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.
Discover our campuses, courses and entry requirements.
Email: email@example.com Phone: +61 7 3138 2000 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm
Our internationally recognised research is supported by state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
Considering research with us? Here's what to expect.
We value and promote integrity and ethical responsibility in all research we conduct.
PhDs, research masters and professional doctorates.
Apply for scholarships to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.
Our researchers work in supportive and established networks.
We offer quality-assured research solutions for industry, government and non-profit sectors.
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
Greg Creed won the 2014 QUT Alumnus of the Year Award for his achievements in business.
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.
Online: Enquiry form for international students
Freecall: 1800 181 848 (within Australia)
Phone: +61 3 9627 4853 (outside 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 Science and Engineering Centre is a place for students, researchers, academics and the public to learn and collaborate.
You are here:
Associate Professor Axel Bruns says Queensland Police Media used Twitter very effictively during the 2011 south east Queensland floods.
Social media sites Twitter and Facebook played a crucial role in disseminating information during the 2011 Queensland floods.
That is the key finding of a report released today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) available at http://is.gd/mf0FUE
CCI researchers Associate Professor Axel Bruns and Dr Jean Burgess from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Associate Professor Kate Crawford and Frances Shaw from the University of New South Wales focussed especially on the role of Twitter, which was prominently used by the Queensland Police Service during the crisis.
"Through their @QPSMedia Twitter account, police staff provided timely updates directly from the Queensland Premier's situation meetings," said Professor Bruns.
"Many mainstream media picked up on these updates and included them in their own news tickers."
Dr Burgess added that social media did much more than just improve communication between police and media organisations.
"During the week of 10 January 2011, some 15,000 users participated in the #qldfloods hashtag on Twitter, sharing news, advice, photos and videos of the inundation," she said.
"Social media were important in enabling local communities to stay informed, share their own knowledge and experiences, and to coordinate flood protection and cleanup activities.
"People on Twitter were working together to respond to the crisis, showing a strong spirit of cooperation."
The researchers said the @QPSMedia account became a leading participant, sharing important information which was widely passed along by other users in the network, and responding quickly to the local Twitter community.
"@QPSMedia's updates achieved great visibility online especially because Queensland and Australian Twitter users were passing them along through retweeting," said Ms Shaw.
"It is only by collaborating with the overall userbase that official accounts manage to get their news out, and the Queensland Police Media Unit understood this well. They also received great encouragement and applause for their work from the wider Twitter community."
Professor Crawford said the @QPSMedia's series of '#Mythbuster' tweets, which corrected rumours and misinformation circulating through social and other media was particularly successful.
"These tweets were retweeted widely by other users," Professor Crawford said.
"During times of crisis, many arguments and disagreements are suspended, and we see users come together to ensure that important information gets through to as many people as possible.
"Social media users understand that their networks have become important additional channels for crisis communication," Professor Crawford said.
The CCI Report, #qldfloods and @QPSMedia: Crisis Communication on Twitter in the south East Queensland Floods, is an outcome of the multi-year Media Ecologies and Methodological Innovation project, which examines the place of social media within the overall mediasphere, with a particular focus on acute events such as natural disasters.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) was established in 2005 to focus research and development on the role the creative industries and their contributing disciplines make to a more dynamic and inclusive innovation system and society and is acknowledged as a global leader in this emerging field.
More information about the research conducted by the QUT team can be found at their project website http://mappingonlinepublics.net/. More information about the CCI is available at http://cci.edu.au/.
For more information contact Professor Axel Bruns 3138 5548 or email@example.com Media contact: Rose Trapnell, QUT media officer, 07 3138 2999 or firstname.lastname@example.org