Professor Maree Smith, innovator of the peripheral nervous system pain drug commercialised by UniQuest spin-out Spinifex Pty Ltd, acquired by Novartis in 2015

UniQuest, The University of Queensland’s commercialisation company, is leading Australia and competing globally in creating spin-out companies based on academic intellectual property.

4 June 2018
Engineering and business nous in a micro-distillery

More than two centuries after Australia’s infamous Rum Rebellion, a University of Queensland chemical engineering and business graduate has started a new revolution in rum distillation that will help reinvigorate Brisbane’s passion for this ‘...

11 May 2018
A dinosaur illustration from the board game. By Dr Anthony Romilio.

Octopus tree, rainbow serpent and demon duck of doom – they’re all on the cards for future scientists, thanks to a new game from a University of Queensland PhD student.

30 April 2018
Researchers are working to create medical devices.

A new research hub is set to transform Australia’s medical technology sector by developing cost-competitive technologies for the rapid production of medical devices.

27 April 2018
(L-R) UQ VC Peter Høj, Professor Perry Bartlett, The Honorable Leeanne Enoch MP, Emeritus Professor Andrew Boyd, Professor Pankaj Sah

A potential drug to treat motor neurone disease (MND) is set to emerge from a partnership between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government.

20 April 2018
Mark Hutchinson - UQ alumnus and former CEO and President of General Electric Europe

Ethics in business is the focus of a new million-dollar partnership between The University of Queensland and global business leader Mark Hutchinson.

19 March 2018

As Australia and India cultivate closer ties, The University of Queensland and one of India’s premier institutes of learning and research have struck a strategic partnership.

1 February 2018
The strategy is to prevent pain through a different mechanism to the available opioid drugs

Research to develop non-addictive analgesics that could potentially be used as alternatives to addictive opioid drugs such as codeine will be undertaken by UQ under an agreement with Canadian biomedical company PreveCeutical Medical Inc.

31 January 2018
5 King St in Brisbane will be the world’s tallest timber commercial building

Australia will soon hold the record for the world’s tallest timber office building at 5 King St Brisbane, and with the help of The University of Queensland’s new research hub, wooden skyscrapers could become the norm.

23 November 2017
Professor Riccardo Dolcetti and Professor Ranjeny Thomas

Global health care leader MSD has signed an agreement with The University of Queensland to develop a platform for new immuno-oncology therapies.

25 October 2017

Global US food and animal safety company Neogen Corporation is establishing an animal genomics facility at The University of Queensland Gatton campus in a move that will reinforce UQ’s capacity to support the livestock industry and animal breeders.

1 September 2017
UQ Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship recipients, from left, David Nyeste, Vincent Singer, Sunny van der Berg, Lachlan Walters and Hai Xia Wang-Pole.

Six UQ students have been awarded Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarships. The $12,000 bursaries fund students to spend a semester studying at a leading Asian university.

3 August 2017
Australia lost 122,400 manufacturing jobs in the decade to 2015

Australia’s manufacturing level is the OECD’s lowest and the long-term decline of manufacturing here is atypical among comparable countries, new research shows.

17 July 2017

The next generation of scientists who will expand the boundaries of biomedical imaging to improve healthcare will be trained in an $8.5 million research hub to be established at The University of Queensland.

15 June 2017
UQ Adjunct Professor and former High Commissioner to PNG Ian Kemish AM (centre) at a Kokoda ceremony with the late Ben Moide (right), a WW2 veteran

A website hosting interviews with prominent Papua New Guineans on the period leading up to and following that nation’s independence from Australia in 1975 has been launched today.

10 May 2017
Gold's transition as it forms natural nuggets is now better understood, thanks to the research. Photo: iStockphoto

Gold could be discovered more efficiently and extracted from complex materials, thanks to research into “nugget-producing” bacteria.

28 April 2017
The first of nine research projects has been funded

The new Queensland Genomics Health Alliance hit a critical milestone today, with the first nine of its funded research projects revealed.

26 April 2017
A CQMRG organised mine inspection in Central Queensland

The tricky and expensive task of accessing knowledge on rehabilitating and preparing to close mining sites has been eased by a unique online resource developed by University of Queensland scientists and Central Queensland coal mine rehabilitation...

6 April 2017
PhD student Edward Kerr (right) and his supervisor Ben Schulz

The growing craft beer industry is about to hop ahead with new University of Queensland research supported by the Queensland Government.

29 March 2017
The shy and nocturnal night parrots live in remote and rugged areas

Ensuring one of Australia’s most high-profile threatened bird species does not disappear a second time is the mission of a University of Queensland researcher.

29 March 2017