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Thomas Piketty delivering a lecture News story: Thomas Piketty on Capital and Ideology
3 July 2020

The Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London has held its Annual Symposium which was given by bestselling author and economist, Professor Thomas Piketty.

News story: Queen Mary staff keep up the volunteering during pandemic
2 July 2020

We caught up with staff from across the University to hear more about their different volunteering efforts over the last few months, from leading Queen Mary initiatives, to helping their local communities, to joining national volunteering drives.

News story: Digital Public Lecture Series: Covid-19's severity and the chance to reset
1 July 2020

In the latest Digital Public Lecture Series three experts from Queen Mary continued their discussion on the impact of Covid-19 and highlighted how we assess its severity and if this opportunity to reset society will be seized or will pass us by. 

News story: Queen Mary staff and students share what Pride means to them
30 June 2020

Pride Month is a time for us all to stand together in solidarity, in celebration of what we have achieved and the progress we have made, but more importantly in recognition of the need for further change nationally and internationally.

Queen Mary students having a conversation. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary strengthen relationship with DeepMind through scholarship programme for women and BAME students
30 June 2020

Leading British artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind has renewed its support for under-represented students pursuing postgraduate studies in AI at Queen Mary University of London.

The Palace of Westminster News story: Big differences on economic and social values between MPs and voters, according to new report
29 June 2020

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London have co-authored a report which sheds new light on the disparities between the social and economic values of MPs, party members and voters.

Reservoir surrounded by hills. Credit: daverhead/iStock.com News story: Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted
29 June 2020

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems will release more of the greenhouse gas methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.

Queen Mary University of London's Whitechapel campus. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary invests in energy saving project to lower carbon footprint
26 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is investing in a significant carbon emissions reduction project which will cut energy use at its Whitechapel campus by 25 per cent and enhance the work and study environment for staff and students.  

News story: How the Queen Mary community has contributed to the fight against COVID-19
26 June 2020

London’s hospitals have been at the epicentre of the UK’s COVID-19 outbreak, with official cases in the capital accounting for more than 40 per cent of the national total.

Super-Earths discovered orbiting nearby star. Credit: University of Göttingen News story: Super-Earths discovered orbiting nearby star
25 June 2020

A system of super-Earth planets has been detected orbiting one of closest stars to the Sun, Gliese 887.

Person typing on laptop computer keyboard.Credit:Poike/iStock.com News story: Researchers launch new website for people to test their sensitivity
25 June 2020

Studies have shown that some people seem more sensitive than others. Now researchers have developed a free online questionnaire that allows you to test exactly how sensitive you are.

A person checking stock market data on a smartphone News story: Financial inclusion can help curb detrimental effects of inequality, according to new study
23 June 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has published a research paper which shows that financial inclusion could be a tool to curb the rise in poverty in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020 WES Top 50 award winner Petra Szilagyi News story: Queen Mary researcher recognised in WES Top 50 Women in Engineering
23 June 2020

Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi, a lecturer in Functional Materials at Queen Mary University of London has been announced as a winner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability awards.

News story: Queen Mary starts up research laboratories as campus facilities begin to reopen
19 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London has reopened the majority of its laboratories to enable academics to carry out their world-leading research and to continue the phased reopening of more campus facilities for the new academic year. 

Hospital News story: Higher rates of severe COVID-19 in BAME populations remain unexplained
19 June 2020

Higher rates of severe COVID-19 infections in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations are not explained by socioeconomic or behavioral factors, cardiovascular disease risk, or by vitamin D status, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Hospital News story: First drug found to reduce mortality in hospitalised COVID-19 patients
17 June 2020

The steroid dexamethasone has been identified as the first drug to improve survival rates in certain coronavirus patients, according to a study carried out by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, as part of a nationwide NIHR-funded clinical trial.

A shop ready to close down News story: High risk of corporate bankruptcy due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis
17 June 2020

The lockdown which occurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic increases the probability of corporate bankruptcy, according to an analysis co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Digital Public Lecture Series launches to explore people and pandemics
16 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London has launched its new digital Public Lecture Series which will bring together world-leading experts from across the University to discuss and debate a range of the most important issues. 

Emulate's organs-on-chips technology. Credit: Emulate News story: Using Organs-on-chips technology to accelerate COVID-19 research
15 June 2020

The Queen Mary & Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre is involved in a new initiative to use miniaturised living systems with human cells, known as organ-chips, in the fight against COVID-19.

Postgraduate students outside Queen Mary University of London. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary confirms more options for January start postgraduate courses
12 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is excited to announce further options within its recently launched set of postgraduate courses starting in January 2021, providing students with even greater flexibility when planning their futures 

Most stars form in big stellar clusters. This image depicts a stellar cluster called M16 also known as The Eagle Nebula. Credit- T.A.Rector (NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF). News story: Astronomers discover how long-lived Peter Pan discs evolve
11 June 2020

New research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London has revealed how long-lived Peter Pan discs form, which could provide new insights into how planets arise.  

Selection of unhealthy foods and drink.Credit: happy_lark/iStock.com News story: Food industry must share blame for severity of Covid-19
10 June 2020

The food industry shares the blame not only for the obesity pandemic but for the severity of Covid-19 disease and its devastating consequences, argue experts in a new editorial published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) today.

 

Queens' Building News story: Queen Mary climbs up the rankings to confirm place among the world’s best universities
10 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London has climbed twelve places up the QS World University Rankings to confirm its position as one of the world’s top universities. The University places 114th in the world and remains in the top 20 in the UK in the 2021 Rankings, published on Wednesday 10 June.

A photograph of author Charles Dickens News story: What Charles Dickens can teach us about times of crisis
8 June 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has produced a short film to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens.

A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. News story: Saturn's Moon Titan Drifting Away Faster Than Previously Thought
8 June 2020

Research involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London has shown that the moons of Saturn are moving outwards faster than first estimated, providing new insights into how the Saturn system formed. 

Pandemics have a disproportionate effect on women (stock image) News story: New data reveals “crisis of support” for BAME women
8 June 2020

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to new polling analysis which reveals the pressure on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women during the coronavirus lockdown. 

Students in a lecture theatre News story: Queen Mary awarded bursary from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
5 June 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has awarded Queen Mary University of London a bursary to support the study of accounting and finance for three years.

A duck next to a river News story: Queen Mary academic receives funding award to tackle environmental challenges caused by Covid-19
5 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is one of five universities to receive funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to address and mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the environment and society.

Orthopaedic surgery News story: A multi-million pound boost for orthopaedic research
5 June 2020

Barts Charity has donated £2.9 million to establish a new centre of excellence for academic trauma and orthopaedic surgery at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Neurons News story: New antibody technology for monitoring MS patients may have potential in COVID-19 testing
4 June 2020

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London has demonstrated the effectiveness of using a novel light technology to monitor the presence of anti-drug antibodies in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), which can lead to drug resistance and treatment failure.