UQ launches free campus safety app

The University of Queensland is harnessing mobile technology to improve student and staff safety.

15 February 2016

Tree planting not always so green

Forests are the lungs of the planet, so surely planting more of them could only be a good thing.

15 February 2016
The majority of Queensland is in drought

The University of Queensland is harnessing mobile technology to improve student and staff safety.

15 February 2016
The majority of Queensland is in drought

Forests are the lungs of the planet, so surely planting more of them could only be a good thing.

15 February 2016
The worm is less than 1mm long, and has the same proteins as in flies, mice and humans.

A discovery in a transparent roundworm has brought scientists one step closer to understanding nerve degeneration.

12 February 2016
Greg Poche AO and Kay E. Van Norton Poche at their conferral ceremony in Sydney, with Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education) Professor Cindy Shannon (left), Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) Ms Claire Pullar, and Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj.  Photo: Maja Baska

The University of Queensland has awarded honorary doctorates to philanthropists Greg Poche AO and Kay E. Van Norton Poche, in recognition of their life-changing dedication to Indigenous health.

11 February 2016
Emeritus Professor Ken Collerson with his beloved bike in UQ's Great Court.

For most people, cycling up a mountain at full speed sounds like anything but fun, but for 70-year-old UQ Emeritus Professor Ken Collerson “the burn” is an almost daily addiction.

11 February 2016

They’re tracking dinosaurs, treating epilepsy, battling superbugs, figuring out quantum biophysics and working to save the environment for future generations – meet The University of Queensland’s women scientists.

11 February 2016

Christine Grey would have been just as sexy as Christian Grey as the lead character in Fifty Shades of Grey – and resulted in less ambivalence about rape.

10 February 2016
Professor Hayden Homer.

An international fertility expert hunting for the building blocks to “good eggs” is bringing his research to a new laboratory at The University of Queensland.

10 February 2016
Dr Nasim Amiralian of AIBN.

Fibres from the Australian native spinifex grass are being used to improve latex that could be used to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength.

10 February 2016
Dr Tamara Keeley with Adira and Akasha

A non-invasive pregnancy test for tigers developed at The University of Queensland has played a key role in the latest tiger cub births at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

10 February 2016

University of Queensland scientist Dr Matt Fogarty will begin a two year research project focusing on breathing at the prestigious Minnesota Mayo Clinic in April.

9 February 2016

The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time by a University of Queensland)-led study.

9 February 2016

While the western world is well recovered from its own New Year festivities, Chinese New Year is only partway through its 23 day celebration, with today (February 8) officially marking the start of the year of the monkey.

8 February 2016
Industrial emissions.

Global climate change resembles a room of second-hand smoke, new research has found, with countries emitting the least amount of gasses suffering the most.

8 February 2016
The national champions ... Nicole Brazier, Edward O'Brien, William Randall and Joshua Roser

Four University of Queensland students will compete in an international business competition in Dubai in April, after notching up UQ’s third consecutive win in a national tournament.

5 February 2016
An artist impression of the ancient wildebeest-like Rusingoryx atopocranion. Todd S. Marshall.

An ancient wildebeest-type animal and a member of the dinosaur family have several similarities, a team of researchers have discovered.

5 February 2016
The mercury reportedly soared to 43.3 degrees in Birdsville.

People over the age of 75 are especially at risk from the hot weather blanketing Queensland this week, particularly if they have recently had an infection.

3 February 2016
“It’s a very serious condition and can be life threatening,”

A University of Queensland veterinary expert has warned Queensland pet owners to be aware of the risks overheating and heat stress pose for their animals.

2 February 2016

More than 11,000 people from around the world have signed up for a free University of Queensland course designed to set them on the road to employment in a competitive labour market.

1 February 2016
Gould’s Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera) returns to nest on Montague Island. Credit: Justin Gilligan/Marine Park Authority NSW

The number of well-managed protected areas in the world looks set to increase, thanks to University of Queensland research to foster global conservation.

1 February 2016