Our Local Impact
Since 1845 Queen’s University has been at the heart of our city and region.
We are proud of our record in working with local communities, businesses and policy makers to improve the lives and livelihoods of the people who call Northern Ireland home.
Universities are in a unique position to influence all sectors of society. We have a rich heritage of shaping society, a heritage and culture on which we continue to build through our people, our research and our facilities.
This can be seen through major initiatives like our Social Charter, which reaffirms our commitment to engaging with society and celebrates the many ways in which we contribute, not least through our research, the transformative potential of the Belfast Region City Deal, or through our dedicated projects with communities throughout Belfast and the wider region.
At all levels, whether driving university strategy, or responding to local need, we understand that universities have a responsibility to serve. We take that responsibility seriously.
Queen’s shares a motto with Belfast City:
Pro tanto quid retribuamus – ‘What shall we give in return for so much?’
We hope that, through the following case studies, the efforts of the university to give back through its research locally, conducted with and on behalf of the people, can be celebrated and amplified.
OUR RESEARCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE LOCALLY
Building Northern Ireland's reputation as one of the safest supply chains in world food production through a world leading risk management and feed quality assurance scheme.
Transforming supportive care for over 10,000 cancer survivors and their families in Northern Ireland through the development of a new model for follow up care
Partnering with communities and institutions to co-produce research sharing untold experiences of war, enhancing inclusive cross-community understanding of contested heritage.
Opening up a historical dictionary of the Irish language to millions.
Re-balancing economic, social and environmental objectives to tackle poverty, exclusion and segregation, and create community wealth in North Belfast.
Providing the basis for a model of collaboration between schools in Northern Ireland focused on promoting reconciliation and school improvement.