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RANKINGS | 13 June, 2024

THE Impact Rankings include metrics based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals across four broad areas: research, teaching, outreach and stewardship.

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CELEBRATING OUR STAFF | 6 June, 2024

This year's Queen's Teaching Awards winners have been announced. These awards recognise the excellent practice of colleagues at various stages of their careers and in different roles across the University Faculties and Professional Services.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 June, 2024

Today marked an important milestone for Queen’s as the University launches its civic mission by pledging to become a Civic University and University of Sanctuary.

RECOGNITION | 4 June, 2024

Professor Ryan Donnelly from Queen’s University has won three prestigious awards for his exceptional research contribution to pharmaceutical sciences.

EVENTS | 3 June, 2024

On Thursday 30 May, Queen's held a programme of events to celebrate its institutional Athena Swan Gold Award, and the University's progress and commitment to gender equality.

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30 May, 2024

Queen's University Belfast today hosted a celebration event in honour of being awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Gold status for its work in promoting gender equality in higher education.

Members of Queen's Strategic Communications Directorate Office celebrating after winning 'In-house Team of the Year' at the PRCA Dare awards, Belfast, 2024
RECOGNITION | 30 May, 2024

The Strategic Communications directorate at Queen’s has been named as ‘in-house team of the year’ at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) annual DARE awards.

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UNIVERSITY | 30 May, 2024

Video message from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Ian Greer; Julia Farkaš, NIPSA Branch Chair; Sean O'Connell, President of UCU at Queen's; & Beth Elder, Students' Union President, on the successful conclusion of local pay negotiations.

30 May, 2024

The new pay deal will see a base salary increase of 13% over three years for all staff, a one-off payment and an additional day’s leave.

28 May, 2024

The RIA is an independent, all-island learned society which elects a small number of members each year for their distinguished contributions to scholarship and research.

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EVENTS | 27 May, 2024

Queen's University Belfast's third Technician Showcase took place on Thursday 23 May 2024.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING | 23 May, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has today announced a new institutional approach to tackling period poverty – the inability to access period products.

HEALTH | 21 May, 2024

Professor of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University Belfast, Noemi Lois, has been honoured with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh King James IV Professorship.

panel members on stage at the Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 panel discussion in Queen's Film Theatre
EVENTS | 20 May, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week took place from Monday 13 to Friday 17 May, with a range of wellbeing and sporting events centred around the theme of 'Movement'.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 May, 2024

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme focuses on movement with the University hosting a number of events throughout the week.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 May, 2024

Queen’s has climbed two places to reach the top 25 of universities in the UK and 28 subjects are in the top 20 in this year’s annual Complete University Guide rankings.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 May, 2024

Queen's University Belfast has today issued a statement reiterating the Vice Chancellor's call for an immediate ceasefire in the Palestine territory of Gaza.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 3 May, 2024

The focus of today's visit has been on cross-border cooperation with the Taoiseach having the opportunity to hear more about key research initiatives being driven by the University and its role and investment in the Belfast Region City Deal.

RECOGNITION | 3 May, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has been ranked the 5th best university in the UK, and Queen’s Students’ Union has been ranked number 3 in the UK in the ‘Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2024.’

SOCIETY | 30 April, 2024

Four academics from Queen's were recently invited speakers at a Yale University Colloquium, 'Building Peace Across Generations'.

artist Ingrid Hess speaking to school pupils at the Reach '24 arts and sustainability festival's exhibition or her works in the Naughton Gallery
EVENTS | 29 April, 2024

REACH '24, Queen's University Belfast's first arts and sustainability festival, took place from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 April.

AGRI | 23 April, 2024

Dr Simon Doherty ‘thrilled’ to take home the prestigious World Veterinary Association title.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 April, 2024

The University is redoubling efforts through research and teaching, and through public and private spaces, to promote routes to peace, reconciliation and justice.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 April, 2024

Professor Chris Johnson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University, has today been announced as the UK Government’s Chief Scientist in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

RECOGNITION | 17 April, 2024

Professor Maria Lohan from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s has been appointed as the first UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality focusing on ‘Masculinities and Gender Equality.’

pictured left to right in the Great Hall: Kara Bailie (Queen's Belfast Region City Deal), Professor Sir Ian Greer, Sam Turner (AMIC CEO), David Quinn (Queen's Belfast Region City Deal)
INNOVATION | 15 April, 2024

A staff event was held in the Great Hall on 26 March to celebrate the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) receiving full business case approval from the Department for the Economy.

RECOGNITION | 12 April, 2024

The grave of a Northern Irish scientific visionary has been rededicated in a special ceremony after weeks of restoration work in a Belfast cemetery.

RECOGNITION | 11 April, 2024

A chemistry professor whose research was responsible for the development of a life-saving piece of medical equipment has been honoured with an illustrious blue plaque at Queen’s.

RECOGNITION | 11 April, 2024

Queen's has been named as one of the world’s top universities for the study of 31 subjects in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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People and Culture | 28 March, 2024

Queen's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Ian Greer, is pleased to announce four new senior appointments:

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CELEBRATING OUR PEOPLE | 25 March, 2024

Congratulations to all colleagues recognised in the Staff Excellence Awards 2022-23. The winners were announced at a celebration event on Friday 22 March in the Mandela Hall, hosted by comedian Andrew Ryan.

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CELEBRATING OUR PEOPLE | 25 March, 2024

The Staff Excellence Awards 2022-23 celebration event was held on Friday 22 March in the Mandela Hall.

Orla Corr OBE speaking at the International Women's Day Networking Lunch 2024 in the Great Hall
CELEBRATION | 11 March, 2024

On Monday 4 March, Queen's Gender Initiative held a networking lunch as part of the University's programme of celebration events marking International Women's Day 2024.

RECOGNITION | 6 March, 2024

Edna Longley, Professor Emerita of English at Queen’s University Belfast, has been awarded an honorary CBE for work as a poetry critic, and her services to academia and the arts.

staff in conversation in the Naughton Gallery at the launch event for Iolra, Morra, More - Queen's new Staff Network for Promoting Linguistic Diversity and Minority Languages
IN PICTURES | 4 March, 2024

Wednesday 21 February 2024 saw the launch of Iolra, Morra, More, the new Staff Network for promoting linguistic diversity and minority languages at Queen's.

1 March, 2024

Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded a Gold Medal in Engineering Sciences from the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

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SUSTAINABILITY | 28 February, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast today held its first Sustainable Construction Conference – a half-day event designed to deepen knowledge of reducing carbon in buildings.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 26 February, 2024

The University is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our former President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Peter Gregson.

Professor Archie Clements, pictured in the Canada Room with Fellows and members of staff, cuts a cake that's inscribed 'Fellowship Academy 4 Years'
CONNECTIVITY | 15 February, 2024

Queen’s Fellowship Academy recently celebrated its fourth anniversary at a special celebration event held in the Canada Room and Council Chamber on 24 January.

RECOGNITION | 19 February, 2024

Dr Simon Doherty from Queen’s University has been announced as the winner of the “One Health” category of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Veterinary Awards.

Professor Karola Dillenburger
RECOGNITION | 13 February, 2024

Professor Karola Dillenburger was awarded the Gold Medal of Masaryk University (MUNI) for her contribution to setting up autism services in the Czech Republic.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 February, 2024

The calls for action follow the new London Economics report which shows higher education institution income for students in NI is 25% less than England.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 February, 2024

Dr M. Satish Kumar, Associate Professor from the School of Natural and Built Environment, Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, at Queen's University Belfast, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Kerala Urban Policy Commission in India.

Professor John Brewer
RECOGNITION | 2 February, 2024

Mitchell Institute Professor Emeritus John Brewer was awarded the 2023 Distinguished Service Award by the British Sociological Association.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 February, 2024

Queen’s relationship with the Athena Swan programme to promote gender equality in higher education started more than 20 years ago in 2003.

ARTS & CULTURE | 22 January, 2024

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Sharon Dempsey and Charles Lang as the new Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows, and Mícheál McCann as the new Publishing Fellow for 2024.

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UNIVERSITY | 19 January, 2024

"We need politics that work and puts people first. We need to invest in our young people. For every pound invested in Queen's, our economy benefits by £8 in return. But we need a HE system that enriches our lives, our society and our world."

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 January, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team.

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STAFF RECOGNITION | 8 January, 2024

APPOINTMENTS | 20 December, 2023

Professor Colin Harvey, Director of the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s and Commissioner on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, has been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

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IN PICTURES | 18 December, 2023

Winter Graduation 2023 took place from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 December.

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BELFAST REGION CITY DEAL | 18 December, 2023

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), a £100m Queen’s-led project through Belfast Region City Deal, is on target to start construction in spring 2024 following a successful government Gateway Review.

SUSTAINABILITY | 18 December, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has recently received a hat-trick of accolades in recognizing the University’s commitment to sustainability.

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SEASONAL | 18 December, 2023

A video message from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Ian Greer to the Queen's community.

still of Senator George Mitchell from documentary 'Delivering the Impossible: Agreement 25', being shown to staff, students and guests in the QFT
IN PICTURES | 11 December, 2023

On Tuesday 5 December staff, students and guests attended the screening of Delivering the Impossible: Agreement Twenty Five - a documentary short on the people behind the delivery of the Agreement 25 conference hosted at Queen’s in April 2023.

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UNIVERSITY | 6 December, 2023

A video message from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Ian Greer on Queen’s University Belfast’s Annual Report 2022-23.

UNIVERSITY | 5 December, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has collaborated with Emmy-nominated studio Fine Point Films on a documentary short that tells the story of the people behind the delivery of the Agreement 25 conference hosted at Queen’s in April 2023.

Planting trees at Malone Playing Fields, November 2023, Left to right: Head Gardener Paul Wallace; Staff Forum representative for the Global Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Directorate Marelle Crawford; Staff Forum representative for the Development and Alumni Relations Directorate Natasha Sharma; Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Alcorn; Leadhand Gardener William Kirkwood
SUSTAINABILITY | 30 November, 2023

To mark National Tree Week, 26 native saplings have been planted at Malone Playing Fields on behalf of the 26 areas that achieved a response rate of 70 per cent or more in the Staff Survey.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 November, 2023

The Climate+ Co-Centre and Co-Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems are both co-directed by Queen's academics.

Professor Mark Lawler standing under the clock tower in Queen's quadrangle, March 2019
RECOGNITION | 23 November, 2023

Professor Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health and Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics at Queen’s University Belfast has received a Special Merit Award from the European Cancer Organisation (ECO).

Maire O'Neill
RECOGNITION | 21 November, 2023

Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded a Gold Medal in Engineering Sciences from the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

Professor Chris Elliott, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast
RECOGNITION | 16 November, 2023

Professor Chris Elliott, founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, has been appointed as the first Honorary President of The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING | 15 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has signed a five-year extension of its occupational health and wellbeing services contract with the Belfast Trust.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 November, 2023

Queen’s University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Ian Greer, has been formally knighted by the Princess Royal at a ceremony hosted at Buckingham Palace.

APPOINTMENTS | 7 November, 2023

Queen’s has announced the appointment of three Professors to newly established Chairs in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 2 November, 2023

Queen’s has announced the appointment of Eddie Friel as Director of Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy.

RECOGNITION | 1 November, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast’s Professor Kevin Vowles has been appointed as a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Policy Fellow with the Northern Ireland Executive.

ARTS & CULTURE | 31 October, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointments of Stacey Gregg, Lisa O’Neill, and David Park as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2023-24.

BUSINESS | 24 October, 2023

Queen’s has officially launched Queen’s Business School and the new Student Hub building during an event on Monday 23 October.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 23 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast launched a brand-new Childcare Apprenticeship Scheme which is open to anyone who would like to pursue a rewarding career in childcare.

19 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has today (Thursday 19 October) launched an ambitious Net Zero Plan to focus on tackling the climate crisis.

RECOGNITION | 18 October, 2023

An academic from Queen’s has been awarded the prestigious RSPB Medal on behalf of the Climate Coalition Northern Ireland for their successful campaigning to deliver historic climate legislation in Northern Ireland.

A collage of photographs of various staff with text saying Staff Survey 2023
YOUR VOICE MATTERS | 16 October, 2023

Queen’s Staff Survey 2023 launched on Monday 16 October and will be live for four weeks until Friday 10 November.

female postdoc/researcher presenting on stage to attendees at Queen's Postdoc Showcase 2023 in the Whitla Hall
IN PICTURES | 13 October, 2023

The annual Postdoc Showcase at Queen's University took place in the Whitla Hall on Friday 29 September.

Postdoc Awards 2023 - prizewinners
13 October, 2023

The annual Postdoc Showcase at Queen's University took place on Friday 29 September. The theme of this year's event was 'Creating Impact Through Collaboration'.

RECOGNITION | 13 October, 2023

Queen’s Student Centre and Students’ Union at One Elmwood has been awarded 2 Construction Employers Federation (CEFNI) Excellence Awards.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 11 October, 2023

This page sets out Queen’s University Belfast’s response to recent events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East, including advice and support for staff and students impacted.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 October, 2023

The passing of philanthropist Chuck Feeney – who famously set out to give away his vast wealth during his own lifetime – leaves a legacy that will benefit others for generations to come, the Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s has said.

RECOGNITION | 3 October, 2023

Three academics from Queen’s University have been elected as Fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences.

SUSTAINABILITY | 3 October, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted in two categories of the Green Gown Awards, which celebrate sustainability excellence across universities and colleges.

RECOGNITION | 2 October, 2023

A team of researchers, including Dr Chris Watson from Queen’s, has won an award in the Science Foundation Ireland-Irish Aid Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge for their research into childhood pneumonia.

SOCIETY | 25 September, 2023

Queen’s is one of five Higher Education Institutions across the UK to be awarded a Community Innovation Practitioner (CIP) Pilot by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Communities programme.

Head-shot of Prof Archie Clements PVE (R&E)
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 September, 2023

Queen’s University has announced the appointment of Professor Archie Clements to its leadership team as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Research and Enterprise.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 20 September, 2023

Queen’s University has held its first ever Race Equality in Higher Education Conference to highlight and support the importance of race equality across the university, the community and wider society.

SUSTAINABILITY | 18 September, 2023

Queen's University Belfast has won the ‘Best Energy Achievement in Third Level Education’ award at the Business Energy Achievement Awards 2023 in Dublin.

14 September, 2023

Queen’s University has signed up to the Public Health Agency’s (PHA) Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme which aims to actively show support to breastfeeding mothers.

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 September, 2023

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, a counterterrorism and human rights expert from the School of Law at Queen’s, has been elected to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) for a five-year term.

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UNIVERSITY STATEMENT | 7 September, 2023

Queen’s University welcomes today’s news that the UK is to rejoin the European Union’s multi-billion Euro, Horizon Europe science-research programme.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 4 September, 2023

Queen’s has announced the appointments of Orla Corr OBE as Pro-Chancellor of the University and Adrian Doran as Honorary Treasurer of the Senate.

ARTS & CULTURE | 4 September, 2023

Award-winning poet Michael Hofmann has been appointed as the fourth Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s.

aerial view of new building on Riddel Hall site with trees and hills in the background
IN PICTURES | 18 September, 2023

On Thursday 14 and Friday 15 September Queen's welcomed staff for tours of the newly branded Queen's Business School.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 September, 2023

The newly branded Queen’s Business School is set to open the doors of its new £26m innovative Student Hub building for over 3,000 students and staff when the new academic year starts later this month.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 August, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has announced a £4.9m new landmark venue for the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s, which will open for staff, students, and the public in early 2024.

RECOGNITION | 3 August, 2023

Queen’s University’s Science Shop team have today (3 August) been announced as winners at the national Advance HE teaching awards.

Image of hands placing a page into an MFD printer
SUSTAINABILITY | 27 June, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a new Sustainable Print Policy to help limit printing and reduce the University’s carbon footprint.

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Queen's University Belfast receiving its Green Flag Award and Green Heritage Site award at the Green Flag Awards 2023-23. Pictured are Chair of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Board of Trustees, Dr Sue Christie OBE; Queen's Head Grounds Officer, Gary Thompson; Queen's Head Gardener, Paul Wallace; and Dr Ian Humphreys, Chief Executive of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
SUSTAINABILITY | 31 July, 2023

On Monday 24 July Queen's University Belfast’s Main Site was again recognised as one of the UK’s top green spaces at the Green Flag Awards 2023-24, held in Killeavy Castle Estate.

two happy staff members smiling and posing with rainbow umbrellas in front of the Pride balloon arch, Queen's University Belfast quadrangle
IN PICTURES | 26 July, 2023

Queen's University Belfast's Pride Picnic 2023 took place on Wednesday 26 July.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 July, 2023

Thirty-seven students from Queen’s University Belfast will be journeying to the United States to study at universities and colleges next month.

RECOGNITION | 21 July, 2023

Dr Stephen Kelly from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's has been announced as the inaugural winner of the 2023 ‘Outstanding Pharmacy Early-Career Researcher Award’ (OPERA).

Lanyon Building facade and tower in the summer
CELEBRATING OUR STAFF | 17 July, 2023

The winners of Queen's Teaching Awards 2023 have been announced. These awards recognise the excellent practice of colleagues at various stages of their careers and in different roles across all three University Faculties.

RECOGNITION | 14 July, 2023

Professor Colin Harvey from Queen’s University Belfast is one of six new Commission Members recommended for appointment to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

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UNIVERSITY STATEMENT | 11 July, 2023

Statement from Queen’s University Belfast on UCEA decision.

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IN PICTURES | 6 July, 2023

Summer Graduation 2023 took place from Thursday 29 June to and Thursday 6 July.

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People and Culture | 5 July, 2023

As part of our continued implementation of Strategy 2030 and following an extensive public recruitment process, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Ian Greer is pleased to announce two new senior appointments.

3 July, 2023

Former Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of Queen’s James O’Kane has been honoured at his former workplace for services to Business and Commerce and Higher Education.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 28 June, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has climbed 31 places to be named one of the top universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

Beth Elder, Professor Sir Ian Greer and Sean O'Connell meeting in Queen's University Belfast Students' Union
UNIVERSITY | 28 June, 2023

A video message from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Ian Greer, Sean O'Connell, President of UCU at Queen's, and Beth Elder, incoming Queen's Students' Union President, on the conclusion of the marking and assessment boycott.

Student and staff at the Language Centre stall table, Summer Social and Wellbeing event, Peter Froggatt Centre
IN PICTURES | 26 June, 2023

On Thursday 22 June, Queen's staff and students came together for a social and wellbeing event, jointly organised by the Language Centre and Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 June, 2023

Statement from Professor Ian Greer DL, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's on receiving the honour of Knight Bachelor in the King’s Honours list.

attendees and award winners at the 2023 Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) Awards in the Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast
SUSTAINABILITY | 23 June, 2023

On Wednesday 14 June this year's Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) Awards took place in The Great Hall, highlighting the efforts undertaken by 31 labs across Queen's to achieve LEAF Accreditation.

'Connect' staff network group shot between banners, Queen's quadrangle
IN PICTURES | 26 June, 2023

On Wednesday 7 June, the 'Connect' Staff Carers' Network at Queen's came together for a barbecue on the quad to mark Carers Week 2023.

University Square houses
RECOGNITION | 23 June, 2023

On Tuesday 6 June, the winners of the AHSS Digital Teaching and Learning Awards 2023 were announced at a virtual awards ceremony.

Lanyon Building in bright spring/summer sunshine
People and Culture | 16 June, 2023

Fulbright Scholars
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 9 June, 2023

Four Queen's University Belfast alumni and a Queen’s researcher are amongst five of 37 people across Ireland to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship this year.

Lanyon Building in bright spring/summer sunshine
People and Culture | 9 June, 2023

As part of our continued implementation of Strategy 2030 and following an extensive public recruitment process, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer is pleased to announce two new senior appointments.

RECOGNITION | 5 June, 2023

Dr Ving Fai Chan, Lecturer in Global Eye Health from the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast, has been awarded The European Academy of Optometry and Optics Fellowship and the highest honour from the Ministry of Health, Zanzibar.

SUSTAINABILITY | 1 June, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast has been ranked in the top six per cent of institutions worldwide for sustainability in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2023.

RECOGNITION | 29 May, 2023

Three distinguished academics from Queen’s have been officially admitted to the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements in the humanities and social sciences.  

19 May, 2023

A Queen’s University scientist has received a prestigious award for his outstanding achievements in plasma diagnostics.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 - panel members seated on the QFT stage ahead of discussion
IN PICTURES | 22 May, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 took place from 15 to 19 May and Queen's staff were welcomed to a range of events organised by Staff Wellbeing.

19 May, 2023

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, a selection of personalities and experts from the worlds of academia, sport, business and the media visited Queen’s this week to share their experiences of building a resilient mindset.

HEALTH | 19 May, 2023

The Northern Ireland Multiple Sclerosis Research Network (NIMSRN) at Queen's University Belfast has won the British Society for Immunology (BSI) Outstanding Team Award for 2023.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 May, 2023

Queen's President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Greer has warned that planned cuts to the Higher Education budget will have a fundamental and dangerous impact on the Northern Ireland economy that could inflict long lasting damage on its prosperity.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 May, 2023

It was double delight for Queen’s University, Belfast, at the Balmoral Show, winning the Best Overall Trade Stand while its School of Nursing and Midwifery picking up the Best Overall Stand.  

Conor Curran speaking at the launch of Queen's Inclusive Employment Scheme 2023
IN PICTURES | 9 May, 2023

On Thursday 28 April, the University launched its sixth annual Inclusive Employment Scheme at The Cube, One Elmwood in partnership with the NI Union of Supported Employment (NIUSE).

group of Queen's staff and representatives from support organisations and external partners of the Inclusive Employment Scheme
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION | 9 May, 2023

On Thursday 28 April, the University launched its sixth annual Inclusive Employment Scheme at The Cube, One Elmwood in partnership with the NI Union of Supported Employment (NIUSE).

King Charles coronation emblem
SOCIETY | 5 May, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast is proud of the positive links it has with the Royal Family. Since our Queen’s College days right through to the 21st Century, family members have always been part of our story.

Professor Kieran McEvoy
RECOGNITION | 3 May, 2023

Professor Kieran McEvoy, Professor of Law and Transitional Justice and theme lead on rights and justice at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute at Queen’s, has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
PEOPLE AND CULTURE | 25 April, 2023

A video message from Acting University Secretary Alistair Finlay on various initiatives underway to improve your experience at work.

Agreement 25 - Media in Conflict and Peace - William Crawley chairing panel
AGREEMENT 25 | 24 April, 2023

On Tuesday 18 April, day two of the Agreement 25 Conference, Queen's hosted the collaborative event 'Media in Conflict and Peace'.

Professor Louise Mallinder and Dr Marilina Cesario
RECOGNITION | 24 April, 2023

Two academic experts from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s have been awarded prestigious British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
STRATEGY 2030 | 24 April, 2023

Queen's University Belfast Acting Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Elborn updates staff on projects underway to reduce administrative workload at Queen's.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 April, 2023

The three-day Agreement 25 event at Queen’s University has already secured almost £14 million of media coverage, with the figure likely to rise significantly in the coming days.

19 April, 2023

Eight dedicated educators from Northern Ireland received honorary degrees from Queen's University Belfast in Limavady today to recognise their contribution to shared education.

Bill Clinton
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 April, 2023

The third and final day of the conference was hosted in association with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, and included addresses from senior government officials and panel discussions with both local and global business leaders.

Tara Lynn O'Neill and Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee
ARTS & CULTURE | 19 April, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast staged Seamus Heaney Centre Presents… HOPE, an evening of conversation, poetry and music at the Mandela Hall as part of the Agreement 25 conference.

Hillary Clinton being interviewed at the Agreement 25 Conference
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 April, 2023

Day Two of the conference opened with keynote addresses from senior government figures and other leaders followed by a recording of 'The Rest is Politics' podcast.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 18 April, 2023

Over half a million pounds has been raised for a new scholarship fund launched by President and Secretary Clinton as part of the Agreement 25 Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Agreement 25 Day 1
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 April, 2023

The focus of the world was on Belfast today when global political leaders past and present arrived to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA).

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 April, 2023

A dedicated scholarship fund to support US study opportunities for economically or socially disadvantaged local Queen’s students is being launched by former US President, William J Clinton and the University’s Chancellor, Secretary Hillary R Clinton.

13 April, 2023

Senator George J. Mitchell and former Prime Minister for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair have been announced as attending Queen’s University’s three-day conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement.

SOCIETY | 13 April, 2023

The Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey shows 69% agree the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement remains the best basis for governing NI. However, 55% believe it needs at least some reform. 1 in 6 (16%) say it should be removed altogether.

Lady Daphne Trimble and Pat Hume
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 April, 2023

Queen’s University Belfast is to bestow its highest honour on Pat Hume and Lady Trimble as part of its Agreement 25 events.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 6 April, 2023

Queen’s University Chancellor, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, will recognise the role of trailblazing women in Northern Ireland as part of the Queen’s University’s signature conference to mark 25 years since the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

31 March, 2023

Six academics from Queen’s University Belfast have been selected to form part of the Young Academy Ireland – an all-island network of 40 early career researchers and innovators.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 30 March, 2023

Queen’s have collaborated on a landmark two-part RTÉ documentary series to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement which will be broadcast on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 30 March, 2023

Queen’s recently launched spring Open Learning programme puts emphasis on appreciating our natural environment with courses on Native Trees, Bird Watching for Beginners and Learning the Songs of the Birds.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 29 March, 2023

Global leaders, past and present, will be at the centre of Queen’s University’s programme of events for the major Belfast/Good Friday Agreement Conference on 17-19th April.

RECOGNITION | 27 March, 2023

Professor Gavin Andrews, Chair of Pharmaceutical Engineering and Deputy Head of School in the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE).

23 March, 2023

Queen’s students have joined local residents and Belfast City Council out on the streets of Belfast as part of this year’s Big Spring Clean.

SOCIETY | 23 March, 2023

An academic from Queen’s has visited the U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as part of her role as United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 22 March, 2023

Fifteen subjects at Queen’s University have been ranked in the top 200 in the world.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 March, 2023

Former President of the United States, President Bill Clinton, and the Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, are among the first global leaders to be announced as part of Agreement 25 at Queen's.

Conor Curran (Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Staff Wellbeing), Orla Lundy (Queen's Athletics Club), Joshua Lyndsay (Queen's Athletics Club), Shane Morgan (Queen's Athletics Club) Jacqueline Mc Quade (Queen's Sport) and Kevin Murray (Sport Participation and Wellbeing Manager)
NEWS | 13 March, 2023

Queen's Sport and the University's Staff Wellbeing Unit have joined forces to offer 30 free spots to staff who sign up this week for the Queen's 3km or 5km run, taking place on Thursday 23 March.

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AGREEMENT 25 | 8 March, 2023

Queen's University Belfast President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer announces the University's Belfast / Good Friday Agreement 25th Anniversary conference, 17 to 19 April 2023, and invites staff and students to apply for tickets.

HEALTH | 8 March, 2023

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate inspirational women scientists and the meaningful contributions they make to research and discovery every day.

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 8 March, 2023

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden from Queen’s is one of fifty-six leading social scientists to be elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Social Sciences.

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LEADERSHIP | 7 March, 2023

Queen's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, welcomes Queen's first substantive Vice-President and Chief People Officer, Gillian Magee.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 7 March, 2023

Queen’s University has announced the appointment of its first substantive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Gillian Magee.

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DIRECTORATES | 6 March, 2023

Two new Temporary Directors have been appointed in the Directorate of Strategic Engagement and External Affairs.

Left to right: Italian Ambassador in London H.E. Inigo Lambertini, Dr Federica Ferrieri, and Italian Consul General in Edinburgh Veronica Ferrucci.
RECOGNITION | 2 March, 2023

Italian Honorary Consul for Northern Ireland, Dr Federica Ferrieri, has been awarded the prestigious Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia).

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RECOGNITION | 21 February, 2023

The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) has elected Professor Jose Bengoechea and 64 peers to the Class of 2023.

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Celebrating Our People | 2 March, 2023

The winners of the Staff Excellence Awards 2022 were announced at a celebration event on Friday 17 February in the Whitla Hall, hosted by actress Alexandra Ford.

14 February, 2023

Professor Roger Woods has received a prestigious Engineering Excellence Award from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

UNIVERSITY | 13 February, 2023

Queen’s University has hosted the Northern Ireland regional launch of an important new guide on how universities respond to a death by suspected suicide.

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LEADERSHIP | 8 February, 2023

Queen's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, provides an update for staff on recent developments in the University.

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ARTS AND CULTURE | 8 February, 2023

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has announced the appointment of Dr Dane Holt as their new Publishing Fellow, and Dr Milena Williamson as the new Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellow for 2023.

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IN PICTURES | 30 January, 2023

On Tuesday 24 January a full attendance of 80 students and staff members attended the launch of the Chinese New Year celebrations at Queen's.

26 January, 2023

Staff at Queen’s University have welcomed the Minister for Energy and Climate, Graham Stuart MP, to its world class Marine Lab in Portaferry.

IN PICTURES |

On Friday 13 January Queen's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, welcomed the Leader of the Labour Party to the University.

A purple bicycle parked in front of the red brick of the Lanyon building.
SUSTAINABILITY | 9 January, 2023

A video message from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer, encouraging all within the Queen's Community to have their say and help shape a new strategy that will take us to net zero.

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SUSTAINABILITY | 9 January, 2023

In early 2022, Northern Ireland set a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in the Climate Change Bill. As a University, we want to help lead the way and demonstrate what is possible.

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STAFF RECOGNITION | 9 January, 2023

RECOGNITION | 20 December, 2022

Professor Ryan Donnelly from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher for his exceptional research influence and multiple highly cited research papers.

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LEADERSHIP | 19 December, 2022

A video message from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer as we approach the holiday period.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 December, 2022

A recent report shows that Queen’s University makes a multi-billion-pound contribution to the UK economy.

Professor Ian Greer and Professor Karen McCloskey (on right) pictured with representatives from Advance HE
IN PICTURES | 12 December, 2022

On Monday 5 December 2022, members of the Queen's community came together for our Athena Swan Awards Celebration, recognising our sector-leading achievements towards gender equality.

Professor Michalis Matthaiou
STAFF RECOGNITION | 9 December, 2022

Professor Michalis Matthaiou has been awarded prestigious IEEE Fellowship for his longstanding contributions to fundamental research and practical implementation of massive MIMO.

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LEADERSHIP | 23 November, 2022

A video message from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer, setting out the University's new leadership structure.

18 November, 2022

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has been awarded a prestigious fellowship for her work in creating natural materials to help repair bone fractures.

Vice-Chancellor with Mary McAleese, Lord Lieutenant Dame Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle and artist Michelle Rogers at the unveiling of the portrait of HRH and McAleese by Rogers
IN PICTURES | 17 November, 2022

Professor Mary McAleese and Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, Dame Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle, attended a painting unveiling and Platinum Jubilee Scholarship presentation event at Riddel Hall on 9 November 2022.

Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor with Queen's staff, students and local residents at the tree planting at Malone Playing Fields, November 2022
IN PICTURES | 17 November, 2022

A total of 500 native saplings have been planted at Malone Playing Fields as part of the One Million Trees for Belfast initiative.

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Sustainability | 16 November, 2022

Staff and students from Queen’s University Belfast have been accepted to the inaugural 30 Under 30 Climate Change Makers programme.

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IN PICTURES | 7 November, 2022

Members of Queen's University Belfast's staff and student community joined in a Black History Month celebration event on Monday 31 October in the One Elmwood foyer.

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IN PICTURES | 28 October, 2022

Members of Queen's University Belfast's staff and student community joined in the Black History Month celebrations at the Belfast Black History Expo 2022 on 26 October at St George's Market.

Queen's Vice-Chancellor shaking Neil Naughton's hand in Naughton Gallery
IN PICTURES | 19 October, 2022

The Naughton Gallery is celebrating two decades of enhancing the Queen's experience for staff, students, and the wider community.

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ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION | 17 October, 2022

The Naughton Gallery is celebrating two decades of enhancing the Queen's experience for staff, students, and the wider community. 

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PEOPLE FIRST | 13 October, 2022

A video message to the Queen's community from our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, and QUBSU President Emma Murphy, setting out new support for students and staff in response to the cost of living crisis.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 13 October, 2022

Queen’s University has announced a multi-million-support package of £7.69 million for students and staff facing the current cost of living crisis.

Professor Olwen Purdue
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 October, 2022

An academic from Queen’s University has been elected to the Council of the Royal Historical Society.

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Staff Recognition | 17 October, 2022

Congratulations to the 131 members of staff who have progressed to a new grade/range in the 2022 Academic Progression exercise. They are:

Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows 2022-23
ARTS & CULTURE | 6 October, 2022

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointments of Roddy Doyle, Kae Tempest and Conor Mitchell as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2022-23.

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Sustainability | 29 September, 2022

Queen’s has launched this year’s Green Fund which allow staff and students to apply for funding to bring their green ideas to life.

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IN PICTURES | 26 September, 2022

Queen's University's annual Postdoc Showcase took place on Wednesday 21 September. The theme of this year's event was 'Resilience and Innovation'.

Postdoc Showcase 2022, showing Professor Emma Flynn, group of postdocs seated in large room, and Dr Alice Dubois
STAFF COMMUNITY | 23 September, 2022

Queen's University's annual Postdoc Showcase took place on Wednesday 21 September. The theme of this year's event was 'Resilience and Innovation'.

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ARTS & CULTURE | 23 September, 2022

Award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield has been appointed as the third Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s University.

21 September, 2022

Professor Roger Woods from Queen’s University Belfast is among 72 of the UK’s most prominent engineering and technology experts elected as a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow.

SUSTAINABILITY | 20 September, 2022

A Professor of Practice at Institute for Global Food Security & School of Biological Sciences has been appointed to a top EU panel of experts to help drive forward solutions to the climate crisis, in particular the key role that soil health can play.

Nola Hewitt-Dundas
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 5 September, 2022

Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas has been appointed as a non-executive director to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Board.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 5 September, 2022

The Senate of Queen’s University Belfast has unanimously reappointed the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, for a second term of Office.

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SUSTAINABILITY | 31 August, 2022

Sara Lynch, Head of Sustainability at Queen's University Belfast, shares future plans to enhance biodiversity and progress sustainability across campus.

HEALTH | 23 August, 2022

Queen’s University has launched two new policies designed to offer support to staff experiencing the menopause and those undergoing fertility treatment, whilst raising awareness of the issues with line managers and other staff members.

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IN PICTURES | 15 August, 2022

Nadhim Zahawi, the Chancellor of the Exchequer visited Queen’s University on 10 August to celebrate Northern Ireland’s exceptionally strong cybersecurity sector.

SUSTAINABILITY | 3 August, 2022

Queen’s continues to fly the flag for sustainability with yet another award recognising its success in making the most of its green spaces.

Food truck serving free street food at the Queen's Pride Picnic outside Elmwood Hall
IN PICTURES | 27 July, 2022

Queen's University Belfast's first Pride Picnic took place on Wednesday 27 July, bringing together staff and students to celebrate Belfast Pride 2022 with music and free street food outside the Elmwood Hall.

Lab representatives holding their Bronze Award Certificates
7 July, 2022

Twelve Queen’s University Belfast labs have been awarded Bronze Certificates in a sustainability pilot aimed at reducing negative impacts on the environment in the laboratory setting.

Prof Carol McGuinness posing beside her portrait in Queen's Great Hall
IN PICTURES | 1 July, 2022

The unveiling of a new portrait of Professor Carol McGuinness took place on Thursday 23 June in the Great hall as part of a collaborative event between Queen's Gender Initiative and the School of Psychology.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 17 June, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has climbed ten places to 24th position in the UK in this year’s Complete University Guide league table.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 June, 2022

A key research talent in condensed matter physics will return to the UK to take up a prestigious fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast as part of a £97.8 million UK-wide programme.

SUSTAINABILITY | 14 June, 2022

Queen’s University has become the first organisation on the island of Ireland to be given a Green Meetings Gold award.

University News | 10 June, 2022

A Queen's alumnus and two Queen’s University Belfast researchers are three of forty people across Ireland to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship this year.

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PEOPLE FIRST | 8 June, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast is part of a major partnership awarded £3.4 million to create a Development Network connecting approximately 500 research and innovation leaders from across the UK.

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RECOGNITION | 6 June, 2022

Leading academics from across Queen's University Belfast have been recognised in HM The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List 2022.

PEOPLE FIRST | 6 June, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a new initiative aimed at enhancing support for staff with caring responsibilities.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 June, 2022

Queen’s University has marked Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting a magnolia tree on the grounds of the university campus as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.

HEALTH | 1 June, 2022

Professor Mark Lawler has been elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS).

Technicians, staff and students gathered in the lobby of the School of biological Sciences during the Technician Showcase 2022
TECHNICIANS MAKE IT HAPPEN | 31 May, 2022

The winners of the inaugural Queen's Technician Awards 2022 were announced at the University's Technician Showcase 2022.

technical staff, students and visitors at the Technician Showcase 2022 in the School of Biological Sciences atrium
IN PICTURES | 31 May, 2022

Queen's University Belfast's second Technician Showcase took place on Thursday 26 May in the School of Biological Sciences.

RECOGNITION | 24 May, 2022

Dr Gladys Ganiel and Professor David Jones from Queen’s University Belfast have been officially admitted to the Royal Irish Academy for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, humanities and social sciences, as well as to public service.

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DIGITAL PRESERVATION | 23 May, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast is the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), a not-for-profit international advocate for digital preservation.

HEALTH | 23 May, 2022

Professor David Jones is among 60 of the UK’s most prominent biomedical and health scientists elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences’ prestigious Fellowship.

ARTS | 20 May, 2022

Dr Gail McConnell, Senior Lecturer from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s, has won the 27th  Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, worth £7,500, for her book of poetry, The Sun Is Open, published by Penned in the Margins.

An electronic engineering Professor at Queen's University Belfast has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), which is the highest recognition of scientific endeavour in the UK.

RESEARCH | 12 May, 2022

Queen’s University research has been rated joint 1st in the UK for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science and 4th in the UK for Health and Biomedical Sciences by the REF 2021. Law research has been ranked 8th in the UK.

Emeritus Professor Adrian Long
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 27 April, 2022

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of an esteemed colleague, Professor Adrian Long OBE, Emeritus Professor in the School of Natural and Built Environment.

HEALTH | 19 April, 2022

Dr Kirsty Taylor, a Clinical Fellow from the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research at Queen’s, has received the prestigious 2022 Conquer Cancer Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

RECOGNITION | 5 April, 2022

Professor Janice Carruthers has been made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ambassador to the UK, Her Excellency Mme Catherine Colonna, at a special ceremony at Queen’s University Belfast.

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IN PICTURES | 4 April, 2022

Staff carers at Queen's came together in Riddel Hall on Wednesday 23 March to meet in person, share experiences and celebrate the valuable work of carers across the University.

Group of Carers' Network and other staff at the Network launch, Wednesday 23 March 2022
STAFF NETWORKS | 4 April, 2022

Staff carers at Queen's came together in Riddel Hall on Wednesday 23 March to meet in person, share experiences and celebrate the valuable work of carers across the University.

IN PICTURES | 21 March, 2022

On Wednesday 16 March, the Lord Mayor of Belfast helped Queen’s students and the San Souci Residents Association as they planted trees at Elms Village.

Nola Hewitt-Dundas
10 March, 2022

A Queen’s University Belfast academic has been recognised as a leading expert in her field after being named a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

21 January, 2022

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce the appointment of Hilary McCollum as their new Publishing Fellow, and Darren Murphy and Tara McEvoy as the new Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows for 2022.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 December, 2021

Dr. Cheryl Lawther, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, will move to the University of California, Berkeley to take up a Fulbright Irish Scholarship.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 December, 2021 | 15 December, 2021

Queen’s University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer has welcomed the signing of the Belfast Region City Deal, describing it as a momentous occasion for the region and for innovation in Northern Ireland.

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Queen's has been awarded the Silver Diversity Mark by Diversity Mark in recognition of its commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

SUSTAINABILITY | 8 December, 2021

Queen's has achieved Platinum status – the highest scoring level – for the fourth year running in the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

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APPOINTMENTS | 7 December, 2021

Professor Helen McCarthy will take on the responsibilities of the Dean of the Graduate School on a temporary basis.

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RECOGNITION | 1 December, 2021

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AWARDS | 29 November, 2021

Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis, Director of Research at Queen’s Astrophysics Research Centre, has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize for distinguished contributions to plasma, solar or space physics.

David Grieve - Dean of Internationalisation in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (MHLS), November 2021
APPOINTMENTS | 25 November, 2021

Professor David Grieve has been appointed as Dean of Internationalisation in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.

Shannon Caldwell, new Director of Operations, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, QUB
APPOINTMENTS | 18 November, 2021

Shannon Caldwell has been appointed as Director of Operations in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS).

IN PICTURES | 8 November, 2021

On 4 November, Queen's University Belfast won three awards in the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2021.

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KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS | 22 October, 2021

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AWARDS | 22 October, 2021

The recipients of the Queen's Teaching Awards 2021 have been revealed. The Teaching Awards recognise and reward excellent learning and learning support practices delivered by colleagues in Schools and Professional Services across the University.

Richard Good, Director of the Turnaround Project, Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicholl and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Professor Ian Greer.
19 October, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a Bike Hub in partnership with social enterprise Big Loop Bikes, to increase access to cycling for staff, students and the wider south Belfast community.

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SUSTAINABILITY | 15 October, 2021

Queen's has been recognised for a third consecutive year in Northern Ireland's prestigious Green Flag awards.

Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Queen's staff outside Cancer Centre
IN PICTURES | 14 October, 2021

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was at Queen’s University Belfast on Friday 8 October to discuss all-island research collaboration.

Joanne Clague, Dr Rebecca Loader, Dr Alice Dubois, Dr Suha Dadou, Professor Ian Greer, Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Osman, Professor Emma Flynn
POSTDOCTORAL DEVELOPMENT | 13 October, 2021

A new Postdoctoral Development Centre (PDC) launched this week will ensure that postdoctoral researchers across Queen's are equipped with the support and guidance to enable them to fulfil their potential.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021 | 14 October, 2021

Staff and students came together in the Great Hall on Monday 4 October to celebrate the opening of an engaging and informative programme for Black History Month during October 2021.

Black History Month 2021 launch - Queen's students and staff on the quadrangle
BLACK HISTORY MONTH | 14 October, 2021

Staff and students came together on Monday 4 October to celebrate the opening of an engaging and informative programme for Black History Month hosted by Queen's African and Caribbean Society.

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Staff Recognition | 8 October, 2021

Congratulations to the 152 members of staff who have progressed to a new grade/range in the Academic Progression 2021. They are:

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NI 100 | 8 October, 2021

The video and podcast series, The Partition of Ireland: Causes and Consequences, is now available online in full.

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1 October, 2021

Working in partnership with Manguard Plus, Queen's University Belfast's Security Service has been awarded WorldHost Business Recognition - national recognition of its commitment to customer service.

Professor Chris Johnson, Katie Ní Chléire, Denise Clements and Rory Bonnar holding mobile phones showing Fika app
STUDENT WELLBEING | 30 September, 2021

In partnership with Fika Mental Fitness, the Faculty of EPS Wellbeing Committee announced the launch of a pilot focused on promoting the positive mental health and wellbeing of its new level 1 and direct entry level 2 undergraduate students.

Professor Margaret Topping in The Graduate School, Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY | 30 September, 2021

Queen's University Belfast has announced the appointment of Professor Margaret Topping as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation.

ARTS | 28 September, 2021

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Wendy Erskine, Denise Riley and Tim Wheeler as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2021 – 22.

Photograph of the University's Chancellor, Secretary Clinton, in robes walking as part of the procession during her installation as Chancellor
CHANCELLOR | 24 September, 2021

Delivered on the occasion of her installation ceremony in Queen's University Belfast's Whitla Hall on 24 September 2021.

Queen's Chancellor, Secretary Clinton, photographed in front of the Lanyon's red brick on the morning of her installation as Chancellor
24 September, 2021

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will be officially installed as Queen’s University Belfast’s first female Chancellor at a ceremony in the Whitla Hall today.

Appointments | 16 September, 2021

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Feeney as Director of Public Engagement.

Dr John King
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 31 August, 2021

Queen's is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr John King, Chair of the University Foundation Board.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 24 August, 2021

Dr Aidan McGowan, a senior lecturer in Computer Science at Queen’s, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship 2021.

Professor Roy Spence
RECOGNITION | 21 June, 2021

Professor Roy Spence, Professor of Surgery at Queen's and a Consultant Surgeon at Belfast City Hospital, has been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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FACULTIES | 18 June, 2021

The winners of the AHSS Digital Learning Awards (2021) were announced this week at a virtual awards ceremony, hosted by Professor Jannette Elwood with special guest Professor David Jones.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 16 June, 2021

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of an esteemed colleague, Professor Rick Wilford, Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 June, 2021

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing, on Saturday 12 June 2021, of a former member of Senate, Ms Sheila Fleming.

RECOGNITION | 1 June, 2021

Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety from the School of Biological Sciences and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast has received a prestigious Agilent Thought Leader Award.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
RECOGNITION | 31 May, 2021

Dr Julia Miskelly from Queen’s has been recognised by UKRI as having a job that ‘changes the world’ as part of their ‘101 jobs campaign’ which highlights some of the many roles that contribute to the success of the research and innovation system.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 May, 2021

Two distinguished academics from Queen’s have been admitted as members to the Royal Irish Academy for 2021.

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ATHENA SWAN | 12 May, 2021

Two Queen’s University Schools have been successful in the latest round of the Athena SWAN awards.

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RECOGNITION | 12 May, 2021

A Queen's University Professor has been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences, the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science.

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RECOGNITION | 10 May, 2021

Queen’s Management School has been awarded the prestigious and internationally recognised EQUIS accreditation for management and business schools.

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RECOGNITION | 14 April, 2021

Queen's University's Lanyon Conservation and Restoration Project has received a prestigious national recognition at the Natural Stone Awards 2020.

RECOGNITION | 1 April, 2021

Queen's University Belfast has won the Student Engagement Award at this year's Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.

Professor Joanne Hughes
RECOGNITION | 30 March, 2021

An academic from Queen's has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences, the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences.

HEALTH | 26 March, 2021

Professor Mark Lawler has received the prestigious 'Irish Association for Cancer Research Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine and Research' Award.

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EVENT | 12 March, 2021

Queen's University is once again delighted to be a key supporter of the annual Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics.

Professor Paula J Reimer in the 14CHRONO Centre at Queen's University Belfast
RECOGNITION | 12 March, 2021

Professor Paula J Reimer, an archaeologist in Queen's School of Natural and Built Environment, has been named 'Archaeologist of the Year' at the 13th annual Current Archaeology Awards, announced on Friday 5 March.

RECOGNITION | 1 March, 2021

An academic from Queen's has been appointed to the Strategic Advisory Network of the EPSRC, the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.

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ACCREDITATION | 15 February, 2021

Queen's Information Services directorate has been awarded a three-star Service Desk certification by the Service Desk Institute (SDI), achieving a ‘Customer-Led’ maturity level.

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RESEARCH SUPPORT | 14 January, 2021

January 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the official launch of the Queen’s Fellowship Academy on 13 January 2020.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
RECOGNITION | 8 January, 2021

A Queen’s University astronomer has been announced as the winner of a prestigious award from the Royal Astronomical Society.

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RECOGNITION | 4 January, 2021

The New Year's Honours list 2021, published on 30 December 2020, recognised the achievements of two members of staff at Queen's: