UQ moves up influential ranking table

UQ has continued its climb in one of the world’s most respected university ranking systems.

17 October 2017
UQ is one of Australia’s top three universities

Rugby royalty line up to present the Mark Loane Medal

Rugby legends Nick Farr-Jones AM and Tim Horan AM will promote the 2017 Mark Loane Medal at the annual UQ Rugby Benefit Dinner at New York’s Manhattan Club.

17 October 2017
Bronson Teles - 2016 Mark Loane Medal recipient
The competition seeks playable, fun computer games that explore some of the themes from quantum mechanics

Could you design an electronic game inspired by quantum physics?

21 September 2017

Asking patients to take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach before having their antibiotic prescriptions filled significantly reduces unnecessary use, a University of Queensland study has shown.

21 September 2017

More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb to 1.1 million by 2056.

21 September 2017
Dr Louise Ainscough

New research is helping academics understand factors hindering students from achieving academic success in the transition from secondary school to university.

20 September 2017
Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans)

A discovery in a transparent roundworm has brought scientists one step closer to understanding why nerves degenerate.

20 September 2017
An interdisciplinary approach to research

The University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences has ranked among the best in the world for sport science for the second year in a row.

20 September 2017

A 400-plus University of Queensland contingent will converge on the Gold Coast for the 2017 Australian Uni Games (AUG) from 24-29 September.

20 September 2017

More than fifty of the brightest future researchers will have no time to waste when they battle it out in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final at The University of Queensland.

20 September 2017
Dr James Hudson

Researchers have identified the process that shuts down the human heart’s ability to heal itself, and are now searching for a drug to reverse it.

19 September 2017

Turning on your lights with your smart phone might make you feel secure, but advances in wi-fi technology are also making it easier for domestic violence perpetrators to spy on victims.

19 September 2017
Adjunct Professor Ralph Summy in the Great Court at UQ's St Lucia campus

A founding professor of UQ’s Peace and Conflict Studies will be honoured on the 2017 International Day of Peace.

19 September 2017
UQ alumnus Alastair Blenkin takes out the People’s Choice in a landslide.

A software service start-up business that accelerates commercial property contract negotiations has taken out the People’s Choice award in the Westpac Innovation Challenge.

18 September 2017

What do slush funds, smart home safety, smuggling and sport have in common?

18 September 2017
One step closer to securing the series title. Credit: Sportography

The UQ female rugby union team has extended its lead in the Aon Uni 7s Series after winning its third-consecutive tournament.

18 September 2017
Entrepreneurs and mentors discussing ideas at MentorBlaze

Aspiring entrepreneurs had the opportunity to challenge their startup ideas with experienced business and industry mentors at the MentorBlaze9 event at The University of Queensland.

15 September 2017
Professor Hoy says improved health outcomes should be "celebrated".

Unique data from the Tiwi Islands and trends in ages and causes of death shows that health outcomes for some remote Indigenous communities have improved at an astonishing rate.

15 September 2017
Heightened levels of inconsistent sleep are unfavourable for athletes wanting to perform at their optimum. Credit: Sergio Montenegro

Junior rugby league players go to bed later than their senior counterparts and are therefore at risk of burning the candle at both ends if this isn’t considered in their routine.

15 September 2017

A senior medical ethicist from The University of Queensland has authored a book which aims to reverse the culture of avoidance and silence about death.

15 September 2017
2017 UQ 3MT Winner Edwin Davis

University of Queensland PhD candidate Edwin Davis’s research into more efficient and safer drones has helped him win UQ’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

14 September 2017

Four University of Queensland researchers have been admitted to The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) in recognition of their outstand research contributions to their areas of disciplines.

14 September 2017