Aerial photo of UQ

The University of Queensland has climbed higher in two global university ranking tables, enhancing its position among the world’s top 50 and confirming it as number one in the state.

19 June 2019
Professor Peter Donnelly

Former University of Queensland mathematician Professor Peter Donnelly has been knighted for his research investigating the relationship between human genetics and disease.

17 June 2019

Brisbane eye surgeon, University of Queensland (UQ) medical graduate and sporting legend Dr Mark Loane AM, Indigenous advocate and Arts graduate Mrs Patricia O’Connor, renowned conservationist Dr John Sinclair AO and philanthropist Chuck Feeney have...

6 June 2019

Recognition as one of the best employers in Australia has been bestowed upon The University of Queensland.

30 May 2019
The researchers say theirs is the first design that places a windbreak on top of a floating breakwater structure.

A team of civil engineers has invented and patented a “floating forest” they say is capable of reducing wind and wave damage during a natural disaster.

29 May 2019
One deep-sea fish with enhanced vision: silver spinyfin (Diretmus argenteus)

Fish living up to 1500 metres below the surface have developed surprisingly diverse vision that could help them determine predator from prey in the dimly-lit depths of their fish-eats-fish world.

10 May 2019
A severed nerve cell - microscopic roundworm species C. elegans can mend severed nerve cells through a process called axonal fusion.

A tiny worm’s ability to repair damaged nerves could one day help people with nerve injuries such as paralysis, according to University of Queensland research.

30 April 2019
Front row: UQ School of Civil Engineering head Professor Simon Washington, UQ Director of Research Partnerships Joe McLean, VLC CEO Tim Veitch. UQ's Dr Jake Whitehead (back row, third from left)

How we get around our cities and towns could be revolutionised through to a new partnership between The University of Queensland and industry.

30 April 2019
Workers on site at the UQ Warwick Solar Farm.

Construction of the $125 million UQ Warwick Solar Farm is under way, bringing an injection of economic activity to the town and the Darling Downs region.

18 April 2019
Dr Jacq Romero ... her work seeks to secure communication, conserve data privacy and guard against the growing risk of cyberattacks

A UQ physicist will use her share of a $1 million prize to advance the development of revolutionary data privacy systems.

25 March 2019

20 March marks International Day of Happiness. UQ experts are available to comment on various aspects of happiness in the workplace, and how to achieve it.

19 March 2019

Two University of Queensland physicists have been chosen to attend the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will feature 40 Nobel Laureates and an elite selection of international scientists.

13 March 2019
Physicists have created a new technique to make the observation of quantum movement much easier

When scientists examine very small and swift objects they see the laws of physics working wildly differently than in the everyday “normal-sized” world.

27 February 2019
Publishing industry leader Ben James, the new UQP Director.

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has appointed publishing industry leader Ben James as Director.

26 February 2019
A bucket of mixed colour broken glass which can be used in the process.

A new process turning waste glass into everyday products could save tens of millions of tonnes of glass from going to landfill every year.

22 February 2019
Students enjoying O-Week

The University of Queensland’s St Lucia and Gatton campuses are bursting to life this morning, as new and returning students flock to a carnival of Orientation Week festivities to launch the 2019 academic year.

18 February 2019
Talking to a group in an African church.

Behavioural economist Dr David Smerdon is working to find policy solutions to eradicate female genital mutilation in African communities. He reflects on his latest research trip ahead of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital...

4 February 2019
mechanical sensors on a silicon chip

Quantum sensors being developed at The University of Queensland could revolutionise navigation and communications in unmanned and autonomous vehicles.

1 February 2019

Researchers have identified how a fungal skin infection is wiping out our native frog species at an alarming rate.

30 January 2019

A new collaboration will help feed the world’s growing demand for poultry and eggs, while minimising the risk to international public health from animal-to-human-diseases.

24 January 2019