A visiting student from Africa examines a gem stone.

Australia’s world-leading expertise in small-scale mining is being showcased to 30 emerging leaders from the African mining sector as they visit the Gladstone and Emerald regions in Central Queensland.

26 February 2019
UQ alumnus Nick Georgiou works his laptop at a Brandtools desk

Just a week into a University of Queensland accelerator program for startups, one of the participants has attracted his first paying customer.

23 January 2019

A streamlined patient risk assessment tool developed by The University of Queensland is set to dramatically reduce the amount of paperwork for nursing staff, leaving them more time for patient care.

12 September 2018
Jacaranda trees bloom in front of a sandstone UQ building.

The University of Queensland has climbed another place in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, to be number 48 in the world.

12 September 2018

UniQuest, the commercialisation company of The University of Queensland, is today celebrating the creation of more than 100 startups.

7 September 2018
A sorghum crop.

Farmers across the world could soon access disease-resistant crops using technology discovered by researchers from The University of Queensland after Brisbane start-up Nexgen Plants secured $3 million in investor backing.

21 August 2018
UQ hydrometallurgists Dr James Vaughan

With rising sales of electric cars, a new company developing more efficient production of essential battery materials is raising funds to build a demonstration plant.

9 July 2018
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
Engineering and business nous in a micro-distillery

More than two centuries after Australia’s infamous Rum Rebellion, a University of Queensland chemical engineering and business graduate has started a new revolution in rum distillation that will help reinvigorate Brisbane’s passion for this ‘...

11 May 2018
A dinosaur illustration from the board game. By Dr Anthony Romilio.

Octopus tree, rainbow serpent and demon duck of doom – they’re all on the cards for future scientists, thanks to a new game from a University of Queensland PhD student.

30 April 2018
Researchers are working to create medical devices.

A new research hub is set to transform Australia’s medical technology sector by developing cost-competitive technologies for the rapid production of medical devices.

27 April 2018
(L-R) UQ VC Peter Høj, Professor Perry Bartlett, The Honorable Leeanne Enoch MP, Emeritus Professor Andrew Boyd, Professor Pankaj Sah

A potential drug to treat motor neurone disease (MND) is set to emerge from a partnership between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government.

20 April 2018
Mark Hutchinson - UQ alumnus and former CEO and President of General Electric Europe

Ethics in business is the focus of a new million-dollar partnership between The University of Queensland and global business leader Mark Hutchinson.

19 March 2018

As Australia and India cultivate closer ties, The University of Queensland and one of India’s premier institutes of learning and research have struck a strategic partnership.

1 February 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