Nation wins if we all become ‘energy literate’

A new report prepared by University of Queensland sustainability and energy technology experts aims to push Australia closer to “energy literacy”.

23 May 2019
There is little agreement on an accepted definition of energy literacy, say the report's authors.

Back-of-house comes front and centre in new art exhibition

Behind-the-scenes art secrets will be revealed when The University of Queensland Art Museum launches Workshop.

21 May 2019
Isabella Baker (left) and Emma McLean (right)

A new national program to transform food waste into valuable products is being led by a University of Queensland researcher.

9 May 2019

Stark cultural differences in attitudes to public transport have been revealed by an international study featuring a University of Queensland academic.

8 May 2019

Adolescents who self-harm experience heightened sensations across their skin and misjudge bodily cues such as hunger and headaches, University of Queensland-led research has found.

8 May 2019
Structure of the YenTcA toxin complex looking down through the central channel.

Research into an intricate toxin delivery system found in bacteria could overcome the problem of pesticide resistance in insects, and might even lead to new cancer treatments.

7 May 2019
The competition will raise money for spinal cord injury research

A world-wide competition will pit human against machine in a virtual high-tech car chase this weekend.

3 May 2019

A large genetic study revealing new insights about how genes influence birth weight could eventually help ensure babies are born at a healthy weight.

2 May 2019
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Two rescued koalas treated for a life-threatening disease will be released back into the wild by Queensland researchers as part of a project to help protect the threatened species and improve genetic diversity.

2 May 2019
Dr Louwrens Hoffman

University of Queensland researchers are investigating the use of maggots, locusts and other alternative proteins in a range of specialty foods.

1 May 2019

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer.

1 May 2019
A severed nerve cell - microscopic roundworm species C. elegans can mend severed nerve cells through a process called axonal fusion.

A tiny worm’s ability to repair damaged nerves could one day help people with nerve injuries such as paralysis, according to University of Queensland research.

30 April 2019
Front row: UQ School of Civil Engineering head Professor Simon Washington, UQ Director of Research Partnerships Joe McLean, VLC CEO Tim Veitch. UQ's Dr Jake Whitehead (back row, third from left)

How we get around our cities and towns could be revolutionised through to a new partnership between The University of Queensland and industry.

30 April 2019
More investment is needed in protected area management

Maintaining existing conservation areas might be a more cost-effective investment than expansion, according to new UQ-led research.

29 April 2019

Book-lovers and bargain-hunters will flock to The University of Queensland at St Lucia this weekend.

29 April 2019
Artist Lara Merrett

Artist Lara Merrett will 'harness the community’s creative input' in a 10-day outdoor studio at the UQ Art Museum from next Monday.

24 April 2019
John O'Hagan AM

World War II veteran Dr John O’Hagan AM has been on an incredible journey since starting his studies at The University of Queensland 80 years ago in 1939.

24 April 2019

A red vintage truck named ‘Roxy’ is helping drive research to find a cure for motor neurone disease.

18 April 2019
Workers on site at the UQ Warwick Solar Farm.

Construction of the $125 million UQ Warwick Solar Farm is under way, bringing an injection of economic activity to the town and the Darling Downs region.

18 April 2019

Administering ibuprofen immediately after birth may reduce brain damage in tiny growth-restricted babies, University of Queensland researchers have found.

18 April 2019
Dr Deborah Walsh, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy

A textbook designed to prepare students to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence has been published by a University of Queensland researcher.

18 April 2019
Children learn to like a wide variety of healthy foods through exposure in their early years

Thrifty parents in low-income households could be inadvertently encouraging unhealthy fussy eating habits in their children.

17 April 2019