Creative Industries


30 October 2017

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Seats with small margins still key battlegrounds: QUT political scientists Professor Clive Bean and Associate Professor John Mickel said seats with small margins which are primarily in South East Queensland will be key to deciding the outcome of the upcoming Queensland election.

Queensland votes 2017: QUT election commentators: QUT has experts available for comment on issues relating to the 2017 Queensland State Election, including voting trends, seat analysis, political advertising, climate change, health, education, and regional economies.

Travel and school tools on robotics fast track: Travics, a team that created a better travel booking experience using SoftBank Robotics’ humanoid robot Pepper, and RAWrobotics, a team that is changing robotics education, are the winners of the QUT bluebox Robotics Accelerator, Australia’s first robotics dedicated accelerator.

QUT helps householders hunt energy vampires: A thermal science project in Townsville led by QUT sustainable energy expert Dr Wendy Miller will recruit ‘superheroes’ to track down energy vampires preying on their homes and driving up power bills.

Dr Wendy Miller

Open access unlocks the universe: Why should open access be important to you?

From fashion to next-gen card games: Kaleidoscope graduate showcase: The QUT Creative Industries’ Kaleidoscope Graduate Showcase is celebrating the future of the creative industries with public exhibitions until November 30.

Build-to-rent an affordable housing option: Build-to-rent is one of the most highly valued income streams in the US, and is ‘something that should exist in Australia’, Mirvac CEO and Property Council president Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz has told the QUT Business Leaders’ Forum.

Nov 1: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture: How Smart City Services Benefit from Urban Data @ Gardens Point
Nov 11-Dec 17: The churchie national emerging art prize (free) @ QUT Art Museum
Nov 14: ACPNS/FIA Alumni Anniversary Breakfast @ Broncos Leagues Club
Nov 15: Good Governance in the Digital Age (free) @Gardens Point
Nov 22: MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Evening @ QUT Business School
Now-Nov 24: STEM for Schools: What’s on in  2017 @ QUT
Nov 29: Your BRAND new future @ Gardens Point
Now-Nov 30: Kaleidoscope: Creative Industries graduate showcase @ Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point

QUT graduate showcases

Dec 5: Free public lecture: What can universities do to create more impact from research? @ Gardens Point
Dec 19: QUT Real Decisions (free) @ Gardens Point
Now-2018: Code-A-Bot, Physics Observatory and Dino Zoo (free) @ The Cube
Now-June 25, 2018: Eternal Present: The Still Life paintings of William Robinson (free) @ William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House


Queensland’s politicians have begun four weeks of campaigning and QUT political scientist Professor Clive Bean (pictured) is already hard at work analysing their chances. He spoke with 7 News, ABC Radio Canberra and Radio National after the election was called … and was also in the New York Times commenting on Barnaby Joyce.  These and our other media highlights of the week can be found here.


Media release date: Monday, October 30, 2017

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