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Queen’s University developing new drug against leading causes of death in the UK – sepsis and ARDS

Health | 3 September, 2015

Scientists at Queen’s are developing a potential revolutionary new treatment for Sepsis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which are among the leading causes of death in hospitalised patients in the UK.


Queen’s University Belfast lead research milestone in helping predict solar flares

Environment & Energy | 16 November, 2015

Dr David Jess from Queen's University Belfast's School of Mathematics and Physics describes the journey from looking closely at our sun, to finding ways to speed up medical diagnosis.

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Queen’s researchers discover simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice

Science & Technology | 23 July, 2015

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.


Queen's helps trial new treatment to extend life of cystic fibrosis patients

Health | 17 May, 2015

A ground-breaking new drug combination that could prolong the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, has been trialled by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Goodbye to sunburn thanks to Queen’s sunburn indicator

Health | 25 March, 2015

Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen’s University Belfast.

Royal recognition for Queen’s University in its fight to strengthen cyber security

Science & Technology | 11 November, 2015

Queen’s University Belfast is being honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for its work in strengthening global cyber security and protecting the online activity of billions of internet users around the world.

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NSPCC NI and Queen’s University hold joint seminar in Belfast

Health | 19 November, 2015

Seminar to promote research showing a whole system approach to better mental health will help protect children in care

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Queen’s University researchers call for earlier diagnosis of autism

Society | 30 October, 2014

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have called for earlier diagnosis of autism on the back of increasing evidence that earlier interventions have more positive outcomes.


Queen’s University given prestigious UNESCO Chair status for work on shared education

Society | 29 October, 2015

Queen’s University Belfast is to be honoured by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) by becoming an international example of how shared education can promote reconciliation in divided societies.

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Scientists Sequence First Ancient Irish Human Genomes

Environment and Energy | 7 January, 2016


Queen’s University in new European partnership to fight against invasive species

Environment and Energy | 18 January, 2016

The rapid spread of invasive species across Europe, which currently threatens native plants and animals at a cost of €12 billion each year, is to face a major new barrier.

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First for Northern Ireland: Queen’s Professor appointed to Court of Arbitration for Sports

Society | 26 January, 2016

Professor Jack Anderson appointed as an arbitrator to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)


Queen’s University in bid to increase European cancer survival to 70 per cent by 2035

Health | 4 February, 2016

To mark World Cancer Day, scientists at Queen’s are launching a Europe-wide initiative, ‘Vision 70:35’, to increase cancer survival to 70 per cent by 2035.

Justice Minister addresses international cyber summit

CSIT | 15 March, 2016

Justice Minister, David Ford has highlighted work ongoing through the Organised Crime Task Force to tackle cyber crime.

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Queen's scientists on the hunt for source of gravitational waves

Environment and Energy | 12 February, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast are leading the hunt for the source of these ripples in space.


New guidelines for the flying of flags in Northern Ireland proposed by Queen’s University researcher

Society | 16 February, 2016

Queen’s Institute of Irish Studies propose a set of new guidelines for the unofficial display of flags in Northern Ireland.

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Leaders from business, science and the arts among Queen’s University’s honorary graduates

Graduation | 18 February, 2016

President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winning geneticist Sir Paul Maxime Nurse, Janet McCollum, Chief Executive of Moy Park and Jackie Redpath, Chief Executive of the Greater Shankill Partnership, are to receive honorary degrees from Queen’s

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Queen's University receives Royal award for strengthening cyber security

CSIT | 25 February, 2016

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen’s – a major hub for research and innovation in electronic engineering and cyber security – will receive a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.


New addition to the Deep RiverRock Queen’s 5k Road Race for 2016

Culture and Arts | 25 February, 2016

The Deep RiverRock Queen’s 5k ‘Race around the River’ will take place on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 7.30pm, and will include a new 3k ‘warm up race’ starting at the earlier time of 6.50pm.

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Queen’s University in world’s first trial of new treatment for prostate cancer

Health | 14 April, 2016

Queen’s University, in partnership with the Belfast Trust, is leading the world’s first ever trial of a new combination of cancer therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer, with the hope of prolonging their lives.

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Those living near peace lines more likely to have poor mental health

Society | 15 March, 2016

People living close to peace lines in Northern Ireland have worse mental health than the rest of the population, according to researchers at Queen's University Belfast.

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Queen’s University autism expert calls for improved services and support for people with autism

Society | 23 March, 2016

A world-leading autism expert is calling on the Northern Ireland government to take action to improve the support and services available to people with autism and their families, in line with international standards.

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Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 2010-2014

Health | 23 March, 2016

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry release the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2014.

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Royal Television Society Award success for Queen’s students

Culture and Arts | 24 March, 2016

Queen’s students have triumphed at the Royal Television Society’s NI Student Awards, taking home three of the four awards on offer.

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Joint report issued on Growing up in Interface Communities

Society | 24 March, 2016

A joint report produced by Queen’s sheds new light on the risks encountered by young people and children growing up in places of high religious segregation

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Queen’s chemists devise new approach for rapidly identifying ‘legal highs’

Science and Technology | 3 March, 2016

Chemists from Queen’s University have developed a new approach which now allows for rapid screening and identification of ‘legal highs’ or novel psychoactive substances (NPS).

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School of Law welcomes announcement Wellbeing will be at heart of new Programme for Government

Society | 24 March, 2016

The School of Law at Queen's University has welcomed confirmation by the First and Deputy First Minister that an outcomes framework, focused on wellbeing, is to guide the work of the post-election administration in Northern Ireland

Queen’s University Microbiologists Unmask the Hannibal Route Enigma

Science & Technology | 4 April, 2016

Microbiologists based in the Institute for Global Food Security and School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s have recently released results that may have answered one of ancient history’s greatest enigmas: Where did Hannibal cross the Alps?


Queen's researchers discover potential new way to better tailor treatments for early breast tumours

Health | 7 April, 2016

Leading researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a potential new way to separate patients with the very earliest forms of breast cancer into risk groups and better tailor treatment to their needs.

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New 1916 insights on offer at Queen's

Society | 7 April, 2016

From the Battle of the Somme to the Easter Rising, the events of 1916 and their legacy are explored through a series of short courses at Queen’s University.


Public invited to meet experts at forefront of fight against breast and ovarian cancer

Health | 8 April, 2016

The people behind Queen’s University’s world-leading research on breast and ovarian cancer are giving an insight into their work and its impact on patients at a free public information evening on Wednesday 13 April.


New £4M research project explores crucial role of Modern Languages today

Culture & Arts | 8 April, 2016

£4M research project involving linguists at Queen’s

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UK Crowdfunding first for cancer research at Queen's

Society | 13 April, 2016

The UK’s first research crowdfunding website has been launched at Queen’s University Belfast, giving the public the opportunity to support new and innovative research projects which can impact upon Northern Ireland.

Local teachers given valuable insight into new career pathways for pupils

Society | 21 April, 2016

Careers teachers and advisers from schools across the North West have been given an insight into the changing employment landscape for young people, during a special briefing at St Columb’s College, Derry, organised by Queen’s University Belfast.

McAleer & Rushe accommodation scheme gets go ahead

Environment & Energy | 21 April, 2016

Leading developer, McAleer & Rushe, has been given planning permission by Belfast City Council to develop a 740 bed scheme on College Avenue.

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Queen's placed 1st in the UK for intellectual property commercialisation

Business | 20 April, 2016

Queen's University Belfast is the UK leader for intellectual property commercialisation, according to the latest Higher Education-Business and Community Interaction Survey 2014-15 (HE-CIS).

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Top UK awards for Queen's University engineers

Science and Technology | 26 April, 2016

Seven students from Queen’s University have been named winners of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Advanced Leadership Awards, which recognise aspiring leaders in the engineering sector.

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Experts call for increased action on protecting those with food allergies

Health | 27 April, 2016

More action needs to be taken in order to better protect people with food allergies.

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Queen's planning experts call for regeneration to support reconciliation

Environment and Energy | 28 April, 2016

Northern Ireland's planning policies need to change to better facilitate reconciliation and good relations, according to a report from Queen's University Belfast.

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Queen's researchers in €2.25m international project to tackle diabetes-related blindness

Health | 28 April, 2016

World-leading researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are among a team of scientists from the USA and Ireland who are collaborating to develop a novel treatment for diabetes-related blindness.

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Food safety expert appointed to lead Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security


A world-leading expert in animal agriculture and associated supply chains has been appointed Director of Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security. Professor Nigel Scollan will take up the post on 1 September 2016.

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Queen’s invites stargazers to watch Mercury move across the Sun

ASTRONOMY | 5 May, 2016

Queen’s University’s astronomers are giving the public a rare opportunity to watch Mercury travel across the face of the Sun on Monday, 9 May.


Queen's scientists develop new treatment to prolong life of those with cystic fibrosis

Health | 12 May, 2016

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new molecule which has the potential to prolong the life of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF).

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Parental mental illness under discussion at Queen's

Society | 13 May, 2016

A family focused approach to supporting parents with mental illness, their children and families is the best way to ensure positive outcomes for families affected by mental illness.

Big Data can save lives, says leading Queen's University cancer expert

Health | 16 May, 2016

The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionising cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen's University Belfast.


Queen's astronomers’ starring role in first movie of the Universe

Science and Technology | 19 May, 2016

Astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast will lead the UK’s efforts to search for exploding stars, comets and potentially hazardous asteroids using the world’s largest digital camera.

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Director of Europe's €5 Billion Innovative Medicines Initiative visits Queen's

Health | 19 May, 2016

Dr Pierre Meulien, the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a €5 Billion public-private partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry, visited Queen's University Belfast.

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Queen’s-led study to benefit children living with the trauma of abuse

Society | 20 December, 2016

Children living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of abuse and neglect are to benefit from a new research project led by Queen’s University, in partnership with Extern, the leading social justice charity on the island of Ireland.

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Astronomers release largest digital survey of the visible Universe

Science and Technology | 16 December, 2016

The world’s largest digital survey of the visible Universe, mapping billions of stars and galaxies, has been publicly released.

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Last chance for men over 50 to take part in Queen’s health survey

15 December, 2016

Queen’s University researchers are calling on 10,000 men over 50 to take part in a study to find out about their health and quality of life.

Queen’s University Researchers make an important discovery in nano-electronics

Science and Technology | 15 December, 2016

Queen’s University physicists have discovered how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material – a breakthrough that could herald a new era in electronics.

Queen’s University astronomers help discover black hole swallowing star

Science and Technology | 12 December, 2016

Astronomers at Queen’s University are part of an international team that has solved the mystery of an extraordinarily brilliant point of light seen in a distant galaxy.

Queen’s and Shenyang Pharmaceutical University to establish Centre of Excellence

Health | 12 December, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast and Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU) have agreed to facilitate development of a Centre of Excellence within SPU’s new Benxi campus in Shenyang, China.

Honorary Degree for Committed Community Development Champion

Graduation | 9 December, 2016

Community development stalwart Jackie Redpath MBE will pick up an honorary degree at Queen’s University’s Winter Graduations today (Friday 9 December).

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Queen’s University scholarship aims to break down barriers for asylum seekers

Scholarships | 9 December, 2016

A scholarship scheme for asylum seekers has been launched by Queen’s University Belfast, which will give two students the life-changing opportunity to pursue a world-class education.

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World-leading Queen's researcher awarded prestigious Regius Professorship

9 December, 2016

Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship has been bestowed upon Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny FRS FREng. The prestigious award was conferred by the University’s Chancellor, Thomas J Moran.

Research breakthrough may help help predict pre-eclampsia

Predictor of pre-eclampsia discovered by Queen’s University researchers

Health | 14 September, 2016

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have made a breakthrough which may be able to predict pre-eclampsia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes.

New Breast Scanner First For Northern Ireland

Health | 1 December, 2016

Breast cancer patients in Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a new state of the art 3D breast imaging system, the first of its kind available to NHS patients in Northern Ireland, thanks to local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre.

New research project designed and co-produced by people with dementia

Health | 30 November, 2016

Queen’s University, Dementia NI and Ulster University have been awarded £37,765 as part of a £5 million programme on independent living for disabled people.

U.S. Embassy and Queen’s University partner for international teacher exchange programme

Society | 24 November, 2016

The US Consul General in Northern Ireland, Daniel Lawton, has met with Queen’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, to launch the first ever international teacher exchange between shared education schools in NI and schools in Los Angeles.

NI on target for 80,000 Knowledge Economy Jobs by 2030

Science and Technology | 22 November, 2016

The Northern Ireland Knowledge Economy is half way to achieving its target of delivering 80,000 high earning jobs and should be a place that attracts the best talent in the world.

Queen’s researchers recognised for their positive impact on society

Society | 21 November, 2016

Four world-class researchers at Queen’s University have been recognised for the positive impact of their work at the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prizes 2016.

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Blue Plaque at Queen’s in honour of Professor AE Muskett

Environment and Energy | 15 November, 2016

The Ulster History Circle has unveiled a Blue Plaque at Queen’s University in honour of the late Professor AE Muskett.

Music therapy helps improve behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents

Society | 9 November, 2016

Researchers at Queen’s University and Bournemouth University have now published the findings from their Music in Mind study, showing that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.

Queen’s researchers find key to drug resistant bowel cancer

Health | 9 November, 2016

Queen’s cancer experts have discovered that blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer’s defence against the drug cetuximab.

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Queen’s awarded £500k for IntertradeIreland FUSION programme

Business | 7 November, 2016

The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s has successfully won a renewed contract of £500k with InterTradeIreland for the next five years.

New William Wright Technology Centre for Queen’s University Belfast

Science and Technology | 1 November, 2016

As the Wrights Group marks its 70th anniversary year, a new centre named after one of the company’s founders has been established at Queen’s University Belfast, the William Wright Technology Centre.

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Top healthcare award for Gestational Diabetes resource

Health | 26 October, 2016

An online educational resource commissioned by Queen’s University and produced by integrated communications agency Morrow Communications, has been recognised at the prestigious UK Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

Queen’s and University of Toronto to develop future leaders in cancer care for Northern Ireland

Health | 20 October, 2016

Queen’s University Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) has announced an innovative Clinical Doctoral Training Programme in Precision Cancer Medicine with the world renowned Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto.

Fighting bowel cancer with fitness

Health | 17 October, 2016

A Queen’s University scientist is bringing a new clinical trial to the UK that could help patients with bowel cancer reduce the risk of their disease coming back after treatment.

Queen’s and Almac Group in new breast cancer discovery

Health | 11 October, 2016

Almac Group’s Diagnostics business, in collaboration with Queen's University, has announced the identification of a novel immune response mechanism in breast tumours deficient in DNA repair.

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Rosetta space mission ends: Queen’s comet expert reflects on successes

Science and Technology | 29 September, 2016

The Rosetta space mission, which has been supported by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, will end on Friday 30 September when the spacecraft will touchdown on the comet it has travelled alongside for more than 1.3 billion miles.

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Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences holds inaugural white coat ceremony

International | 27 September, 2016

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences holds its inaugural white coat ceremony in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of the University and Chairperson of its Board of Trustees

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Queen’s University asks 10,000 men ‘how are you doing?’

Health | 27 September, 2016

Queen’s University researchers are calling on 10,000 men over 50 to take part in a study to find out about their health and quality of life.

Queen’s Professor highlights a route to a healthier world at United Nations in New York

Health | 23 September, 2016

Professor Mark Lawler addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which is taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York today (Friday 23 September).

Queen’s research on Nurture Provision is welcomed by Education Minister

Society | 23 September, 2016

Queen’s researchers have launched their evaluation report examining the nurture provision in Northern Ireland, which has been welcomed by Education Minister, Peter Weir.

'Hillsborough: The Truth' author Professor Phil Scraton to receive Freedom of the City of Liverpool

Society | 20 September, 2016

The Queen’s Professor who played a central role in uncovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster will receive the Freedom of the City, alongside unprecedented posthumous awards to the 96 people who died and Kenny and Marina Dalglish.

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First Minister and deputy First Minister attend opening of Queen's new £20 million School of Law

Society | 16 September, 2016

The First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness attended the opening of the new £20 million School of Law located in the Main Site Tower at Queen’s University.

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Queen's University's 'key role' in £10M investment in academic medicine

Health | 12 September, 2016

Queen's University is playing a key role in the largest ever investment in academic medicine across Ireland, through an all-island partnership to support postgraduate trainee doctors.

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Belfast launches US Intern Placement programme

Students | 12 September, 2016

A new student placement initiative, providing J1 work visas and support for 40 university students seeking quality, relevant, one-year paid internships in the United States was launched today at Belfast City Hall.

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Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes

Health | 12 September, 2016

Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure, involving over 347,000 people and including research from Queen’s University.

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Hamilton announces £3.6million investment in research funding

Investment | 9 September, 2016

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has announced £3.6million of research funding for five research projects involving Queen’s University Belfast.

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Superbugs under the microscope as international experts gather at Queen’s

6 September, 2016

Scientists from across Europe who are leading the fight against superbugs will gather at Queen’s University Belfast next week (14-15 September 2016).

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Global survey urges people to help explore if dogs are helping save lives of people with epilepsy

Health | 5 September, 2016

An international survey has been launched by psychologists at Queen’s University Belfast to explore whether dogs, who are family pets, can predict the onset of epileptic seizures in their owners.


US Presidents and The Stars at Night among short Courses now open at Queen’s University

Culture and Arts | 29 August, 2016

As the US Presidential race approaches its climax, Queen’s University is offering an insight into the workings of the Oval Office through its Open Learning Programme.

Belfast and London researchers join forces to embark on pioneering prostate cancer study

Health | 25 August, 2016

Researchers from Queen’s University and the Institute of Cancer Research in London have received a grant of over £819,000 from Prostate Cancer UK to test a new potential treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

Collaboration brings international attention to women in leadership

Business | 23 August, 2016

Queen’s University and Women in Business are joining forces to highlight the important role of women in leadership across the public and private sectors.

Queen’s University and Ulster Orchestra strike a chord with new partnership

Culture and Arts | 15 August, 2016

A new partnership between Queen's University and the Ulster Orchestra will see aspiring performers and composers work with professional musicians to mark the Orchestra’s 50th season.

Queen's Professor appointed to Fellowship at world's number one Think Tank

Society | 9 August, 2016

A Queen's University Professor has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the world's number one Think Tank, Brookings.

Queen’s Professor Carruthers appointed to AHRC Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages

Culture and Arts | 28 July, 2016

Professor Janice Carruthers, Head of the School of Modern Languages at Queen’s University Belfast has been appointed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to a new Leadership Fellowship in Modern Languages.

£800,000 award for the Mitchell Institute to pioneer research on the role of sound in conflict

Society | 27 July, 2016

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s has secured a major new research award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Queen’s historian elected Fellow of British Academy

Society | 25 July, 2016

A leading historian from Queen’s University has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Queen’s researchers conducting world’s largest ‘Life after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis’ study

Health | 18 July, 2016

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are leading Northern Ireland in the world’s largest ethically approved ‘Life after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis’ (LAPCD) study.

Queen’s researchers in £2 million bid to reverse the damage of Multiple Sclerosis

Health | 22 July, 2016

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have begun a £2 million research programme to investigate reversing the damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s hosts first-ever mini MBA

Business | 18 July, 2016

The first-ever Mini MBA, hosted by The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen's and sponsored by Allstate NI will begin on Monday (18th July 2016).

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Statement on outcome of EU Referendum

Statement | 1 July, 2016

Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), Queen’s University Belfast has issued the following statement:

Queen’s Professor Torres receives top Spanish Award

Culture and Arts | 15 July, 2016

Professor Isabel Torres, Head of Spanish and Portuguese at Queen’s, has been awarded one of Spain’s highest accolades, in recognition of her outstanding scholarly contribution to Spanish literature.

Queen’s honours boss of Belfast software giant

Graduation | 29 June, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast will today honour Brendan Mooney, Managing Director of Kainos, one of Northern Ireland’s biggest innovation success stories, with an Honorary Degree for services to business and commerce.

Queen’s honours leading artist and London Transport Chief

Graduation | 2 July, 2016

Colin Davidson, the Belfast painter whose portraits have earned him world renown, and Michael Brown MVO, Commissioner of Transport for London, are being honoured by Queen’s University today.

Queen’s honours Nobel-winning geneticist and former senior US Government official

Graduation | 1 July, 2016

Deborah Wince-Smith, a world-leading voice on innovation strategy, and Sir Paul Nurse, one of the most significant figures in the field of cancer research and cell biology, are receiving Honorary Degrees at Queen’s University Belfast today.

Queen’s honours Ground Zero film-maker and Strabane-born boss of Thomson Airways

Graduation | 29 June, 2016

Marcus Robinson, the award-winning artist and film-maker, and Chris Browne, who runs the UK’s third largest airline, are being awarded Honorary Degrees today by Queen’s University Belfast.

Senator George J. Mitchell launches Global Research Institute at Queen’s

Society | 24 June, 2016

Senator George J. Mitchell is today (Friday 24 June) launching one of Queen’s University’s Global Research Institutes, named in his honour.

Public invited to hear insights into 'Hillsborough: The Truth' at Queen’s

Society | 22 June, 2016

The Queen’s University professor who played a central role in uncovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster will offer his insights into the 27-year-long campaign for justice at a free public talk and book launch at Queen’s on Tuesday 28 June.

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New study reveals impact of city design on physical activity levels in India

Environment and Energy | 20 June, 2016

An international research team, led by public health experts at Queen’s University Belfast, have conducted the first ever study into the impact of the built environment on levels of exercise and physical activity among people in India.

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Prestigious architecture awards for Queen’s Graduate School

Campus | 17 June, 2016

Queen’s has received two prestigious architecture awards for the refurbishment of the Lynn Building, which is now home to the University’s Graduate School.

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School Of Law Announces New Five Year Partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills

15 June, 2016

Queen’s has announced a new and innovative partnership with leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, which will see the firm sponsor the Student Hub in the University's new School of Law for a period of five years.

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Queen’s researchers discover heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness

Health | 14 June, 2016

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and University College London have discovered that a drug, originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.

Queen’s Professor selected as Arbitrator for the 2016 UEFA European Championship

Culture and Arts | 12 June, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast Professor, Jack Anderson, has been selected as an arbitrator for the UEFA EURO 2016 in France.

Queen’s appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement

International | 9 June, 2016

A leading academic in Irish and British History and Politics has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast.

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales launches Queen’s first Global Research Institute

Science and Technology | 23 May, 2016

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has officially launched Queen’s first Global Research Institute today (Monday 23 May 2016).

Queen’s new £39M Biological Sciences build to support 550 construction jobs

Business | 9 June, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast will today unveil the foundation stone for its new £39 million School of Biological Sciences (Thursday 9 June 2016).

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Queen’s awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen

6 June, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the announcement that it has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen.

Launching 2016 University Boat Race at Queen’s new £1.2M Boathouse on the River Lagan are Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Guy Spence, Ellie Holmes, Captain, Queen’s Senior Ladies and Jason Armstrong, Captain, Queen’s Senior Men’s crew, along with Des Hill, Past President of Trinity Rowing Club.

Queen’s University Boat Race to make big splash

Culture and Arts | 8 June, 2016

There will be a party atmosphere along the River Lagan this Saturday, 11 June, when Queen’s University hosts the 2016 University Boat Race.

Paper meadow in bloom at Queen's

Environment and Energy | 6 June, 2016

Around 1,500 paper flowers have been ‘planted’ in front of Queen’s University as part of a project to highlight the beauty and importance of art of nature.

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20,000 people helping to discover new tests and treatments for diabetic kidney disease

2 June, 2016

Queen's researchers are to examine DNA samples from 20,000 people with diabetes to help identify the genetic factors in diabetic kidney disease, the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide.

Queen's student Sean Murray has won a Royal Television Society Student Award for his short film Fractured City

Queen’s student wins Royal Television Society Student Award

Culture and Arts | 31 May, 2016

Queen’s University Film Studies PhD student Séan Murray, from Belfast, has won a national award for his short film, Fractured City.

Launching 2016 University Boat Race at Queen’s new £1.2M Boathouse on the River Lagan are Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Guy Spence, Ellie Holmes, Captain, Queen’s Senior Ladies and Jason Armstrong, Captain, Queen’s Senior Men’s crew, along with Des Hill, Past President of Trinity Rowing Club.

2016 Boat Race set to make a splash at new £1.2M Boathouse

Sport | 24 May, 2016

The 2016 University Boat Race will take place on Saturday, 11 June, with 18 crews from across the island of Ireland taking to the River Lagan from Queen’s new look £1.2M Boathouse.

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Queen’s University and the University of East Anglia to boost Northern Ireland food producers

Business | 23 May, 2016

Northern Ireland food producers are set to benefit from a new initiative led by Queen’s and the University of East Anglia, which will enable businesses to better understand consumer behaviour and market developments.

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First Minister and former Taoiseach headline Queen’s Spring Festival of Events 2016

Culture and Arts | 19 May, 2016

Members of the public are being invited to attend two keynote addresses by First Minister Arlene Foster and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Queen's University Belfast this month.

RICS recognition for Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Environment and Energy | 19 May, 2016

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) at Queen's has won both the prestigious Project of the Year award and Design Trough Innovation accolade at the 2016 RICS Northern Ireland awards.