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Soft robotics developed at Queen Mary News story: London set to host world-leading robotics conference
11 July 2019

One of the world’s most prestigious robotics conferences is set to come to London after a successful bid led by Queen Mary University of London.

Characterizing Paragraf graphene using a range of techniques 150.jpg Characterizing Paragraf graphene using a range of techniques 150 News story: Queen Mary and Paragraf awarded £500,000 to explore using Graphene to replace rare metal Indium
10 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London and the graphene-device company Paragraf have been awarded £500,000 by Innovate UK to explore using graphene to replace the rare metal Indium.

A goat calling. Credit - Brian Squibb News story: Goats can distinguish emotions from the calls of other goats
10 July 2019

Goats can probably distinguish subtle emotional changes in the calls of other goats, according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: International Conference of the China-UK Forum takes place at Queen Mary
9 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London has hosted a major conference, the China-UK Forum on Science and Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy, which has brought together international experts from around the world.  

Photograph of Chris Skidmore MP speaking at the Mile End Institute News story: In conversation with Chris Skidmore MP
8 July 2019

Chris Skidmore, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation took part in a special In Conversation event at Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute where he discussed the value of education, university funding and the implications of Brexit for higher education.

Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers News story: Introducing Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers
5 July 2019

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has invested in several new strategic lectureships. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring each of our new recruits and showcasing their research.

Professor Fran Balkwill speaking to guests at World Economic Forum News story: Cancer scientist represents European researchers at World Economic Forum in China
5 July 2019

Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London was selected as a high-level delegation to the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China, this week to discuss her work in cancer research.

Queen Mary University of London placed at number 17 in Europe News story: Times Higher Education ranks Queen Mary in top 20 of universities in Europe
4 July 2019

The Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019, published today, places Queen Mary University of London at number 17 in Europe. 

Graduation ceremony in Nanchang, China News story: Queen Mary students graduate in China
3 July 2019

At the end of June, 215 Queen Mary University of London students graduated, not on campus in London’s East End, but in Nanchang, China.

Photograph of the art installation at Queen Mary's Mile End campus News story: Art installation which explores human connections is unveiled on Queen Mary’s Mile End campus
3 July 2019

The installation is one of the three initial chapters of Once Upon Us, a composite arts project by the Immuto collective in collaboration with sound artist Alessandro Baldessari, choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and Professor Vardhman Rakyan from Queen Mary University of London.

Mumbai train station News story: Resilient Futures India Initiative comes to East London
3 July 2019

Workshops that will take place at Queen Mary University of London on 3 and 4 July 2019 will continue to drive interdisciplinary research across a wide range of subjects designed to build research capacity and deliver meaningful policy focused impact in India.  

Photograph of an ancient map of Europe News story: Queen Mary Professor co-curates new exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries
3 July 2019

Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, has co-curated an exhibition, Talking Maps, which celebrates maps and the stories they tell about the places they show and the people that make and use them.

Pregnant woman News story: New stillbirth risk figures help women’s decisions on timing delivery
2 July 2019

With every week that a pregnancy continues past term (37 weeks), the risk of stillbirth increases, according to an analysis of more than 15 million pregnancies led by Queen Mary University of London.

Cinema has served as a vital bridge between cultures and countries for South Asian people in Britain. News story: Celebrating the cinematic and cultural heritage of London’s South Asian communities
2 July 2019

A new film by an academic from Queen Mary University of London is to be screened as part of Wembley Park’s ‘Summer on Screen’ programme on Wednesday 3 July.

News story: A no-deal Brexit would mean that the UK would have the same relationship with the EU as Belarus, according to new book
28 June 2019

A new book written by a leading academic at Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on the UK’s options for a future trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit.

Photograph: Academics working during the interdisciplinary workshop at Queen Mary News story: Understanding displacement and refugee protection in Latin America
28 June 2019

The international response to refugees and displaced people is once again making the news, particularly in relation to the Venezuelan displacement and the immigration policy of the United States of America.

News story: Queen Mary strengthens global connections at Staff Training Week 2019
28 June 2019

For the second year running, Queen Mary University of London hosted a Staff Training Week at the Mile End Campus from 17 – 21 June.

News story: New study aims to prevent anaemia in Peruvian children
28 June 2019

The causes of persistent high levels of anaemia among Peruvian children will be investigated by a new study led by Queen Mary University of London and the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (INSN), in collaboration with Universidad Nacional Intercultural de la Amazonia (UNIA) and Universidad Nacional San Christobal de Huamanga in Peru.

Photograph of a child with clapperboard News story: British Science Association awards Queen Mary academic for her work on portrayals of children in film
27 June 2019

Dr Laura Tisdall from Queen Mary’s School of History has been announced as one of the winners of the British Science Association Award Lectures for 2019.

News story: Queen Mary Fellow comes out of retirement to help schools in disadvantaged area
27 June 2019

Queen Mary Alumna, Fellow and Council Member, Bushra Nasir, has come out of retirement to lead Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust in Tower Hamlets.  Previously Bushra was the UK’s first ever Muslim female secondary school head teacher at another East London school, but that was more than 25 years ago.

Photograph of Professor Colin Bailey and Mr Sheng Jianxue News story: Queen Mary continues to support China's internationalisation with new contract
27 June 2019

Queen Mary University of London has been a long standing partner of the China Scholarship Council and this collaboration is set to continue for at least the next five years.

News story: Next generation of scientists attend Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival
26 June 2019

Budding young scientists from schools across London attended the Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival held at Queen Mary University of London.

Photograph of the Berlin Wall before it came down News story: Democracy is changing before our eyes, according to new book
26 June 2019

A new book, written by Dr Simon Reid-Henry, a Political and Historical Geographer at Queen Mary University of London, sheds new light on the state of western democracies since the Cold War.

News story: Study finds increase in step-count leads to long term health benefits
25 June 2019

A new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that short-term pedometer interventions produce significant health benefits several years later.

Photograph of Professor Susheila Nasta. Credit: Adrian Pope News story: Queen Mary academic receives prestigious Royal Society of Literature Award
25 June 2019

Professor Susheila Nasta from Queen Mary University of London has been awarded the Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) for her services to literature. She received the medal from President, Marina Warner, at a special award ceremony held in London.

Photograph of a computer motherboard News story: The age of digital battlespaces
25 June 2019

Professor Malik Dahlan from Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies has written a special report for NATO which outlines some of the key challenges for online security and social cohesion in the digital age.

Photograph of a landfill site News story: New study shows that historic landfill sites pose a greater hazard than previously thought
21 June 2019

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has revealed that even decades after burial in historic coastal landfill sites, many waste materials considered to be biodegradable such as paper are still intact and present a significant contamination risk if released to the marine environment.

A nurse holding the hand of a patient News story: Queen Mary academic wins Belfast Film Festival Award
20 June 2019

Dr Steven Eastwood from Queen Mary’s School of Linguistics, Languages and Film has won the Maysles’ Brothers Prize at the Belfast Film Festival for his film Island.

Rainbow flag: A symbol of the LGBTQ community News story: Wasafiri magazine launches special issue, Queer Worlds/Global Queer
14 June 2019

Queen Mary’s Wasafiri magazine has launched its issue for the month of June, a special volume entitled Queer Worlds/Global Queer. Launched in 1984, Wasafiri is the UK’s leading magazine for international contemporary writing.

News story: International team of scientists explore the secrets of Saturn's rings
13 June 2019

An international team of scientists have studied the intricate characteristics of Saturn’s mysterious rings in never-before-seen detail, it has been revealed in a paper published today.