Burning need for more funds to restore Indonesian peatlands

A major shortfall in funding to restore Indonesia’s degraded peat forests means the country is facing a difficult environmental decision, an international study has found.

19 January 2018
Indonesian peat forest which burned in 2015

Reviled animals could be our powerful allies

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies.

19 January 2018
We are just now beginning to understand the potentially irreplaceable services these animals can provide, says researcher Chris O'Bryan

An international collaboration to investigate why and how potassium can help lower blood pressure will be trialled at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

8 January 2018
Dr Mark Blaskovich ... the number of patients dying from vancomycin-resistant bacteria prompted his team to look at revitalising old antibiotics.

An old drug supercharged by UQ researchers has emerged as a new antibiotic that could destroy some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs.

5 January 2018

Mimicking sleep processes in the awake brain of elderly people could prevent age-related decline in brain function.

3 January 2018
A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is set to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image of the brain.

A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is set to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image of the brain.

2 January 2018
Dr Lee Hickey

NASA experiments to grow wheat in space were the inspiration for University of Queensland scientists to develop the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ procedures here on planet Earth.

2 January 2018

The degradation of coral reefs might have short-term benefits for some fish groups, but would be bad for fisheries long-term, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

22 December 2017

Listening to white noise can increase your ability to learn new words, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed.

21 December 2017

Student entrepreneurs from The University of Queensland’s Idea Hub are taking on Tel Aviv’s world-leading start-up scene in the exclusive UQ Startup Adventures.

21 December 2017
Professor Kenneth Pakenham

A resilience training program to improve the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been developed by University of Queensland researchers.

20 December 2017
Dr Vincent Wheatley.

From economics to hypersonics, teachers at The University of Queensland are finding award-winning ways to teach students complex subjects.

19 December 2017

Researchers have new insights into how protective antibodies attack dengue viruses, which could lead to more effective dengue fever vaccines and drug therapies.

19 December 2017
Senior Bhutan Government officials took part in an Australia Awards Short Course.

Senior Bhutan Government officials plan to counter gender stereotypes and break down barriers to women’s participation as decision-makers in the workforce after completing an Australia Awards Short Course at The University of Queensland.

19 December 2017

As Queensland students anxiously await their OP results tomorrow, The University of Queensland is offering a range of new undergraduate and postgraduate study options in response to international and local demand.

15 December 2017
Student Isabella Hawker

Student Isabella Hawker will leave The University of Queensland as founder of her own media company and a graduate of both the Bachelor Arts and Bachelor of Communication programs.

15 December 2017
Humaira Shafi

When Humaira Shafi graduates with a doctorate from The University of Queensland on Friday, December 15, it will be the culmination of a challenging seven-year journey.

15 December 2017
UQ research supports policies to legalise same-sex marriage.

Hot on the heels of the same-sex marriage bill, new research shows that gay and lesbian couples tend to have higher-quality relationships than their heterosexual counterparts.

15 December 2017

Neck pain is a common condition among office workers, but regular workplace exercises can prevent and reduce it, a University of Queensland study has found.

15 December 2017
UGold will recover micronutrients at the source

The power of pee as a potential sustainable source of fertiliser is about to be tested for the first time.

15 December 2017
Resistance threat looms

Australia’s rising number of gonorrhoea cases has been described as a potential ‘perfect storm’, with the emergence of extensively drug resistant strains overseas.

15 December 2017
Elephant herd in Addo Elephant National Park. Photo by Rory Biggs.

The debate over whether legal trading of ivory should be allowed to fund elephant conservation, or banned altogether to stop poaching has raged for decades without an end in sight.

15 December 2017