• Tawal locals, Nepal

    Time on top of the world provides perspective

    More than a year after the Gorkha earthquake killed nearly 9000 people in Nepal, two University of Queensland students visiting the region found destroyed classrooms and a health clinic replaced with a tent.

    21 December 2016
  • Challenging experience drives quest for further knowledge

    Being confronted by the plight of child soldiers in the African country of Uganda is something Andrew Wilcox is unlikely to ever forget.

    20 December 2016
  • Jamin and Brigitta Day and family

    Dr Dad practises what he preaches

    Kids weren’t really on the horizon when graduating University of Queensland PhD student Jamin Day first considered working with one of the world’s leading experts in family interventions.

    13 December 2016
Nile de Jonge in UQ's Great Court

Trading in the flying trapeze for the lecture theatre has paid off for this Brisbane former circus performer.

9 December 2016

There’s a story behind every graduate’s long black gown at The University of Queensland this December.

7 December 2016
Hasan and Anastasios with a Tourigin tour group bound for Stradbroke Island (photos on jetty)

Tourists are coming face-to-face with Queensland’s Indigenous communities through a social enterprise started by two University of Queensland students.

21 July 2016
Instead of retiring, Denis Loaney went back to university.

After a successful career in business consultancy, Denis Loaney hung up his suit and tie - but rather than retiring, he went back to university to pursue his passion for art.

20 July 2016
Nabi Sahak graduated on Wednesday from UQ.

War survivor Nabi Sahak has a burning desire to change the world for the better, and he’s well on the way to doing so as he graduates with a University of Queensland Master of International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution) this week.

20 July 2016
Spot the plastic bottles: The new graduation gowns at UQ are made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles. Modelled by July graduating students Hannah Hardy and Casey Fung.

Academic gowns made entirely from recycled plastic drink bottles will be worn by up to 3000 students graduating at 10 ceremonies at St Lucia campus from July 19 to 22.

18 July 2016
Margaret Dickson will have a unique advantage after graduation

Five outstanding students from The University of Queensland (UQ) will work closely with Latin American ambassadors through a UQ Advantage Office-supported internship that starts this week.

28 June 2016
Zachary Fook in Birdsville, where the Simpsons Desert Challenge begins.

University of Queensland Business School alumnus and budding young entrepreneur Zachary Fook today starts a 250km trek across the Simpson Desert to raise funds for Youngcare.

29 April 2016
The Veefil DC fast charger.

The University of Queensland is embracing the future of sustainable transport, installing four solar-powered electric vehicle chargers at its St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

7 April 2016
Dami graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Music with first class honours in 2009.

Dami Im was a top performer while studying music at The University of Queensland – and now she’s facing the performance of a lifetime.

4 March 2016
Professor Marcia Langton and Adjunct Professor Stewart Gill.

Known for her lifelong work in Aboriginal social issues and women’s rights, Professor Marcia Langton AM of the Bidjara Nation has added another honour to her long list of accolades, being installed as an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College at The...

25 February 2016
Ben Heim (left) and Connor D’Netto in St John's Cathedral

Brisbane’s St John’s Cathedral and the Spring Hill Reservoirs are set to be transformed for a series of “immersive concerts” created and produced by a University of Queensland duo.

15 February 2016
Marikki Watego.

Marikki Watego has been a star on the touch football field while studying at The University of Queensland, and she’s now looking forward to shining while working in a city law firm.

18 December 2015
Max, with his parents Professor Peter Koopman and Associate Professor Carol Wicking.

Engineering graduate Max Koopman will soon leave the sandstone walls of The University of Queensland for the technological hub of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.

16 December 2015

International postgraduate student Fulya Çalık Toker has had quite a year. The Master of Business (Advanced) student will graduate from The University of Queensland this week as a valedictorian, after recently starting full-time work at a Brisbane...

16 December 2015