Professor Maree Smith, innovator of the peripheral nervous system pain drug commercialised by UniQuest spin-out Spinifex Pty Ltd, acquired by Novartis in 2015

UniQuest, The University of Queensland’s commercialisation company, is leading Australia and competing globally in creating spin-out companies based on academic intellectual property.

4 June 2018
The strategy is to prevent pain through a different mechanism to the available opioid drugs

Research to develop non-addictive analgesics that could potentially be used as alternatives to addictive opioid drugs such as codeine will be undertaken by UQ under an agreement with Canadian biomedical company PreveCeutical Medical Inc.

31 January 2018
Q-122 is used for the treatment of hot flashes in women

A clinical-stage biotechnology company established by The University of Queensland and Emory University (Atlanta, USA) to develop novel cancer supportive care and anticancer therapies has raised US$16 million in series A investment.

6 June 2017

The University of Queensland’s world-leading research is well positioned to benefit from a landmark deal with IP Group plc which will see A$200 million available for investment in technology from top universities in Australia and New Zealand.

30 May 2017
Health costs ... a big challenge for Australia. Image: iStock

The University of Queensland’s new Centre for the Business and Economics of Health has opened its doors and will host an international forum on health expenditure this week.

21 February 2017

Newly-appointed Executive Dean of The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Professor Andrew Griffiths plans to strengthen the faculty’s international focus.

30 January 2017
Surf Life Saving Queensland's outstanding young lifesavers

A posse of Queensland’s most outstanding young surf lifesavers has gathered at The University of Queensland.

13 July 2016
Malcolm Broomhead

Leading Australian businessman, University of Queensland alumnus and philanthropist Mr Malcolm Broomhead this week visited UQ to share his business insights with students and present the first instalment of his $3 million gift to help establish UQ’s...

1 June 2016
Malcolm Broomhead

The University of Queensland Business School will name its Chair in Finance in honour of Malcolm Broomhead, in recognition of a $3 million gift from the alumnus and leading Australian businessman.

19 April 2016
Max, with his parents Professor Peter Koopman and Associate Professor Carol Wicking.

Engineering graduate Max Koopman will soon leave the sandstone walls of The University of Queensland for the technological hub of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.

16 December 2015
Artist's impression of the Forgan Smith refurbishment

Queensland judicial leaders tried their hands as graffiti artists at The University of Queensland’s landmark Forgan Smith building this morning to mark the beginning of a new chapter in the building’s history.

27 November 2015
UQ researchers have found an ancient sex switch can still trigger male development millions of years after it was ‘retired’ from this role

University of Queensland scientists have brought a retired sex gene in mammals back to life, proving it can still switch on male development in mice despite not having done so for millions of years.

16 March 2015
Professor Alpha Yap (left) has received $200,000 in funding from the Cancer Council Queensland for breast cancer research

University of Queensland research to prevent, treat and diagnose a range of cancers has been boosted by the injection of $1.78 million in Cancer Council Queensland funding.

4 February 2015

Research designed to help patients with cancer, schizophrenia, stroke and depression features among projects that were today awarded new funding at The University of Queensland.

23 October 2013

New research has identified the key to becoming male is an enzyme that “unravels” DNA to trigger male development of the embryo, a discovery that may give greater insight into intersex disorders.

5 September 2013
UQ PhD student Elanor Wainwright is one of only 14 people accepted into the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Mouse Development, Stem Cells and Cancer course in New York from 5-25 June.

Two postgraduate students from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience will learn from some of the world’s best scientific minds after securing places at prestigious US laboratories.

20 June 2013
Professor Andrew White, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj, Professor Max Lu, Professor David Craik and Professor Matthew Brown

The University of Queensland’s place as a global research leader has been highlighted with today’s announcement that five UQ scientists are among 20 new Australian Academy of Science Fellows for 2013.

27 March 2013

Professor David Craik from the IMB was today named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), an honour reserved for researchers whose achievements are of international significance.

27 March 2013

The University of Queensland’s place as a global research leader has been highlighted with today’s announcement that five UQ scientists are among 20 new Australian Academy of Science Fellows for 2013.

27 March 2013
Professor Peter Koopman from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) has been elected to the Council of the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Peter Koopman from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) has been elected to the Council of the premier national science body.

22 November 2012