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Year of the Renter – free rent and internet lure tenants in over-crowded market

09-02-2016 With some landlords offering a month’s free rent on new apartments, tenants are calling the shots in the CBD and inner ring suburb rental market, a QUT property economist says.

100 QUT staff members recognised internationally for achievements in learning and teaching

04-02-2016 More than 100 QUT academic and professional staff have attained international recognition for their achievements in learning and teaching through the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Breakthrough discovery reveals how thirsty trees pull water to their canopies

01-02-2016 A scientific mystery about how trees pull water from the ground to their top branches has been solved by an international team of researchers from QUT and the University of Leicester.  

Where women live influences decisions about breast cancer treatment

21-01-2016 New joint research has found that the distance to cancer services may be influencing the treatment intentions of regional Queensland women diagnosed with breast cancer.

QUT and Global Road Technology invest in building better roads

23-12-2015 A new research partnership between QUT and Global Road Technology will deliver health and safety benefits for mine sites, regional towns and third-world countries through spray-on, “instant” roads that can make dirt roads as hard-wearing as bitumen.

QUT's top stories for 2015

22-12-2015 Plump ponies, cyberchondria, Mars stars and spectacular robots – if you kept up with the news in 2015, the chances are you saw QUT’s world-class research among the headlines. Here are the top 15 QUT stories that found their way into hearts and living rooms around the world.

Award-winning performance secures ‘Oscars of higher education’ for QUT

21-12-2015 QUT has won two prestigious prizes and had its learning and teaching methods recognised among the world’s most innovative at an international higher education awards ceremony.

$800k grant to bring blood and nutrients to 3D printed organs

16-12-2015 An exciting QUT project to develop sophisticated bio-inks to address the challenge of supplying nutrients and removing waste products from 3D printed replacement body organs, has been funded with a $812,460  ARC Future Fellowship grant to  Dr Tim Dargaville.

Clean and green: Energy efficiency boost for engineers of the future

23-11-2015 A virtual classroom that will help Australia's universities create "greener" engineers of the future has opened online.

$3.5M NHMRC grants success for QUT researchers

09-11-2015 Five QUT researchers have received grants totalling nearly $3.5 million to enable them to work on projects tackling problem drinking, cancer, and eye and teeth health.


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