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The debate on assisted dying: how can we assess the competing claims?

25-09-2017 As Victorian MPs debate a bill on assisted dying, it is vital that they examine evidence and not just rhetoric says QUT Law Professor Ben White.

Stay hydrated to stay safe in extreme and deadly heat

23-09-2017 With the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicting unseasonal heatwave conditions for much of Queensland from Sunday, a QUT health expert has warned people to stay cool, keep an eye on the colour of their wee and remain hydrated.

Pepper shakes up school holiday STEM Camp

22-09-2017 Teenagers from across Queensland who are taking part in QUT’s school holiday STEM camp next week will have a new non-human ‘mentor’.

Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass

21-09-2017 A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass which is threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide.

QUT creates Australia’s first lithium-ion battery

20-09-2017 QUT researchers have produced Australia’s first lithium-ion battery after establishing the country’s only facility capable of such manufacturing.

What motivates men to donate sperm online? World-first QUT study

19-09-2017 A world-first QUT study into online sperm donor behaviour has revealed the importance men place on their  family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their  motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm to women they meet online.

QUT News & Events Wrap – September 18 edition

18-09-2017 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events.  For regular updates, follow us on Twitter (@QUTmedia) and Facebook (@QUTBrisbane).  To subscribe to this wrap, please email

New study measures human-robot relations

18-09-2017 A QUT researcher is leading a new study to evaluate human-robot interactions as technology reshapes health care.

Nudge nudge, think think: why volunteering is good for you

15-09-2017 Teams from around Australia will converge on QUT this Sunday to compete in Australia’s first Nudgeathon – a behavioural change challenge to encourage more people to volunteer; not just for the sake of society but to improve their own wellbeing.

QUT announces new Vice-Chancellor

14-09-2017 QUT Chancellor Mr Tim Fairfax AC has announced the appointment of Professor Margaret Sheil AO as the university's next Vice-Chancellor, effective February 2018.


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