Scientists warn: ocean near tipping point

International ocean scientists have issued a blunt warning to world leaders ahead of the November 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21).

3 July 2015
Increased levels of CO2 in the ocean could alter the rate at which calcium carbonate dissolves in mussels, shell fish and other creatures.

$134m UQ facility a leader for Australian oral health

The University of Queensland has unveiled the nation’s largest and most advanced tertiary dental facility, a $134 million Oral Health Centre at Herston in Brisbane’s inner north.

2 July 2015
VIPs at the opening today (left to right): Federal Member for Ryan Jane Prentice, Health and Behavioural Sciences Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy, Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick, Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley, UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj, Federal Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro, School of Dentistry head Professor Lakshman Samaranayake and State member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace.
Increased levels of CO2 in the ocean could alter the rate at which calcium carbonate dissolves in mussels, shell fish and other creatures.

International ocean scientists have issued a blunt warning to world leaders ahead of the November 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21).

3 July 2015
VIPs at the opening today (left to right): Federal Member for Ryan Jane Prentice, Health and Behavioural Sciences Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy, Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick, Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley, UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj, Federal Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro, School of Dentistry head Professor Lakshman Samaranayake and State member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace.

The University of Queensland has unveiled the nation’s largest and most advanced tertiary dental facility, a $134 million Oral Health Centre at Herston in Brisbane’s inner north.

2 July 2015
Professor Zhiguo Yuan and Professor Stuart Crozier

The University of Queensland is the second-highest ranked university in Engineers Australia’s 2015 list of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers.

2 July 2015
Students get a taste of campus life.

Spending a day in the life of a health professional will be part of an exciting week at The University of Queensland for 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

2 July 2015
Starting with GPs, a new study hopes to stem the tide of antibiotic overuse.

A pilot study led by researchers from The University of Queensland aims to reduce antibiotic resistance in Australia by decreasing the amount of antibiotics prescribed by general practitioners.

2 July 2015
Most parenting programs are aimed at mums. This one's aimed at fathers.

Participation in parenting programs has traditionally been more likely to involve women, but new research suggests adapting The University of Queensland’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program can increase fathers’ engagement and benefit the whole...

1 July 2015
Ashton “Little Superman” Hancock, has hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, resulting in epilepsy and hearing impairment

Do you know where your corpus callosum is located? A University of Queensland researcher is on a mission to make sure more people know about the central brain structure by supporting National Corpus Callosum Awareness Day on 2 July.

1 July 2015

UQx, The University of Queensland’s massive open online course (MOOC) provider, has surpassed UQ’s yearly on-campus enrolment, luring 300,000 new students from around the world.

1 July 2015

The University of Queensland Muslim Students Association will host the Annual Big Iftar Sunset Feast at UQ tomorrow (1 July) as part of Ramadan, a month-long religious event celebrated by more than a billion Muslims worldwide.

30 June 2015
UQ pain researcher Professor Maree Smith.

A chronic pain treatment discovered at The University of Queensland is a step closer to clinical use with a global pharmaceutical giant acquiring the Australian-founded company developing the drug.

29 June 2015
Old versus new – UQ dental facilities have had an upgrade.

As The University of Queensland prepares for this week’s launch of its new $134 million Oral Health Centre, Australian Dental Association Federal President Dr Rick Olive has provided a snapshot of how far dental education has come.

29 June 2015

University of Queensland student and international cricketer Holly Ferling is more determined than ever to don the green and gold for this year’s Women’s Ashes series, after a back injury forced her out of last year’s season.

29 June 2015
Bachelor of Nursing student Meg Richters

More than 170 university students from 18 countries are using their semester break to work on research projects at The University of Queensland, on topics ranging from vaccine delivery to paternity leave.

29 June 2015
Mating pair of Drosophila serrata. Credit: Antoine Morin

Too much male sexual attention harms attractive females, according to a new Australian and Canadian study on fruit flies.

26 June 2015
Former School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences student Aaron Austin-Glen will finish a 15,000km bike ride through 20 countries when he visits his alma mater on Tuesday 7 July.

More than 600,000 cycle trips are made to and from The University of Queensland each year, but it’s unlikely any have come from as far afield as London.

25 June 2015
UniDive volunteers conduct marine surveys.

The University of Queensland’s underwater club, UniDive, has demonstrated the power of volunteers with its victory in the 2015 Healthy Waterways awards.

25 June 2015
UQ’s latest ARC Laureate Fellows TC Beirne School of Law’s Professor Brad Sherman, the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences’s Professor Philip Hugenholtz and Institute for Molecular Bioscience’s Professor David Craik.

Better drugs for chronic pain, building food security, and research into evolutionary diversity have attracted more than $8 million in funding for The University of Queensland’s latest ARC Laureate Fellowships, announced today (23 June).

23 June 2015
Dr Kathy Townsend studies a turtle victim of marine debris.

University of Queensland research highlighting the devastating impact of marine rubbish on wildlife has taken out the 2015 Healthy Waterways Research Award at the weekend.

23 June 2015
Dane Bird-Smith, Aisling Scott, Caitlin Cronin and Tom Gamble (not pictured) will compete at the World University Games

Four University of Queensland students will compete at the 2015 World Summer University Games in South Korea in July.

23 June 2015
Researchers are seeking families of ADHD children for a sleep study

Sleep is vital to wellbeing, but children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have trouble drifting off.

23 June 2015