Economy Minister visits Queen's University Belfast

Date published: 11 June 2020

Economy Minister Diane Dodds visited Queen's University Belfast today to learn about their work in the fight against COVID-19

Economy Minister at QUB

Speaking after the visit the Minister said; “Northern Ireland’s further and higher education institutions have been making an invaluable contribution to the fight against COVID-19. Queen’s University is internationally renowned for its research and teaching and the work here is at the forefront of the research for a vaccine for COVID-19. This work was recently recognised with a team of researchers from the University being awarded a grant of almost £300,000 by the UK Government to contribute to the effort. I want to thank Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and his team for meeting me today and taking the time to talk to me about the important work being done here.

“In addition to their research work Queen’s University, and our local higher education sector, are a significant contributor to the local economy who will be of vital importance to our economic recovery. Along with being a key employer themselves Queen’s is also responsible for ensuring our students have the right skills and expertise to be enable local businesses to compete on a global scale and help to attract international investment to Northern Ireland.”

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