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

22/01/2019 - 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

22/01/2019 - 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.

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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.

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

6/12/2018 - 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

28/11/2018 - 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

20/11/2018 - 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

12/11/2018 - 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

9/11/2018 - 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

30/10/2018 - 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

26/10/2018 - 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

20/09/2018 - 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

19/09/2018 - 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

27/08/2018 - 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

Public Engagement with Research – Staff Consultation

6/07/2018 - 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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Awards and Recognition

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

18/06/2018 - An academic from Queen's has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years.

Peace Studies

Launch of Global Peace Index at Queen's

15/06/2018 - 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

13/06/2018 - 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.

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CCRCB Open Day 2018

27/04/2018 - 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

25/04/2018 - 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

28/03/2018 - 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.




13/12/2017 - 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


27/02/2018 - 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

20/11/2017 - 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.

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Queen’s success at prestigious INVENT 2017 award

9/10/2017 - 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.

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MHLS welcomes Chinese students


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

15/06/2017 - 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

30/05/2017 - 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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Innovation and Impact

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

15/05/2017 - 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

12/05/2017 - 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


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

14/03/2017 - 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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Innovation and Impact

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

21/12/2016 - 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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Innovation and Impact

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

30/01/2017 - 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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Innovation and Impact

Queen’s awarded £500k for IntertradeIreland FUSION programme

22/03/2017 - The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s has successfully won a renewed contract of £500k with InterTradeIreland for the next five years.

Innovation and Impact

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

14/03/2017 - Architecture students from Queen’s animated the streets of local communities throughout the five Urban Village areas for Street Society 2017.