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Rows of lettuces growing inside a glass house. Image, ֱ

Feeding the world’s spiralling population amidst the ravages of climate change will be the focus of a major agriculture conference which gets underway in Brisbane today.

31 October 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
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
Silverleaf Whitefly attacks 500 plant species including cotton, grain and vegetables.

It’s one of the biggest challenges facing the environment and farmers across the globe - pest control. Now, University of Queensland scientists have developed an environmentally friendly spray which could prove to be a game-changer for the...

17 May 2022
Two young people smoking e-cigarettes. Adobe

Globally, most adolescents who experiment with vaping don’t develop an addiction, but the way tobacco products were taxed may be linked with higher e-cigarette use among young people, according to new University of Queensland research.

13 May 2022
ֱ's new online course will be open and free to anyone. Adobe

ֱ 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
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
A pair of hands in surgical gloves examing a petri dish

ֱ has been selected as one of the first launch institutions in the world to partner with biotechnology company Moderna to research and develop vaccines to tackle the world’s greatest global public health threats.

10 March 2022
Sun shining through smoke onto high-rise buildings. Adobe

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has handed down the second instalment of its Sixth Assessment report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability.

1 March 2022
An artist's impression of hookworm inside a human intestine.

There’s been a significant breakthrough in the development of a vaccine to prevent hookworm infection – a parasite which causes serious disease in tens of millions of people globally.

26 October 2021
A cross section of a taro.

The tropical root vegetable taro, known as the ‘food of the gods’ in the Pacific, is under threat from rising sea levels but wild Australian plants being cultivated by ֱ may help boost food security in the region.

21 October 2021

A University of Queensland start-up company, developing a potential new treatment for obesity-related liver disease, has secured a seed investment of $1.3 million from IP Group, a UK-based intellectual property business.

20 October 2021
People spraying pesticides in rice fields.

Sri Lanka is reducing its pesticide-attributable deaths and overall suicide mortality using research from ֱ.

10 May 2021
Amritesh Kumar Maurya with his parents

An Indian student who grew up in a slum in Delhi will have access to an international education thanks to ֱ’s partnership with Asha – an Indian non-profit organisation which improves the lives of slum dwellers.

21 April 2021
His Excellency Bruce Davis, High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Dr Jessica Gallagher ֱ, Professor Peter Høj  and Associate Professor Ora Renagi OL, Graeme Hancock and Anna Madgwick Newcrest Mining

ֱ has partnered with Papua New Guinea's largest technological institution to support sustainable development outcomes across the country’s resources sector.

2 August 2019