Professor Michael Yu is working on revolutionary termiticide products

Challenges of a modern Australia – ranging from melanoma, to termites, to degenerative disorders, reef protection and food provision – are in the sights of six UQ projects to share $4.2 million in State Government funding.

20 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
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
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
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
Violent partners exploit the relationship between owners and their companion animals

Women in domestic violence relationships delay leaving due to concern their abusive partner might hurt or neglect their animals left at home.

8 October 2017
The Nanopatch targets cells in the skin’s outer layers

Efforts to rid the world of polio have taken another significant step, thanks to research led by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

5 October 2017
UQ’s women’s judo team finished with six medals

UQ has finished fourth overall, and Queensland’s top-ranked university, at the 2017 Australian Uni Games (AUG) on the Gold Coast.

3 October 2017
Team UQ hosts the Aon Uni 7s trophy. Credit: ARU Media/Sportography.

UQ has gone undefeated in winning the first-ever Aon Uni 7s Series title, following victory in the final round at Bond University.

3 October 2017
Diprotodon undertaking mass migration, while being observed by a giant lizard (Megalania) and giant grey kangaroos. Credit: Laurie Beirne

A giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration.

27 September 2017
Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman

Do you want to learn more about citizen science, or hear about research on a cryptic Australian bird that is hard to spot, even when it’s only metres away?

27 September 2017

The University of Queensland is gearing up for an early start to the 2018 academic year, with a calendar adjustment that makes allowances for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

25 September 2017
What’s the future of paid work in Australia?

Paid work’s place at the heart of Australian culture will come under close scrutiny at a conference in Sydney next week.

22 September 2017
The competition seeks playable, fun computer games that explore some of the themes from quantum mechanics

Could you design an electronic game inspired by quantum physics?

21 September 2017

More than fifty of the brightest future researchers will have no time to waste when they battle it out in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final at The University of Queensland.

20 September 2017