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An underwater photo of a coral reef showing algal overgrowth.

ֱ researchers are developing a web-based management program capable of mapping ocean water pollution almost as it happens.

4 October 2023
a bottle, plastic bag and straw float in blue water

University of Queensland researchers are developing a plastic that breaks down in seawater to help turn the tide on marine waste.

14 September 2023
A white camera-looking object with two antennas sits above fast flowing brown water with bushland in the background.

A tool developed by ֱ researchers that measures floodwater depth and velocity will be sold globally after it was licensed to a US-based company.

13 September 2023
Two people wearing lab coats looking down into a round metal furnace

A custom-built furnace that can heat materials to almost 3000 degrees Celsius has been installed at ֱ to build components for Australia’s burgeoning space industry.

8 September 2023
Researcher checking samples of bioplastics at Seaworld on the Gold Coast. Image, ֱ

A major study in Southeast Queensland is testing how quickly biodegradable plastics break down in waterways, as researchers look for solutions to the world's growing plastics problem.

19 July 2023
Two men in white lab coats in an office look at the camera, one holds a gaming controller.

University of Queensland researchers have used an algorithm from a video game to gain insights into the behaviour of molecules within live brain cells.

15 June 2023
An observatory on a hill under a starry sky. The stars are forming curved lines across the sky.

Understanding the mysterious force behind the expanding universe is a step closer with the first tranche of data released from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI).

14 June 2023
A long train travels on a track with fields and open country either side of it.

ֱ researchers have worked with industry to map how Australia could move towards decarbonising its heavy haulage rail network.

2 May 2023
three people stand next to a table of wires and electronic equipment

A team of University of Queensland engineers which has designed a sustainable and affordable 3D printed rocket engine has won two awards at an annual event celebrating entrepreneurship.

27 March 2023

ֱ has been ranked in the global top 20 in five academic subject areas in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, reflecting ֱ’s research and teaching capabilities.

24 March 2023
Person charging their electric vehicle.

Queensland’s brightest minds in electric transport will descend on Brisbane for the State’s inaugural Electric Transport Industry Transformation Forum on Friday 17 March.

17 March 2023
An office space with desks, chairs and monitors but no people, and a graphic of connecting lines linking each workstation.

A University of Queensland and KPMG Australia study has found only 40 percent of Australians trust the use of artificial intelligence (AI) at work.

22 February 2023
two people in helmets hold hoses and direct water spray at tall flames

A cost-effective invention aimed at preventing up to half of all firefighter deaths each year is being developed as part of a University of Queensland entrepreneurship program.

21 February 2023
A close up of gloved hands holding a magnet against a small vial of brown liquid with two faces in the background

Researchers at ֱ have pioneered a simple, fast and effective technique to remove PFAS chemicals from water.

20 January 2023
A view down a grassy path between rows of tall sugarcane plants with a bright blue sky above

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to more efficiently convert sugarcane into a building block of aviation fuel and other products.

17 January 2023