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Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’

SOCIETY | 1 June, 2020

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s have launched a global survey for children and young people (aged 8-17 years) to get their views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’.

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Queen’s survey reveals high rates of mental ill health in NI amidst current COVID-19 pandemic

1 June, 2020

The research survey from Queen’s University Belfast explored the psychological impact of lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic on people in Northern Ireland.

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International research team develop framework to investigate lockdown effects on physical health

society | 27 May, 2020

An academic from Queen’s and an international team of researchers have responded to the current global COVID-19 lockdown by developing a framework for public health research into the impact on physical and mental health.

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Queen's led consortium launches COVID-19 testing facility at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute

Health | 22 May, 2020

Testing for COVID-19 is now underway at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), significantly increasing the Department of Health’s testing capacity in Northern Ireland for COVID-19.

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Queen’s academics publish recommendations for Northern Ireland post-Brexit

SOCIETY | 19 May, 2020

Experts from Queen’s have produced 80 recommendations as to what measures can be taken in order to ensure that Northern Ireland’s interests can be protected and heard in the new post-Brexit landscape.


Local Universities and AWARE tackle mental health in the workplace

HEALTH & SOCIETY | 18 May, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s and Ulster University, in collaboration with AWARE, have developed an innovative pilot project to explore the link between mental health training and improvements in wellbeing in the workplace.


Queen’s academic receives funding to enhance farmed chicken welfare research

SCIENCE | 13 May, 2020

Academics from Queen’s University have been awarded $310,738 for research towards intelligent welfare monitoring of chickens farmed for their meat.

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New survey reveals how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting people’s mental health

HEALTH & SOCIETY | 7 May, 2020

A new project to track how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting and affecting people’s mental health has found that one third of adults are worried about finances, such as bill payments and debts.

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£700 million City Deal investment will help Belfast Region bounce back from Covid-19

6 May, 2020

Belfast Region City Deal partners have said that confirmation of the NI Executive’s match funding of new investment for infrastructure, regeneration, and tourism projects will help the region’s economy recover from the effects of Covid-19.

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Queen’s University awarded funding to conduct COVID-19 rapid testing trial

Health | 4 May, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has received funding to conduct a trial with the aim of developing a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19.

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New study to identify highest risk factors for COVID-19

RESEARCH | 1 May, 2020

Scientists are calling on the public to sign up to a new study which will help identify who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and why some people become more ill than others with the disease.

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New Research highlights risk of 18,000 extra deaths in people with cancer due to the COVID-19 Crisis

RESEARCH | 29 April, 2020

The COVID-19 emergency could result in at least 20% more deaths over the next 12 months in people who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, according to a study involving Queen’s University Belfast with University College London and DATA-CAN.

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Researchers highlight the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with cancer

Health | 21 April, 2020

New research from Queen’s, the University of Split,Croatia and King’s College London has shown that the response to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) is significantly affecting the treatment and care of patients with cancer.

Fusion Antibodies working in new partnership with Queen’s University Belfast to tackle COVID-19

HEALTH | 15 April, 2020

Fusion Antibodies announces that the Company is working with Queen’s as part of The Northern Ireland Coronavirus Antibody Development Alliance (“NICADA”).

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National clinical trial to treat hospitalised patients with COVID-19

HEALTH | 15 April, 2020

A new clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Warwick seeks to find alternatives to ventilators to treat patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.

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Queen’s University plays key role in consortium to deliver COVID-19 testing

HEALTH | 14 April, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has joined forces with Ulster University and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to significantly increase the Department of Health’s capacity for diagnostic testing of the coronavirus.

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Queen’s University leading cell therapy clinical trial to help improve outcomes in COVID-19 patients

HEALTH | 7 April, 2020

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are leading a UK-wide clinical trial, offering an innovative cell therapy treatment for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure.

Queen’s Academic Awarded the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women

CULTURE AND ARTS | 9 October, 2019

Queen’s academic, Aislinn Clarke, has received the 2019 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women.

Major Cultural and Heritage Organisations Visit Queen's University

Engagement | 4 October, 2019

Queen's University recently played host to a number of the UK and Ireland’s leading cultural and heritage organisations as part of a visit to look at how best the University can engage with the sector.

Professor Máire O'Neill elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Recognition | 4 October, 2019

The Royal Academy of Engineering has elected Professor Máire O'Neill, Acting Director of ECIT and Director of the £5M EPSRC/NCSC-funded Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE), as a Fellow.

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

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Queen's Academic in British Academy Debate on Civil Resistance and Terrorism

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.

Children spend less time reading and engaging in physical activity as they grow older

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.

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Queen’s academics contribute to report published on impact of sex purchase offence

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.

Researchers pioneer new technique to transform used milk bottles into kayaks and storage tanks

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.

Queen’s Professor appointed to global technology policy council

Impact | 23 August, 2019

Máire O’Neill, a Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, has been appointed to the newly formed global technology policy council.

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Queen’s academic takes up post as President of RIBA

Impact | 23 August, 2019

An architect and Professor at Queen’s University Belfast has taken up his post as President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Queen’s University Belfast offering free testing to improve marine renewable energy

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.

Kelly McCaughrain announced as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for NI by Arts Council and Queen's

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.

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Queen's spin-out Adoreboard recognised as a 2019 Gartner ‘Cool Vendor' in AI for customer analytics

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.

SARC hosts creative industries breakfast as part of NYU visit to Queen's

Arts | 26 June, 2019

The Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen's University Belfast recently hosted a delegation from the New York University's (NYU) Steinhardt School of Music and Performing Arts and the NYU Abu Dhabi campus.

Queen's Academic appointed ESRC Senior Fellow for the UKICE initiative

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.

Belfast wins bid to host Europe’s largest conference on archaeology

University News | 14 June, 2019

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

Queen's Professors Elected as Members of the Royal Irish Academy

Society | 28 May, 2019

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.

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Queen’s academic delegation visits Nashville, Belfast’s Sister City

University News | 16 May, 2019

An academic delegation from Queen's University recently visited Nashville, one of Belfast's sister cities.

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Queen's cyber security expert appointed to UK Artificial Intelligence Council

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.

Queen's University team named among Nation's Lifesavers

Health | 16 May, 2019

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

First TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast event to take place later this month

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.

Universities across Ireland in all-island collaboration

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.

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New Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission established for Belfast

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.

“Journeying Beyond Westeros” project to blaze a new Medieval tourist trail across Northern Ireland

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.

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Queen’s academics named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2019

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

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Queen’s has welcomed the latest development on the Belfast Region City Deal

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.

Queen’s Researchers win major global award for solving a 5G Network Challenge

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.

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Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University

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.

Queen’s astrophysics expert honoured with a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal

Recognition | 13 February, 2019

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

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Queen's co-hosted debate on ‘The Future of the Corporation, Economy and Society’

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’.

Queen's University named world's top online university brand for 2017–18

Reputation | 22 January, 2019

Queen's University Belfast has recently been judged by an independent panel to be the 'Top Overall Online Brand' among 100 top ranked universities in the world.

Queen's University Belfast marks one year of the Social Charter

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

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

University News | 6 December, 2018

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

Queen's academics visit Yale University for the Early Childhood Peace Consortium

Impact | 28 November, 2018

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development (ECD) for Peacebuilding network to meet at the Early Childhood Peace Consortium at Yale University on Thursday 29 November.

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Queen's University contributes £1.9 billion to UK economy

ECONOMY | 20 November, 2018

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

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ECIT Director recognised for outstanding scientific contributions to computing

Recognition | 12 November, 2018

The world's largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), has named Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos among 49 Distinguished Members recognised for outstanding contributions to the field.

Queen's Professor elected President of AEA-Europe

Impact | 9 November, 2018

Professor Jannette Elwood – Dean of Graduate Studies (AHSS) and Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work – has been elected the next President of the Association of Educational Assessment (AEA) – Europe.

Queen's wins at Belfast Ambassador Awards

Recognition | 30 October, 2018

Three Queen's staff were recently honoured by Visit Belfast for their work in bringing major international events, worth millions to the local economy, to Belfast in the coming years.

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Awards for Queen's collaboration to improve sexual health of male prisoners

Recognition | 26 October, 2018

A collaboration involving researchers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery to improve the sexual health of men in NI's prisons has been recognised at the South Eastern Trust Chairman Awards and 2018 CIPR Northern Ireland PRide Awards.

Professor David Jones elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Recognition | 20 September, 2018

Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Alan Jones elected next RIBA President, 2019-21

Impact | 19 September, 2018

Alan Jones – architect, Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's, and currently the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Vice President for Education – has been elected the next RIBA President.

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

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 August, 2018

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

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Public Engagement with Research – Staff Consultation

Public Engagement | 6 July, 2018

Queen's is currently developing a university-wide Action Plan to bolster the institution's approach to Public Engagement with Research at the University, as Professor Paul Connolly, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, explains:

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Queen's academic receives first US-UK Fulbright Scholarship in Social Work since 1967

Awards and Recognition | 18 June, 2018

An academic from Queen's has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years.

Launch of Global Peace Index at Queen's

Peace Studies | 15 June, 2018

Today (Thursday, 14 June) saw the launch of the 2018 Global Peace Index and Positive Peace Framework for Northern Ireland at Riddel Hall.

Queen's opens £7.5 million advanced manufacturing technology facility facility

Technology | 13 June, 2018

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

CCRCB Open Day 2018

Public Engagement | 27 April, 2018

As part of Science Festival 2018, Saturday 17 February saw the third CCRCB Open Day, where Queen's welcomed visitors of all ages into the Centre to celebrate a decade of cancer research in Belfast.

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

SOCIETY | 25 April, 2018

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

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

Science | 28 March, 2018

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



Business | 13 December, 2017

Queen's has welcomed the announcement that Belfast-based CRO Fusion Antibodies is to be listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

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Innovation and Impact | 27 February, 2018

Queen's University has launched a new MBA programme in response to the increasing demand from employers for MBA and business school graduates.

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Queen’s launches Social Charter

Innovation and Impact | 20 November, 2017

Queen’s has become one of the first universities in the UK and Ireland to launch a ‘Social Charter’, a formal initiative reflecting the breadth and depth of the University’s local and global impact.

Queen’s success at prestigious INVENT 2017 award

Innovation and Impact | 9 October, 2017

Phion Therapeutics, a Queen’s spin-out company developed by Professor Helen McCarthy from the School of Pharmacy, was the overall winner of INVENT 2017.

MHLS welcomes Chinese students

Innovation and Impact | 8 August, 2017

Queen’s data experts team up with local company to improve road safety

Innovation and Impact | 15 June, 2017

Data analytics experts at Queen’s University Belfast have teamed up with local company See.Sense to create an intelligent bike light, which could help to improve road safety.

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Queen’s University Showcases Impact of Higher Education

Innovation and Impact | 30 May, 2017

Investment in higher education is essential to the creation of a competitive knowledge economy, based on skills and innovation, which will underpin the growth and prosperity of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

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Queen’s hosts Mini MBA in management and leadership for second year

Innovation and Impact | 15 May, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast has launched its Mini MBA for the second year running, which will give participants an insight into today’s modern business world.

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Queen’s University signs new innovation and collaboration agreement with BBC Northern Ireland

Innovation and Impact | 12 May, 2017

Queen’s University Belfast has signed a new agreement with BBC Northern Ireland, which is aimed at supporting the latest research and stimulating innovation for cutting edge broadcasting.

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Northern Ireland:Post-Brexit

Innovation and Impact | 29 March, 2017

Queen’s Architecture Students Bring Animation and Innovation to Urban Village Areas

Innovation and Impact | 14 March, 2017

Architecture students from Queen’s animated the streets of local communities throughout the five Urban Village areas for Street Society 2017.

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Queen's and Mohammad Bin Rashid University: A Partnership for Tomorrow

Innovation and Impact | 21 December, 2016

In January 2015, an academic partnership Services Agreement was signed between Queen’s and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) to support the development and establishment of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in DHCC.

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Queen’s to Collaborate with Cirdan Imaging on £2m R&D Project

Innovation and Impact | 30 January, 2017

The Northern Ireland Molecular Pathology Laboratory (NIMPL) at Queen’s will collaborate with Lisburn-based Cirdan Imaging on a major multi-million pound R&D project for the precision medicine market.

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Queen’s awarded £500k for IntertradeIreland FUSION programme

Innovation and Impact | 22 March, 2017

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

Queen’s Architecture Students Bring Animation and Innovation to Urban Village Areas

Innovation and Impact | 14 March, 2017

Architecture students from Queen’s animated the streets of local communities throughout the five Urban Village areas for Street Society 2017.