Queen’s University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.
A dynamic and innovative 21st century institution, it has gained global recognition for the impact of its research and education and has won five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education – for world-class achievement in cancer research, green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.
- In the top 1% of Universities in the World (QS World rankings 2013)
- Ranked 12 in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2013)
- ‘Students taught by world-leading academics’ (Guardian University Guide 2013)
- Ranked 26 in the UK; “Queen’s enjoys a reputation as Ireland’s Oxbridge” (Sunday Times University Guide 2013)
- Belfast: one of the world’s top 10 destinations (National Geographic Traveler 2012)
Four prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards further recognise the University’s contribution to society. Queen’s received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, was awarded the title of the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, the Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year in 2010 and Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, Queen’s became a university in its own right in 1908, An international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland, it offers a life-changing student experience to students from more than 80 countries. Queen’s is a magnet for inward investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.
Queen’s is currently creating a new Institute of Health Sciences campus where several dedicated, high quality research centres are focused on cancer, infectious disease, public health and population genetics. Committed to helping overcome some of the major health problems of our time, Queen’s has already invested over £90 million in the area, with a further £85 million expenditure anticipated over the next five years in academic leadership, research, buildings, equipment and facilities.

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Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology (FutureLearn)

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Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology (FutureLearn)
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Explore how technology and digitalisation can change how the food system operates, reducing waste and environmental pressures. Discover how innovative technologies could revolutionise the food sector. Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched by climate change, hunger, and explosive population growth. On this [...]
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Introduction to Food Science (FutureLearn)

Discover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices. Discover topics like food sustainability, integrity, ethics, and constituents. Food and health information is often oversimplified by the media, and recommendations can be inaccurately reported and contradictory to current [...]
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Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis (FutureLearn)

Learn how agri-food supply chains deal with crises and get practical advice on how you can minimise disruption during COVID-19. Explore contingency plans for ensuring food security during COVID-19 in Europe. Movement restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus are leading to an increase in food stockpiling, and there are [...]
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Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment (FutureLearn)

Understand how food goes from farm to fork: explore food security, supply chains, food production and agriculture. Discover food supply chains from farm to fork. How does food reach our plates? How is the food industry changing? What threats are there to food supply chains? How can we build [...]
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Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Student Reading (FutureLearn)

Find out how to improve the reading of students aged 8-14 years old, by using the peer tutoring method. Help your students develop their literacy skills. It’s estimated that one-fifth of children living in developed countries now leave school with poor reading skills. Reading is an important skill for [...]
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Tackling the Global Food Crisis: Supply Chain Integrity (FutureLearn)

The challenges for food security in tracing and detecting food contamination whether it be by accident or as a result of fraud.
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Network Security for Industry Professionals (FutureLearn)

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Explore different methods to defend, deter and detect attacks on your business’s systems, with this free network security course. Network security is of growing concern for businesses, with daily attacks occurring on internal systems. Increasingly, staff need to be more aware of network security issues, and how to protect [...]
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Critical listening for studio production (FutureLearn)

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This free online course is a technical ear training programme designed to improve critical listening in a music studio context. There are many qualities required to be a skilled sound engineer: the theoretical knowledge of sound and audio, the technical mastery of studio hardware and software, and diplomatic people [...]
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Tackling the Global Food Crisis: Sustainable Agri-food Systems (FutureLearn)

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This course looks at food insecurity and the challenges to be overcome in order to maintain healthy and sustainable food supplies.
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Identity, Conflict and Public Space (FutureLearn)

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Explore how people use public spaces around the world to protest and express their identity, with this free online course.
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