• UQ secures best-ever ranking in ARWU

    The University of Queensland has moved to its highest ever position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), sitting at 54th globally.

    16 August 2019
  • Researchers dish up digital avocado

    It’s an ancient fruit, but the avocado has been brought into the new millennium with the publication of its draft genome, which may be the key to improvements in future crops.

    15 August 2019
  • Drones sensing by a whisker

    A University of Queensland engineer has followed nature’s example and developed whiskers for drones and robots, allowing machines to sense surroundings just as animals do.

    15 August 2019

Deforestation in Colombia has been linked to armed conflict and forests’ proximity to coca crops, the plant from which cocaine is derived.

13 August 2019

A group of scientists has called for nutrition to be declared a national science and research priority and for the establishment of a ‘trusted voice’ to provide credible evidence-based nutritional information.

7 August 2019

A phenomenon that makes coral spawn more than once a year is improving the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.

6 August 2019
Environmental defenders help protect land, forests, water and other natural resources.

Environmental defenders on the front line of natural resource conflict are being killed at an alarming rate, according to a University of Queensland study.

6 August 2019

Doctors from leading Australian institutions including The University of Queensland have called on the government to implement a national action plan to fight one of Australia’s biggest killer diseases, sepsis.

5 August 2019

University of Queensland researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to observe key molecules at work inside living brain cells, further unravelling the puzzle of memory formation and the elusive causes of dementia.

2 August 2019

Understanding the internal energy flow – including the metabolism – of large ocean creatures like sharks and rays could be key to their survival in a changing climate, according to a new study.

1 August 2019

Volunteer snorkellers and scuba divers have been helping capture images of reef manta rays to better protect the threatened species.

1 August 2019

Tertiary institutions and other organisations could do more to give university graduates an equal start in the job market, according to a new report led by Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski from The University of Queensland.

29 July 2019
Autism is a multi-faceted disorder characterised by distinct clusters of features

A new framework for understanding the diverse features of autism could help University of Queensland researchers develop an intervention for people with the disorder who have mental health problems.

29 July 2019
UQ's Professor Matt Trau and Evolution Mining's Anika McManus

The development of a rapid cancer test at The University of Queensland will be aided by a $300,000 donation from an Australian gold mining company.

26 July 2019

Researchers from The University of Queensland are investigating whether low-intensity physical exercise may help people suffering from chronic neck pain due to whiplash.

25 July 2019

A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia.

24 July 2019

Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under two.

24 July 2019
LGB disadvantage in health and wellbeing an early starter

Australian lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) adolescents are worse off than their heterosexual peers across health and wellbeing outcomes, according to a University of Queensland study.

22 July 2019