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Determined, disadvantaged students awarded scholarships

27-05-2016 A cohort of 63 students has been named the 2016 Tim Fairfax AC Learning Potential Fund Scholars, taking the number of lives touched by the QUT Chancellor’s scholarships to more than 100.

Tests show drivers can’t accurately judge speed of approaching train

25-05-2016 Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a passive level crossing, a QUT and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation collaborative study has found.

Child’s play: Australia’s newest roboticists see eye-to-eye with R2-D2

25-05-2016 Children from age four can become robot programmers rather than waiting for the higher years in schooling, says a QUT education researcher.

QUT partners with the Public Trustee

25-05-2016 QUT has partnered with the Public Trustee to deliver a tailored leadership and management program.

App for young boys aims to prevent domestic violence

25-05-2016 A concept for an app aimed at engaging boys aged 10 to 15 to teach them respectful relationships with girls has been developed by a QUT social marketing expert as “another part of the jigsaw” to prevent domestic violence against women.

Young Maroochydore Filmmakers steal the show at QUT

24-05-2016 A group of budding filmmakers from Maroochydore State High School have won the 2016 QUT Student Film Competition, taking home more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Does getting fit and eating better help you drink less?

23-05-2016 Could winning a battle with alcohol be helped by eating your greens and walking more? A national QUT study is underway to find out the answer.

Fear of flying: dementia and air travel

23-05-2016 A QUT project to make airports more accessible for people with dementia has been awarded nationally competitive Dementia Collaborative Research Centres funding; one of five QUT projects to receive a combined total of almost $300,000. 

Can Facebook save Australia's dairy farmers?

20-05-2016 Social media is coming to the aid of Australia’s dairy farmers by promoting the virtues of stumping up an extra dollar to buy branded milk, leaving the $2 house brands on the shelves, says QUT retail expert Dr Gary Mortimer.

Could a beetroot a day keep the doctor at bay?

19-05-2016 A QUT study is underway to discover whether beetroot juice could be a new ‘super food’ to improve vascular health, including blood coagulation and boosting immune cells, in older people and volunteers are wanted to take part.


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