UQ is one of Australia’s top three universities

UQ has continued its climb in one of the world’s most respected university ranking systems.

17 October 2017
Bronson Teles - 2016 Mark Loane Medal recipient

Rugby legends Nick Farr-Jones AM and Tim Horan AM will promote the 2017 Mark Loane Medal at the annual UQ Rugby Benefit Dinner at New York’s Manhattan Club.

17 October 2017
One research project aims to develop crop yield prediction systems using satellite data and biophysical crop modelling. iStockphoto

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded under a joint Queensland-China scheme.

17 October 2017
Kate Heliotis ... a scholarship recipient who has graduated and is now an engineer. Kate overcame hardship in her life to succeed, assisted by a UQ scholarship.

A possible cure for dementia and saving the Great Barrier Reef from invasive crown-of-thorns starfish are now within reach as UQ launches an historic $500 million philanthropic campaign.

15 October 2017

Researchers from The University of Queensland have been awarded almost $1 million to develop a new antibiotic that could treat life-threatening bacterial infections resistant to all known antibiotics.

13 October 2017
PhD student Kaylene Butler with a Balbaroo fangaroo model skull made by the UQ library 3D printing service.

Fanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought.

13 October 2017
Chancellor Peter N Varghese AO speaks at the ceremony this week

Alumni from around the world gathered in The University of Queensland’s Great Court this week for a ceremony celebrating their achievements and community contributions.

12 October 2017
UQ journalism student with Woodridge State High School students. Photo by Daniel Seed

A new documentary will shine a spotlight on the unique and powerful stories of Woodridge State High School’s diverse student body.

12 October 2017

State and local government targets to get people out of cars and into more active transport would reduce heart disease and diabetes by tens of thousands of cases.

12 October 2017
UQ produced 8.8 million kWh of clean energy from more than 47,000 individual solar panels in 2016

Enough solar energy to power 1592 average homes was produced by The University of Queensland last year, and UQ has decreased its power consumption by 10 per cent since 2013.

11 October 2017
Professor Sue Kildea and Karina Hogan, one of the first mums through the Birthing On Country program

A maternity program designed to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

11 October 2017
Mount Isa mine and city; weathered zinc ore, and high grade copper ore

The University of Queensland has been invited to take a leadership role in the design and management of the new $27.125 million Strategic Resources Exploration Program.

11 October 2017
How do we ensure ‘age-friendly environments’?

Streetscapes, cafes, buses and planes aren’t set up to deal with the ageing population explosion, however older people can advocate change to their environment by voicing concerns.

11 October 2017
CLE peptides are critical for plant development

An Australian study of peptide hormones critical for plant development could result in enhanced agricultural yields, benefits to tissue culture, and improved knowledge of peptide hormones in humans.

10 October 2017

Grab your smartphone and ruler - researchers from The University of Queensland want you to help collect vital hailstorm data.

10 October 2017
Reduced training stress may mean a greater number of training sessions can be performed in shorter periods

The belief that lifting heavy weights is necessary to build muscles is being challenged by UQ researchers.

10 October 2017
Professor Julie Cogin

The University of Queensland has announced the appointment of a new leader for the prestigious UQ Business School.

10 October 2017
The Biodiversity Roadshow will include opportunities to get involved in citizen science activities

Would you like to know more about the remarkable diversity on Brisbane’s doorstep in Moreton Bay, extending from corals to manta rays?

10 October 2017
There are several factors that contribute to the sensations felt while watching pimple popping videos

Why is the internet going crazy for videos of pimples popping, cysts exploding and stomach-churning ingrown hairs?

9 October 2017
Elizabeth Baldwin

Three out of the top five spots in a prestigious national economics essay competition have been claimed by University of Queensland students.

9 October 2017