Woodland in the Cooloola dunes near Rainbow Beach. Image: Lui Weber

UQ scientists are studying plants' microbial communities, with the aim of improving crop and plant yields. A piece of land on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has proved vital to their quest, with its wide range of species in close proximity, in very...

10 August 2017
Agenesis of the corpus callosum is a partial or complete absence of nerve fibres connecting the sides of the brain.

A condition forcing people to involuntarily mirror movements in opposing limbs has been linked to a common developmental brain disorder. Scientists from The University of Queensland collaborated with international researchers to...

2 March 2017
Building on aerospace research links, France’s new Université Paris-Saclay mega-university will partner with UQ in Australian first.

France’s new Université Paris-Saclay mega-university will today (7 September, in Paris) partner with The University of Queensland in an Australian first that builds on aerospace research links.

7 September 2016
Far Eastern Curlew in flight. Photo: D.S. Hovorka.

How do you reconcile the recreational needs of a city of two million people with the protection of migratory birds recovering after journeys half way around the planet?

22 April 2016

TEDxUQ returns tomorrow for its third annual installment of sharing “ideas worth spreading” at The University of Queensland.

22 May 2015
The RegIIA toxin in molecular form superimposed on a cone snail. Cone snail venom could lead to better detection and treatment of some cancers and addictions.

Cone snail venom has given University of Queensland researchers a lead on the possible detection and treatment of some cancers and addictions.

8 January 2015
UQ staff have worked over the weekend to remove debris and get the campus back to normal.

University of Queensland Property and Facility crews worked throughout the weekend to repair storm damage at St Lucia, Herston, Woolloongabba, Long Pocket and Customs House

1 December 2014

Environmental scientists have developed a new, low-cost way to save rare animals and plants from poachers and plunderers – using maths.

26 February 2014
Some of the SaveNCane team (from left) Dr Prakash Lakshmanana, Dr Nicole Robinson, Jaya Basnayake and Jessica Vogt.

A research project that could avoid future overuse of nitrogen fertilisers on sugarcane has been honoured with a top industry award for innovation.

19 April 2013
Wildlife enthusiasts can explore the film-making career of Sir David Attenborough on April 30 at UQ's St Lucia campus. Orca Whales image courtesy of BBC Chadden Hunter.

The career evolution of Britain’s best-known natural history filmmaker, Sir David Attenborough, will be the focus of a University of Queensland seminar on 30 April.

17 April 2013

Countries intervening in each others’ conflicts, and the problems of delivering aid programs amid domestic crises, are some of the issues explored in a special edition of a leading international relations journal.

24 January 2013

The University of Queensland’s (UQ’s) main research commercialisation company, UniQuest, has partnered with US-based Emory University to package biotech assets for a new start-up company from Australian university-linked research centres, including...

17 December 2012
UQ PhD student Kate Hayward from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences helps a stroke patient use SMART Arm, a device developed by UQ and James Cook University to assist stroke survivors with their rehabilitation.

A non-robotic device that helps stroke survivors regain upper limb movement is expected to be commercially available in Australia within the next 12 months.

9 November 2012
Professor Darren Martin of UQ School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

TenasiTech Pty Ltd, a materials science start-up company from UniQuest based on University of Queensland research, has secured A$1.4 million in grants and equity capital from the Queensland Government and Uniseed

19 June 2012

Despite our inclination to believe equality within a team or group is important, new research suggests that a built-in hierarchy leads to fewer group conflicts and higher productivity.

24 May 2012

Fifty years ago, in April 1962, The University of Queensland commissioned the first-ever digital computer in Queensland – a General Electric GE225.

20 April 2012
“The visual nature of the project will also help bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and public awareness,” Professor Hoegh-Guldberg

A pioneering scientific expedition that will document the health of coral on the Great Barrier Reef will be undertaken as a joint venture between global technology giant Google, the UQ Global Change Institute, not-for-profit organisation Underwater...

23 February 2012

Australian scientists are working with industry to develop a spider venom extract for treating chronic pain.

17 February 2012

Dr Catherine Curtis is a recent winner of a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women.

31 January 2012

In an Australian first, The University of Queensland (UQ) has entered into a landmark agreement with technology specialist Siemens, to install a powerful MRI system that is more than twice as strong as any other MRI system currently available in the...

21 July 2011