Solar start energises Darling Downs economy

Construction of the $125 million UQ Warwick Solar Farm is under way, bringing an injection of economic activity to the town and the Darling Downs region.

18 April 2019
Workers on site at the UQ Warwick Solar Farm.

Common anti-inflammatory could protect baby brains

Administering ibuprofen immediately after birth may reduce brain damage in tiny growth-restricted babies, University of Queensland researchers have found.

18 April 2019

The following experts are available to comment on the impact of cyclones and severe weather events such as Cyclone Oma.

19 March 2019

20 March marks International Day of Happiness. UQ experts are available to comment on various aspects of happiness in the workplace, and how to achieve it.

19 March 2019

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on issues relating to World Water Day on March 22. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

18 March 2019
Coral reefs are among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth

Global warming and acidifying oceans are creating an intense competition between coral and algae that both are set to lose.

18 March 2019

Women lead the way in 57 University of Queensland Sporting Scholarships awarded to 55 student-athletes, including Olympic, Paralympic and Australian representatives.

15 March 2019
A teenager wearing a hoodie leans against a wall.

Adolescents in developing countries are more likely to make suicide attempts or have suicidal thoughts than those living in high-income countries, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

14 March 2019

The education and welfare of Down syndrome students worldwide could be improved by guidelines developed by a University of Queensland researcher.

14 March 2019
Before returning to UQ as Chancellor in 2016, Mr Varghese had a 38-year career in public service and diplomacy.

University of Queensland Chancellor Mr Peter Varghese AO was last night presented with the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop 2018 Asialink Medal.

13 March 2019

New research has revealed that human threats – like hunting and land clearing – are severely limiting the areas in which species can survive.

13 March 2019

Two University of Queensland physicists have been chosen to attend the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will feature 40 Nobel Laureates and an elite selection of international scientists.

13 March 2019

Ageing coconut palm trees could be replaced quickly and cheaply by superior cloned coconuts being developed by University of Queensland researchers.

11 March 2019
Treatment strategies that don’t use antibiotics have the advantage of bacteria not developing resistance

New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial diseases, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).

11 March 2019
Professor Henry is conducting the first gene-editing experiments to effectively produce biofuels and bioplastics

Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future.

11 March 2019
Associate Professor Jess Mar in the lab at The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, and have already identified one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers.

8 March 2019

Exercise may help improve brain health and prevent dementia, but what form of exercise is the most effective?

8 March 2019
It will be so much fun, and it is such an honour, Mr Tambunan said of his new role as 2019 UQ Chief Student Entrepreneur.

The University of Queensland’s new Chief Student Entrepreneur, Josh Tambunan, has his work cut out for him as he knuckles down for his final year of study toward a double degree in engineering and science.

7 March 2019
ilab's Germinate Plus participants will have up to $30,000 in legal services available to them.

Up-and-coming entrepreneurs in a University of Queensland accelerator program are being given access to expert legal services – and will only have to pay the bill if their startup is a success.

7 March 2019
Dr Richard Gordon and assistant in his lab

Researchers from The University of Queensland will investigate the potential of existing drugs to be repurposed to fight Parkinson’s disease thanks to a new research grant.

7 March 2019
Copper will be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies are far from guaranteed

Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves.

6 March 2019
Three generations of women sit on a couch.

An international study has revealed the age at which women experience major reproductive events, such as their first period or giving birth, has changed significantly over time.

6 March 2019