Everything you need to know as a first-time student.
Information and support for postgraduate study.
Courses, supervisors and your life as a researcher.
Step-by-step application guides for our courses.
Get financial support for your studies. Find a scholarship that's right for you.
Options like part-time, external and online study can help you tailor how you learn.
Boost your career or extend your skills with a short course or unit.
Our free online courses are open to everyone.
Discover our campuses, courses and entry requirements.
Our internationally recognised research is supported by state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
Considering research with us? Here's what to expect.
PhDs, research masters and professional doctorates.
Apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher.
Our researchers work in supportive and established networks.
We value and promote integrity and ethical responsibility in all research we conduct.
Our strengths and areas of focus in research.
Browse our experts or find a supervisor.
We collaborate with industry partners to research solutions for real-world problems, and to give our students hands-on experience in the workplace.
Work with our students and graduates, sponsor scholarships, prizes or events, or become an industry partner.
We offer commercial research and consultancy services, research commercialisation, and workplace training and development.
We offer short courses to help you advance your career and expand your skills.
We're working with a range of industry partners and collaborators.
Boeing Australia have collaborated on projects with us and provided sponsorship, and their staff have taught in our avionics program.
We are a highly successful and globally positioned Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research.
Make a real impact by giving to QUT and supporting our students, researchers and community.
Our history, key statistics, sustainability initiatives and programs and Indigenous acknowledgement.
Meet our staff and executive team.
Our awards, accreditation details, research rankings and scholarly achievements.
Our plans for expanding our university's achievements in learning, teaching and research.
Policies, procedures and annual reports.
What's on at QUT.
Want to work with us? See available jobs.
Our campuses and facilities, including maps, research locations and public venues.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2000 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm.
Our graduates run successful businesses, conduct ground-breaking research and make significant contributions to their communities.
We celebrate our alumni with annual awards for graduates and students.
Get involved with QUT by engaging with and supporting our current students.
Once you've graduated, we encourage you to keep in touch with the QUT community and your fellow alumni.
Email: email@example.com Phone: +61 7 3138 4778 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm
Award-winning singer-songwriter and ARIA-nominated artist Kate Miller-Heidke is the 2016 QUT Alumnus of the Year.
Step-by-step guide to applying as an international student.
We offer scholarships for international students to help with study and living costs.
You may be able to meet with a QUT staff member or official representative in your city.
Find out more about living and studying in Brisbane.
While you're studying here, you can access a range of support services to help you adjust to life in Brisbane.
Come to QUT for one or two semesters.
Freecall: 1800 181 848 (within Australia)
Phone: +61 3 9627 4853 (outside Australia)
Subscribe for email updates
Meet the new face of environmental monitoring – a combination of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and a highly specialised camera that was once so big and expensive only satellites and airplanes could carry them.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2361
You are here:
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Eidos Institute and the Department of Community Safety will partner on new research seeking to analyse how social media were used during natural disasters in Queensland in 2011.
Following the unprecedented use and role of social media during the devastating floods occurring in South-East Queensland, the three-year research project will seek to inform the development of improved public communication strategies which could save lives in future disasters.
The project was one of the 1000 research projects funded nation-wide as part of the Australian Research Council's recent 2012 Major Grants Announcement.
Led by a team of academic experts from QUT and the University of New South Wales, the project is supported by funding partners including independent think-tank the Eidos Institute and the Department of Community Safety.
"The experience of the floods showed clearly that social media have an important role to play in helping to disseminate emergency advice and information, and in sourcing first-hand reports from affected locals," project leader Associate Professor Axel Bruns from QUT's ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation said.
"The challenge for emergency services now is to find appropriate communication strategies which include social media in the overall mix."
The project's key objectives include investigating the uses of social media such as Twitter by public organisations including government and emergency services, as well as by the general public, during natural disasters, and working closely with the Department of Community Safety to develop and evaluate its social media strategies.
CEO of national think-tank Eidos Institute Professor Bruce Muirhead stated that the project was an important opportunity for governments to consider the implications of 'Government 2.0'.
"Social media have developed into an important form of communication used by a vast majority of citizens - it makes sense that governments learn how to better utilise such an effective form of mass communication, especially when it comes to issues of public safety," he said.
Department of Community Safety, All Hazards Information Management Program Director, Chris Fisher agreed that social media is now as important as traditional media channels for distributing information to the community.
"In terms of disaster preparedness and response messaging, the public demand and consumption of information has shifted social media from a public engagement tool to a critical communications channel," he said.
The research project builds from an Eidos Institute National Conference held at the State Library of Queensland earlier this year, which saw leading academics, journalists, social commentators and governments with an interest in the use of social media join forces in the wake of a natural disaster which destroyed lives, homes and property.
EIDOS media contact: Samantha Dean 07 3009 7900QUT media contact: Michaela Ryan 07 3138 4494
Project leader Axel Bruns from QUT