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.
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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2000 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm.
Find out more about our commitment to the AHRC's anti-racism initiative.
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
The world’s first robot built to control the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish could be transformed into a versatile robo reef protector thanks to the Google Impact Challenge Australia.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2361
World-class education and research facilities sit alongside lifestyle, sporting and creative hubs at our campuses.
Our four libraries offer diverse collections, study spaces and free public services.
Our researchers work at specialised facilities in Brisbane and across Queensland.
Our cultural, entertainment and function venues are open to the public.
Hire one of our unique spaces for your next event.
Our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove cultural precincts bring together outstanding facilities for the arts, heritage and science education.
You are here:
A research project examining how children play on iPads and other mobile internet-connected devices is one of seven Queensland University of Technology (QUT) projects to be awarded more than $5 million in federal government funding.
The Future Fellowships were announced today by the Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans.
QUT education researcher Professor Susan Danby has been awarded nearly $890,000 to investigate mobile technologies in young children's everyday worlds.
"Mobile technologies, be they a smart phone, an iPad or notebook, are commonplace in our homes, preschools and communities generally," she said.
"We need to better understand how young children use the devices and how they can be used to help young children learn and play.
"We aim to gather evidence of how the devices are used by children in everyday scenarios so we can provide advice to educators, curriculum developers, policy makers as well as to parents generally."
Professor Danby said the technology connected young children to the world and provide them with knowledge that could not be accessed by previous generations.
"We have anecdotal evidence of children as young as two searching online for information about things that interest them, be that information about animals or family holiday YouTube clips," she said.
"There's been little research into how children are using this evolving technology or on its potential as a learning and play tool for young ones."
Other QUT mid-career researchers to be awarded Future Fellowships are:
•Dr Stephen Cameron who was awarded nearly $700,000 to analyse genomic data to find out how insects evolved, and in doing so come to a greater understanding of how evolution works.
•Dr Leanne Hides has been awarded nearly $600,000 to develop online programs to promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of young Australians.
•Associate Professor Paula McDonald will use her $725,000 to investigate the role the workplace plays in the development of young adults. Little research has been done to date on how young people are socialised through their job. The project will look at how youth in different social locations, for example, class, gender, ethnicity and geographic location, conceive of their rights and responsibilities in employment and how they anticipate their future in the economy. The research will inform education and employment policies.
•Dr Kirsten McKenzie has been awarded more than $700,000 to develop a method to identify and undertake surveillance of product-related injuries. It is estimated more than 173,000 such injuries occur each year and cost the health system up to $235 million. The research will make use of existing health data to identify opportunities for strengthening the current product safety proactive surveillance system in Australia.
• Dr Jason Potts has received more than $835,000 to research how Australian industries are pooling innovation resources and why this matters. The pooling of resources for innovation is an emerging phenomenon in several Australian industries.
•Dr Hongxia Wang has received more than $700,000 to conduct research that addresses the key barriers to the broader commercialisation of cost-effective, titania-based solar cells. The research will answer key questions about the ultimate efficiency of these solar cells and is expected to help transform the Australian PV industry.
Media contact: Rose Trapnell, QUT media team leader, 07 3138 2361 or 0407 585 901 email@example.com
Professor Susan Danby is one of seven QUT researchers to be awarded federal government Future Fellowships.