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

23/05/2016 - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has officially launched Queen’s first Global Research Institute today (Monday 23 May 2016).

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

28/04/2016 - 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.


Justice Minister addresses international cyber summit

15/03/2016 - Justice Minister, David Ford has highlighted work ongoing through the Organised Crime Task Force to tackle cyber crime.


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

19/05/2016 - 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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Food safety expert appointed to lead Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security

5/05/2016 - 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.



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

12/05/2016 - 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).


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

16/05/2016 - 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.

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Queen’s University Microbiologists Unmask the Hannibal Route Enigma

12/04/2016 - 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?

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

12/04/2016 - 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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Queen’s University in world’s first trial of new treatment for prostate cancer

26/02/2016 - 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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Queen’s Staff Awarded Collaborative Funding

28/10/2015 - Joint Mobility and Planning Projects Scheme Results

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Discovery of fastest unbound star

28/10/2015 - Queen’s astronomers discover fastest ever unbound star in our galaxy

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

20/04/2016 - 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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UK Crowdfunding first for cancer research at Queen's

13/04/2016 - 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.


Culture & Arts

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

8/04/2016 - £4M research project involving linguists at Queen’s



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

7/04/2016 - 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.


Environment and Energy

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

18/01/2016 - 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.