• Dr Joshua Soderholm ... undertook a two-year field campaign to help develop his thunderstorm map

    Research maps thunderstorm ‘hotspots’

    A University of Queensland study has identified Springfield, Ipswich, Boonah, Beaudesert, Esk and Jimboomba as some of south-east Queensland’s most intense areas of thunderstorm activity.

    20 December 2016
  • More women than ever are graduating from Engineering at UQ

    Record number of women graduating from engineering at UQ

    The University of Queensland is celebrating the graduation of a record number of female engineering students this semester with women making up 26 per cent of all graduates – well above the national average of 17 per cent.

    19 December 2016
  • Andrew Liveris AO

    UQ alumnus picked to head powerful US business council

    A UQ alumnus described as “one of the foremost leaders in the world of business” has been appointed by US President-elect Donald Trump to chair the American Manufacturing Council.

    14 December 2016
The 3D Water Atlas compiles and analyses data from Surat Basin bores. Photo iStock

An open access Water Atlas has gone online, giving the general public a 3D view of groundwater data from eastern Australia’s Surat Basin.

9 December 2016
Leigh Sainty and his mother Rose (right), with wife Yuka, daughter Momo and stepfather Stuart McKenzie (left)

Imagine being 36 years old, father to a young daughter, paralysed in a foreign country and unable to communicate. This happened to Australian Leigh Sainty earlier this year when he underwent drastic surgery in Japan to remove a malignant brain...

2 December 2016
Tim Delport and Brett Parkinson

Prestigious scholarships will take two University of Queensland engineering postgraduates to study at the University of Oxford.

22 November 2016
Sarah Lau and Samantha Hood: Photo by Patrick Self.

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine are invited to join forces at a networking lunch on Wednesday, 23 November.

18 November 2016
Accelerated MRI brain mapping technique to improve neurodegenerative diagnosis

A new brain imaging technique developed by University of Queensland researchers is paving the way for improved diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

16 November 2016
Professor Mark Kendall ... "Sir Howard Florey was a hugely inspiring individual"

A University of Queensland researcher who invented the Nanopatch – a needle-free vaccine delivery device – has been awarded the 2016 CSL Young Florey Medal.

9 November 2016
Professor Xue Li ... his analysis is based on data from the previous 24 hours’ social media

A University of Queensland computer scientist who harvests social media to accurately predict election results says he can confidently call next week’s United States election.

4 November 2016
Professor Simon Biggs, the Executive Dean of UQ’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology ... internationally acclaimed for his research in particle, colloid and interface engineering.

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering has named a University of Queensland Executive Dean, and a prominent alumnus and adjunct Associate Professor, as Fellows.

28 October 2016
The discovery could allow ultra-secure encryption over fibre optic cables

A video of the Canadian prime minister explaining quantum technology’s exciting future went viral this year, and now Australian physicists are making that future a present-day reality.

27 October 2016
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launching StemCARE at UQ today.

The University of Queensland today launched a new $7 million regenerative medicine research centre to improve older Australians’ quality of life and increase their participation and productivity.

17 October 2016

A treatment developed at The University of Queensland to control sewer odour and corrosion is set for the international market.

29 September 2016
Clown trigger fish

Researchers at The University of Queensland have established that reef fish see colours that humans cannot.

21 September 2016
UQ is offering a new data science course.

Whether we are aware of it or not, data is all around us. But what role does big data play in our lives and how could it help create a better world?

21 September 2016

Issues critical to communities across the world will be discussed at an international symposium in Brisbane from September 22 to 25.

20 September 2016
Researcher Martin Ringbauer.

The University of Queensland is set to lead a national centre developing advanced quantum technologies, with today’s announcement of $31.9 million funding for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems.

8 September 2016