UQ crowns its Sportspeople of the Year

Australian netball vice-captain Gabi Simpson and national gymnastics champion Michael Mercieca have been named The University of Queensland’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

24 April 2018
UQ Sportsman of the Year Michael Mercieca, and UQ Sportswoman of the Year Gabi Simpson

Work experience program a pipeline for students with autism

University students with a range of neurodiverse traits will be able to boost their employability through a new work experience program that helps them breakdown barriers, gain skills, and make vital connections.

24 April 2018
L to R - Claire Robertson, Samara Cassar, Julius Moller, Hennie Lui, Keilin Andersen (coach), Edward Watson and Professor Anthony Cassimatis

The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law has beaten more than 600 teams from around the world to be crowned the winner of the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, USA.

10 April 2018
The attack of a tumour cell made by white blood cells of the patient (lymphocytes) generated by cancer vaccines.

University of Queensland researchers have developed a vaccine delivery technology that enables treatment to be tailored precisely for different cancers.

10 April 2018
A child has a finger prick test for blood sugar levels

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes.

9 April 2018
Paula and Andrew Liveris

Global business leader Andrew N. Liveris is spearheading an extraordinary effort to provide $40 million to support University of Queensland innovation and leadership initiatives across the state and around the world.

6 April 2018

The benefits of increasingly popular citizen science programs extend well beyond helping researchers to collect data, a study has shown.

6 April 2018
A Queensland Alumina Limited red mud dam.

An emerging technology has the potential to turn toxic red mud into useful soil, combatting the expensive rehabilitation of red mud dams across Australia.

6 April 2018
The mantis shrimp has inspired a new method of underwater navigation.

Marine animals such as mantis shrimp and squid have inspired a new mode of underwater navigation that allows for greater accuracy.

5 April 2018

The effects of a breathing condition in thoroughbred and tall horses is set to be reduced by new University of Queensland treatment techniques.

5 April 2018

If you want to be told a secret you’re better off being assertive and compassionate rather than enthusiastic and polite, according to University of Queensland researchers.

3 April 2018

UQ experts are available to comment on the impacts of cyclone activity.

3 April 2018

UQ experts are available to comment on various issues relating to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

29 March 2018
Senior students from St Peter’s Lutheran College visited UQ for the Idea Hub Discovery program

Young innovators in high school will now be able to get a head start on the road to becoming future entrepreneurs.

29 March 2018

There may be more benefits to deleting your Facebook account than just protecting your private data – it could also reduce your stress levels.

28 March 2018
Brenden Hall

Five University of Queensland students and five graduates will be vying for glory at next month’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (4-15 April).

28 March 2018
An artist’s rendering of Isisfordia duncani. Credit: Matt Herne.

The death, decay and burial of an ancient extinct crocodilian from outback Queensland has revealed more about Cretaceous Period landscapes in Australia.

28 March 2018
The entrance to the University of Queensland's St Lucia Campus.

The University of Queensland has zero tolerance for any behaviour that impinges on the rights of individuals or contravenes the University’s values, and will investigate any allegations of misconduct regardless of who is involved.

27 March 2018

A $96 million Australian Government fund designed to assist vulnerable young people is to be evaluated in a research project led by The University of Queensland.

26 March 2018
Bootlace worm

A family of potent protein neurotoxins has been discovered in bootlace worms.

23 March 2018

A new therapy to help infants with acute respiratory infection will prevent thousands of infants with bronchiolitis from requiring escalation of care when admitted to hospital and save more than $200 million in hospital costs.

23 March 2018
Melaleuca National Park: credit J Ringma

Researchers have warned a frenzied race to reach total land area conservation protection targets used by policymakers may in fact risk short-changing the underlying goal of conservation.

21 March 2018