The ocean is Melanesia’s lifeblood, sustaining a diverse range of natural assets such as fish stocks, coral reefs and mangroves. Photo: Catlin Seaview Survey

Marine scientists have proposed a prosperity path for Melanesia, in a report that values the region’s ocean assets at more than half a trillion US dollars.

18 October 2016

A $1.8 million partnership between The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Dreamworld will see the Gold Coast theme park’s zoological department used as living koala genome bank to save the threatened species.

21 September 2016
Overharvesting and habitat conversion is imperilling species

University of Queensland-led research published in Nature has found that nearly three-quarters of the world’s threatened species are in peril because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting species.

11 August 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

Two University of Queensland law students have been putting their skills to the test in the Malaysian state of Sabah, in Borneo, through pro bono legal work.

2 March 2016
The majority of Queensland is in drought

Forests are the lungs of the planet, so surely planting more of them could only be a good thing.

15 February 2016
Southern hairy-nosed wombat.

Australia’s critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats might not know it yet, but researchers from The University of Queensland are working on a wee solution to their population problems.

6 January 2016

Climate forecasts to 2050 suggest sorghum is set to remain Queensland’s top crop as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases across the State.

16 November 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

Eating organically grown food might make you feel good inside, but a University of Queensland researcher says organic agriculture is not necessarily sustainable and— contrary to popular belief — often relies on chemical sprays.

25 August 2015
Above: Nineteenth century recreational fishers would regularly catch hundreds of fish off the coast of Queensland, often in just a few hours of fishing (Photo: T. Welsby, 1905)

Queensland scientists delving into newspaper archives have discovered that catch rates for Queensland’s pink snapper fishery have declined almost 90 per cent, since the nineteenth century.

17 November 2014
During the first three years, 13 young scientists will be trained in areas such as health and nutrition, consumer and sensory science, commercialisation and business leadership. Above: UQ PhD student Ms Titlayo Falade

An industry-backed centre dedicated to creating healthier food choices for Australian and Asian consumers opened at UQ this week. Funded by the Australian Research Council, the ‘Industrial Transformation Training Centre’ has been tasked with...

17 October 2014

Beef producers could soon benefit from a protein-rich and sustainable livestock feed supplement in the form of microalgae.

19 August 2014

Enjoy the ultimate in sustainable eating at The University of Queensland tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 August) at a solar-powered native barbecue.

19 August 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
Finding sustainable ways to use and manage water is a pressing challenge for the world

More than 100 teams from 65 universities and business schools around the world have registered for the G20 Global Business Challenge organised by Brisbane’s three leading universities.

15 July 2014
The research aims to extract a high-value “healthy” sugar from sorghum

A joint project between Queensland and Chinese researchers to derive sugars from sorghum could result in extraordinary social, economic and environmental benefits for future generations.

3 June 2014
Research into soil composition in Nepal could benefit millions across the world.

Millions of starving people across the globe could benefit from the work of a University of Queensland student.

13 May 2014
Declaration commits to eradicating malaria in the Asia Pacific.

As the 2014 World Malaria Day campaign draws to a close, 15 Asian Pacific countries have declared a commitment to eradicating malaria from the region.

1 May 2014

The University of Queensland has performed strongly in a global league table of subjects released today (26 February).

26 February 2014