UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry with UQ graduates.

The University of Queensland has made a bold pledge to tackle educational disadvantage in the state by 2032, striving to remove barriers to help talented students from rural, remote and low socio-economic backgrounds access university.

24 August 2022
A woman in glasses sits at a desk in a home office looking worried.

Researchers from The University of Queensland have found the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia has had a greater financial and psychological impact on women than men.

23 August 2022
A young hockey player guiding the ball with her stick on a blue hockey field

UQ student and emerging hockey star Claire Colwill is experiencing a whirlwind of emotions after being selected to represent Australia at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this week.

25 July 2022
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Legislated ‘diversity’ quotas are not the answer to having more empowered women on Australian boards, according to research from The University of Queensland.

25 July 2022
Dr Sonia Shah and Cadence Taylor sitting on a log on a beach with the ocean in the background

They look like any other tourists walking along the sand on Lady Musgrave Island, off the southern Queensland coast. But award-winning University of Queensland scientist Dr Sonia Shah and Bundaberg State High School student Cadence Taylor are...

18 July 2022
A young woman in a graduation cap and gown holds a netball and leans against a column in the St Lucia Great Court

After 11 years of juggling the demands of an elite sporting career with study, Queensland Firebird Gabi Simpson has been acknowledged for her hard work and success, graduating from The University of Queensland as valedictorian.

15 July 2022
A young woman faces the camera wearing graduation robe and cap, smiling. She is holding a bunch of flowers.

Naomi Sweasey changed the direction of her UQ Bachelor of Arts degree after an "enthralling" elective subject in her first semester.

14 July 2022

Michaela Gyasi-Agyei has always had a love of learning. The University of Queensland Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours) graduate remembers spending just a few weeks in Grade One at her Rockhampton primary school before she was moved to the...

13 July 2022

Daniel Dunn was just 14-years-old when he started his first business - eight years and five business ventures later he graduates this week from the University of Queensland Bachelor of Advanced Business Honours.

11 July 2022
A woman and a man in business wear walking past a sandstone building

The University of Queensland’s Master of Business Administration has been ranked Australia’s number one MBA program.

23 June 2022
Physiotherapy student, Shali Thevarasan standing in front of a window overlooking trees. Supplied.

Shali Thevarasan was 12 when she, along with her parents and older brother, fled Sri-Lanka for a safer life in Australia. While it was a relief to reach Australian shores, the University of Queensland physiotherapy student admits it was a huge...

22 June 2022
A photo taken in Vietnam of Tiep Tran and Giao Nguyen each holding their children.

Anh Nguyễn remembers little about the desperate boat journey his family took to flee Vietnam in late 2013. The 18-year-old UQ Engineering student was just ten when he and his family fled their home country.

21 June 2022
UQ's new online course will be open and free to anyone. Adobe

The University of Queensland is among just ten educational institutions to receive a slice of $1.4 million to create courses designed to develop Essential Human Skills for the Virtual Age.

3 May 2022
UQ's Forgan Smith Building lit up in rainbow colours.

The University of Queensland has increased the number and types of bursaries available for LGBTQIA+ students and expanded the eligibility criteria, to include students who’ve accepted a full-time place but are yet to enrol.

25 February 2022
Professor Alex Haslam AM honoured for his service to tertiary education. Supplied

Experts in the fields of medicine and psychology are among University of Queensland staff and alumni recognised in the 2022 Australia Day honours.

27 January 2022