Professor Justin Marshall and Professor Peter Harrison

Two University of Queensland researchers have been announced as Laureate Fellows under the Australian Research Council’s most prestigious research grants scheme.

22 August 2014
An artist’s impression of a ring of interacting absorbers tuned correctly to absorb light particles (photons) at much faster rate than any one absorber alone.(c) 2014 Simon Benjamin CC-BY (

An international team of theoretical quantum physicists is working on a way of absorbing light and storing it as energy.

22 August 2014
UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute director Professor Perry Bartlett is drenched with a bucket of iced water to raise awareness about motor neuron disease research.

In good weather for ducks, 20 researchers at The University of Queensland took the plunge and braved the Ice Bucket Challenge in the name of raising funds to fight motor neuron disease (MND).

22 August 2014

Science Minister Ian Walker opened the new Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus today.

21 August 2014
UQ Sport staff participate in capoeira, a type of Brazilian martial art

From the Brazilian martial art of capoeira to traditional belly dancing classes, employees at UQ Sport at The University of Queensland are embracing the advantages of working in a multi-cultural workplace.

20 August 2014
Dr Alexia Murphy has won a World Cancer Research Fund International Academy Fellowship.

A career devoted to improving the health and nutrition of children with cancer has drawn a prestigious World Cancer Research Fund International Academy Fellowship for a University of Queensland researcher.

20 August 2014

A Solomon Islands provincial capital will be relocated to the mainland due to coastal hazards and the risks of rising sea levels resulting from climate change.

19 August 2014

Beef producers could soon benefit from a protein-rich and sustainable livestock feed supplement in the form of microalgae.

19 August 2014

Enjoy the ultimate in sustainable eating at The University of Queensland tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 August) at a solar-powered native barbecue.

19 August 2014
UQ students brave the cold to raise awareness of homelessness.

University of Queensland School of Architecture students will brave the winter winds and raise funds for homeless people tomorrow night (19 August), by sleeping rough on Brisbane streets.

18 August 2014
Traffic officers will be raising awareness of bicycle safety on campus at UQ St Lucia.

The University of Queensland is working to make its pathways safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

18 August 2014
Picture of food basket

Global food systems can no longer rely on “business as usual”, according to an internationally renowned economist visiting The University of Queensland this week. ...

18 August 2014
Photo of Forgan Smith Building here

The University of Queensland has held its position in the top 100 universities globally, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2014, announced today.

15 August 2014
Crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Predicting the patterns of crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks is the focus of a University of Queensland study that could be vital to protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

15 August 2014

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) has attracted $3.25 million in funding to further its research capabilities.

15 August 2014
The collapse of corroded concrete sewer pipes can cause major infrastructure damage, such as this sinkhole created in San Francisco. Picture source: AP via AAP/George Nikitin

A team of University of Queensland researchers has found a way to save water providers hundreds of millions of dollars a year by reducing sewer corrosion.

14 August 2014
UQ study shows autism rates have remained steady for the past two decades. Picture source: Shuttlestock

A University of Queensland study has found no evidence of an increase in autism in the past 20 years, countering reports that the rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are on the rise.

14 August 2014
High-tech farming practices, including the use of drones, will be on display at the UQ Gatton Open Day on Sunday.

Take a walk with the wildlife, watch a farrier demonstration and see how to train a detector dog at The University of Queensland Gatton campus Open Day this weekend.

12 August 2014
Photo of Professor Maher Gandhi goes here

Research into blood cancer will be boosted with a new high-level appointment at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.

12 August 2014
Mickey Mouse

If you’d like to graduate from The University of Queensland with a degree that includes magic, movies and memories, then consider living and working at Walt Disney World in the USA.

12 August 2014