The free-flying hypersonic glider ‘Hyshot V’, designed to fly at Mach 8 (8000 km/hr)

Commercialised flight faster than five times the speed of sound has been brought one step closer, thanks to a successful experimental flight featuring University of Queensland knowhow.

17 July 2017
Professor Richard Morgan (right) at the UQ Centre of Hypersonics ground-testing facility, with colleague Professor Michael Smart.

A University of Queensland researcher says his prestigious international award for a lifetime of hypersonic research highlights UQ’s success in finding a niche in a global field.

22 March 2017
Virus-like nanoparticles are made from structural proteins.

Drugs disguised as viruses are providing new weapons in the battle against cancer, promising greater accuracy and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

20 February 2017
Celebrity chef Ben Milbourne to be awarded Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

​The head of Uniting Care Queensland and a Reserve Bank of Australia board member are among a distinguished line-up celebrated in The University of Queensland’s 2016 Alumni Awards.

15 August 2016
The experimental rocket, called HiFiRE 5B, hit targeted speeds of Mach 7.5 (9,200kmph).

Travelling from Sydney to London in less than two hours is no longer a farfetched concept following a successful hypersonic test flight conducted by an international team, including University of Queensland researchers and students.

19 May 2016
UQ's new Laureate Fellows - Professor Alan Rowan, left, and Professor Paul Burn

The University of Queensland has received $24.5 million in the competitive Australian Research Council grants announced in Canberra today, securing a greater share of the pool than any other university.

6 May 2016
The Austral Launch Vehicle during its first successful use. Photo by J.R.Llobet.

Researchers at The University of Queensland have moved one step closer to sending small satellites into space via a reusable launch system.

24 December 2015

Launching satellites into space could soon be easier and cheaper than ever before, thanks to research at The University of Queensland.

10 August 2015
Peter Hennessey ‘Parallel cartography (Glonass-K, RUS)’ 2014 aluminium composite panel 250 x 100 x 90 cm Collection of the artist. Reproduced courtesy of the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, and GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide. Photo: Andrew Curtis

An exhibition surveying a decade of work by contemporary Australian artist Peter Hennessey will open at The University of Queensland Art Museum on 14 March.

5 March 2015

A conference next week will explore the wide-ranging consequences, issues and opportunities arising from society’s dependence on interactive technology.

28 April 2014

Scientists at The University of Queensland (UQ) have discovered how the honeybee can land anywhere with utmost precision and grace – and the knowledge may soon help build incredible robot aircraft.

29 October 2013
Dillon Hunt

A hypersonic flight experiment at eight times the speed of sound, led by a University of Queensland PhD student, has safely launched in Norway.

14 December 2012

New approaches to cancer treatment and improved nickel mining output were the winning ideas from the grand final of UniQuest’s annual Trailblazer competition held at The University of Queensland on September 4.

10 September 2012

The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Professor in Hypersonic Propulsion, Michael Smart, is part of an international research team, which will be honoured at the International Congress on Aeronautics in Brisbane, Australia, on September 23-28.

7 March 2012

Twenty-six of Australia’s most daring contemporary artists will vie for the 2011 University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize, which will be announced next Friday, September 23.

13 September 2011

Fifty two leading researchers from The University of Queensland were honoured on Sunday as leaders in their diverse fields of discovery at the inaugural Q-Index Awards.

17 May 2011

Wealthy entrepreneurs and business leaders who are less risk-averse and more nimble than governments will help solve the world’s biggest issues in coming decades, according to two philanthropy experts.

4 March 2011
Detail of Pumpkin chess (2003) by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama

Famous artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin will be among the players when two chess-themed exhibitions open at The University of Queensland tomorrow, February 26.

25 February 2011

The University of Queensland topped the nation in the prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowships announced today, being awarded 31 fellowships worth a total of more than $22 million.

17 November 2010

Eleven University of Queensland researchers have been honoured as international leaders in their fields at a ceremony today.

13 April 2010