Researchers develop sharp solution for waste glass

A new process turning waste glass into everyday products could save tens of millions of tonnes of glass from going to landfill every year.

22 February 2019
A bucket of mixed colour broken glass which can be used in the process.

Grants highlight rare disease

Two clinical trials for rare cancer treatments and a dialysis education program led by University of Queensland researchers have been awarded more than $7.6 million in grants.

21 February 2019

Tree climbing lions star in a new National Geographic documentary filmed by a University of Queensland PhD candidate.

6 February 2019
Naomi Blacklock, Padma 2018

Inexplicable occurrences, the supernatural, sexual power and the potency of the natural world are among ideas explored by artists in a new exhibition opening at UQ Art Museum on 1 March.

5 February 2019
Co-founders Anna Hendra and Adrian Spierings.

Caviar will never be the way to Brisbane woman Anna Hendra’s heart.

5 February 2019

The University of Queensland has published a free magazine on intelligent machines and the brain to help people sort through fact and fiction on this increasingly hot topic.

5 February 2019
Professor Ian Godwin

Scientists must speak out about the benefits of new genetic technologies such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and gene editing, according to The University of Queensland’s new Director of Crop Science, Professor Ian Godwin.

5 February 2019

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or...

4 February 2019
Talking to a group in an African church.

Behavioural economist Dr David Smerdon is working to find policy solutions to eradicate female genital mutilation in African communities. He reflects on his latest research trip ahead of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital...

4 February 2019

Startups aiming to become major players in global sportstech innovation will be vying for a spot in The University of Queensland’s 2019 HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator.

4 February 2019

Brain size doesn’t just relate to how smart people are but also to how bitter they find tonic water, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 February 2019

UQ researchers have produced a range of educational resources aimed at tackling safety risks for workers in the gemstone industry.

1 February 2019
mechanical sensors on a silicon chip

Quantum sensors being developed at The University of Queensland could revolutionise navigation and communications in unmanned and autonomous vehicles.

1 February 2019

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on various aspects of Safer Internet Day on February 5. This year’s theme – “Together for a better internet” – encourages people to create a better internet by developing four critical skills...

1 February 2019
Thelymitra cyanapicata Fleurieu Peninsula. Credit: Bob Bates

The top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction have been identified by Threatened Species Recovery Hub research.

31 January 2019

An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

30 January 2019

Researchers have identified how a fungal skin infection is wiping out our native frog species at an alarming rate.

30 January 2019

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on research into ovarian cancer and heart disease. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

29 January 2019

Trained fish at The University of Queensland are helping researchers understand animal vision and factors behind the huge variation in colours between and among species.

29 January 2019

University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj has been named a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to higher education and research.

25 January 2019

Baby birds and eggs are on the menu for at least 94 species of animals in Australia’s forests and woodlands, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

24 January 2019

A new collaboration will help feed the world’s growing demand for poultry and eggs, while minimising the risk to international public health from animal-to-human-diseases.

24 January 2019