Creative Industries


06 November 2017

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Saving seagrasses from dredging – new research finds solutions: Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve seagrass meadows, one of the world’s most productive and important ecosystems, a study led by QUT researchers and published in Nature Communications found.

Australian tourism policies fail to address climate change: Australia’s Federal and State governments are failing to produce effective long-term tourism policy to address climate change, according to the findings of QUT-led research.

QUT to host accelerator program for med tech entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurial-minded people across Australia with expertise in medical technology and medical devices will be able to vie for a QUT-based accelerator program being held in 2018 – the Bridge Tech Program.

Selections start for QUT's MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Future of Sustainability: Organisers of 2018’s sustainability-themed MIT Bootcamp are sifting through 2,000 applications to select 90 innovators to take part in the February event and an opportunity to brainstorm on Lady Elliot Island.

QUT and RBWH join forces for people with diabetes: A new diabetes service has been introduced at QUT Health Clinics at Kelvin Grove as a partnership between the university and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

$10,000 visual arts scholarship winner announced: An artist researching screen-based contemporary art practice and how it reflects on human engagement with the natural world has been awarded QUT’s $10,000 Hilde Chenhall Memorial Scholarship in Visual Arts.

Queensland’s 2018 Rhodes Scholar:  Griffith University Doctor of Medicine Beth Hamilton is Queensland’s 2018 Rhodes Scholar.

QUT hosts Bhutan's leading educators and policy makers: QUT’s Faculty of Education hosted a special delegation of Bhutan’s leading educators and policy makers in October.



Nov 8: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series:  Modelling the Sustainability and Productivity of Bioenergy Crops in the US and Australia (free) @ 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
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



Dr Char-lee Moyle (pictured) made Mashable and Yahoo USA with her research into tourism and climate change and Associate Professor Gary Mortimer was across Australia on retail topics for media including 7 News (Taco Bell), ABC Brisbane (Myer), Smart Company (Ikea), and The Conversation (Chinese demand for Australian products).

These and our other media highlights of the week can be found here.


Release date: Monday, November 6, 2017

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