Socially responsive children are more popular

Children who are sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others are more popular in the playground, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

24 April 2015
Children who are good at understanding the mental perspectives of others are rated by their peers as being popular at school.

Flies show the true value of sleep

An international study on sleep and learning in flies has shown a good night’s sleep might be vital for retaining our capacity to learn and remember, with implications for the treatment of human disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

23 April 2015
The study reinforced the therapeutic benefits of sleep.
Children who are good at understanding the mental perspectives of others are rated by their peers as being popular at school.

Children who are sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others are more popular in the playground, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

24 April 2015
The study reinforced the therapeutic benefits of sleep.

An international study on sleep and learning in flies has shown a good night’s sleep might be vital for retaining our capacity to learn and remember, with implications for the treatment of human disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

23 April 2015
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj and Brisbane Broncos CEO Paul White celebrate the new partnership.

The Brisbane Broncos have an official university partner, The University of Queensland, under an arrangement announced today.

23 April 2015
A new UQ study has revealed that independent women have more romantic success.

Women have an outdated idea of what men want in a potential partner – and they should feel more comfortable being themselves, according to University of Queensland research.

23 April 2015

A University of Queensland start-up company has received more than $3 million in investor support for its scratch-resistant and environmentally sustainable acrylic glass for use in the computer, electronics and automotive industries.

23 April 2015
UQ QBI researcher Professor Pankaj Sah has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the new journal.

Science’s brightest minds will gather at The University of Queensland on 24 April to lead the Science of Learning symposium, celebrating Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) new open access research journal, the npj Science of Learning.

23 April 2015
Inflammation after spinal cord injury. Image source: Ms Faith Brennan (UQ School of Biomedical Sciences) and Mr Luke Hammond (UQ Queensland Brain Institute).

Rapid treatment with a new anti-inflammatory could have a major impact on recovery from spinal cord injury, University of Queensland researchers have found.

23 April 2015
A diver services monitoring frames during a dredge trial in northern Moreton Bay.

The University of Queensland has joined forces with Australia’s largest multi-cargo port for a $2 million research project to develop new port-related engineering solutions.

22 April 2015
UQ’s Professor Ian Frazer has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2015 European Inventor Awards.

The University of Queensland’s Professor Ian Frazer – hailed as “the man who saved a million lives” – has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2015 European Inventor Awards.

21 April 2015
Sir David Attenborough and UQ's John Cook.

Researchers from around the world have contributed to a new University of Queensland course that uncovers why the topic of climate change is so controversial, exploding a number of climate myths along the way.

21 April 2015
The UQ Collection Study Room is now open.

A new custom-built study room at The University of Queensland Art Museum will allow detailed examination of UQ’s extensive art collection.

20 April 2015

A University of Queensland scientist is part of an international team awarded $US1.3 million to help identify how fat deposits in humans can be used to attack bacteria.

20 April 2015

Adolescents will be able to use the internet to treat their Obsessive Compulsive Disorder thanks to a free initiative being run by The University of Queensland.

20 April 2015
From left to right, Robin Francis (Brisbane Women’s Club), Laura Riddel (Women’s College) and Mendy Campbell (Brisbane Women’s Club)

The Brisbane Women’s Club has launched a new $20,000 scholarship for students at The University of Queensland’s Women’s College.

20 April 2015
Photograph courtesy of Ausveg and Vegetables Australia.

University of Queensland agricultural science student Michael Godfrey has developed a drone that spreads beneficial insects onto crops, potentially saving farmers time and money.

20 April 2015
UQ PPP Fear-less

University of Queensland researchers are seeking families of anxious children to participate in a ground-breaking intervention called Fear-less.

17 April 2015
UQ's Professor Ian Frazer.

RAW VIDEO FOOTAGE FOR MEDIA USE IS AVAILABLE The University of Queensland’s Professor Ian Frazer has stressed he has no intention of moving overseas, in the wake of concerns that door-knock scammers could be using the Gardasil cervical cancer...

16 April 2015
UQ Alumni Book Fair volunteers Maureen Hummel, Harry Thompson and Maria Antonatos sort books.

Seeking a beloved novel from your childhood? Trying to hunt down every edition in a series? Perhaps you’ll strike gold at the 18th biennial University of Queensland Alumni Book Fair.

16 April 2015
Research shows Botox travels to our central nervous system

New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some of the potent toxin used for cosmetic surgery escapes into the central nervous system.

16 April 2015
UQ law students, from left, Ella Rooney, Georgina Morgan and Amina Karcic with their trophy

The University of Queensland mooting team has taken out another international title, winning the 6th International Air Law Moot Court Competition, held in Beijing.

15 April 2015