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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 December, 2020
Queen’s recently hosted the University’s Annual Equality and Diversity Lecture entitled 'Tilting the Lens: A New Perspective'.
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.
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.
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.
University News | 9 December, 2020
Queen’s will host a virtual event to mark the Centenary of the Government of Ireland Act 1920.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEALTH | 21 November, 2020
Queen’s will join a government-backed programme to test significant numbers of asymptomatic students and staff for 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.
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.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 November, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast has claimed the top position in an Entrepreneurial Impact report recently published by Octopus Ventures.
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 | 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’.
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.
SOCIETY | 18 November, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast yesterday (Tuesday 17 November) participated in the ‘Bridging the Atlantic: Ireland and the US’ symposium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 October, 2020
Queen’s has announced free online places to upskill and retrain individuals directly affected by COVID-19.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEALTH | 21 September, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast has today (Monday 21 September) launched its new medical school curriculum.
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.
SCIENCE | 18 September, 2020
A team of astronomers from around the world has discovered an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 8 September, 2020
A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are lending their expertise to save the famous Donegal shipwreck, Bád Eddie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GRADUATION | 24 July, 2020
Hadeel Abdellatif will today (Friday 24 July) celebrate graduating with a PhD in Management from Queen’s Management School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graduation | 10 July, 2020
Nicole Devlin, aged 33 from Edendork, County Tyrone, has drawn upon her own experience and complicated journey through mental health to graduate today (Friday 10 July) with a BSc in Psychology.
GRADUATION | 10 July, 2020
Two enterprising students from Queen’s University Belfast have been using their time during lockdown to support those in need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Health | 17 June, 2020
Belfast-based researchers are playing their part in groundbreaking research on the DNA make-up of the Covid-19 virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ENVIRONMENT | 29 April, 2020
New research from Queen’s University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University reveals how the microplastic pollution crisis is threatening biodiversity.
New Research highlights risk of 18,000 extra deaths in people with cancer due to the COVID-19 Crisis
RESEARCH | 29 April, 2020
The COVID-19 emergency could result in at least 20% more deaths over the next 12 months in people who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, according to a study involving Queen’s University Belfast with University College London and DATA-CAN.
28 April, 2020
For the first time, over two hundred medical students at Queen’s University will recite the Sponsio Academica virtually, as they embark on their careers early in order to aid the health service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
23 April, 2020
Two researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships as part of a new investment announced today by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Health | 21 April, 2020
New research from Queen’s, the University of Split,Croatia and King’s College London has shown that the response to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) is significantly affecting the treatment and care of patients with cancer.
HEALTH | 15 April, 2020
Fusion Antibodies announces that the Company is working with Queen’s as part of The Northern Ireland Coronavirus Antibody Development Alliance (“NICADA”).
HEALTH | 15 April, 2020
A new clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Warwick seeks to find alternatives to ventilators to treat patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.
HEALTH | 14 April, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast has joined forces with Ulster University and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to significantly increase the Department of Health’s capacity for diagnostic testing of the coronavirus.
Queen’s University leading cell therapy clinical trial to help improve outcomes in COVID-19 patients
HEALTH | 7 April, 2020
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are leading a UK-wide clinical trial, offering an innovative cell therapy treatment for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure.
2 April, 2020
The Queen’s University N.Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Thursday 2 April) released the number of cancer incidence and survival statistics in Northern Ireland during 1993-2018.
RESEARCH | 26 March, 2020
Academic researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are pursuing two parallel technologies to help meet the demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the fight against the coronavirus.
GUIDANCE | 4 March, 2020
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Queen’s University Belfast has produced the following guidance for our staff and students.
Coronavirus | 23 March, 2020
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded a grant of £295,626 in a bid to find a treatment for COVID-19.
CORONAVIRUS | 20 March, 2020
In order to alleviate some pressure and anxiety for students in what are unprecedented times with the outbreak of COVID-19, Queen’s University has announced a number of measures today.
Health | 9 March, 2020
A new study led by Queen’s University highlights how invaluable cross-border collaboration is to enhance research, leading to improved cancer care.
4 March, 2020
One of Queen’s University Belfast’s best loved annual events is back for 2020. Qulture Night, organised by the Queen’s International Students Society (QISS), will take place on 4th March 2020, in the Whitla Hall.
RESEARCH | 5 March, 2020
Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters to significantly reduce pain and lower the risk of infection.
Queen’s Opens World-Class Hockey Facility with Hosting of Irish Senior Women’s Olympic Training Camp
SOCIETY | 2 March, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast will hit fever pitch this week with the official opening of a new world-class hockey facility during an Irish Senior Women’s Hockey Olympic training camp at Queen’s Sport Upper Malone.
Science | 27 February, 2020
The conclusion of a major international design study brings a plasma accelerator closer to becoming a reality, having potentially revolutionary implications for scientific research, and medical practices.
Science | 26 February, 2020
A new research study led by Queen’s University highlights the crucial role that recovering native predators can play in conserving the natural ecosystem.
RESEARCH | 26 February, 2020
Queen’s recently hosted English Heritage - one of the UK’s leading cultural and heritage organisations – as part of a visit to look at how best the organisation can engage with our academics and researchers.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 February, 2020
Queen's University Belfast has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for the seventh time, for its work on Shared Education.
SOCIETY | 20 February, 2020
To mark the 20th anniversary of ARK the seminar 'Is the UK stronger or weaker after 20 years of devolution' recently (19 February) took place at Queen’s University.
SOCIETY | 20 February, 2020
Queen’s academic, Dr Sarah Miller has been appointed to the What Works Trial Advice Panel (TAP) to improve the quality and quantity of impact evaluation across central government in the UK.
SOCIETY | 19 February, 2020
Overcrowding in housing in parts of London and the South East of England is worse now than at any other period in 40 years, according to research by Queen’s University Belfast.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 February, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have been awarded a major grant of £2.1million for a state-of-the-art computing facility.
ENVIRONMENT | 14 February, 2020
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University in Israel have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies to date to better understand what affects life expectancy among all living vertebrates in the world.
SOCIETY | 13 February, 2020
Global technology and business leader Dr Anita Sands recently delivered the Queen’s Management School Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture, in association with the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s.
Health | 10 February, 2020
New collaborative research at Queen’s University and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia aims to better understand the link between meditation and improved mental health outcomes.
5 February, 2020
A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has invented a low cost telecommunication system using drones which provides early warning on natural disasters and acts as a wifi ‘hotspot’ when phone signal is disrupted during extreme weather.
6 February, 2020
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are looking for UK citizens to help contribute to world-leading research on capturing the largest ever movie of the changing night sky.
5 February, 2020
The UK’s cyber security industry is now worth an estimated £8.3 billion, with total revenues in the sector up 46 per cent since 2017, research from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.
29 January, 2020
A researcher from Queen’s University Belfast has developed an innovative new algorithm that will help make artificial intelligence (AI) fairer and less biased when processing data.
30 January, 2020
The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 January, 2020
Michel Barnier delivered the William J. Clinton Leadership lecture at Queen's University.
27 January, 2020
Takabuti, the famous ancient Egyptian mummy on display at the Ulster Museum, suffered a violent death from a knife attack, a team of experts, including Queen’s University Belfast academics, have revealed.
HEALTH | 23 January, 2020
New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.
27 January, 2020
World leading cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O’Neill has been assigned a rare and prestigious Regius Professorship by the Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast.
SOCIETY | 20 January, 2020
Queen’s Junior Music Academy (JAM) has been successful in the latest round of funding by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.
16 January, 2020
Airport security queues could be slashed and screening for weapons could become much more effective after Queen’s University Belfast researchers have been awarded £1 million to develop a ground-breaking solution.
ENVIRONMENT | 10 January, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast City Council have today (Friday 10 January, 2020) launched the ‘Belfast Climate Commission’, to drive action on the climate crisis.
EDUCATION | 9 January, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Helen Ramsey Turtle Scholarship, and launched the 2020 call for scholarship applications.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 8 January, 2020
Rakuten Mobile, Japan’s newest mobile network operator, is collaborating with Queen’s University Belfast to set up an Edge computing hub, which will be based in Belfast.
SOCIETY | 8 January, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast - with event corporate partner PwC – is to host its second independently organised TEDx event, where participants will include current staff and students of the University, along with a number of graduates.
HEALTH | 7 January, 2020
New research on brain tumours could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine approach.
INTERNATIONAL | 2 January, 2020
Queen's University has announced the appointment of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as its new Chancellor.
HEALTH | 18 December, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that bacteria often found in the lungs became more harmful and caused increased inflammation when they were exposed to e-cigarette vape.
CULTURE AND ARTS | 19 December, 2019
Students from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast recently attended the Sakharov Prize Ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
10 December, 2019
A new competition which seeks to encourage primary schools to develop new ways to manage and recycle their plastic waste has recently launched at Queen's.
27 November, 2019
An innovative engineering academy, which brings together students from universities in the UK and China, has been held in Chongqing University as part of their week long 90th anniversary celebrations.
26 November, 2019
A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in
Health | 19 November, 2019
Prostate Cancer UK and Movember have awarded £1.25m to Queen’s and The University of Manchester to continue advancing treatment for prostate cancer as part of the Belfast-Manchester Centre of Excellence.
Health | 9 October, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to predict the aggressiveness and future behaviour of prostate cancers.
Technology | 4 October, 2019
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have unveiled a newly revamped echo-free chamber which allows them to work on cutting-edge solutions to develop higher frequencies for advanced wireless systems, such as 5G.
Health | 30 May, 2019
Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s University Belfast will present on the urgent need to address global cancer inequalities at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, the premier cancer conference in the world
Queen’s University part of US-Ireland Tripartite Collaboration to research cardiovascular technology
The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queens University Belfast has been selected as part of a US-Ireland tripartite center-to-center (C2C) collaboration to develop smart cardiovascular repair technologies.
A leading scientist from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded over £855,000 from Cancer Research UK to find new ways to prevent oesophageal cancer and improve survival rates.
Health | 17 December, 2018
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to analyse bowel cancer tumours, which could lead to more personalised treatments and better prognosis for patients.