Prisoners in Boggo Road Gaol

Stories from Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road Gaol during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era are the inspiration for a new play by The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Rob Pensalfini.

30 October 2017
Carl (2nd left) with his ABC colleagues

University of Queensland graduate Carl Smith has been recognised at the 2017 Walkley Awards in the category of Young Journalist of the Year (longform), for his radio series Bionic Bodies.

27 July 2017
Madjedbebe site custodian May Nango and excavation leader Chris Clarkson in the pit. Photo: Dominic O'Brien. Copyright Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years – much longer than the 47,000 years believed by some archaeologists.

20 July 2017
Part of the Wild Australia exhibition: Tamarama Beach, December 1892. Photograph by Kerry & Co. Tyrell Collection: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

Was Meston’s Wild Australia Show of the late nineteenth century a form of exploitation or a vital link between Indigenous Australians and the wider world?

14 July 2017
Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland's premier from 1968 to 1987

A satirical and musical interpretation of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s run for office has come about from a union of two University of Queensland creatives.

3 July 2017
Members of the W&J Traditional Owners Council outside the Federal Court

Unfinished business: Adani, the State, and the indigenous rights struggle of the Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owners council

12 June 2017
Barrow Island

A team of international archaeologists say evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.

19 May 2017

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues around the Federal Budget. Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

10 May 2017

The University of Queensland has a list of experts available for comment on issues relating to the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

3 August 2016
Ancient crops provide clue to Madagascar’s past

Remnants of ancient crops have provided researchers with clues that could help map the movement of humans across the globe more than 1300 years ago.

31 May 2016
Head of School of Education Professor Merrilyn Goos with (left to right) students Emily Muller, Vishael Narayan, Jordan Duncombe, Eamonn O’Loughlin, Jarrod Golltz, Tessa Hogan and Chelsea Iddon

The University of Queensland will pay literacy and numeracy test fees for its teacher education students for the next three years.

13 March 2016
The Change Makers team at the Queensland Multicultural Awards in August.

Students and staff from the University of Queensland are helping debunk negative stereotypes of the Brisbane suburb of Woodridge by showcasing real stories that promote pride, hope and inspiration.

25 November 2015
UQ’s Symphony Orchestra practising at QPAC.

Students from The University of Queensland’s School of Music will take to the stage at QPAC this weekend for a special concert featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar and a performance of Peter Sculthorpe’s most famous work — Kakadu .

14 October 2015
UQ Big Band members after a recent performance

Carnegie Hall and Central Park in New York, and Disneyland in Los Angeles, are among the venues where the University of Queensland Big Band will perform next year on its first international tour.

10 September 2015
UQ journalism students bound for India meet Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Høj.

Aspiring foreign correspondents from The University of Queensland will head to New Delhi as part of a program that Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj hopes will make UQ’s School of Communication and Arts a top destination itself.

8 September 2015
Robert Forster.

Forty years after starting his degree, international musician and singer-songwriter Robert Forster has finally attended a graduation ceremony at The University of Queensland.

21 July 2015
Australia Awards Fellowship-PNG recipients

It’s the end of a long journey for twenty women from Papua New Guinea who will graduate from The University of Queensland today.

21 July 2015
The public lecture will reveal how archaeologists traced the remains of trenches and recorded artefact finds.

The 1915 Gallipoli battlefields have been a focus of intense interest for much of the past century, but official archaeological research began there only five years ago.

27 April 2015