A machine the size of a shoebox with wiring and software, sitting in a laboratory.

It might not look like much, but this tool could improve the next generation of lasers - and with it, industries from telecommunications to car manufacturing.

12 September 2022
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University of Queensland researchers have pioneered a chemical process to manufacture the molecules that are the building blocks for lifesaving medicines, vaccines and energy storage materials.

7 September 2022
A close-up photo of a hand holding granules of black compost

A new way of using compost could boost global crop production and deliver huge benefits to the planet, according to a study co-led by The University of Queensland.

6 September 2022
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If Australia is to achieve a net zero future, we need “out-of-the-box” thinking and a major economic overhaul, according to study involving The University of Queensland.

26 August 2022
A young girl watering plants

COVID-19, rather than the threat of climate change, has spurred Australians to become more sustainable, according to research from The University of Queensland.

18 August 2022
Feeney Way sign in front of building

A University of Queensland landmark has been named in honour of extraordinary philanthropist Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney, whose generosity permanently changed Australia’s research landscape and led to many research discoveries.

27 July 2022
Artistic drawing of woman running towards Covid-19 molecules ahead of two men. Adobe.

Countries with female leaders recorded 30 per cent fewer COVID-19 deaths than nations governed by men, according to University of Queensland research.

16 June 2022
Several worms crawl over a block of polystyrene, some of them munching into it

A species of worm with an appetite for polystyrene could be the key to plastic recycling on a mass scale.

10 June 2022
A group of people stand in shallow water being taught how to colour match coral

Volunteer-collected data on coral bleaching has been credited with supporting scientific findings about reef health across the globe.

9 June 2022
Red panda in a tree

The much-loved red panda is renowned for its tree-climbing ability and adorable nature, but new research shows the endangered mammal is being driven closer to extinction.

6 June 2022
Fish swimming around coral on Heron Reef

A group of Australian scientists have for the first time unravelled the history of climate change upheaval on the Great Barrier Reef over the past eight millennia. Led by University of Queensland graduate Dr Marcos Salas-Saavedra, the team analysed...

30 May 2022
A picture of an ocean reef

Water quality in the Great Barrier Reef will be improved thanks to a multimillion-dollar collaboration between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

22 April 2022
A koala sitting in a tree

Wildlife researchers at The University of Queensland have developed a new management approach which could protect the iconic koala from extinction.

20 April 2022
The outside of the Andrew N. Liveris building.

An innovative new building at The University of Queensland is more than just smart architecture - it has the potential to unlock ways for Australia to transition to a sustainable, zero-emissions economy.

13 April 2022
A woman holding a metal rod, with a man in suit looking on.

A Brisbane startup company founded on University of Queensland technology to monitor the health of electricity network transformers has been acquired by French multinational Schneider Electric in a multi-million-dollar deal.

5 April 2022