A freshwater turtle is released into the UQ Lakes

Two freshwater turtles and an eastern water dragon have swapped the hectic life of the inner city for St Lucia’s picturesque University of Queensland Lakes.

23 December 2013

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a new species of bacterium that could potentially reduce the need for nitrogen fertiliser in cane farming.

20 December 2013
Gum tree

Many of Australia’s iconic eucalypt ecosystems could change beyond recognition due to increased climate stress.

17 December 2013

Exciting new research collaborations in areas ranging from the arts to zoology are under way between The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia.

22 November 2013
The newly discovered giant clam. Photo: E. A. Treml.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a vivid new species of giant clam on reefs in the Solomon Islands and at Ningaloo in Western Australia.

21 November 2013

Australia’s power system needs a combination of a carbon price supported by direct action incentives aimed at businesses if it is to withstand future supply and price shocks.

21 November 2013
The agreement was signed by UQ President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Høj, and World Bank Director of Operations, Dr Ethel Sennhauser.

The natural wealth of coastlines in the East Asia-Pacific is set to be unlocked for coastal communities, under an agreement between The University of Queensland (UQ) and the World Bank signed in Washington DC today (6 November).

7 November 2013

Six of The University of Queensland’s most environmentally aware staff members have been recognised at the annual Green Program Awards.

4 November 2013

A certificate III in Rural Operations will be delivered full-time at The University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus next year.

4 November 2013

The Earth’s richest areas for biodiversity – northern South America and the western Pacific Ocean – are threatened by future fossil fuel extraction.

25 October 2013
Professor Paul Meredith ... "a game-changing project forAustralia"

The University of Queensland has signed a contract with First Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd for the construction of a solar photovoltaic research facility at Gatton.

23 October 2013

A student from The University of Queensland has been analysing a collection of almost 900 dead whalebirds, which were marooned on New Zealand’s west coasts after a storm in 2011 killed hundreds of thousands of them.

21 October 2013
Dr Claudia Vickers ... limonene one day could be a renewable, clean aviation fuel.     Photo: David Sproule

A University of Queensland researcher hopes to use a chemical found in lemons and other citrus fruits to make clean, renewable jet fuel.

9 October 2013
Dr Da-Wei Wang.

Developing better batteries has won a young researcher from The University of Queensland a prestigious international award.

3 October 2013

The world’s seagrass meadows are in trouble – but Australian scientists say early action can save them, even as sea levels rise.

25 September 2013
Professor Maree Smith . . . has two game-changing pain therapies close to being available on the global market

A vaccine against cervical cancer, a global parenting program, new forms of pain relief, better yielding crops and improved medical imaging are some of many high-impact outcomes of University of Queensland research.

19 September 2013

Manta rays are hard to miss - big and black, stretching up to seven metres wide, but scientists are concerned about the survival of the world’s largest ray.

9 September 2013

Green turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they did 25 years ago, according to a University of Queensland study.

7 August 2013

A University of Queensland scientist’s quest to chart the best approach to environmental conservation has received a major boost through a $2.4m Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship award announced yesterday.

10 July 2013
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, St Kitts and Nevis.

A cultural heritage expert from The University of Queensland Law School is working with UNESCO to protect historically significant shipwrecks in the Caribbean.

8 July 2013