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.
Drone used to drop beneficial bugs on corn crop
University of Queensland agricultural science student Michael Godfrey has developed a drone that spreads beneficial insects onto crops, potentially saving farmers time and money.
Older Australians are willing to plan estates, but young ones delay
Young Australians often underestimate the importance of having a will and fail to plan ahead, according to the results of a national study.
New sensor design reveals path to innovative imaging technologies
Researchers at The University of Queensland are a step closer to designing a seamlessly-integrated and more affordable image sensor that would recognise colours much like the human eye does.
Elusive mouse edges close to extinction
A University of Queensland researcher who has caught the endangered northern hopping mouse on camera for the first time believes the tiny mammal could be closer to the brink of extinction than previously ...
New test to revolutionise disease detection in people, crops and stock
A single-drop DNA test invented by University of Queensland scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.
Scientist pursues the perfect pachyderm pedicure
Finding the best method of trimming the feet of captive elephants is the focus of a University of Queensland study to help prevent painful and untreatable foot diseases.
Researchers activate ancient mammalian sex development gene
University of Queensland scientists have brought a retired sex gene in mammals back to life, proving it can still switch on male development in mice despite not having done so for millions of years.
Research challenges boat turn–back policy
Research by The University of Queensland's Migrant Smuggling Working Group shows that Australia's policy to turn-back boats does little to combat migrant smuggling, violates international obligations and ...
Overworked, underpaid, but ready to rock
Australia's musicians are a happy bunch, despite many being poorly paid, having little job security, working long hours – and drinking heavily.
Aluminium threat to food security revealed
One third of the world's food-producing land has been lost in the past 40 years as a result of soil degradation, putting global food security at risk.
Few friends for shy kangaroos
Kangaroo social networks could provide insight into the evolution of human personality differences.
Businesses 'failing to prepare for climate change'
Companies are failing to develop the resilience they will need to cope with climate change, say two business experts from The University of Queensland.
A new, low-cost way of accurately predicting the antimicrobial properties of honey
Food scientists at The University of Queensland have discovered a new, low-cost way of accurately predicting the antimicrobial properties of honey.
Disappearing lakes stoke megafauna debate
New research into central Australia's ancient lakes has found evidence that climate change contributed to the extinction of the continent's megafauna.
Running faster equals disaster
Trading maximum speed for manoeuvrability may be essential to surviving a run-in with a predator, a new study shows.