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New approach to bowel cancer analysis could lead to better prognosis for patients

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.

Work of late Queen's Professor Frank Pantridge celebrated for transformational impact

University News | 6 December, 2018

An invention by the late Frank Pantridge, a past Professor from Queen’s and cardiology consultant in Belfast, has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

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Professor David Armitage delivers the Annual Frank Wright Lecture at Queen's

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 December, 2018

World-leading Historian, Professor David Armitage recently delivered the annual Frank Wright lecture at Queen's.

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Queen’s research finds electoral reforms did not cause the rise of Sinn Féin in 1918

SOCIETY | 4 December, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain and Ireland did not cause Sinn Féin’s subsequent electoral victory, as previously proposed.

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Queen's launches Chinese Alumni Association and opens FELIA

University News | 3 December, 2018

A China Alumni Association Group has been launched by Queen's University Belfast at an event in Shenzhen.

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Queen's Professor calls for Chief Government Linguist

CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 November, 2018

Modern language researchers at some of the UK’s leading Universities are calling for the appointment of a ‘Chief Government Linguist’ to champion the importance and relevance of languages to policy-making.

Queen’s expert reveals significant cancer research gaps in landmark study

29 November, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and Kings College London, have for the first time produced a comprehensive map of cancer research activity across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), The Russian Federation (RF) and Central Asia (CA).

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Queen's University Belfast welcomes Prime Minister

27 November, 2018

Queen's University Belfast welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May today (Tuesday, 27 November) for a community event and roundtable discussion on Brexit.

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ARK publication highlights how public opinion has changed since Good Friday Agreement

SOCIETY | 27 November, 2018

A publication which highlights how public opinion has changed in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has been launched by ARK to mark 20 years of the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey series.

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Leading UK and Chinese Universities meet to discuss links between academia and industry

Technology | 26 November, 2018

A group of experts from the UK and China have met in Nanjing to discuss global challenges, internationalisation, knowledge transfer and innovation between academia and industry.

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Queen's University Belfast Academics to Speak at Major Conferences at Yale

University news | 23 November, 2018

Academics from Queen’s University Belfast will be traveling to Yale University in the USA this week to address two separate conferences on the subject of peace.

Queen’s researchers develop a quicker and more efficient system to prevent ice build-up on planes

Science and Technology | 22 November, 2018

Queen's University Belfast researchers are preparing for winter and have developed a new system to prevent ice from building up on aircraft.

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Queen's collaboration receives £5M to enable 100 doctoral students

Science | 22 November, 2018

Queens University Belfast and The University of Aberdeen are bringing together their environmental research and teaching centres of excellence to deliver a unique PhD opportunity for 100 students.

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Queen's University contributes £1.9 billion to UK economy

ECONOMY | 20 November, 2018

Queen's University Belfast contributes £1.9 billion to the UK economy, an independent analysis by London Economics has revealed.

Conference held on Homelessness and Health at Queen's

Health | 16 November, 2018

Over 170 delegates have attended a ‘Health and Homelessness’ conference in Riddel Hall at Queen's University.

Better reporting of accidents could lead to improved road safety, new research suggests

Science | 15 November, 2018

Better reporting of car accidents could lead to improved safety campaigns and fewer deaths on our roads, new research has revealed.

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Queen's receives international recognition as a gold standard cycle friendly employer

Environment and Sustainability | 14 November, 2018

Queen’s is celebrating international recognition, as the first organisation to achieve GOLD standard in Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation, which rewards companies in the UK who make their workplaces awe-inspiring through cycling.

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Queen’s announces Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee as the next Seamus Heaney Fellows

ARTS AND CULTURE | 12 November, 2018

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has announced the appointment of Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2018 – 19.

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Why belief in 'Limbo' has disappeared in recent decades – Queen's Research

SOCIETY | 9 November, 2018

A research study from Queen's has found that the belief in Limbo – a place for unbaptised babies - has declined throughout the decades in Ireland due to the changing beliefs and values of the nation.

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Researchers discover that calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD

Health | 8 November, 2018

New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times.

Queen's University awarded government funding to advance excellence in precision medicine

Health | 6 November, 2018

Queen's has announced they are part of a consortium that will receive a multi-million-pound investment of government/industry funding to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnosis and precision medicine.

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Queen’s University Belfast welcomes City Deal budget announcement

Social | 30 October, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast, along with Belfast Region City Deal partners, have welcomed news of £350 million investment from Treasury announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Autumn Budget.

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Queen’s researchers discovery finds new link between autoimmune diseases and a gut bacterium

Health | 29 October, 2018

Could microbes in our guts be sending out the wrong message?

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Victims of the Irish Famine suffered from severely poor oral health due to smoking

Science | 24 October, 2018

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Otago, New Zealand has found.

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Mark Doty takes up International Visiting Poetry Fellowship at Queen's

ARTS AND CULTURE | 23 October, 2018

Award-winning American poet, Mark Doty, has taken up his post as the first International Visiting Poetry Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University.

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Research suggests pope did not do enough to address abuse in Ireland – Queen’s University Belfast

SOCIETY | 16 October, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that the majority of Irish people believe that Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his recent papal visit to Ireland.

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Queen’s to collaborate with international partners on major European Southern Observatory project

Science and Technology | 16 October, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast is collaborating with international partners to build and operate a new cutting-edge instrument for the European Southern Observatory.

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton receives Honorary Degree

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 October, 2018

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has today (Wednesday 10 October) received an honorary degree from Queen’s.

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Constitutional uncertainty and political disputes will put Green Brexit at risk

SOCIETY | 10 October, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that a Green Brexit could be under threat without greater cooperation between devolved nations and the UK government.

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Queen’s and Health and Social Care researchers’ join forces to improve outcomes for cancer patients

Health | 9 October, 2018

A joint team from Queen’s and HSCNI Business Services Organisation (BSO) has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of the first round of its new £1.2 million pounds data analytics programme.

Cancer experts warn that Brexit will harm UK cancer research and the health of our citizens

Health | 9 October, 2018

Cancer experts warn that Brexit will seriously harm UK cancer research and could trigger a manpower crisis that will negatively affect the health of our citizens.

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Queen’s research finds adults over 50 who were breastfed as babies earn more

SOCIETY | 4 October, 2018

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that adults over 50 who were breastfed as babies went on to have a higher household income in comparison to those who were not.

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Leading cancer research team win The 2018 European Health Award

HEALTH | 3 October, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC) ®, have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.

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'Monumental' discovery for Derry~Londonderry City by Queen's researchers and local historians

Society | 28 September, 2018

Queen's University Belfast researchers and local historians from the Derry Tower Heritage Group have discovered a medieval monastic round tower in Derry~Londonderry.

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to receive Honorary Degree from Queen’s

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 September, 2018

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Leading UK and Chinese Universities hold international conferences on manufacturing and energy

Technology | 26 September, 2018

A group of nine UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s University Belfast, joined up with the top nine engineering institutions in China to hold two international conferences focusing on manufacturing and energy.

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ESRC Festival of Social Science Comes Again to Northern Ireland

SOCIETY | 24 September, 2018

Northern Ireland’s three universities are once again coming together for the annual Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.

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Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as a great white shark

Latest News | 20 September, 2018

A team of scientists led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Roehampton have found basking sharks can jump as fast and as high out of the water as their cousin, the famously powerful and predatory great white shark.

£32m Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine opens at Queen’s

£32m Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine opens at Queen’s

Health | 14 September, 2018

An iconic and world class building, the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Researchers find that Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken human rights and equality

SOCIETY | 14 September, 2018

A major new research study launched today at Queen’s by researchers from BrexitLawNI has found that Brexit will have detrimental consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland and will weaken human rights and equality protections.

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Hidden condition could be the real reason many people struggle with maths – Queen’s researcher

Science | 11 September, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that many children are suffering from an undiagnosed developmental condition, which affects their ability to learn mathematics.

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Creative Industries partnership to generate £6 billion for local economy and create 3,000 new jobs

ARTS AND CULTURE | 7 September, 2018

Cross sector creative partnership, Future Screens NI – a collaboration between Queen’s, Ulster University and local industry partners - announces £13 million investment to secure the future of the creative industries in Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s and Ulster University co-host research excellence showcase at Ulster Museum

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 September, 2018

The Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast and The Doctoral College at Ulster University co-hosted the interdisciplinary event, which was the first collaboration of its kind between the two universities.

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Queen’s University researchers discover ground-breaking process which destroys bowel cancer

Health | 6 September, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a ground-breaking therapeutic process that can target and kill bowel cancer cells, which may improve survival rates for bowel cancer patients globally.

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Queen’s and Swansea University join new £54 million UK health data science institute

Health | 31 August, 2018

Queen’s University and Swansea University have been granted a £54 million investment to transform healthcare through data science.

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Universities working together to deliver City Deal projects that make a difference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 August, 2018

Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast have announced their commitment to work together to support innovation and drive economic growth across the region.

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Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference

SOCIETY | 23 August, 2018

The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago and the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's hosted Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference.

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Queen’s University Belfast receives £500k to improve gender equality within STEM

Science | 22 August, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has received over £500,000 funding for research that aims to improve gender equality within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

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Boost for Arts and Humanities PhD students

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 August, 2018

Places for 335 postgraduate students studying 28 different disciplines announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Men with prostate cancer could benefit from new radiotherapy techniques

Health | 8 August, 2018

Early results from an innovative new clinical trial led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have shown that men with prostate cancer could benefit from radical radiotherapy that delivers treatment in just five visits.

Maintaining public trust in use of Big Data for enhancing human health

Health | 9 August, 2018

In an article published this month in The Lancet Oncology, a collaborative team of international researchers led by Queen’s University Belfast, outlines the imperative for maintaining public trust in the use of health data for research.

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Obama's Campaign Manager to deliver guest talk at Queen's

SOCIETY | 6 August, 2018

President Barack Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager, Jen O'Malley Dillon, will deliver a public talk at Queen's University Belfast.

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Bertie Ahern and Lord David Trimble to join GLOBAL CONFLICT | THE HUMAN IMPACT CONFERENCE

31 July, 2018

On the 20th anniversary year of the Good Friday Agreement, The University of Chicago and Queen's University Belfast bring together international leaders to discuss experiences of violent conflict and strategies for peace building.

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Huge global productivity boost in sight

Health | 24 July, 2018

A Queen's University researcher has found for the first time how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers' productivity and reduce poverty to achieve a huge global productivity boost in sight.

Queen's University Belfast explores potential collaboration with Sohar University Oman

19 July, 2018

Representatives from Sohar University Oman and Orpic have visited Queen’s University Belfast to discuss potential collaboration projects.

Ban plastic to save the heritage of world’s largest inhabited river island - Queen’s researcher

10 July, 2018

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world’s largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage.

CSIT supports secure ticket delivery start-up Tixserve at time of increased cyber attacks

9 July, 2018

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) based at Queen’s University Belfast has announced Kildare based start-up Tixserve as the newest addition to its associate membership programme.

Early Years Education Leader and Former Rector receive Honorary Doctorates

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 4 July, 2018

Siobhan Fitzpatrick CBE and Professor Dr Gülsün Sağlamer will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 4 July)

Rory Best receives Honorary Doctorate at Queen’s University

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 3 July, 2018

Rory Best will receive an Honorary Degree at Queen’s University Belfast today (Tuesday 3 July)

Leading Malaysian Scientist and Professor in literature honoured by Queen’s University

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 2 July, 2018

Professor Catriona Seth and Dr Shahidah Mohd Shariff will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Monday 2 July)

Leading Scientists and Noble Prize-winning LED Inventor honoured at Queen’s University

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 30 June, 2018

Shuji Nakamura, Professor Charles Sawyers and Michael J. Dowling will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Saturday 30 June)

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Leading Face Recognition Expert and CEO of M&S Receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 29 June, 2018

Steve Rowe and Dame Vicki Bruce will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 29 June)

Leading Arab Businesswoman and University of Massachusetts President awarded by Queen’s

Honorary Graduands Summer 2018 | 28 June, 2018

Dr Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg and President Martin Meehan will receive Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 28 June)

London cyber innovation centre opens and welcomes CSIT

27 June, 2018

A new cyber innovation centre, which will be partly delivered by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University Belfast, has been officially opened.

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The University of Chicago and Queen's to host Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 June, 2018

The University of Chicago and Queen's today (26 June) announced they will convene Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference from 23–24 August 2018.

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Mitchel McLaughlin delivers lecture at Queen's

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 June, 2018

Former speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast.

Narcissistic adolescents may perform better at school – Queen’s University Belfast researcher

Psychology | 25 June, 2018

A researcher at Queen's University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement.

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Why the eye could be the window to brain degeneration such as Alzheimer’s disease

Health | 26 June, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have shown for the first time that the eye could be a surrogate for brain degeneration like Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Risk of death or developing cancer is lowest in light alcohol drinkers – Queen’s University research

Health | 20 June, 2018

A study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann from Queen’s University, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases with each additional drink per week.

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets from 2.5 million years ago

Science | 18 June, 2018

Breakthrough research has revealed the British Isles were repeatedly submerged under an ice sheet extending to the centre of the North Sea over a million years earlier than previously thought.

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Queen's University researchers make pneumonia breakthrough

Health | 15 June, 2018

A chance conversation between researchers at Queen’s University Belfast led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia.

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Brexit already impacting communities on either side of Irish border according to Queen’s research

SOCIETY | 14 June, 2018

A major new research report published today (Friday, 15 June) by researchers from Queen’s, presents findings from a large scale study of views on Brexit from local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast opens £7.5 million advanced manufacturing technology facility

Technology | 13 June, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has opened a new £7.5 million state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technology facility, supporting its mission to enable more competitive supply chains with increased productivity.

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Five students from Queen’s University Belfast selected for prestigious Washington Ireland Program

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 June, 2018

Five students from Queen’s have been selected for the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP) 2018, to build the next generation of leaders across Northern Ireland and Ireland.

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Professor Rafael Bengoa delivers lecture at Queen's celebrating 70 years of the NHS

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 June, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast and the Department of Health today (Tuesday, 12 June) welcomed Professor Rafael Bengoa to the University to mark 70 years of the NHS.

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The Rt Hon Peter Robinson delivers lecture at Queen's

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 June, 2018

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Peter Robinson, today (Thursday, 7 June) delivered his first public lecture at Queen's University Belfast.

Queen’s University Belfast engineers ramp up for Silverstone race

5 June, 2018

A group of 25 engineering students from Queen’s University Belfast will take on around 100 universities in the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone, England.

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Queen’s and Ulster University academics to examine the history of mother and baby homes in NI

SOCIETY | 4 June, 2018

Academics from Queen’s University and Ulster University are leading on a new research project examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University invests £500k in state-of-the-art cyber security research lab

Cyber security | 1 June, 2018

Queen’s University is investing £500k in a brand new state-of-the-art cyber security research lab at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

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Queen’s Academics elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 31 May, 2018

Six academics from Queen’s have recently been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.

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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins delivers annual Harri Holkeri lecture at Queen's

SOCIETY | 29 May, 2018

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins visited Queen's today (Tuesday, 29 May) deliver the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s, organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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World leading food security experts gather to tackle biggest challenges to food industry

Health | 28 May, 2018

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

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Queen’s and the Department of Health celebrate 70 years of the NHS

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 May, 2018

Queen’s University and the Department of Health are jointly hosting a major lecture next month to help mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP gives lecture at Queen's University

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 May, 2018

The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP gave a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 24 May 2018).

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Young people’s experiences of PSNI stop and search powers differ across social and religious lines

SOCIETY | 23 May, 2018

A new report from researchers at Queen’s has found that there are significant attitudinal differences and direct experiences towards the PSNI and their use of stop and search powers from 16 year-olds across social and religious lines.

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Leader of Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP to speak at Queen’s University Belfast

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 May, 2018

The Right Honorable Jeremy Corbyn MP will provide a public lecture at Queen’s University Belfast on 24 May 2018 (today).

Queen's researchers develop new treatment for pancreatic cancer

Health | 11 May, 2018

Queen’s researchers have secured a prestigious award to develop a new antibody drug for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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Queen's researchers find people in NI want the UK to stay in the customs union and single market

SOCIETY | 21 May, 2018

In-depth analysis of public attitudes to Brexit in Northern Ireland, by researchers from Queen’s University and funded by the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative, find people want the UK to stay in the customs union and single market.

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Queen’s awards Honorary Professorship to Former Speaker of the NI Assembly Mitchel McLaughlin

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 May, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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New strategic alliance announced by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute and Queen’s

Business | 18 May, 2018

AFBI and Queen’s University Belfast have announced a new strategic alliance to create a globally competitive research and education partnership, developing the next generation of leaders and experts in agri-food and bioscience.

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Queen’s awards Honorary Professorship to Former First Minister Peter Robinson

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 May, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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Queen's University spearheads new values-based admissions process for nursing students

Health | 17 May, 2018

Queen's University Belfast is trialling new psychometric tests as part of its admission process for nursing undergraduates.

Queen’s student creates software system that could be ‘game-changer’ for detecting insurance fraud

14 May, 2018

A Queen’s University Belfast student has developed software which can detect insurance fraud quickly.

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President Michael D. Higgins to deliver the annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s

8 May, 2018

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will deliver the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast, organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

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Professor Chris Elliott gives major talk at world-leading University ETH Zurich

Health | 10 May, 2018

Professor Chris Elliott, founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s, gave the keynote address at ETH Zurich’s World Food System Center’s highly anticipated public lecture on food fraud on Thursday 26 April.

CSIT announces jobs boost for cyber security industry

8 May, 2018

Ten new research and engineering jobs are being created at Queen’s University Belfast, to meet the demands of new contracts and the rapidly growing cyber security industry in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast PhD student leads international team to discover exiled asteroid

Science | 8 May, 2018

An international team of astronomers, led by a Queen’s University Belfast PhD student, has used European Southern Observatory telescopes to investigate an ancient relic from the beginning of the Solar System.

Queen’s University chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

8 May, 2018

Professor Duncan Thorburn Burns from Queen’s University Belfast has received the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.

Queen's astronomer helps to find an exoplanet atmosphere free of clouds

8 May, 2018

Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system.

Around a million fewer people moved house in the 2000s than in the 1970s – Queen’s researcher

3 May, 2018

Around a million fewer people moved house in the 2000s than in the 1970s and it is mostly due to an ageing population, changes in the housing market and altered attitudes, a Queen’s University Belfast researcher has found.

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Queen’s researchers launch exhibition exploring the Anglo-Saxons knowledge of the skies

ARTS AND SCIENCE | 3 May, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s have launched a new, interactive exhibition exploring the Anglo-Saxons understanding of the cosmos in the Middle Ages, and whether it may provide further clues on the whereabouts of the hypothetical ‘Planet Nine’.

New Keysight Millimeter-Wave research lab opened at Queen’s University Belfast

Technology | 24 April, 2018

A new millimetre-wave research lab has been opened by Keysight Technologies, Inc. , in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s University Belfast researchers make significant discovery around how inflammation works

Health | 24 April, 2018

A research team from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with an international team of experts, have made ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work.

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Major research study compares the impact of Brexit on the two remain-supporting areas of the UK

SOCIETY | 23 April, 2018

A major new research paper published today (Tuesday, 24 April) compares the impact of Brexit so far and its implications for the two remain-supporting areas of the UK: Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Queen’s civil engineering students building bridges in Rwanda

Engineering | 20 April, 2018

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

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Queen's launches first cancer caregivers website

Health | 19 April, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have launched the first ever website dedicated solely to cancer caregivers.

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

Science | 19 April, 2018

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

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

Business | 17 April, 2018

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

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

CULTURE AND ARTS | 16 April, 2018

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

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

Health | 13 April, 2018

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

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

SOCIETY | 13 April, 2018

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

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

Cyber security | 11 April, 2018

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

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

Building Peace event | 9 April, 2018

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

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

Building Peace event | 29 March, 2018

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

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

Health | 28 March, 2018

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

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

Science | 28 March, 2018

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

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Mary Lou McDonald addresses Brexit at Queen’s

SOCIETY | 27 March, 2018

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

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International computing conferences to take place at Queen’s

Computing | 22 March, 2018

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

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

Health | 19 March, 2018

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

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

Health | 16 March, 2018

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

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

Science | 16 March, 2018

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

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

SOCIETY | 14 March, 2018

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

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

Health | 15 March, 2018

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

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

Health | 15 March, 2018

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

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

Health | 14 March, 2018

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

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

Health | 13 March, 2018

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

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

Science | 8 March, 2018

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

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

Science | 5 March, 2018

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

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

28 February, 2018

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

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

Health | 1 March, 2018

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

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

28 February, 2018

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

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

Honorary Graduates | 22 February, 2018

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

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

HEALTH | 15 February, 2018

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

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

Health | 12 February, 2018

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

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

Science | 12 February, 2018

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

Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

Science | 8 February, 2018

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

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

SOCIETY | 7 February, 2018

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

Queen’s University researchers exploring sustainable solution for ammonia emissions

HEALTH | 7 February, 2018

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

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

HEALTH | 2 February, 2018

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

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New Head of Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) appointed

Culture and Arts | 2 February, 2018

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

Science and Technology | 30 January, 2018

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

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Queen's Appoints New Vice-Chancellor

LATEST NEWS | 25 January, 2018

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

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Queen’s University Announces Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows

CULTURE AND ARTS | 24 January, 2018

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

Queen’s University scientist unlocks gamma ray burst secrets

Science | 19 January, 2018

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

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

Psychology | 19 January, 2018

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

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

Renewable energy | 17 January, 2018

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

Queen's scientist will test the limits of quantum theory

Science | 16 January, 2018

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

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

Health | 12 January, 2018

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

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