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
Scientists-on-bow-of-ship-in-Antarctica

Three University of Queensland researchers are among a group of 100 female scientists from around the world taking part in a year-long leadership scheme culminating in an Antarctic voyage.

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

How Einstein’s equivalence principle extends to the quantum world has been puzzling physicists for decades, but a team including a University of Queensland researcher has found the key to this question.

14 August 2018
Koala-in-a-gum-tree

A koala virus could help researchers explain millions of years of accumulated ‘junk’ DNA in the human genome.

8 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
Headshots of the six ARC Laureate Fellows: Professor Tamara Davis, Professor Peter Visscher, Professor Christine Beveridge, Professor Bostjan Kobe, Professor Jolanda Jetten and Professor Hanns-Christoph Nägerl.

Six University of Queensland researchers have been named Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellows – the most ever awarded to a single university in the scheme’s history.

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

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
Broken and dead coral will be recycled to help protect and grow the Great Barrier Reef.

Broken and dead coral will be recycled to help protect and grow the Great Barrier Reef in a collaborative project involving University of Queensland researchers.

23 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
UQ hydrometallurgists Dr James Vaughan

With rising sales of electric cars, a new company developing more efficient production of essential battery materials is raising funds to build a demonstration plant.

9 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
UQ Global Change Institute Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Scientists have identified a portfolio of the world’s reefs most likely to survive the coming decades, using principles from the financial investment world.

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

University of Queensland researchers have found that humanity is at risk without more diverse, ambitious and area-specific conservation targets.

19 June 2018