• Poverty is not a life sentence

    Researchers say almost half of Australian families tracked in a 30-year study have experienced poverty at least once.

    24 January 2018
  • An erruption at Mount Etna. Photo: John Caulfield.

    Tiny crystals could help predict volcanic eruptions

    They can be as small as a grain of salt, but tiny crystals that form deep in volcanoes may be the key for advance warnings before volcanic eruptions.

    23 January 2018
  • Academic Dean and Head of The University of Queensland Business School Professor Julie Cogin.

    UQ Business School earns world-class accreditation

    The University of Queensland Business School has had its Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation renewed for the fourth time since becoming the first business school in Australia to gain accreditation.

    23 January 2018
Senior Bhutan Government officials took part in an Australia Awards Short Course.

Senior Bhutan Government officials plan to counter gender stereotypes and break down barriers to women’s participation as decision-makers in the workforce after completing an Australia Awards Short Course at The University of Queensland.

19 December 2017
UQ research supports policies to legalise same-sex marriage.

Hot on the heels of the same-sex marriage bill, new research shows that gay and lesbian couples tend to have higher-quality relationships than their heterosexual counterparts.

15 December 2017
UGold will recover micronutrients at the source

The power of pee as a potential sustainable source of fertiliser is about to be tested for the first time.

15 December 2017

Neck pain is a common condition among office workers, but regular workplace exercises can prevent and reduce it, a University of Queensland study has found.

15 December 2017
Resistance threat looms

Australia’s rising number of gonorrhoea cases has been described as a potential ‘perfect storm’, with the emergence of extensively drug resistant strains overseas.

15 December 2017
Elephant herd in Addo Elephant National Park. Photo by Rory Biggs.

The debate over whether legal trading of ivory should be allowed to fund elephant conservation, or banned altogether to stop poaching has raged for decades without an end in sight.

15 December 2017
Yellow-spotted goanna at Wreck Rock beach

Goannas have overtaken foxes as the number one predator of the endangered loggerhead turtle at its second largest Queensland nesting beach.

14 December 2017
Consume any leftovers within two to three days

Following a few simple food preparation guidelines can help reduce unwanted cases of food poisoning for family and friends this festive season.

14 December 2017
Niassa National Reserve: one of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas - JB Deffontaines

Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland-led study published today.

13 December 2017

A new and improved version of the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin has been developed by University of Queensland researchers.

12 December 2017
Residents are experiencing stress

Retirement village contracts are a minefield for older residents, with complex legal and financial restraints impacting on their lives and preventing some residents from moving out.

11 December 2017
Close to half of UQ’s 2018 funding will go to the Faculty of Medicine, accounting for $20 million across 18 projects.

University of Queensland research into dementia, cancer, superbugs, painkillers, and children’s health are among 51 projects that will benefit from National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 Project Grant funding announced today.

6 December 2017
A male Wallum sedgefrog. Photo by Ed Meyer

Sunshine Coast residents are being asked to tune in to the sounds of a local threatened frog population to help preserve the local biodiversity.

6 December 2017
An African elephant in Tanzania ... the extinction process begins earlier than scientists previously understood. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Skyrocketing prices for rare animal products can push species to extinction even when their populations are abundant, researchers say.

5 December 2017

Researchers at The University of Queensland are hoping a new form of immunotherapy could lead to better treatment of type 1 diabetes.

5 December 2017