Queensland University of Technology (QUT) was established in 1908 and is one of the largest universities in Australia. It is located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT has over 40,000 students and three additional campuses nearby. QUT is rated 195 in the Times Higher Education Ranking of all world universities. A recent merger will combine Science and Technology. Information Technology, Built Environment and Engineering and Health are notable departments within QUT.
Sharing economy can help financial struggles
The power of the sharing economy in shaking up traditional industries can be harnessed to help financially struggling Queenslanders, according to QUT research.
Out of school and into debt? Calls for teens to swot up on money matters
A survey of young people by QUT researchers has found many lack the financial literacy to manage car loans, repay credit cards and navigate mobile phone deals.
'Magic' plant discovery could lead to growing food in space
QUT scientists have discovered the gene that will open the door for space-based food production.
Governments urged to engage social media in disasters
As Australia braces for another season of summer natural disasters, leading social media researchers are calling for governments to better coordinate their crisis communications.
Rude drivers turn 'good' drivers bad
"Good" drivers turn bad when faced with poor driver etiquette, according to QUT research which has found many motorists are creating the problem they hate by responding aggressively to rudeness on the roads.
Smart but shy—what women want in a sperm donor
A QUT study into how women choose sperm donors online has revealed men who are intellectual, shy, calm and methodical are selected to produce more children than those who are extroverted.
MacGyver this! New DIY experiment shows students the physics of climate change
Fishing line, paper clips, glass marble, glue - no, not the makings of a MacGyver episode but a new experiment that lets students precisely measure the effects of global warming on oceans.
Australian fossil forces rethink on our ancestors' emergence onto land
A 333-million year old broken bone is causing fossil scientists to reconsider the evolution of land-dwelling vertebrate animals, says a team of palaeontologists, including QUT evolutionary biologist Dr Matthew Phillips, and ...
New ways to motivate climate change action around the world
New international research has found a way to help the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change promote their message for more urgent action around the world.
The emerging phenomenon of "sport shopping"
Just like elite athletes, 'sports shoppers', a newly discovered breed of shopper, have timing down to the second, know just where to compete, and the trophy that must be brought home.