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

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues around the Federal Budget. Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

10 May 2017
UQ's research will benefit Queensland and have global impact

University of Queensland researchers are celebrating a combined multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.

24 March 2017
The 3D Water Atlas compiles and analyses data from Surat Basin bores. Photo iStock

An open access Water Atlas has gone online, giving the general public a 3D view of groundwater data from eastern Australia’s Surat Basin.

9 December 2016
Dr Kerrie Wilson ... her research has a sustained benefit for the natural environment and on human wellbeing

Queensland conservation biologist Kerrie Wilson is a star in her field, and last night she was recognised with a medal to prove it.

18 November 2016
Hong Peng ... the new method has environmental and financial benefits

North Queensland has some of Earth’s largest known bauxite deposits, but their potential has largely remained locked in the ground, until now.

18 August 2016
Timor-Leste is one of the countries that will feel the worst impacts from climate change.

Twenty nations most endangered by climate change are expected to “bloc vote” at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this week.

1 December 2015
The water system in Manila was dramatically improved

Until 1997, water supplies in downtown Manila were beset with infrastructure problems such as leaks, widespread unauthorised access and contamination.

11 September 2015
Companies need to both try to prevent further climate change, and adapt to change.

Companies are failing to develop the resilience they will need to cope with climate change, say two business experts from The University of Queensland. Dr Martina...

2 March 2015
Queensland voters will go to the polls on January 31

The following experts are available to comment to media on issues relating to the Queensland election and subsequent developments. Journalists can search for experts on a wide range of topics at UQ Experts.

4 February 2015
Solar panels - like these at UQ - are being installed globally at a rate of a gigawatt every week, almost as much the total amount installed during the 20th century.

The question of whether the future will be powered by coal and oil or by renewable energy is crucially important, both to the medium-term future of the Australian economy and to the long-term future of the planet. For either to succeed, there is a...

8 January 2015

The controversy ignited by the Australian National University in October, when it decided to sell its shares in seven resources companies, has raised two important questions about divestment from assets such as fossil fuels.

1 December 2014
Picture of food basket

Global food systems can no longer rely on “business as usual”, according to an internationally renowned economist visiting The University of Queensland this week. ...

18 August 2014

Queensland's three Brisbane-based universities - QUT, The University of Queensland (UQ), and Griffith University - will host a Global Business Challenge set to become a cornerstone event in the G20 program.

22 April 2014
Professor Katherine Pancak from the University of Connecticut checks out UQ's 1.22 megawatt photovoltaic solar array, which generates electricity for the St Lucia campus in Brisbane.

Academics from three US universities met with Australia’s leading sustainability companies this month as part of a program developed by The University of Queensland (UQ).

22 January 2013

University of Queensland researchers are offering Queensland manufacturing and resource industries practical tools to manage their carbon costs.

7 July 2011
Conducting fieldwork during the Advanced Rangeland Ecology course

Rangeland Management students from The University of Queensland were recently treated to good old fashioned ‘bush’ hospitality at Glenorn Station, Leonora WA, managed by Minara Resources Limited.

6 October 2010

UQ’s newly established Global Change Institute has received $1.4 million in ARC funding to attract the best young minds to tackle climate change.

9 April 2010