Author of The Birdman's Wife, Melissa Ashley

A “naïve young girl…who defied convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition” documenting Australia’s wildlife is the subject of a book by a University of Queensland graduate.

10 February 2017
Austrian writer Ilse Aichinger with her twin sister Helga Aichinger

German lecturer Dr Geoff Wilkes has received international recognition for his English translation of iconic wartime novel Die größere Hoffnung (The Greater Hope), by Austrian author Ilse Aichinger.

9 December 2016
Nile de Jonge in UQ's Great Court

Trading in the flying trapeze for the lecture theatre has paid off for this Brisbane former circus performer.

9 December 2016
United Nations flag

A newly appointed Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General will discuss mass atrocity prevention and human rights protection when he visits The University of Queensland next week.

21 October 2016
UQ will offer six new degree programs in 2017.

The foundation degree of choice for Prime Ministers and many other political leaders will be available in Queensland for the first time next year.

19 August 2016
An adult female buried with a small child at her feet. Photo by A. Fairbairn

DNA found in human bones on two Turkish dig sites has shed new light on the ancestry of European farmers, demonstrating a close link between Europe and Asia.

5 August 2016
Instead of retiring, Denis Loaney went back to university.

After a successful career in business consultancy, Denis Loaney hung up his suit and tie - but rather than retiring, he went back to university to pursue his passion for art.

20 July 2016
Nabi Sahak graduated on Wednesday from UQ.

War survivor Nabi Sahak has a burning desire to change the world for the better, and he’s well on the way to doing so as he graduates with a University of Queensland Master of International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution) this week.

20 July 2016
Adze fragment

A long-standing debate on the colonisation process of Oceania has been put to rest with new research finding Polynesia was deliberately settled in one of the greatest maritime migrations in human history.

6 July 2016

Members of the University of Queensland community have featured in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

15 June 2016
Earring with Goose, Gold, Hellenistic period, 300 - 100 BC. Purchased from Fragments of Time, Massachusetts, 2008.

The extravagant lifestyle of the Roman Empire will be on show at The University of Queensland from this weekend, in a new exhibition at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum.

7 June 2016
Two young men in Minyerri (faces not shown) participating in a UQ research project (looking at dialectal variation in Kriol)

University of Queensland linguists will join Aboriginal language experts in Katherine in the Northern Territory next week to workshop Australia’s largest newly adopted language – Kriol.

6 June 2016
Road Runner rollercoaster, Warner Bros. Movie World

The University of Queensland’s Confucius Institute is collaborating with Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) to provide Chinese language and culture courses to theme park employees.

22 April 2016
Associate Professor Christa van Kraayenoord

Reading comprehension levels of children in the Bowen Basin have improved thanks to a University of Queensland-led project.

22 April 2016
Pinckney Marcius-Simons (USA, 1867-1909); watercolour illustrations painted onto the pages of an 1886 French edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, translated by Paul Meurice. 1908. Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Four-hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, The University of Queensland will host a series of events in 2016 celebrating the poet’s life and times.

11 April 2016
Head of School of Education Professor Merrilyn Goos with (left to right) students Emily Muller, Vishael Narayan, Jordan Duncombe, Eamonn O’Loughlin, Jarrod Golltz, Tessa Hogan and Chelsea Iddon

The University of Queensland will pay literacy and numeracy test fees for its teacher education students for the next three years.

13 March 2016

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues relating to the 19 March 2016 statewide local government elections.

3 March 2016

University of Queensland graduate Abigael Mawby will move from Iran to New York to study anti-corruption law after winning a prestigious John Monash scholarship.

25 February 2016
Dr Owen Powell OAM Medical Collection at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum.

A rare Roman medical kit acquired by The University of Queensland’s RD Milns Antiquities Museum is one of the finest and most complete of its type in the world.

25 February 2016
Kangaroo horse: Aboriginal artists with a visual template for macropods drew kangaroo-like representations of their first impressions of horses. Copyright David Hancock Skyscans

A remarkable exhibition of Indigenous rock art from the Western Arnhem Land Plateau will open tomorrow at The University of Queensland’s Anthropology Museum.

18 February 2016