7 December 2000

The University of Queensland has launched UQ News Online - an innovative web site featuring breaking news and an extensive archive on UQ research, teaching and campus events.

Located at https://www.uq.edu.au/news/, the new interactive site is a vital tool for general and specialist journalists, current and prospective students, staff members and anyone else who has an interest in the University's world class research and teaching.

UQ News Online also has a news email service, providing subscribers with a regular summary of the latest UQ news stories, with links to the relevant web pages.

UQ News Online is the latest in a series of changes to UQ's web site. A recent major development was the pilot launch of an innovative web-based student portal, my.UQ.

Director of the Office of Marketing and Communications, Meredith Jackson says UQ News Online is an important part of the University's communication strategy.

'This new online news service will complement our existing publications such as University News, Graduate Contact and Research Report to strengthen further the links between the University and the community,' Ms Jackson said.

'These new developments are part of a whole program of online innovation at UQ. Early next year, the University will be launching the second stage of its student portal my.UQ, with a staff version to follow.'

For more information contact Meredith Jackson on 3365 6060 or Peter McCutcheon at UQ Communications on 3365 1088 or send us an email.