Brisbane city is a low-density destination for international students

International students from Asia prefer the low-density lifestyle they’ve experienced in Brisbane, according to a University of Queensland study.

16 August 2018

A Queensland rat, the grassland melomys, could be the origin of a koala retrovirus, which infects the majority of Australia’s koalas.

14 August 2018
Picture-of-Professor-Alison-Van-Eenennaam,

The wilder side of agricultural science will be in the spotlight in a series of University of Queensland public lectures featuring a renowned American animal scientist and genomics expert.

3 August 2018
UniDive-members-celebrate-their-2018-Healthy-Land-and-Water’s-Environmental-Guardians-Award.

An army of volunteer divers and researchers have won an environmental award for a project mapping the health of a reef off the South-East Queensland coast.

2 August 2018
UQ astrophysicist and Australian Survivor contestant Samuel Hinton. Credit: Network 10

University of Queensland astrophysicist Samuel Hinton is putting his brains and brawn to the test in the latest season of Australian Survivor.

1 August 2018
A researcher swims with a whale shark

A citizen science initiative collecting data on the world’s biggest fish is a finalist at Australia’s premier science awards.

31 July 2018

An international study led by University of Queensland scientists has found that only 13 per cent of the ocean can still be classified as wilderness.

27 July 2018

A chance spotting of a pied currawong nest at a Brisbane shopping centre suggests the species is adjusting to urban life, potentially threatening other birds.

27 July 2018

An infection that kills more than half a million people every year could soon be defeated, thanks to the efforts of a prizewinning University of Queensland researcher.

26 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Queensland, along with other institutions, are contesting recent claims that scientists shouldn’t share or publish the locations of their discoveries.

26 July 2018

Internationally-respected University of Queensland marine expert Professor Peter Mumby has been appointed to the key role of Chief Scientist with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

24 July 2018
Reefs experiencing flood and poor water quality

The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back.

19 July 2018
Mining equipment underground

The University of Queensland has ranked first in the world for Mining and Mineral Engineering in global subject rankings released today.

18 July 2018

A respected life-long oceans advocate has been recognised with an honorary doctorate by The University of Queensland in acknowledgment of his tireless efforts to protect marine life.

17 July 2018

A Jurassic Park-inspired childhood dream of becoming a palaeontologist will become a reality today, for University of Queensland PhD candidate Kaylene Butler.

17 July 2018
Frozen Lake Torneträsk, located next to the study site

A University of Queensland-led international study could lead to more accurate predictions of the rate of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions produced by thawing permafrost in the next 100 years.

17 July 2018

University of Queensland Science Demo Troupe member Sam Cree uses fiery displays and levitating magnets to share the excitement of science with students.

16 July 2018

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to mining.

16 July 2018
Humpback_Whale

Many marine protected areas are often unnecessarily expensive and located in the wrong places, an international study has shown.

28 June 2018
Ursula and Errol Hassan

Love is in the air at The University of Queensland with entomologist Dr Errol Hassan naming a new species of wasp after his wife to celebrate more than 50 years of marriage.

19 June 2018