Inspiring remote communities a good career move for women scientists

A program that engages rural Australian communities with science also boosts visibility and career development for women researchers, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

20 October 2017
UQ's Emma Livingstone in Kowanyama for the 2017 program

Nobel laureate to lead ‘a night in the deep beyond’

Gravitational waves, black holes and a possible ninth planet beyond Pluto will be discussed at a free public event at The University of Queensland on November 7.

20 October 2017
When two black holes experience their final death spiral before merging, they emit ripples in the fabric of spacetime itself. Swinburne Astronomy Productions.
UQ's Emma Livingstone in Kowanyama for the 2017 program

A program that engages rural Australian communities with science also boosts visibility and career development for women researchers, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

20 October 2017
When two black holes experience their final death spiral before merging, they emit ripples in the fabric of spacetime itself. Swinburne Astronomy Productions.

Gravitational waves, black holes and a possible ninth planet beyond Pluto will be discussed at a free public event at The University of Queensland on November 7.

20 October 2017
Professor Sunil Lakhani and Professor Gita Mishra

Two University of Queensland researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

20 October 2017
Global alliance on health and pollution

Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated nine million premature deaths in 2015, a global report has found.

20 October 2017
Professor Michael Yu is working on revolutionary termiticide products

Challenges of a modern Australia – ranging from melanoma, to termites, to degenerative disorders, reef protection and food provision – are in the sights of six UQ projects to share $4.2 million in State Government funding.

20 October 2017
Professor Jian Yang ... it's the second year in a row that a UQ researcher has won the Frank Fenner Prize

A University of Queensland scientist whose pioneering work has helped unravel the complexity of the human genome and genetic traits has won a 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

18 October 2017

More than 20,000 commuters will get a daily reminder to be sun smart with the arrival of a new UV index display developed by a UQ engineering student.

18 October 2017
UQ is one of Australia’s top three universities

UQ has continued its climb in one of the world’s most respected university ranking systems.

17 October 2017
Bronson Teles - 2016 Mark Loane Medal recipient

Rugby legends Nick Farr-Jones AM and Tim Horan AM will promote the 2017 Mark Loane Medal at the annual UQ Rugby Benefit Dinner at New York’s Manhattan Club.

17 October 2017
One research project aims to develop crop yield prediction systems using satellite data and biophysical crop modelling. iStockphoto

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded under a joint Queensland-China scheme.

17 October 2017
Kate Heliotis ... a scholarship recipient who has graduated and is now an engineer. Kate overcame hardship in her life to succeed, assisted by a UQ scholarship.

A possible cure for dementia and saving the Great Barrier Reef from invasive crown-of-thorns starfish are now within reach as UQ launches an historic $500 million philanthropic campaign.

15 October 2017
L-R: PVC Professor Doune Macdonald, Professor Anthony Cassimatis, Dr Lisa Fitzgerald, Dr Poh Wah Hillock, DVC Professor Joanne Wright

Three University of Queensland teachers have been recognised for their dedication and contributions to student learning at the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

14 October 2017

Researchers from The University of Queensland have been awarded almost $1 million to develop a new antibiotic that could treat life-threatening bacterial infections resistant to all known antibiotics.

13 October 2017
PhD student Kaylene Butler with a Balbaroo fangaroo model skull made by the UQ library 3D printing service.

Fanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought.

13 October 2017
Chancellor Peter N Varghese AO speaks at the ceremony this week

Alumni from around the world gathered in The University of Queensland’s Great Court this week for a ceremony celebrating their achievements and community contributions.

12 October 2017
UQ journalism student with Woodridge State High School students. Photo by Daniel Seed

A new documentary will shine a spotlight on the unique and powerful stories of Woodridge State High School’s diverse student body.

12 October 2017

State and local government targets to get people out of cars and into more active transport would reduce heart disease and diabetes by tens of thousands of cases.

12 October 2017
UQ produced 8.8 million kWh of clean energy from more than 47,000 individual solar panels in 2016

Enough solar energy to power 1592 average homes was produced by The University of Queensland last year, and UQ has decreased its power consumption by 10 per cent since 2013.

11 October 2017
Professor Sue Kildea and Karina Hogan, one of the first mums through the Birthing On Country program

A maternity program designed to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

11 October 2017
Mount Isa mine and city; weathered zinc ore, and high grade copper ore

The University of Queensland has been invited to take a leadership role in the design and management of the new $27.125 million Strategic Resources Exploration Program.

11 October 2017