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Apply Now! | 2 December, 2019

Applications are sought for fully-funded PhD studentships that provide exciting opportunities to undertake research in one or more of our partner countries.

New Agreement | 14 March, 2019

Queen’s and An-Najah National University have today (Thursday 14 March) signed an agreement to collaborate on research to support the development of early childhood development (ECD) programmes for children in Palestine.

New Research Collaborations | 12 March, 2019

Members of the LINKS team are currently in Nablus meeting with colleagues from the Palestinian Child Institute at An-Najah National University to agree a programme of research to address the needs of Palestinian children impacted by the conflict.

New Research Collaborations | 11 March, 2019

The LINKS team participated in two days of meetings in Tel Aviv to discuss how they might work together to support the development of early childhood development (ECD) programmes that seek to contribute to peacebuilding in Israel.

20 February, 2019

Members of the LINKS team travelled to Alexandria, Egypt to carry out a workshop with UNICEF aimed at developing a new set of Early Learning and Development Standards for Egypt.

New Research Collaborations | 22 November, 2018

LINKS researchers in partnership with Fundación CINDE (International Centre for Education and Human Development) and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, are progressing a joint programme of work on early childhood development (ECD) for peacebuilding.

International Network Meeting | 3 December, 2018

The LINKS research team at Queen’s University Belfast co-hosted the third bi-annual Research Network Meeting with Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in November 2018.

Research Visit | 14 November, 2018

Jill Magennis, a PhD student recently visited Israel as part of her doctoral studies exploring the experiences of early childhood teachers working on peacebuilding in Israel and Northern Ireland.

Global Conference Presentation | 30 October, 2018

Ciara, a former LINKS PhD student and current Research Fellow, gave a presentation on her doctoral research at the Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS) in October 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Programme Development | 29 August, 2017

In association with UNICEF and local researchers, LINKS is supporting the development of a new early childhood programme aimed at improving outcomes for young children and carers as well as contributing to social cohesion and peacebuilding.

New Resources | 6 July, 2017

All the presentations from the Early Childhood Development for Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding Conference hosted by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation at Queen's University Belfast in May 2017 are now viewable online.


Date: 23/05/2019
Time: 9:30AM - 3:45PM
Location: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

2 June, 2017

The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) hosted a major symposium and conference that has brought together over 50 international experts to consider the role that early childhood development (ECD) services can play in building peace.