• UQ celebrates graduations

    University of Queensland graduation ceremonies are well and truly underway. Here are a couple of snapshots from graduates celebrating at the St Lucia campus.

    18 December 2014
  • Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Julie Bishop presents UQ Law student Zoe Brereton with her fellowship at the New Colombo Plan scholarship presentation dinner.

    UQ student named New Colombo Plan Fellow to India

    University of Queensland student Zoe Brereton was in the thick of studying for law exams when she learned she had been selected as Australia’s New Colombo Plan Fellow to India.

    18 December 2014
  • Firefighters and scientists are joining forces for an Australian-first research project to study bushfires in an effort to better protect lives and property.

    Fighting fire with science

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), The University of Queensland and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) are undertaking an Australian-first research project to study bushfires in an effort to better protect lives and property.

    18 December 2014

All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. The new course would be an elective next year and mandatory in 2016...

18 December 2014

University of Queensland graduation ceremonies are well and truly underway. Here are a couple of snapshots from graduates celebrating at the St Lucia campus.

18 December 2014
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Julie Bishop presents UQ Law student Zoe Brereton with her fellowship at the New Colombo Plan scholarship presentation dinner.

University of Queensland student Zoe Brereton was in the thick of studying for law exams when she learned she had been selected as Australia’s New Colombo Plan Fellow to India.

18 December 2014
Firefighters and scientists are joining forces for an Australian-first research project to study bushfires in an effort to better protect lives and property.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), The University of Queensland and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) are undertaking an Australian-first research project to study bushfires in an effort to better protect lives and property.

18 December 2014
Over the past three years, there’s been increasing concern over the future of the Great Barrier Reef. american_rugbier/Flickr, CC BY-SA

The Australian government has stepped up its campaign this month to prevent the Great Barrier Reef being listed as a World Heritage site “in danger” at international meetings next year.

18 December 2014

The University of Queensland’s Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation was officially opened at the St Lucia campus in Brisbane today (17 December).

17 December 2014

Efforts to improve the welfare of animals worldwide have netted The University of Queensland graduate, Dr Peter Thornber, the UQ Gatton Gold Medal.

17 December 2014
Leaders who create a shared sense of purpose and identity within their work teams can help improve employee health and wellbeing.

Researchers from The University of Queensland have found managers can increase productivity levels and prevent burnout by helping employees feel part of a group.

17 December 2014

Researchers at The University of Queensland believe it might not be possible to build enough low-carbon and renewable power stations to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius – even if there was a global consensus to do so.

17 December 2014
The perfect foam on a head of beer is worth a lot to the beer consumer. IstockPhoto

A team of UQ scientists has been tasked with prescribing the unique molecular signature of Queensland’s famous XXXX beer. The scientists are, for the first time, revealing the full profile of all the molecular components that give beer its flavour...

17 December 2014
Emma McMillan feeds a tiny bandicoot joey.

Veterinary Science student Emma McMillan is celebrating two milestones at her graduation ceremony at the University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus tomorrow.

17 December 2014

A University of Queensland student will cut off her ponytail and shave her head to raise awareness and money for research into autoimmune disease.

16 December 2014
Eating two or more pieces of fruit a day can help women fight off depression

Women who eat fewer than two serves of fruit a day face a greater risk of developing depression, University of Queensland research shows.

16 December 2014
A lifelong pursuit of knowledge and love of humour and the Aboriginal identity have cumulated in a PhD for graduand Pearl Duncan.

A lifelong pursuit of knowledge and love of humour and the Aboriginal identity have cumulated in a PhD for University of Queensland graduand Pearl Duncan.

15 December 2014
A diagnosis of a rare cancer was not enough to stop Graham achieving his dream of becoming a writer.

A diagnosis of a rare cancer was not enough to stop University of Queensland valedictorian Graham Akhurst achieving his dream of becoming a writer.

15 December 2014

Few, if any, contemporary costume designers are household names. Some occasionally capture the zeitgeist and break through from big (or small) screen to mainstream fashion – think Catherine Martin and her recent “Gatsby” moment – but these are...

15 December 2014

Indigenous communities have benefited from the research of two University of Queensland Research Higher Degree students graduating this weekend.

12 December 2014
Scarborough, Queensland: no longer allowed to factor in sea-level rise in its planning laws. Seo75/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s decision, revealed this week, to order a Brisbane council to remove future sea-level rise from its planning regulations seems a rather short-sighted thing to do.

12 December 2014
Jason Batchelor will graduate with a Bachelor of Economics.

Jason Batchelor is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Queensland today, and he has already set his sights on resolving key Indigenous issues.

12 December 2014

A University of Queensland and Monash University sponsorship has enabled six Australian high school students to attend an international supercomputing conference in New Orleans, USA last week.

11 December 2014