky

GRADUATION | 8 July, 2020

Pinky Karun, aged 35, will graduate virtually today Wednesday 8 July 2020 with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s.

2020
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Language learning vital to pandemic recovery

EDUCATION | 8 July, 2020

A coalition of partners is today putting forward to Government a strategy to boost language learning across the UK’s four jurisdictions, which has fallen in recent years.

Coronavirus, Language Policy, Languages, Modern languages

2020
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JAM at Queen's hosts virtual summer concert

CULTURE AND ARTS | 4 July, 2020

The Junior Academy of Music (JAM) at Queen's recently celebrated the end of the school year with a virtual summer concert.

Creative Arts , Music and Sonic Arts

2020
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Queen’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies profiled in newly published government roadmap

3 July, 2020

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University is being used by the UK Government as a case study on how investment in research, development and innovation can deliver economic impact to the surrounding area and beyond.

2020
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Brave student’s graduation tribute to dad who died from COVID-19

GRADUATION | 3 July, 2020

Nicola Ward, aged 22 from Cabra in County Down, will graduate today with a Master’s of Pharmacy degree (MPharm) with First Class Honours from the School of Pharmacy from Queen’s University.

Coronavirus

2020
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Inspirational Queen’s student battles illness to achieve graduation success

GRADUATION | 3 July, 2020

Siobhan, aged 22 from Brookeborough in County Fermanagh, has overcome the odds this year to graduate with a Master’s in Pharmacy, despite being diagnosed with head and neck cancer in October 2019.

2020
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The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s announce Laura Scott as the 2020 Poetry Prize winner

CULTURE AND ARTS | 2 July, 2020

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the winner of the 2020 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

2020

First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds

2 July, 2020

An academic from Queen’s University Belfast is part of a team who has discovered the surviving core of a gas giant orbiting a distant star, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a planet.

2020
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Queen's University launches COVID-19 Research Roundtable video series

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 July, 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact not just in terms of the immediate effects of the disease, but across a whole spectrum of aspects of our lives.

Coronavirus

2020
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Queen’s University academics raise awareness of scoliosis research on World Scoliosis Day

27 June, 2020

Today marks World Scoliosis Day and academics from Queen’s University Belfast are raising awareness of a forthcoming research project (called SPINE-COS-AYA).

2020
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Queen’s academic part of £33m funding boost to develop zero emission ferries

26 June, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are part of a £33 million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero emissions ferries in Belfast over the next four years.

2020
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Queen’s University leading UK-wide trial to measure COVID-19 antibodies in children

Health | 22 June, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast is leading a UK-wide trial called ‘Seroprevalence of SARS-Cov-2 infection in healthy children’ to measure antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in healthy children.

antibodies, children's health, Covid-19, coronavirus

Coronavirus, Experimental Medicine, Health, Health Sciences

2020
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Ancient DNA Reveals Inbreeding Among the Dynastic Elite of Neolithic Ireland

17 June, 2020

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including academics from Queen’s University Belfast, have shed new light on the earliest periods of Ireland’s human history.

Archaeology

2020
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Queen's and Belfast Trust partner for innovative research into COVID-19 DNA

Health | 17 June, 2020

Belfast-based researchers are playing their part in groundbreaking research on the DNA make-up of the Covid-19 virus.

Coronavirus, Health

2020
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New programme launched aimed at graduates from other fields who want to pursue a career in nursing

Health Education | 17 June, 2020

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University has launched an innovative graduate entry Master’s programme in professional nursing aimed at existing graduates from other disciplines who want to move into a career in nursing

nursing, nursing and midwifery, Queens University Belfast, Master's in nursing

Education, Nursing & Midwifery

2020
Belfast Landscape

ARK report finds unionist and nationalist identities in NI became stronger in the run-up to Brexit

SOCIETY | 17 June, 2020

A research study on political attitudes and identities in Northern Ireland has been released today (Wednesday 17 June) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Northern Ireland, Society, Sociology

2020

Recovering pine marten benefits red squirrels, but the grey squirrel still persists in urban areas

15 June, 2020

Research led by Queen’s has found that whilst red squirrels are responding positively to the increased presence of the pine marten in Ireland and Britain,its ability to control grey squirrel is limited by lack of forest and presence of urban refugia.

environment, biological sciences, red squirrel, grey squirrel, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast

Biological Sciences, Environment

2020

TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast: Adapt and Change

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 June, 2020

Queen’s yesterday (10 June) hosted the University's first TEDx Digital event, supported by corporate partner PwC.

2020

Economy Minister visits Queen’s University Belfast

Latest News | 11 June, 2020

Economy Minister, Diane Dodds has visited Queen’s University Belfast today, Thursday 11 June 2020.

Health, Health Sciences, Public Health

2020
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Queen’s academic and graduates receive Fulbright Awards to research and teach in the US

11 June, 2020

Irish Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon T.D. has announced the 2020-2021 cohort of Fulbright Irish Awardees at an online celebration today.

2020
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Queen’s Professor to lead new European cancer network against COVID-19

Health | 11 June, 2020

The European Cancer Organisation, the largest multiprofessional cancer organisation in Europe, has announced today (Thursday 11 June 2020) the establishment of a Special Network on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer.

Cancer, Cancer Research, Coronavirus, Health, Health data, Public Health

2020
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Queen’s University hosted virtual conference ‘Sensing Divisions’

SOCIETY | 10 June, 2020

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, and the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s recently hosted a virtual conference exploring human divisions in society.

Conflict, History, Irish history, Society

2020
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Researchers identify the impact of bacterial co-infections and antimicrobial resistance in COVID-19

Health | 9 June, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s University have identified new problems linked to the disease and warn of a sharp rise in antimicrobial resistance associated to COVID-19 treatments in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Health, Health Sciences, Public Health, Respiratory

2020

New research shows kidney transplants saves lives and costs less than alternative treatments

Health | 4 June, 2020

Research led by Queen’s has found that kidney transplantation is the optimum treatment for people with chronic kidney disease, improving both their quality of life and long-term survival, whilst also costing less than alternative treatments.

kidney dialysis, public health, kidney transplant, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast

Public Health

2020
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Queen’s researchers helping to develop mobile game to help children feel less anxious about Covid-19

Health | 4 June, 2020

Queen’s researchers are partnering with Game Doctor to develop a mobile game aimed at educating children about Covid-19, with hopes of easing any anxieties they might experience as the country gradually moves out of lockdown.

Health, Health Sciences, Public Health

2020
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Queen’s academics part of development team for global COVID-19 risk assessment tool

3 June, 2020

An online tool for people to calculate their risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, ‘Your COVID-19 Risk’, has been launched by a group of Queen’s academic alongside colleagues from 35 countries.

Public Health

2020
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Queen’s launches CITI-GENS doctoral training programme

2 June, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast is today launching recruitment for the Collaboration in Training and Innovation for Growing, Evolving and Networked Societies (CITI-GENS) COFUND Doctoral Training Programme.

2020
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Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’

SOCIETY | 1 June, 2020

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s have launched a global survey for children and young people (aged 8-17 years) to get their views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’.

Coronavirus, Society, Sociology

2020

Queen’s survey reveals high rates of mental ill health in NI amidst current COVID-19 pandemic

1 June, 2020

The research survey from Queen’s University Belfast explored the psychological impact of lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic on people in Northern Ireland.

Mental Health

2020
Lady at prayer

Queen's research finds an increase in faith online during the coronavirus pandemic

SOCIETY | 28 May, 2020

A research study from Queen’s has revealed how faith leaders and communities on the island of Ireland adapted and responded to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Coronavirus, Northern Ireland

2020
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International research team develop framework to investigate lockdown effects on physical health

society | 27 May, 2020

An academic from Queen’s and an international team of researchers have responded to the current global COVID-19 lockdown by developing a framework for public health research into the impact on physical and mental health.

Mental Health

2020
Caption: John Astley (left), Managing Director at PwC's Operate is pictured with Alistair Stewart, Head of Public Engagement, Queen's University Belfast, ahead of the Univeristy's digital TEDx event on 10 June. Entitled ‘Adapt and Change’, the event offers informed opinion pieces and reflections on the changes taking place all around us a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

TEDx Queen's University Belfast Goes Digital

27 May, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has announced its line-up for the University’s first TEDx Digital event, set to air on 10 June 2020, and supported by corporate partner PWC.

2020
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Queen’s academics admitted to the Royal Irish Academy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2020

Academics from Queen’s have recently been admitted as members of the Royal Irish Academy.

2020
Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

Queen's led consortium launches COVID-19 testing facility at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute

Health | 22 May, 2020

Testing for COVID-19 is now underway at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), significantly increasing the Department of Health’s testing capacity in Northern Ireland for COVID-19.

Agriculture, Coronavirus, Health, Health Sciences

2020
City Deal

Queen’s academics publish recommendations for Northern Ireland post-Brexit

SOCIETY | 19 May, 2020

Experts from Queen’s have produced 80 recommendations as to what measures can be taken in order to ensure that Northern Ireland’s interests can be protected and heard in the new post-Brexit landscape.

Brexit

2020
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Local Universities and AWARE tackle mental health in the workplace

HEALTH & SOCIETY | 18 May, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s and Ulster University, in collaboration with AWARE, have developed an innovative pilot project to explore the link between mental health training and improvements in wellbeing in the workplace.

Mental Health

2020
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Queen’s Professor among leading biomedical and health scientists elected to Academy Fellowship

Health | 14 May, 2020

Queen’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Professor Stuart Elborn, is among 50 of the UK’s most prominent biomedical and health scientists elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences’ prestigious Fellowship.

Health, Health Sciences, Medicine

2020
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Queen’s academic receives funding to enhance farmed chicken welfare research

SCIENCE | 13 May, 2020

Academics from Queen’s University have been awarded $310,738 for research towards intelligent welfare monitoring of chickens farmed for their meat.

2020
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Queen's students aim to raise funds for charity through online concert

SOCIETY | 13 May, 2020

Students at Queen’s University Belfast are warming up their vocal chords, checking their WiFi and tuning their instruments ahead of an online concert hoping to raise thousands of pounds for St John’s Ambulance.

2020
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Academic receives funding for study on the psychological health and wellbeing of ex-service families

Latest News | 11 May, 2020

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Mental Health

2020
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New survey reveals how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting people’s mental health

HEALTH & SOCIETY | 7 May, 2020

A new project to track how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting and affecting people’s mental health has found that one third of adults are worried about finances, such as bill payments and debts.

Coronavirus, Mental Health

2020
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Social Work students at Queen’s qualify early to join the frontline

SOCIETY | 6 May, 2020

Final year Social Work students from Queen’s have qualified early so they can enter the workforce and join the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

2020
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Queen’s launches free software development opportunity for workers affected by COVID-19

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 May, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has today, 6 May 2020, launched a free online part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Software Development, to upskill and retrain individuals in programming, testing and computing foundations.

Coronavirus, Education

2020
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£700 million City Deal investment will help Belfast Region bounce back from Covid-19

6 May, 2020

Belfast Region City Deal partners have said that confirmation of the NI Executive’s match funding of new investment for infrastructure, regeneration, and tourism projects will help the region’s economy recover from the effects of Covid-19.

Coronavirus

2020
2020
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Queen’s University awarded funding to conduct COVID-19 rapid testing trial

Health | 4 May, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has received funding to conduct a trial with the aim of developing a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19.

testing, Covid-19, rapid testing

Coronavirus, Health, Health Sciences

2020
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New study to identify highest risk factors for COVID-19

RESEARCH | 1 May, 2020

Scientists are calling on the public to sign up to a new study which will help identify who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and why some people become more ill than others with the disease.

Coronavirus, Public Health

2020

Queen’s academic elected Fellow of the Royal Society 2020

30 April, 2020

Professor Stephen Smartt from the School of Mathematics and Physics, at Queen’s University Belfast has received the highest recognition of scientific endeavour in the UK, being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) 2020.

Astrophysics, Mathematics

2020
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Queen’s Honorary Graduate executive produces ‘One World: Together At Home’ global concert

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 April, 2020

Irish-American entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, Declan Kelly - Chairman and CEO of global consulting company, Teneo Holdings – was an executive producer of the recent ‘One World: Together at Home’ virtual concert.