Smashing avocado disease threats

Researchers are working with the Australian avocado industry to safeguard one of the nation’s favourite fruits from the threat of existing and emerging disease.

20 June 2018

Playing for peace

A University of Queensland researcher is working with an NGO to use sport to help Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.

20 June 2018
From the cover of New Psychology of Health

Psychology researchers are pushing for greater recognition that social connections are as important to health as regular exercise or not smoking.

31 May 2018
"Tarkine in motion", threatened forest region in Tasmania

Crowdfunding is helping to protect endangered species such as the African elephant, the black rhinoceros and the Bornean orangutan.

29 May 2018

Researchers are working to understand attitudes towards chronic pain in a project designed to help improve the way we approach pain management treatments.

28 May 2018
Diagram of a flux capacitor

Physicists have invented a flux capacitor and, while it might not run a ‘Back to the Future’ inspired time machine, they say it will have important applications in communication technology and quantum computing.

28 May 2018

A two-year study by University of Queensland researchers has found the amount of algae on a coral reef is influenced by interaction between light and temperature, as well as by human impacts.

28 May 2018

The University of Queensland will replace 46 high-risk trees on the St Lucia campus over the next six months.

25 May 2018

The University of Queensland has invited the community to join staff and students to form the word ‘sorry’ as part of activities to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

25 May 2018

A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and colleagues in Brazil.

24 May 2018
A nesting green turtle

A study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies.

23 May 2018
Professor Bostjan Kobe

Research that has provided the foundation for therapies against diseases and infections has led to University of Queensland academic Professor Bostjan Kobe being named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

22 May 2018
Melbourne housing

There has been another marked decline in the number of Australians migrating between cities and regions, while movement within capitals is on the rise.

22 May 2018

Fewer commuters are working in the same area as they live, and most continue to drive to work rather than use public transport, according to a study based on the 2016 Australian census.

22 May 2018

University of Queensland students from seven countries will be boiling the kettle and inviting everyone to come for a cuppa to raise money for Cancer Council Queensland on Thursday.

22 May 2018

The University of Queensland has been recognised as the top university in Australia for global research quality in the 2018 CWTS Leiden Ranking.

18 May 2018
Beating a quantum drum

A new technique that can generate quantum behaviour in a millimetre-sized drum has been developed by researchers from The University of Queensland and the Imperial College London.

18 May 2018
A boat in Indonesia’s Kayan Mentarang National Park.

One-third of the world’s protected land is under intense human pressure, according to an international study described as ‘a stunning reality check’ on efforts to avert a biodiversity crisis.

18 May 2018

People with what many consider the hardest job in the world are being offered free self-compassion training by University of Queensland researchers.

18 May 2018

Wanted: your urine is needed to help University of Queensland researchers make a splash in science by flushing out the relationship between nitrate in the diet and disease.

18 May 2018
MNHHS Chief Executive Shaun Drummond and UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj sign the alliance agreement.

A specialist rehabilitation and surgery centre has taken a major step forward with the formal signing of a 20-year partnership between Metro North Hospital and Health Service and The University of Queensland.

18 May 2018
The winners are... Nanango State High School

Budding plant scientists from Nanango State High School have won the Overall Grand Champion prize at The University of Queensland Sunflower Competition for the second year in a row.

17 May 2018