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.
Research could help save billions of dollars as sea levels rise
Coastal councils and planning authorities will be able to more accurately predict the chance of communities being inundated by the ocean as sea levels rise.
Future miners could harvest metal from plants
(Phys.org) —Future generations of miners could harvest metals from trees, capitalizing on the ability of some plants to isolate and accumulate metals in their shoots.
Retiree couples who plan together thrive together
A University of Queensland researcher is developing a program to help couples make the most of their retirement.
Teleportation with engineered quantum systems
A team of University of Queensland physicists has transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.
Researchers discover how squid perceive distance
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered how a species of squid perceives distance, providing an evolutionary solution to a problem divers regularly encounter in featureless waters.
Agriculture researchers developing ero–caf coffee bean
It will soon be possible to grow premium-quality caffeine-free coffee, tea and cocoa, thanks to research involving University of Queensland expertise.
Social group may be key to fostering creativity
(Phys.org) —Creativity and genius are commonly seen as attributes of an individual, but new research indicates the role played by the surrounding group may be just as important.
Return to the Great Barrier Reef
As part of the shallow and deep reef teams' last deployment for 2014, we have just finished re-visiting sites on the Great Barrier Reef that we first surveyed back in October 2012. In partnership with the Waitt Foundation, ...
Rising sea levels force Pacific Island capital to relocate
Solomon Islands provincial capital will be relocated to the mainland due to coastal hazards and the risks of rising sea levels resulting from climate change.
Scientists discover a hidden giant
(Phys.org) —University of Queensland researchers have discovered a vivid new species of giant clam on reefs in the Solomon Islands and at Ningaloo in Western Australia.