The University of Queensland was founded in 1909. The student body for graduate and undergraduate is more than 37,000. The UQ is a premier research center for molecular biology and biomedical research. UQ is noted for its high-tech emphasis and research centers devoted to various high level research in cancer, cells and technology. Environmental research is another accomplishment of UQ.
2014 earthquake study looked at tsunami risks
A study published in 2014 found Queensland was relatively safe from the threat of a devastating tsunami, but southern states on the east coast might not be so lucky.
Hiding in plain sight – a new species discovered in South East Queensland
A University of Queensland graduate has identified a previously unknown species of insect living within reach of Australian suburbia.
Sweet revenge against superbugs
A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs.
Scientists see risks in biodiversity offsets misuse
Australian scientists have warned governments against using biodiversity offsetting to meet existing conservation commitments.
Male koalas raise their voices to avoid conflict
A team of international scientists has tracked the love lives of koalas, uncovering some curious behaviours and finding that male koalas make their distinct bellows to avoid confrontation with competitors.
Killer sea snail a target for new drugs
University of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail.
Attractive female flies harmed by male sexual attention
Too much male sexual attention harms attractive females, according to a new Australian and Canadian study on fruit flies.
Learning about the birds and the bees helps aid flight
Research into how birds and bees use vision in flight is guiding the design of future autopilots and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Flexible work requires flexible childcare – but is it working?
Policymakers have little detailed understanding of the kind of flexible childcare arrangements families need, says University of Queensland researcher Dr Michelle Brady.
Talking book gives new voice to Indigenous languages
As many Indigenous languages lose their speakers, a researcher from The University of Queensland has developed a unique audio book to keep the words alive for generations to come.