Ursula and Errol Hassan

Love is in the air at The University of Queensland with entomologist Dr Errol Hassan naming a new species of wasp after his wife to celebrate more than 50 years of marriage.

19 June 2018
Harini (L) and Abinaya getting their photo taken in front of the UQ lakes.

Two Indian secondary school students have visited The University of Queensland after winning an online video competition organised by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

14 June 2018
Orangutan

There is little evidence that a certification scheme for palm oil plantations is improving protection of critically endangered orangutans in Borneo, researchers say.

13 June 2018

Expert opinion from The University of Queensland is available.

11 June 2018
Nudibranch Goniobranchus splendidus

University of Queensland-led research found sea slugs that mimic the colours of other slugs to scare off predators do not have the same chemical defences as the species they are copying.

7 June 2018
Dr Nasim Amiralian and Dr Caitlin Curtis

Two University of Queensland researchers have been named winners of the ABC’s 2018 Top 5 science program.

6 June 2018

The University of Queensland is part of a global mapping and monitoring partnership using satellite imagery and big data processing to respond to the crisis facing coral reefs.

5 June 2018
A nesting green turtle

A study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies.

23 May 2018
Melbourne housing

There has been another marked decline in the number of Australians migrating between cities and regions, while movement within capitals is on the rise.

22 May 2018
A boat in Indonesia’s Kayan Mentarang National Park.

One-third of the world’s protected land is under intense human pressure, according to an international study described as ‘a stunning reality check’ on efforts to avert a biodiversity crisis.

18 May 2018
The winners are... Nanango State High School

Budding plant scientists from Nanango State High School have won the Overall Grand Champion prize at The University of Queensland Sunflower Competition for the second year in a row.

17 May 2018
Dr Alyce Swinbourne with a wombat

Monitoring wombats for behaviours such as pacing and rump-biting could help conservation efforts by increasing the success of captive breeding.

10 May 2018
Gamers have assisted with the Big Bell test

More than half a million levels of a video game have provided random data for a global study testing the laws of quantum physics.

10 May 2018

The effects of a breathing condition in thoroughbred and tall horses is set to be reduced by new University of Queensland treatment techniques.

5 April 2018
Eastern bristlebird

South-East Queensland is in danger of losing one of the last remaining populations of the Eastern bristlebird, one of Australia’s most melodic songbirds, a study has shown.

9 March 2018

Concentrating at work can be hard at the best of times, but imagine how difficult it would be when infected with parasites.

8 March 2018
Hepburn Wind, a 4.1MW two-turbine wind farm cooperative

People locked out of the renewable energy market by cost, knowledge barriers or restrictive housing arrangements, such as renters, could benefit from emerging community energy schemes.

5 March 2018
Professor Kerrie Wilson

Equality, diversity and saving the planet – these are just a few things on the to-do list for University of Queensland Professor Kerrie Wilson, who has been appointed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Committee.

2 March 2018
Placing pressure transducers in the inner lagoon of Temae, Moorea. Photo by V. Parravicini

The death of coral reefs is a more significant factor in the erosion of tropical coastlines than rising sea levels, an international study has revealed.

1 March 2018
Average number of times people change addresses

Australians are among the most mobile people in the world, with four in 10 changing address every five years, and nearly 15 per cent moving every year.

28 February 2018