Our research is focused on progress, pushing the boundaries and developing new ideas through transdisciplinary thinking.
Choose QUT if you're after a research university that's breaking new ground, working with true experts, learning and discovering in cutting-edge facilities, and funding the future of research innovation in Australia.
We dig through mountains of data and find new ways to refine its revolutionary power through mathematics, machine learning and statistics driven by world class computing and visualisation capabilities.Discover more about big data
Progress in biomedical engineering is powerful and life changing. We collaborate with engineers and medical professionals to progress new materials, procedures and medical devices.Discover more about biomedical engineering
Many of the big steps forward in health will start with tiny discoveries. We use technology to investigate the molecular basis of disease, enabling better diagnostics and therapeutics.Discover more about biomolecular science
Business of technology
Digital disruption is an opportunity. We're analysing the capacity for organisations to progress through technological advances and capitalise on new market opportunities.Discover more about business of technology
Chronic disease intervention
We're developing new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurological disorders.Discover more about chronic disease intervention
The transformation of communication channels is progressing faster than ever before. Our large-scale and methodologically innovative research investigates the ramifications and opportunities of this transformation.Discover more about digital media
How will education help the next generation to progress? We're focused on STEM education, student engagement, early childhood, autism research, Indigenous education, literacies for the 21st century and teacher education.Discover more about education
As society changes, healthcare choices need to adapt. We're identifying differences in information between healthcare providers and consumer, and investigating possible incentives so that the system can continue to progressDiscover more about health systems
Injury prevention and management
As assistive and augmenting technologies continue to evolve, consumer behavior is changing. We're researching how we interact with this technology and uncovering fresh insights that will help new commercial strategies to progress.Discover more about injury prevention and management
A new material can lead to major technological breakthroughs. That’s why we're working in nanomaterials, surface engineering and molecular materials that encompass synthesis, characterisation and application in diverse situations.Discover more about materials science
Plant and industrial biotechnology
Sustainability of agricultural and energy resources is a national priority. Our research aims to reduce threats to food, health and water supply, to minimise the impacts of climate change and to innovate biofuel production.Discover more about plant biotechnology
Progress in the development of intelligent robotic systems is exciting. We're exploring ways for robots to visually sense, understand and interact with complex and unstructured real-world environments.Discover more about robotics
Technology, regulation and society
As the pace of technological change continues to progress, we're investigating the complex legal, regulatory, ethical and social implications for health care, communications, transportation and the nature of work and relationships.Discover more about technology and regulation
Study with us
Seek out new and innovative ways to progress your ideas to reality. A research degree can help you bring new knowledge to life.Our research degrees
Partner with us
We collaborate with industry, small-business and government with a progressive approach to harness our technological strengths, progress solutions and capitalise on opportunities in the real world.Collaborate with us
A more progressive
We tackle some of the biggest questions facing the planet by combining different disciplines and capabilities. Our transdisciplinary research approach is delivering unique solutions.
Real world partnerships
We work closely with partners across all sectors who will apply our research outcomes to create solutions. We're engaging with government and industry, to translate our research to deliver real-world impacts.
We are harnessing our technological strengths across different disciplines to transform research by identifying new opportunities and delivering solutions to real-world problems.
Making real progress
Using online platforms to find work is increasing in many occupations but a QUT case study of photographers’ reluctance to use them shed some light on why many Australian workers prefer standard pathways to employment
QUT researchers have produced Australia’s first lithium-ion battery after establishing the country’s only facility capable of such manufacturing.