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Andy Meharg in field

New technique for reducing arsenic in rice revealed

Food Safety |

Contamination of rice with inorganic arsenic is a major risk in many parts of the world where rice is a staple food. Queen's University's Professor Andy Meharg and colleagues have developed ways to reduce the levels of this toxic substance.

Pristina Seminar with Prof Joanne Hughes

Shared Education Model adopted in Kosovo

Shared Education | 28 January, 2019

Researchers from the Queen's University Centre for Shared Education and from the University’s Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations were in Kosovo in January to take part in a symposium on peacebuilding through shared education.

Queen’s University Celebrates the achievements of its Social Charter

Social Charter Celebration | 22 January, 2019

On Friday 18 January 2019 Queen’s University Belfast reaffirmed its commitment to ‘shaping a better world’ at an event celebrating the successful first year of its Social Charter.

Jim Shannon, Stephen Kinnock

Queen's researchers in call for Chief Government Linguist

Intercultural Dialogue | 3 December, 2018

A team of researchers from Queen's in partnership with a range of UK Universities, has called for the creation of a Chief Government Linguist post to reflect the importance of developing language skills for the future of the UK.

Social Charter Signature Project wins major European award

Research With Impact | 4 October, 2018

Professor Mark Lawler, Chair in Translational Cancer Research at Queen’s picked up the prestigious 2018 European Health Award on Wednesday 3 October, on behalf of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC)®

Buick Memorial Primary School, Cullybackey

Booking into science

Education with Social Purpose | 2 October, 2018

Twenty or more primary and post-primary schools (including children from Primaries 5 and 6, Buick Memorial Primary School Cullybackey, pictured) will be participating this year in Project 500, a Queen’s University project.

Summer School group

Queen's Welcomes Engineering Students from China

UK-China UCEER | 24 August, 2018

Some 200 engineering students from seven institutions in China came to Queen’s for a summer school hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences from 23 July to 19 August.

Chloe McIlwaine

TBUC Junior Leaders Programme at Queen's Sport

Social Charter | 22 August, 2018

The Together: Building A United Community (T:BUC) Junior Leadership Programme is an exciting new opportunity for Young People aged 14 – 17 to be part of Queen’s Sport.

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Tidal power showcased in Strangford

Sustainability | 26 July, 2018

Guests, including Strangford MP Jim Shannon, joined the team from the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) on Wednesday 25 July, for a demonstration of the tidal turbines at the heart of some of their world-leading research.

Enda Young, Brewer, Killelea, Murphy, Scullion, Hargey

Global Peace Index Launched at Queen's

Civic Culture | 15 June, 2018

This year's Global Peace Index, a key publication from the Institute for Economics and Peace, was launched in Belfast, at Queen's University's Riddel Hall, on Thursday 14 June 2018.

Children's orchestra, CESI

CESI Zones Project reaches Crescendo

CESI Zones | 15 June, 2018

Over 300 school pupils took to the stage of the Ulster Hall on 13 June to play alongside members of the Ulster Orchestra.

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Alzheimer's Society Coffee Morning Success

Charity Fundraising | 15 June, 2018

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Faculty Office raised over £850 at a charity fundraising coffee morning for the Alzheimer's Society on Tuesday 12 June.

Lord Mayor and Students 28 Apr 2018

Queen’s International Students go Global on Lord Mayor’s Day

Civic Culture | 30 April, 2018

Queen’s students from across the world took part in the Lord Mayor’s ‘Global Belfast’ event on Saturday 28 April 2018.

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Student volunteers recognised at Graduation event

Inspiring Leaders | 23 April, 2018

The Inspiring Leaders programme held its second semester Graduation event in the Great Hall on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

MP visits Cancer Research team

Research with Impact | 12 April, 2018

Queen’s researchers and practitioners striving to improve the treatment of blood cancers have been able to put their case to Mr Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, who visited the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) on 11 April.

Queen’s Students Join St Patrick’s Day Parade

Civic Culture | 26 March, 2018

Queen’s International Student Support were delighted to give our international students the chance to take part in the Belfast St Patrick’s Day carnival parade this year, celebrating the theme of Global Belfast.

Professor Lawler launches Lancet series

Global Health | 20 March, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from disease in low and middle income countries according to Professor Mark Lawler of CCRCB

FCO group at Riddel March 18

Queen’s researchers engage with UK diplomats

Shared Education | 14 March, 2018

Queen’s researchers hosted a visit from a group of UK diplomats in Riddel Hall on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

Jerusalem principals visit Belfast

Shared Education | 12 March, 2018

A group of principals from schools in Jerusalem arrived in Belfast on Monday 12 March to hear how Shared Education has helped deliver social and educational benefits in Northern Ireland.

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Queen's Students' Union prepares for a Qulture Shock

Civic Culture | 9 March, 2018

Queen's International Student Society and partners prepare to put on a show

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Annual Digital Youth at Queen's

Community Engagement | 26 February, 2018

On Tuesday 27 February Queen’s University Belfast and the South Belfast Partnership Board hosted the fifth Annual Digital Youth Event in the Whitla Hall, Queen’s University.

(left to right) Morven Ross, Sherlly Alceus, Roseann Kelly (CEO Women in Business) and Alana Keery.

Innovateher Celebration

Enterprise SU | 15 February, 2018

Students and staff gathered in the Great Hall on Thursday 15 February to celebrate the success of the students completing the ‘Innovateher’ programme for this year.

Water: keeping us and our environment healthy

Infra2018 | 12 February, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Marine Laboratory are engaged in several projects that fit with the INFRA2018 monthly theme for February – Water: keeping us and our environment healthy.

UNESCO at Queen's

Shared Education | 31 January, 2018

Representatives from UNESCO sites and projects across the UK gathered in Belfast on 31 January to mark Northern Ireland’s connection with the UN body.

Pathway Opportunity Programme 2018 launched

Pathway | 29 January, 2018

Some 113 pupils representing over forty schools from across Northern Ireland took part in the launch of this year’s Pathway Opportunity Programme in The Whitla Hall on Monday 29 January.

Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding UNICEF meeting

NIHR Group on ECD | 22 November, 2017

The NIHR Global Health Research Network on Early Childhood Development (ECD) for Peacebuilding at Queen’s University Belfast hosted a workshop from 20-22 November 2017, attracting participants from across the world.