New Fellows ... physicist Professor Timothy Ralph (left) and Professor Phil Hugenholtz.

The thrill of fundamental discovery is a driving force for two University of Queensland professors who have today been named as new fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

22 May 2017
The grand champions

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
The research vessel JOIDES Resolution, photo by Arito Sakaguchi, IODP/TAMU. Wikipedia Creative Commons.

Climate change around Antarctica can severely affect Australia’s rainfall and even influence the distribution of wet and dry zones across southeast Asia, an international study has revealed.

11 May 2017
Professor Milburn ... has made a sustained contribution to physics at the highest level

University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics quantum physics researcher Emeritus Professor Gerard Milburn has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

11 May 2017

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues around the Federal Budget. Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

10 May 2017
Gold's transition as it forms natural nuggets is now better understood, thanks to the research. Photo: iStockphoto

Gold could be discovered more efficiently and extracted from complex materials, thanks to research into “nugget-producing” bacteria.

28 April 2017

Aiming to demonstrate science’s crucial value to the world, University of Queensland researchers will hit the streets on Saturday in the March for Science.

19 April 2017
Habitats are turned into dry land - Image: Nick Murray

An international team of citizen scientists and researchers has identified a major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia.

11 April 2017
PhD student Edward Kerr (right) and his supervisor Ben Schulz

The growing craft beer industry is about to hop ahead with new University of Queensland research supported by the Queensland Government.

29 March 2017
The shy and nocturnal night parrots live in remote and rugged areas

Ensuring one of Australia’s most high-profile threatened bird species does not disappear a second time is the mission of a University of Queensland researcher.

29 March 2017
Dr Nasim Amiralian, Minister Leeanne Enoch and Ms Jordan Debono at the awards on Sunday.

Two University of Queensland researchers have won the Queensland Women in STEM competition in recognition of their work paving the way for young women to enter science careers.

27 March 2017
UQ's research will benefit Queensland and have global impact

University of Queensland researchers are celebrating a combined multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.

24 March 2017
Swiss ketch Fleur de Passion

A Swiss yacht on an epic research expedition to map the world’s oceans will host University of Queensland marine scientists on the Great Barrier Reef in March and April

22 March 2017
An orangutan in the wild in Borneo. Photo: Nardiyono

Work by a trio of University of Queensland researchers and their teams to help save tropical habitats has prompted government policy changes in Malaysia, Indonesia and around the world.

21 March 2017
Eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (inset image details below)

Next-generation steel and metal alloys are a step closer to reality, thanks to an international research project involving a University of Queensland scientist.

17 March 2017