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2019

ENVIRONMENT | 20 November, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
SOCIETY | 31 January, 2019

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is part of a new Place-based Climate Action Network (P-CAN), which will help the local delivery of the UK’s climate change objectives.

Belfast Landscape
SOCIETY | 12 April, 2019

A new Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission for Belfast has recently been announced as part of a three-city £3.5 million climate action project.

British Academy event
22 January, 2019

Queen’s University, in partnership with the British Academy, recently co-hosted a debate on ‘The Future of the Corporation, Economy and Society’.

HEALTH | 21 November, 2019

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that men who are on statins, medicine used to lower blood cholesterol, may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 October, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Anna Burns, Vahni Capildeo, and Jed Mercurio as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2019 – 20.

Science and Technology | 13 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast astrophysics expert, Professor Stephen Smartt, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Irish Academy.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Science | 11 December, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast scientist has led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface.

20 June, 2019

Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has found.

25 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have received the first scientific research grant from MDS UK to improve treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a type of bone marrow cancer.

Health | 19 December, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s have questioned the World Health Organisation’s blanket classification of processed meat as carcinogenic after finding significant evidence gaps between processed meat treated with nitrites and nitrite-free processed meat.

Belfast Landscape
SOCIETY | 18 December, 2019

Researchers find a harder border between the UK and Ireland is seen as a challenge to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.

Senate | 17 December, 2019

Dr Leonard O'Hagan CBE DL has been appointed as a new Pro-Chancellor, and member of Senate, for Queen’s University Belfast.

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HEALTH | 4 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have been involved in ground-breaking research that holds promise for a vast majority of those with cystic fibrosis.

Health | 7 November, 2019

A research team from Queen’s University has found that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Science | 12 November, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s have discovered that pine martens (Martes martes) are more opportunistic and adaptable, in terms of their diet, than previously thought.

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HEALTH | 14 November, 2019

Queen’s academics have written a key editorial highlighting new research on bowel cancer rates, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

ENVIRONMENT | 15 November, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and Western University have recorded the second ever evidence of transatlantic movement for the endangered marine fish basking sharks.

4 December, 2019

An international team of researchers, including academics from Queen’s University Belfast, have discovered there is a strong link between non-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood and long-term risk for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease.

Health | 11 December, 2019

A research team led by Queen’s University Belfast has made a breakthrough discovery around how and why only certain DNA elements are chosen to regulate gene expression within the vast genome and how this predisposes us to diseases.

12 December, 2019

Andrew Godden will today (Thursday 12 December) celebrate graduating with a PhD from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

Honorary Graduate | 13 December, 2019

Leading Irish businessman, Eugene (Gene) Murtagh, Chairman of Kingspan, will receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

10 December, 2019

Melanie Douglas will today (Tuesday 10 December) celebrate graduating with a Master’s (MSc) in Human Resources Management from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
10 December, 2019

Raymond Henderson (53) is today (Tuesday 10th December) graduating for the third time with a doctorate degree in Health Economics (Cost Effectiveness of Personalised Medicine in Cancer Treatment).

Mark McGlinn and Niamh Quinn at Graduation
11 December, 2019

Mark McGlinn and Niamh Quinn are today (Wednesday 11 December) celebrating graduation success, receiving a Master’s degree from the School of Pharmacy.

11 December, 2019

A devoted single mother of two who took on a Master’s in Environmental Engineering as a mature student is celebrating as she graduates from Queen’s University Belfast today.

12 December, 2019

It will be poignant day for a Queen’s student and his classmates, as he graduates today but also remembers a fellow student and friend who passed away during their studies.

12 December, 2019

Brendan Digney, 23, from Newry, is graduating from Queen’s University Belfast today with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

12 December, 2019

Meghan-Louise Meban is graduating today (Thursday 12 December) with a First-Class Honours degree in Microbiology with Professional Studies from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University.

13 December, 2019

It’s double joy for Carmel Colohan today as she picks up her Master’s in Data Analytics as well as celebrating the birth of her baby boy Finn.

13 December, 2019

Vince Rosales will graduate today (Friday 13 December) with a BSc degree in Midwifery from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast.

13 December, 2019

Graduation is set to be an extra special day today for Queen’s University student Zara Gibson who battled a rare form of arthritis while studying for her PhD.

Honorary Graduate | 13 December, 2019

A leading figure in patient care and safety for the World Health Organisation (WHO), Margaret Murphy, will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

SOCIETY | 12 December, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the British Deaf Association Northern Ireland (BDA NI) have released a ground-breaking report on the barriers Deaf people face when trying to access justice in Northern Ireland.

Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

A British Diplomat for over 24 years, Greg Quinn, British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname, will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Alistair Hamilton at Graduation
Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

Leading Northern Ireland businessman Alastair Hamilton, the former Chief Executive of Invest NI, will receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

President Zhang Guangjun
Honorary Graduate | 12 December, 2019

A leading academic in China and President of one of the country’s top universities, Southeast University in Nanjing, Professor Zhang Guangjun will today receive an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.

Jonathan Rea holding a glass of bubbly
Honorary Graduate | 10 December, 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s most widely recognised sporting ambassadors and the undisputed king of World Superbikes, Jonathan Rea MBE, will today receive an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast.

DORA Signing
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 December, 2019

Queen’s University has become a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Latest News | 6 December, 2019

Queen’s recently hosted a Careers Symposium in collaboration with Department for Economy, Department of Education and EY, PwC and AllState. In attendance was a large audience representing Schools, employers, recent graduates and students.

University News | 6 December, 2019

Six students from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics took part in a Model NATO event in London to mark the 2019 NATO Leaders meeting.

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HEALTH | 6 December, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast are part of a pan-European research project awarded to improve sight-saving treatments.

4 December, 2019

A group of seven students from Tezpur in the Assam region of India have travelled to Queen’s University Belfast to begin a new chapter of their lives after they were awarded government of India sponsored places to complete their PhDs.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 November, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is being honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for its work on Shared Education.

EDUCATION | 20 November, 2019

A group of academics throughout the island of Ireland have collaborated to launch the Irish Association for Primary Science Education (IAPSE), to promote the teaching and learning of science in primary schools.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 November, 2019

Dr Katy Hayward, Reader in Sociology from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen's University Belfast, has been given the award of ‘Political Communicator of the Year’.

Latest News | 15 November, 2019

Applications are open for a programme that offer Queen’s University Belfast students paid international work experience.

Leon Litvack
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 November, 2019

Dr Leon Litvack, Reader from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen's University Belfast, has been appointed to the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (ACNRA).

SOCIETY | 11 November, 2019

A training resource aimed at enhancing child-centred responses to violence against children, co-designed with children and young people, has been launched today (Monday 11 November) by academics from Queen’s University and Include Youth.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 November, 2019

Queen’s University achieves first-place in a new ranking that identifies the universities most effective at commercialising academic research.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Culture and Arts | 1 November, 2019

A History of Ireland in 100 Words – the result of research into early Irish – has been shortlisted for the best Irish published book of the year at the Irish Book Awards 2019.

SOCIETY | 7 November, 2019

A new research study from Queen’s University has examined the changing inspection of labour standards on South African vineyards.

Queen’s University Belfast academic, Professor Robert Bowman, has been appointed as a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).

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CULTURE AND ARTS | 29 October, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast hosted a showcase event to celebrate fifteen years of the Centre and to introduce new writers and initiatives.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 October, 2019

Leading academics from across the UK and Ireland took part in a symposium on ‘Unions and Unionisms’ recently held at Queen’s University Belfast.

Health | 29 October, 2019

People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be ‘mentally tough’, feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found.

University News | 23 October, 2019

ENTRY is open for a programme that offers Queen’s University Belfast students scholarships to spend a year studying business or business and STEM in the United States.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
HEALTH | 10 October, 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day, Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast are encouraging students and staff to take 30 minutes out of their day to Pause, Connect and Reflect.

SOCIETY | 11 October, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is once again at the forefront of gender equality.

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INTERNATIONAL | 11 October, 2019

Queen’s University recently welcomed the first cohort of George Washington University students as part of a new and innovative Study Abroad programme – the Global Bachelor’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Leading Oxford Academic Professor Stathis Kalyvas with Queen's University Academics
SOCIETY | 11 October, 2019

Professor Stathis Kalyvas recently delivered the Frank Wright Memorial lecture in the Council Chamber at Queen's University Belfast on the theme of ‘Global Change and Civil Wars’.

Environment | 21 October, 2019

A team of researchers, including experts from Queen’s University Belfast, have examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years.

Health | 16 October, 2019

Scientists at Queen’s University have been awarded a prestigious grant by British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) to investigate how heart cells change in people affected by an abnormal heart rhythm.

Belfast Landscape
SOCIETY | 14 October, 2019

Brexit is already having an impact on life on both sides of the border according to residents from the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Girl looks at the bridge in Derry ~ Londonderry
SOCIETY | 14 October, 2019

Staff and students from Queen’s University Belfast as well as local business leaders will be at the City Hotel in Derry on the evening of Wednesday 23rd October for an ‘Experience Queen’s’ event.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
SCIENCE | 7 October, 2019

A team of scientists, including a researcher from Queen’s University, have discovered that the fading of infrared light following Type Ia supernovae explosions can be interrupted, with brightness staying the same for up to a year.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
EDUCATION | 2 October, 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded £2,550,850 to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of the political economies and consequences of school exclusion across the UK.

Health | 4 October, 2019

A review of published evidence by Queen’s University Belfast has found 20mph zones to be effective in reducing the number and severity of traffic collisions and casualties.

HEALTH | 2 October, 2019

A new research study led by Queen’s University Belfast shows how providing self-adjustable glasses to children living in less developed and remote areas could improve their vision and potentially educational opportunities.

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Pivotal – Northern Ireland’s new public policy think tank – held its first event in Belfast yesterday.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Space |

An international team of astronomers, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers, have made a historic discovery, detecting gas molecules in a comet which has tumbled into our solar system from another star.

Latest News | 27 September, 2019

Each year, Queen’s University works with a range of partners to increase the number of overseas opportunities for students.

EDUCATION | 27 September, 2019

The reading skills of primary pupils can be boosted by an additional two months when teachers get them to think about, question and summarise different texts, according to new research report published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

British Academy
SOCIETY | 23 September, 2019

Professor Richard English, from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, recently took part in a debate on civil resistance and terrorism at the British Academy.

SOCIETY | 20 September, 2019

A new research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity and exercise than their peers as they get older.

Belfast Landscape
SOCIETY | 18 September, 2019

The Department of Justice today (Wednesday 18 September) laid in the Assembly a report of an independent review into the operation of the offence of purchasing sexual services.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 12 September, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks for water and fuel, and sporting goods such as kayaks and canoes, which could help to solve global environmental problems.

SOCIETY | 11 September, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have launched a new joint website as part of their £30 million commitment to the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD).

Professor Nita Gandhi Forouhi
Health | 12 September, 2019

Internationally leading figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture will gather at Queen’s to discuss the opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing world population.

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Health | 26 June, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is leading a new trial which aims to reduce the risk of myopia (short-sightedness) related blindness in children in the UK.

911 survivors
Research | 6 September, 2019

Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors significantly help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma at NYU

General public
Health | 4 September, 2019

A research team from Queen’s has found social network interventions, such as Facebook posts and sponsored ads, educating popular teenagers to spread health messages to peer groups can have a positive effect on public health behaviours and outcomes.

Science | 22 August, 2019

New research has found that the population of Ireland was in decline for almost 200 years before the Vikings settled.

Health | 23 August, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.

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SOCIETY | 22 August, 2019

A new study analysing the existing justice and security cooperation between the UK and the EU has found that any Brexit-related disruption to police cooperation could have serious consequences.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
BUSINESS | 24 July, 2019

Queen's spin-out company, Adoreboard, has been appointed a global ‘Cool Vendor’ in Artificial Intelligence for Customer Analytics in 2019 by Gartner.

Students holding an American flag
SOCIETY | 16 August, 2019

Twenty-six students from Queen’s University Belfast are off to study in the USA this month.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
BUSINESS | 16 August, 2019

Queen’s University is offering free access to world-leading testing equipment and analysis at its tidal test site and wide wave basin in Portaferry, as part of a European initiative to accelerate the development of marine renewable energy.

General public
SOCIETY | 20 August, 2019

A study into New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - formerly referred to as ‘legal highs’ - provides new evidence about why young people were attracted to the drugs.

Culture and Arts | 16 August, 2019

Award-winning writer Kelly McCaughrain has accepted the post as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University.

Research | 8 August, 2019

A new report by the NI Cancer Registry at Queen’s University Belfast and Macmillan Cancer Support warns of the significant impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients in Northern Ireland.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
SOCIETY | 25 July, 2019

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast’s Management School has found that members of Nazi organisations were more upwardly mobile and climbed higher up the social ladder than non-members during the Third Reich.

Scaly foot snail
Science | 22 July, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have discovered that the scaly-foot snail, or as it’s otherwise known - the sea pangolin, is the first species at risk of extinction due to potential deep sea mining by humans.

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Appointments | 25 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emma Flynn as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

Maire O'Neill
Recognition | 9 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O'Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

Appointments | 8 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Clague as the next Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
18 July, 2019

Pancreatic cancer patients in Northern Ireland will be the first in the UK to trial an innovative new exercise programme to aid their recovery from the traumatic 12-hour operation needed to save their lives.

Heart disease
10 July, 2019

Cells produced in the human body could be used to heal damaged blood vessels according to new research at Queen's University Belfast, which has recently been published in the journal, Cardiovascular Research.

Health | 9 July, 2019

Queen’s has been selected as one of six UK Universities to develop a health data science Master’s programme to address the significant skills shortage in data science that currently exists in the UK.

Management School | 3 July, 2019

Georgia Hamill will today (Wednesday 3 July) celebrate graduating from Queen’s Management School at Queen’s University Belfast.

Research | 10 July, 2019

Listening to music can help to reduce stress and boost positive emotions in adults, research by Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.

Professor Zhenhua Tang
Honorary Graduate | 3 July, 2019

Professor Zhenhua Tang, Associate Professor at Shenzhen University (SZU) in China; and Frank Kirkland, Chief Designer-Civil Aerospace for Rolls-Royce will today (Wednesday 3 July) be awarded Honorary Doctorates by Queen’s University Belfast.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 3 July, 2019

The first PhD student to graduate from the Sir William Wright Technology Centre (W-Tech) will receive his degree from Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 3 July).

Chemical Engineering | 28 June, 2019

Ballymoney born Ewan Strang will graduate from Queen’s University Belfast today (Friday 28 June) with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering, from the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering.

Engineering | 29 June, 2019

Gerard Treanor and his sister Niamh Treanor are celebrating today (Saturday 29 June) as they both graduate from Queen’s with Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering with Architecture.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 3 July, 2019

Aaron Smyth, from Omagh, is graduating from Queen’s University today with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Psychology | 27 June, 2019

Rhea Lee Shia Goh, from Malaysia, will graduate from Queen’s University Belfast today (Thursday 27 June) with a BSc First Class Honours in Psychology.

Ned Denny
CULTURE AND ARTS | 2 July, 2019

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast today (Tuesday 2 July) announced, ‘Unearthly Toys: Poems and Masks’, by Ned Denny as the winner of the First Collection Poetry Prize 2019.

Biomedical Science | 2 July, 2019

Hannah McPhee is the first female from the Falklands to graduate from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

Honorary Graduate | 2 July, 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s greatest sports stars, Sean O’Neill, and Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Martin McKee, will today (Tuesday 2 July) be awarded Honorary Doctorates.

Medicine and Pharmacy | 1 July, 2019

Siblings Maeve McKernan (22) and Declan McKernan (28) from Belfast are celebrating double graduation success this summer as both will today (Monday 1 July) receive degrees from Queen’s University.

Honorary Graduate | 1 July, 2019

Richard Parkes MBE and Mark Carruthers OBE will today (Monday 1 July) be awarded honorary degrees by Queen’s University Belfast.

Management School | 3 July, 2019

Brother and sister, Matthew Nethercott and Fiona Nethercott from South Belfast, will today (Wednesday 3 July) celebrate graduating from Queen’s Management School.

Pharmacy | 29 June, 2019

The China Medical University – The Queen’s University of Belfast Joint College (CQC) has celebrated its graduating class of 2019.

Honorary Graduate | 29 June, 2019

Belfast-born boxer, Carl Frampton MBE, and the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UMass Lowell), Professor Julie Chen, will today (Saturday 29 June) receive honorary degrees from Queen’s University.

Sociology | 29 June, 2019

Former stay-at-home mum of three, Elizabeth Martin will today (Saturday 29 June) graduate with a PhD from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Space | 1 July, 2019

An international team, co-led by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher, has established that the first ever interstellar visitor to our Solar System – ‘Oumuamua - is a natural object, ejected from its parent solar system.

Pharmacy | 1 July, 2019

Walter Wong has been a stand-out student since receiving an International Student Scholarship to study Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast and will today (Monday 1 July) graduate with a Master of Pharmacy.

Honorary Graduate | 28 June, 2019

Professor Linda Colley will today (Friday 28 June) be awarded Doctor of Literature (DLit) for Distinction in history by Queen’s University Belfast.

History and Sociology | 28 June, 2019

David Baker will today (Friday 28 June) celebrate his graduation from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.

Honorary Graduate | 27 June, 2019

Dr Norman Apsley, former Chief Executive of Catalyst Inc. and Jayne Brady, MBE partner at venture capital firm Kernel Capital, will today (Thursday 27 June) be honoured by Queen’s University Belfast.

Honorary Graduate | 27 June, 2019

Canadian broadcaster and the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet OBE, will today (Thursday 27 June) be awarded an Honorary Doctorate (DUni) from Queen’s University Belfast for services to broadcasting.

International | 25 June, 2019

Over 30 students from Queen’s University are set to take part in international work placements this summer.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Honorary Graduate | 28 June, 2019

British Engineer Dame Judith Hackitt and award-winning chef, Clare Smyth will today (Friday 28 June) be awarded honorary degrees by Queen’s University Belfast.

University News | 25 June, 2019

Two Teams from Queen’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (SMAE) have achieved podium finishes at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) Challenge.

Mary McAleese
University News | 21 June, 2019

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, today (Friday 21 June) launched the Queen’s Management School Annual Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture series during an event at Queen's University.

Dr Kieran Connell
University News | 20 June, 2019

An academic from Queen’s University has been awarded a UK Fulbright Scholarship award to study the role that US social scientists played in studying race and immigration in post-war Britain.

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SOCIETY | 20 June, 2019

Academics are exploring the life and work of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs from 1863 to 1908, through an historical research project at Queen’s University Belfast.

Maire O'Neill
University News | 16 May, 2019

Queen's University Belfast cyber security expert, Professor Máire O'Neill, has been appointed to the UK’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council.

University News | 19 June, 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have announced nine new Senior Fellows for the UK in a Changing Europe UKICE initiative.

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Health | 18 June, 2019

The study by Queen’s, analysed a cohort of 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.

Health | 20 June, 2019

A new study by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast brings us a step closer to alternative methods of treating cancers using proton beams accelerated by lasers, a method that can be less damaging to patients than other treatments.

University News | 13 June, 2019

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, visited The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

University News | 14 June, 2019

Belfast follows Barcelona, Lisbon and Istanbul to host 2,500 delegates in 2022

Plastic bottle tops
13 June, 2019

Researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast are set to investigate the damage that nano plastics and microplastics can have on the human body.

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SOCIETY | 14 June, 2019

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

Research | 21 May, 2019

Graduates from Queen’s University Belfast are working with technology company Sensum to develop “empathic” machines of the future, including cars that will measure and respond to the feelings of their occupants.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Health | 5 June, 2019

Queen’s in collaboration with Ulster University and key Northern Ireland partners have today launched the ‘Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland’ (HIRANI).

Health | 29 May, 2019

A grant from the McClay Foundation will enable Queen’s researchers to work with clinicians to offer fast diagnostic testing to prevent meningitis and sepsis in maternity wards for the first time in Malawi.

Heart disease
Health | 4 June, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will propose a new blood test for better diagnosis of heart failure at a much earlier state at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.

Glass of red wine
Health | 5 June, 2019

A new report from Queen’s University Belfast, commissioned by the advice and support programme Drink Wise Age Well, has found alcohol misuse among people over 50 is costing Northern Ireland healthcare services an estimated £125 million.

Society | 7 June, 2019

The Speaker of the House of Commons has delivered a lecture at Queen’s University and has urged students to play a more active role in politics.

Engineering | 4 June, 2019

Students at Queen’s University Belfast have been creating unmanned aircraft technology capable of delivering relief to disaster zones.

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SCIENCE | 20 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.

Health | 26 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Health |

Queen’s researchers are involved in new study that will support patients with tracheostomies in critical care environments to communicate through a new technological device.

HEALTH | 10 May, 2019

A discovery by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London (KCL) could revolutionise treatment for vascular and diabetes related cardiovascular diseases.

Health |

A research team from Queen’s University has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

21 May, 2019

New research by Queen’s University, Wenzhou Medical University, Renmin University of China and Orbis International has found that offering glaucoma screening in China could be highly cost-effective while reducing blindness among the population.

Health | 3 April, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way of treating major diseases of the eye caused by the abnormal growth of new blood vessels.

Andy Meharg
Health | 17 April, 2019

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.

Space | 8 April, 2019

A new research paper suggests that abundant interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua may help new star systems to form planets quickly.

Space | 29 May, 2019

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert by an international collaboration of astronomers, including researchers from Queen’s.

Society |

Four professors from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected as members of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements.

Catholic church
SOCIETY | 28 May, 2019

The global Understanding Unbelief programme to advance the scientific understanding of atheism and nonreligion will today (28 May) present results from its research at the Vatican in Rome.

University News | 27 May, 2019

The 15th annual Queen’s University Belfast Boat Race is due to take place next month, with Queen's rowers taking on Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 8 June 2019.

SOCIETY | 23 May, 2019

The LINKS network today (23 May) hosted an international symposium on ‘Investing in early childhood development for peaceful societies’ at Queen’s University Belfast.

Harri Holkeri 2019 - Bertie Ahern
University News | 21 May, 2019

Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, delivered the annual Harri Holkeri lecture today (21 May) at Queen's University Belfast.

SOCIETY | 17 May, 2019

The first Positive Peace Leadership workshop was delivered today (17 May) by the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s Management School in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace.

University News | 15 May, 2019

Queen’s is helping secure Northern Ireland’s status as a global cyber security hub by offering 40 full scholarships worth over half a million pounds for its specialist Applied Cyber Security MSc programme.

Research | 14 May, 2019

A researcher from The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) has been awarded a major grant that will allow him to build a five strong team to work on developing a new mobile network concept.

Society | 14 May, 2019

Distinguished philosopher Baroness Onora O’Neill has delivered the ninth McCosh Lecture at Queen’s University’s Great Hall.

Chongqing conference
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.

Supernova
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.

UCEER Ian Greer web
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.

University News | 10 May, 2019

A Queen's University Belfast Mechanical Engineering student, Judith Cameron, has won the UK Female Undergraduate of the Year award.

Washington Ireland Program 2019
University News | 10 May, 2019

Eight students from Queen’s University will join a group of thirty-one students from across Ireland to spend this summer in the USA as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP).

Technology | 8 May, 2019

The cyber security industry in Northern Ireland is on course to generate salaries of over £70 million each year employing almost 1,700 people.

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.

University News | 7 May, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is to host an independently organised TEDx event later this month. PwC is the event corporate partner.

SOCIETY | 1 May, 2019

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Eddie Lynch, has published a report which calls for change in how older victims of crime experience the criminal justice system.

1 May, 2019

One of the most high-profile figures from the worlds of environmentalism, tourism and public engagement has been confirmed to deliver the 2019 IGFS Annual Lecture.

Research | 30 April, 2019

Man-made structures set in tidal streams can be a feeding hotspot for seabirds, according to new research.

Research | 15 April, 2019

New research has been released that charts the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its impact on global sea levels throughout history to the present day.

University News | 12 April, 2019

Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of ten universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have met at Queen’s University Belfast.

Society | 15 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Technology | 8 March, 2019

A team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Wireless Innovation have won a global award for their work in creating a solution which will reduce the cost and complexity of 5G mobile networks.

Research | 11 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast Civil Engineering graduate Hung Phung Quang is already making an impact on local industry as he joined a team at The McAvoy Group to collaborate on the structural design of a new offsite housing solution.

Health | 10 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 10 April) officially opened the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC), which will radically change the landscape of modern medicine in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 April, 2019

National Museums NI recently announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Queen’s University and Ulster University to enhance cross-institutional collaboration.

Research | 9 April, 2019

Archaeologists from Queen’s are playing a key role in a new project “Journeying Beyond Westeros”, which will introduce visitors to the largely hidden Medieval history of Ulster, through Northern Ireland’s connection to Game of Thrones.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Health | 2 April, 2019

Queen’s has taken a major step forward in developing the future leaders who will use big data to drive improved healthcare and economic prosperity on the island of Ireland.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 April, 2019

Marks & Spencer CEO, Steve Rowe, has delivered the annual KPMG Lecture where he announced a new student placement programme.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2019

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have recently been named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellows by Eisenhower Fellowships.

Lanyon 20.07.2018 from a distance
SOCIETY | 28 March, 2019

The research team examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland is making a final appeal for oral history volunteers.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
University News | 28 March, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the latest development on the Belfast Region City Deal as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland signed the Heads of Terms.

Research | 13 March, 2019

Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Osman, a Research Fellow and Clare Burnett, a PhD Researcher at Queen’s, are attending Parliament on Wednesday 13 March to present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of STEM for BRITAIN.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Health | 25 March, 2019

Results from a study evaluating the economic, environmental, health and social impacts of the Connswater Community Greenway were announced at an event held at Riddel Hall (25th March).

Space | 29 March, 2019

The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
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.

Space | 28 March, 2019

An international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen’s University Belfast, have identified an asteroid that is spinning itself into oblivion.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 March, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has named leading figures from the world of business, science, sport, academia and the arts Honorary Graduates in 2019.

Matt Hancock MP Visit
University News | 22 March, 2019

Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, has met with academics from Queen’s University Belfast and representatives from the food industry in Northern Ireland.

Technology | 15 February, 2019

Expertise within Queen’s University Belfast’s Engineering and Physical Science’s Faculty will continue to play a transformational role in driving innovation and efficiencies in the global advanced manufacturing sector.

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cancer | 12 March, 2019

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Tuesday 12 March) released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2017.

Lungs
7 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a novel experimental treatment for chronic lung diseases that could improve the lives for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Technology | 20 February, 2019

Engineering expertise from Queen’s University Belfast is playing an important role in the development of the next generation of aircraft engines for Rolls-Royce and creating high value research jobs in Northern Ireland.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 February, 2019

A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Health | 26 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is part of a large transdisciplinary project to provide better support to people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.

An-Najah University
University News | 14 March, 2019

The LINKS research network at Queen’s University Belfast and the Palestinian Child Institute at An-Najah University in Palestine have announced they are to collaborate on future programmes supporting the development and evaluation of early childhood

Professor Ferriter lecture
SOCIETY | 12 March, 2019

Queen's recently hosted a public talk by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter on 'The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics'.

LINCS students
Technology and Society | 3 March, 2019

A team of first year LINCS (Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society) doctoral scholars were awarded first runner-up at the prestigious Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition on 11-12 February in London.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
ARTS AND CULTURE | 6 March, 2019

Award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as the second Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 4 March, 2019

Queen’s University has welcomed the Irish Rugby team to showcase their skills at an open training session.

ARTS AND CULTURE | 1 March, 2019

The countdown is underway for this year’s Qulture Night, part of the Qulture Shock series of events.

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A £150,000 investment to help enhance mental health services for students living in Belfast has been announced by Belfast HSC Trust, Queen’s University and Ulster University.

Basking shark
Natural world | 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.

Victims
SOCIETY | 8 February, 2019

Queen's recently hosted a debate on 'Victims, Perpetrators and Legacies of Violent Conflict'.

RIA Debate
Society | 26 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, recently hosted a debate discussing two of the biggest names in modern Irish history, Edward Carson and John Redmond.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Health |

As part of Health Data Research UK, Queen’s University, supports the creation of a non-profit association to accelerate progress in medicine and health.

Science | 28 February, 2019

An investment of €3.2 million is helping to train the next generation of leaders and innovators through a unique interdisciplinary research programme at Queen’s University Belfast.

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SOCIETY | 12 February, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.

Science | 6 February, 2019

Astrophysics researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, along with international partners, have discovered the first evidence of the end-product of a collision outside of our own solar system.

Recognition | 13 February, 2019

Three researchers from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast have been shortlisted as finalists in the esteemed Mobile World Scholar Challenge.

The view of Belfast from the Ashby Building
SOCIETY | 7 February, 2019

The findings of pioneering research exploring social workers’ role supporting vulnerable children and adults during the Northern Ireland conflict will be launched today (Thursday 7 February) in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Science | 4 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Glasgow have been awarded a £4 million grant to train the next generation of engineers and scientists in data storage.

2 February, 2019

Queen’s researchers find UK prostate cancer patients left to deal with erection problems with inadequate support.

Science | 31 January, 2019

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton suggests that the Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland.

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).

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.

Close up of eye
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.

Health | 16 November, 2018

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

Queen’s University Belfast has today re-affirmed its commitment to the principles within the Social Charter.

Lungs

A ground-breaking research study into an incurable lung condition will recruit 1000 people around the UK.

17 January, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.

Cancer diagnosis pathways image
Health | 15 January, 2019

Queen’s University have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility.

smart phone
Technology | 10 January, 2019

Computer scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new innovative system to reduce delays on smart devices.

University News | 10 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed Tánaiste Simon Coveney for a discussion on ‘Maintaining the habit of Co-operation’.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Recognition | 3 January, 2019

The New Year's Honours list 2019, published on Saturday 29 December, recognised the achievements of five members of staff at Queen's.