University of Queensland

The Rohingya Genocide: The Destruction of a People Does Not End at Myanmar's Borders

<i>Gerhard Hoffstaedter is a senior lecturer in anthropology in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland. Melanie O'Brien is a</i> …

Australian Universities

New nerve degeneration molecule identified

A discovery in a transparent roundworm has brought scientists one step closer to understanding why nerves degenerate.<p>University of Queensland …

Neuroscience

How safe is your smart home and can the law protect you?

Turning on your lights with your smart phone might make you feel secure, but advances in wi-fi technology are also making it easier for domestic …

Australian Universities

Treatment-resistant superbug’s sex threat

New research by the University of Queensland has revealed a rapid increase in cases of the bacteria which are resistant to “essentially all …

Medicine

Live-export vessel GL Kaihou regains certificate to ship cattle after deadly maiden voyage

Live-cattle export vessel GL Kaihou, suspended from shipping after its maiden voyage, has been reaccredited.

Australian News

Data reveals university’s coal ties

Questions: The University of Newcastle has been asked to divest itself of coal investments.<p>New: The University of Newcastle has received millions of …

Climate

CSIRO's start-up shows its heart is now in profits

The way the CSIRO is commercialising its cardiac rehabilitation app goes to the heart of the organisation's future, according to chief executive …

Australian Universities

Tiwi Islands life expectancy shoots up, research reveals

Rates of natural deaths have fallen in the Tiwi Islands’ Indigenous community, forming an increasing and progressively ageing population, a recent …

Indigenous Australians

UQ start–up takes the People's Choice in national competition

A software service start–up business that accelerates commercial property contract negotiations has taken out the People's Choice award in the …

Startups

Confusion, anger over University of Queensland going smoke-free in 2018

He added that university officers would not confiscate cigarettes and take disciplinary action if they saw students smoking on campus, but rather …

Australian News

Florida’s floodwater is full of poop bacteria — but a marine biologist says there's a bigger threat

Florida's floodwater is full of bacteria.<p>In the wake of hurricane Irma, more than 28 million gallons of treated and untreated sewage spilled into 22 counties across the state, according to pollution reports filed with the state's Department of Environmental Protection.<p>To put it simply, "the sewage …

Weather

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with one thing in common: a backbone. This single shared …

Biology

Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to researchers at The University of Queensland.<p>The new …

Ecology

‘Dark matter’ microbes add 20 new branches to the tree of life

They were right under our noses all along – thousands of novel microscopic life forms, now unmasked by genetic analysis. Many belong to entirely new …

Biology

The smart home could worsen domestic abuse. But the same technology may also make us safer

Digital technology is increasingly used in domestic and family violence, and the so-called “smart home” could make it worse.<p>Recent case studies and …

Smart Homes

Explosion in number of known life forms

A remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent.<p>UQ School of …

Biology

UQ exceeds expectations for graduate employability

The University of Queensland has been identified as one of the top 30 universities in the world for partnerships with employers.

Australian Universities

Law Student of the Year calls UQ home

An “exceptional” University of Queensland student who founded his own not-for-profit organisation received a perfect score at the 2017 Lawyers Weekly …

Australian Universities

Toppling the crown

The crown-of-thorns starfish is one of the Great Barrier Reef’s fiercest enemies, a voracious predator of the corals that build the reef. For an …

Oceans

UQ online course hits half a million enrolments

One of The University of Queensland’s most popular edX courses has hit a 500,000 enrolment milestone.<p>The IELTSx – IELTS Academic Test Preparation …

Australian Universities

Ex

Former University of Queensland staffer Craig Froome (left) has faced court on fraud charges.<p>A former University of Queensland staffer has faced …

Australian News

Rugby star Chloe Dalton says Uni7s a giant talent pool for Australian Sevens

AUSTRALIAN sevens star Chloe Dalton believes she is playing against future Australian team mates in the new Aon Uni7s series - she just doesn’t know …

Australian Universities

Survey shows people want under-18s involved in politics

How strongly do you agree or disagree with children and youth (three-to-18-year-olds) having opportunities to influence government decisions (for …

Australian News

Pay day for Prime Minister's executives

Senior executives in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's own department have received pay rises of up to 12 per cent a year, six times the level of …

Australian News

Australia's top 10 MBAs

Photo: Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images<p>The Australian Financial Review has just announced its 2017 BOSS MBA rankings.<p>The University of Sydney tops MBA …

MBA

Australia can no longer ignore its koala crisis

Australia is in the grip of a hidden animal welfare crisis that could see one of our most cherished and famous creatures wiped from existence.<p>While …

Lifestyle

Department slammed for labelling aboriginal students ‘trouble makers’

The Queensland Department of Education and Training earlier this week posted the offending image on its Teach Queensland Facebook page.<p>Showing a …

Australian News

Mother slams 'racist' Teach Queensland Facebook ad featuring son

A Queensland mother has slammed a "racist" and "harmful" Queensland Government advertisement which featured her son without her knowledge, and is now …

Australian News

Researchers record cockatoo squawks in Vic Yahoo7 News

Red-tailed black cockatoos are considered one of Australia's rarest birds.<p>Next time you're tempted to squawk back at cockatoos in Victoria, just …

Australian News

Medical schools are shaking off a dark past by honouring people who donate their bodies to science

Donating your body to science could give you two send-offs, not one. Not only do family and friends say goodbye at your funeral, you could have a …

Australian Universities