• Storm damage on the footpath to the lakes at UQ St Lucia.

    Storm damage at UQ St Lucia Campus

    The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus has sustained damage in multiple areas following significant storms this afternoon (27 November).

    27 November 2014
  • Students Andrew Thorpe, Bo Daly and Evangelene Dickson inside the media centre at the G20. Photo: Genevieve Worrell.

    UQ G20 reporters gain global attention

    From reporting on US President Barack Obama’s landmark Brisbane address to analysing politics at the International Media Centre, University of Queensland journalism and communications students had all angles of the G20 covered.

    27 November 2014
  • Our tendency to think that we will “beat the odds” is risky, and mostly wrong. malik ml williams, CC BY-SA

    Before you go … are you in denial about death?

    For most of us, death conjures up strong feelings. We project all kinds of fears onto it. We worry about it, dismiss it, laugh it off, push it aside or don’t think about it at all. Until we have to. Of course, death – our own, a friend’s, a family...

    27 November 2014
Storm damage on the footpath to the lakes at UQ St Lucia.

The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus has sustained damage in multiple areas following significant storms this afternoon (27 November).

27 November 2014
Students Andrew Thorpe, Bo Daly and Evangelene Dickson inside the media centre at the G20. Photo: Genevieve Worrell.

From reporting on US President Barack Obama’s landmark Brisbane address to analysing politics at the International Media Centre, University of Queensland journalism and communications students had all angles of the G20 covered.

27 November 2014
Our tendency to think that we will “beat the odds” is risky, and mostly wrong. malik ml williams, CC BY-SA

For most of us, death conjures up strong feelings. We project all kinds of fears onto it. We worry about it, dismiss it, laugh it off, push it aside or don’t think about it at all. Until we have to. Of course, death – our own, a friend’s, a family...

27 November 2014
Professor Linda Worrall has been awarded the prestigious Robin Tavistock Award

A leading University of Queensland researcher has been awarded the prestigious Robin Tavistock Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of the language disorder aphasia.

27 November 2014
Mr Hawke ... "the international politics of Asia are being transformed"

Australia is just beginning to gain a deep understanding of China, according to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

26 November 2014

As UN Security Council president for November, Australia’s major initiative was to promote the centrality of civilian policing in UN peace operations. The result is the first ever Security Council resolution dedicated to the topic. The resolution...

26 November 2014
UQ's three award winners, from left, Hosam Zowawi, Claudia Vickers and Andrew Stephenson, with the Minister for Science, Ian Walker (second from left)

Three University of Queensland scientists were honoured at an awards ceremony in Brisbane tonight.

25 November 2014
Steve, Seth and Chris de Rooy with Dr Cas Simons from UQ's IMB

Queensland researchers have led an international effort to uncover the gene behind a young Brisbane boy’s rare developmental condition, in a discovery his family hopes will pave the way for future treatments.

25 November 2014
Solid Pathways Teacher Mr Jeff Cassidy, Asher Salam, Rikiana Salam, Chloe Salam, Diana Salam

More than 300 high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students are closer to pursuing careers in areas including law, veterinary science and health sciences, thanks to a program launched at The University of Queensland this year.

24 November 2014
A book that Professor Douglas has co-edited will be launched at the conference

The law’s increasing reach into the private lives of individuals will be a focus of attention at The University of Queensland next month.

24 November 2014

Staff recruitment and retention are an ongoing challenge for employers. Proponents of big data in the workplace are now claiming they can change that.

24 November 2014
The renewable energy sector is looking a little gloomy thanks to record low investment. Is RET uncertainty to blame? Stephan Mosel.

You may have seen recent reports that Australia’s renewable energy sector is suffering. According to a Bloomberg analysis, investment in the sector in the year to September 2014 was down 70% on investment during the 12 months previous.

24 November 2014

Last week brought the latest instalment in the continuing Australian financial planning industry saga. Senators Jacqui Lambie and Ricky Muir blocked the Abbott government’s rollback of some of Labor’s Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms.

24 November 2014
AIBN's Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu has been recognised with the 2015 Le Févre Memorial Prize for scientific research.

One of UQ’s leading materials science experts, Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu, has been awarded a high-profile prize from the Australian Academy of Science.

24 November 2014
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj joins researchers and industry partners in celebrating their awards.

A University of Queensland-led project that is revolutionising worldwide sewer design and management has won a prestigious national prize celebrating researcher-industry collaboration.

21 November 2014

The SBS/Blackfella Films production First Contact – that takes six non-Indigenous people and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time – captured the nation’s attention this week amassing a television audience nearing 1 million...

21 November 2014

Escalating confrontations in Jerusalem centred on the al-Aqsa Mosque, 1500 more homes to be built in settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and a sharp deterioration in Israel’s relations with Jordan have yet again raised many questions about the...

21 November 2014
Dr Judith Reinhard (above) said that the research provided a fundamental understanding of how neural circuits were built and consolidated to retain memories.

University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve cells. The discovery could eventually lead to a key for treating conditions such as autism and...

21 November 2014
Researchers with the Catlin Seaview Survey are examining photographs to understand reef health. Credit: Catlin Seaview Survey.

A picture is worth considerably more than a thousand words to marine scientists working on the Catlin Seaview Survey, as they study more than 500,000 images in research to improve coral reef health.

21 November 2014

It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around us — plant pollen floating in the...

20 November 2014