• Dr Nima Gunness and her good heart muffin

    A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away

    Baking meets science in a delicious University of Queensland health initiative that really takes the cake.

    19 May 2017
  • Leucaena is harvested in eastern Indonesia, before being fed to cattle. Image: Max Shelton

    Indonesian farm dollars can grow on trees

    Indonesian journalists have visited The University of Queensland to hear about a successful cattle fattening project in their nation’s east which is bringing significant economic benefits for smallholder cattle farmers.

    17 May 2017
  • The grand champions

    Outblooming the competition

    Nanango State High School outgrew all the competition in this year’s annual sunflower competition, taking the overall grand champion and an additional four awards.

    16 May 2017
Dr Kerrie Wilson ... her work seeks the most effective ways to protect ecosystems

The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson has been awarded one of this year's Prime Minister's Prizes for Science – the Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.

19 October 2016
The ocean is Melanesia’s lifeblood, sustaining a diverse range of natural assets such as fish stocks, coral reefs and mangroves. Photo: Catlin Seaview Survey

Marine scientists have proposed a prosperity path for Melanesia, in a report that values the region’s ocean assets at more than half a trillion US dollars.

18 October 2016
Bathing in the Ganges river. Photo: Rabin Chakrabarti

The University of Queensland’s leadership on water solutions will be heard by 3500 global delegates at the World Water Congress and Exhibition this week.

10 October 2016

A $1.8 million partnership between The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Dreamworld will see the Gold Coast theme park’s zoological department used as living koala genome bank to save the threatened species.

21 September 2016
The CashCow project demonstrated the potential of electronic monitoring of herd performance

Meat & Livestock Australia is funding new research led by The University of Queensland aimed at reducing foetal and calf loss in beef cattle breeding herds across northern Australia.

12 September 2016
Professor Robert Henry ... discovery turns half a century of plant biology on its head

A new photosynthesis discovery at The University of Queensland may help breed faster-growing wheat crops that are better adapted to hotter, drier climates.

17 August 2016
Overharvesting and habitat conversion is imperilling species

University of Queensland-led research published in Nature has found that nearly three-quarters of the world’s threatened species are in peril because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting species.

11 August 2016

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international study that could help cattle breeders reduce animal stress and anxiety levels.

26 July 2016
Silver nanoparticles could impact food grown in contaminated soil.

Changing Australian soil conditions are exposing crops to silver nanoparticles, which are widely used in household products, a study led by The University of Queensland has found.

8 July 2016
Ethiopian technicians at the Melkassa Research Station making breeding crosses between sorghum lines. Photo: Professor David Jordan.

The University of Queensland’s expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries.

30 June 2016
Australia's northern beef cattle industry

A multi-million dollar research and development program launched today will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry.

23 June 2016
European honeybee (left) and Australian native stingless bee

Native bees are falling victim to bad press, with the media glorifying European honey bees at the expense of hard-working Australian pollinators.

22 June 2016
Ancient crops provide clue to Madagascar’s past

Remnants of ancient crops have provided researchers with clues that could help map the movement of humans across the globe more than 1300 years ago.

31 May 2016
Gabrielle Taylor from St Aidan's Anglican Girls College.

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition.

18 May 2016
PhD student Tianyi Feng (Michael) is using advanced microscopy to create three-dimensional computer models of Australian giant black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) sperm.

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world’s most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

16 May 2016