Everything you need to know as a first-time student.
Information and support for postgraduate study.
Courses, supervisors and your life as a researcher.
Discover our campuses, courses and entry requirements.
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.
Our executive education courses give you the skills you need to lead in a fast-paced world.
Boost your career or extend your skills with a short course or unit.
Our free online courses are open to everyone.
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're working with a range of industry partners and collaborators.
Our customised executive education equips your employees with tools and inspiration to give your organisation a real edge.
We offer short courses to help you advance your career and expand your skills.
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:
Weeds are winning the battle when it comes to surviving in the wild with foliage eating insects preferring the taste of native plants, according to a study by Queensland University of Technology.
Eve White, from QUT's School of Natural Resource Sciences, has been investigating the effect weeds can have on native plants especially when foliage eating insects, also known as herbivores, are involved.
"While many plants need insects to reproduce there are many insects that simply feed off plants and this is having an effect on natives," she said,
"Some weed species receive all of the benefits of visiting pollinators but none of the negative consequences of herbivores."
Ms White said while pollinators - insects that carry pollen from one flower to another facilitating fertilisation - visited weeds and natives, the attack by herbivores may have an unfair advantage for the weed.
"Essentially it may give weeds the upper hand over native plants," she said.
"What I wanted to see was the herbivores eating the weeds, but this was not the case.
"Herbivores demonstrated a preference for the native plant, causing higher levels of damage to the foliage of the native both in the field and in laboratory trials."
Ms White said her study also found that while pollinators were not ignoring natives, their interest in weeds was producing a hybrid native/weed species of seed.
"In many cases when hybrids are created they are not as healthy as the original plant and this is what I have seen," she said.
"What I have found is the hybrid's seeds are not able to survive into maturity. The reproductive effort is therefore being wasted."
Ms White said the survival of many of Australia's native plants was at risk because of weed infestation.
"It is essential to understand what is occurring to our native plants so that strategies can be developed to protect them."
Ms White's field research was undertaken in Lamington National Park, Queen Mary Falls and the Bunya Mountains.
Media contact- Sandra Hutchinson, QUT media officer, 07 3138 2130 or email@example.com