New day set to raise brain awareness

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

Online learning lures 300,000 students to UQx courses

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
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

He has presided over some of Queensland’s highest profile criminal trials, but former Justice George Fryberg is probably best known for taking on the Newman Government’s controversial anti-bikie laws.

22 June 2015
Cassandra Algy demonstrates using QR codes to hear audio of the Gurindji text in the Kawarla book.

As many Indigenous languages lose their speakers, a researcher from The University of Queensland has developed a unique audio book to keep the words alive for generations to come.

19 June 2015
ICTE-UQ student Reina Uno and Ruth Hubbard

Ruth Hubbard has welcomed more than 35 international students into her home over the past 25 years, in an adventure that has taken her around the world.

19 June 2015
Professor Matthew Cooper is on the hunt for the next antibiotic.

University of Queensland researchers have launched a global search to discover antibiotics capable of combating superbug bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics.

19 June 2015

The University of Queensland has again shown its global leadership credentials, ranking as Australia’s top institution and within the global top 100 of the prestigious Nature Index.

18 June 2015

Extreme music – such as heavy metal – can positively influence those experiencing anger, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed.

17 June 2015