New food labels show appetite for change

New federal government country of origin food labels are a good start, but there is plenty of scope to go even further according to a University of Queensland researcher.

1 July 2016

UQ plant breeding expertise recognised globally

The University of Queensland’s expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries.

30 June 2016
Ethiopian technicians at the Melkassa Research Station making breeding crosses between sorghum lines. Photo: Professor David Jordan.

New federal government country of origin food labels are a good start, but there is plenty of scope to go even further according to a University of Queensland researcher.

1 July 2016

A free University of Queensland online course helping non-native English speakers around the world kick-start their university education has attracted more than 200,000 learners in less than a year.

30 June 2016
Ethiopian technicians at the Melkassa Research Station making breeding crosses between sorghum lines. Photo: Professor David Jordan.

The University of Queensland’s expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries.

30 June 2016
Federal election experts available for comment

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues relating to the 2 July 2016 Federal Government election.

30 June 2016
Good animal husbandry practices are gaining recognition

Asian chicken and duck industries will benefit from voluntary Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) poultry animal welfare guidelines proposed by The University of Queensland.

29 June 2016
Bridie Schultz

University of Queensland research into the chilled storage of koala semen has major implications for the assisted breeding and genetic diversity of captive and wild populations.

28 June 2016

Experts from The University of Queensland are available to comment on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

28 June 2016

The University of Queensland has become the first Australian institution to be invited to join an exclusive international organisation focused on driving partnerships between universities and industry.

28 June 2016

Up to one-third of young Australian women experience episodes of binge or overeating, with socially disadvantaged women at greater than average risk.

28 June 2016
Margaret Dickson will have a unique advantage after graduation

Five outstanding students from The University of Queensland (UQ) will work closely with Latin American ambassadors through a UQ Advantage Office-supported internship that starts this week.

28 June 2016
Joan Ross  BBQ this Sunday, BYO (video still) 2011. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart and Michael Reid, Sydney.

Contemporary Australian art will be celebrated in an exhibition to mark the University of Queensland Art Museum’s 40th birthday in July.

27 June 2016
The ability to drive plays a large part of who we are

We spend the majority of our childhood years waiting to do it, and in adulthood we try to hang on for as long as possible before giving it up.

27 June 2016

Research into nuclear medicine, hypersonic vehicles and sustainable agriculture production has seen UQ collaborations with leading Australian industry partners attract almost $6 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research...

24 June 2016

Researchers have unlocked secrets of our ancient immune system in a major scientific advance that could help scientists and clinicians in the global fight against disease.

24 June 2016

Ever wondered why you sometimes ‘get that lovin’ feeling’ out of the blue, but at other times you feel you’ve lost your mojo?

24 June 2016

A pilot program aimed at stemming antibiotic resistance has successfully reduced prescribing rates among participating doctors.

24 June 2016
30 minutes in the outdoors has significant health benefits

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists.

24 June 2016
Australia's northern beef cattle industry

A multi-million dollar research and development program launched today will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry.

23 June 2016

Popular wrist-worn fitness monitors underestimate energy expenditure with variances of more than 40 per cent, University of Queensland researchers have found.

23 June 2016
Increases in seaweed threaten corals

Regulating overfishing could protect Pacific coral reefs from strangulation by seaweed, according to new findings by a University of Queensland scientist.

23 June 2016