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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.

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.

City Deal
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.


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.

Graduate school interior
APPOINTMENTS | 7 December, 2021

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

Professor Trung Duong
RECOGNITION | 1 December, 2021

Photograph of Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis
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.

Sunset over Lanyon

The Lanyon at night
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.

The Lanyon building from the north west
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

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.

Two smiling students at podium in QUB Great Hall for Black History Month 2021
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.

Lanyon spire and bunting
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:

Partition of Ireland series promo, showing Queen's Lanyon Building
NI 100 | 8 October, 2021

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

Lanyon 20.07.2018 close-up
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.

AHSS Faculty building
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.

Prof Rick Wilford_Courtesy of BBC NI
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.

Royal Irish Academy door
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 21 May, 2021

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

Athena SWAN Charter bronze logo over Lanyon Building
ATHENA SWAN | 12 May, 2021

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

Professor Danny McAuley in scrubs in lab
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.

Queen's Management School
RECOGNITION | 10 May, 2021

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

Queen's University Belfast Lanyon Building façade in bright sunshine
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.

logo for Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics
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.

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.

Fellowship Academy launch January 2020
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.

Lanyon Building aerial view with winter evening sun rays
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:

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