UQ New Colombo Fellows set their sights on Indo-Pacific

Seven University of Queensland undergraduates will study in destinations around the Indo Pacific region after being named as 2017 Fellows and scholars under the 2017 New Colombo Plan.

2 December 2016
From left, Michael Lucas; UQ Global Engagement Deputy Director Dr Jessica Gallagher, Caitlin Gordon-King, Sophie Ryan, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, Kate Goodfruit, Rachel Dodds, Elsie Schuster and Alexander Williams

A helping hand from 7000km away

Imagine being 36 years old, father to a young daughter, paralysed in a foreign country and unable to communicate. This happened to Australian Leigh Sainty earlier this year when he underwent drastic surgery in Japan to remove a malignant brain tumour.

2 December 2016
Leigh Sainty and his mother Rose (right), with wife Yuka, daughter Momo and stepfather Stuart McKenzie (left)
From left, Michael Lucas; UQ Global Engagement Deputy Director Dr Jessica Gallagher, Caitlin Gordon-King, Sophie Ryan, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, Kate Goodfruit, Rachel Dodds, Elsie Schuster and Alexander Williams

Seven University of Queensland undergraduates will study in destinations around the Indo Pacific region after being named as 2017 Fellows and scholars under the 2017 New Colombo Plan.

2 December 2016
Leigh Sainty and his mother Rose (right), with wife Yuka, daughter Momo and stepfather Stuart McKenzie (left)

Imagine being 36 years old, father to a young daughter, paralysed in a foreign country and unable to communicate. This happened to Australian Leigh Sainty earlier this year when he underwent drastic surgery in Japan to remove a malignant brain...

2 December 2016
Global Change Institute Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.

University of Queensland Global Change Institute Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg was honoured with the Banksia Foundation’s International Award at a Sydney ceremony last night.

1 December 2016

Generous supporters of the re-imagining of UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law were honoured at a cocktail function at Government House last night.

1 December 2016

A free University of Queensland online course that has already attracted more than 270,000 non-native English speakers from around the world has been enhanced to help even more students kick-start their university education.

1 December 2016
Giant mantas can grow up to seven metres across, weighing up to 1350kg, but the average size is four to five metres.  Photo: Andrea Marshall

Research revealing that giant manta rays are deep-sea predators is likely to be critical to efforts to protect the species.

30 November 2016
UQ Vice-Chancellor to lead Group of Eight in 2017

The Group of Eight (Go8) – Australia’s leading research-intensive universities – has appointed University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj as its Chair for 2017.

30 November 2016
Professor Bartlett ... a scientific pioneer and a research leadership exemplar

The University of Queensland’s Professor Perry Bartlett has been named the 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year in recognition of his work on the human brain, including dementia and depression.

28 November 2016
From left, Professor Susanne Schmidt, Professor Heather Douglas and Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson

Three University of Queensland professors have been appointed to the Australian Research Council College of Experts for 2017.

25 November 2016

Two University of Queensland academics have been honoured for their achievements in the humanities in Australia.

25 November 2016
Kirsten Adlard with Graham Day.

New research about what type of exercise best helps cancer survivors overcome fatigue has won PhD student Kirsten Adlard a Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) award.

25 November 2016
Tim O’Hare invented SuperGold sweet corn, a variety that protects against macular eye degeneration

​Fruit, vegetables and nuts with particular health-giving benefits will be the focus of a $10 million research project at The University of Queensland.

23 November 2016
Daylight savings could save koalas

A University of Queensland-led study has found that adopting daylight saving time in South-East Queensland could help koala conservation.

23 November 2016
Professor Sara Dolnicar receives her award in Slovenia

UQ tourism Professor Sara Dolnicar has been recognised by the Republic of Slovenia with an Ambassador of Science award for her outstanding research achievements in fields as diverse as sustainable tourism and foster care.

22 November 2016
Tim Delport and Brett Parkinson

Prestigious scholarships will take two University of Queensland engineering postgraduates to study at the University of Oxford.

22 November 2016

It’s a supplement that could be the difference between running first in a race or finishing outside the top 10 – and its benefits can be replicated by eating a bowl of vegetables.

22 November 2016
Kirsten Cusack (far left) with her teammates.

From spinal fusion to a national HealthFusion champion – it’s been a whirlwind four years for graduating University of Queensland student Kirsten Cusack.

21 November 2016

Do you have the physical attributes of Ultimate Fighting Championship title-holder Conor McGregor?

21 November 2016

Is walking home alone at 2am more risky during Schoolies celebrations than at other times?

19 November 2016
Trump establishes himself as a champion and as a voice for people who feel unchampioned and voiceless, the professors said.

United States President-elect Donald Trump’s “crudity and incivility” increase his appeal, says a prophetic book chapter co-authored by a Queensland academic several months ago, and due to be published in the New Year.

18 November 2016