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13th December 2018

Robot makes world-first baby coral delivery to Great Barrier Reef

Ecology and technology have combined to give nature a helping hand, using a robot to deliver heat-tolerant coral larvae directly onto the Great Barrier Reef, in the first small scale pilot of a new technique to help restore and recover coral reefs.

10th December 2018

DNA find: tiny wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos

A QUT-led collaboration with University of Adelaide reveals that Australia’s pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which roamed the continent for millions of years, but died out about 40,000 years ago.

6th December 2018

Aloha! They still call me Bruce

Every great superhero story has its hero and trusted side-kick.

5th December 2018

Reef researchers want our summer holiday snaps

You don’t need a lab coat to be a scientist in Queensland this summer – just togs and an underwater camera.

30th November 2018

QUT researcher awarded inaugural WH Bryan PhD Scholarship

Talented PhD student Robert Emo will pursue his passion for geological research at QUT with the help of the inaugural WH Bryan PhD Scholarship in Queensland Earth Sciences.

29th November 2018

New catalyst material produces abundant cheap hydrogen

QUT chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts.

29th November 2018

An entrepreneurial Royal visit

His Royal Highness The Duke of York explored QUT’s latest developments in robotics and entrepreneurship in a private visit to the university today.

28th November 2018

Skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow

The Palaszczuk Government said it is acting today and planning for tomorrow to ensure Queensland's workforce has the skills it needs, as delegates gather for a landmark Future of Work - Skills and Industry Summit.

28th November 2018

Research draws global praise for QUT’s highly cited researchers

Six QUT researchers have earned the distinct honour of being named a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher.

28th November 2018

QUT awarded $10.8 million in ARC research funding

Projects to develop novel processes to generate hydrogen, restore food webs in endangered grasslands, investigate the health of waterways under pressure from urban growth, and evaluate regulation of global internet platforms are among QUT-led projects to receive Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in the latest round of grants.

26th November 2018

National Indigenous Research Conference comes to Brisbane

Researchers, policymakers and Indigenous organisations will gather at QUT in Brisbane in July for the 2019 AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference.

21st November 2018

Food trees of the future: Unlocking the DNA of smashed avo

Australian scientists are embarking on a five-year $13.3 million tree DNA project that will make it easier to develop fruit trees and nut trees that are resistant to drought and disease.

20th November 2018

Artificial intelligence will create DIY melanoma detector

Scientists are working on developing world-first technology to automate skin self-examination, allowing Australians to take a full-body skin mapping scan of moles and lesions in the privacy of their own home.

16th November 2018

QUT Science and Engineering leads the way for research

QUT is the leading Australian institution in four research fields and hosts six research field leaders according to The Australian’s annual research magazine.

9th November 2018

QUT ‘golden banana’ humanitarian honoured

QUT scientist and humanitarian, Distinguished Professor James Dale, who has developed potentially lifesaving bananas for some of the poorest people on earth is the 2019 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year.

7th November 2018

QUT offers Aust’s first uni esports scholarships in 2019

Australia’s first university esports scholarships have arrived, with QUT in Brisbane announcing it will award five $10,000 scholarships for exceptional League of Legends gamers in 2019.

2nd November 2018

Power to the pulses: Diversifying the Queensland food industry

A new translational research-focused partnership between food security and biotechnology company Elo Life Systems and QUT will offer hope for Australian farmers through the development of more resilient and nutritious crops.

1st November 2018

Reef RangerBot becomes ‘LarvalBot’ to spread coral babies

QUT’s reef protector robot is set to become ‘mother’ to hundreds of millions of baby corals in a special delivery coinciding with this month’s annual coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.

28th October 2018

Growing need for remote sensing expertise in environmental or emergency management jobs

Technology in satellites used for land, ocean and atmospheric monitoring has become so commonplace that budding environmental and emergency managers should get exposed to it now, according to a QUT expert.

30th October 2018

Million dollar clues: Inside the brains of competitive gamers

What makes some esports gamers good enough to compete in global teams in front of thousands of people and earn millions of dollars, while others compete from computers at home with their mates from school?

16th November 2018

Science in Focus wows audiences at QUT CreateX

A large-scale installation of past and present QUT Science in Focus images has been launched on the new digital canvas at QUT CreateX before a live audience.

22nd October 2018

2018 QUT Science in Focus winners revealed

An image revealing the hidden beauty of a rat bone and a spectacular video of a fluorescent dye filtering sea sponge have taken out QUT’s 2018 Science in Focus Image Competition.

25th October 2018

Real-world solution softens surgery

When 10-year-old Chelsy Jones needed a lengthy operation to correct a spinal deformity, her surgeon enlisted the help of QUT biomedical engineer, Dr Paige Little, to custom design a novel support mattress.

25th October 2018

QUT Online launches to address growing demand in state

QUT has today launched QUT Online, offering online postgraduate courses in a range of areas to address key issues impacting Australia’s workforce.

17th October 2018

AI Dugong Detector makes Google Challenge impact

Software using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect dugongs in aerial photographs has been developed by QUT computer engineer Dr Frederic Maire to help scientists monitor diminishing global seagrass meadows.

11th December 2018

Art meets science at STEAM experience day

High school students discovered there is more to art and science than meets the eye at the STEAM experience day at QUT.

11th October 2018

Virtually unstoppable! QUT students win VR Hackathon.

Students from QUT's Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments and alumni from QUT's Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment claimed first place at the Queensland Virtual Reality (VR) Hackathon 2018.

26th September 2018

Giddy up: help for plump ponies is fast on its way

Help is on the way for plump ponies at risk of the painful, often deadly, condition of founder or laminitis which is the second biggest killer of domestic horses.

18th September 2018

Plenty of WiT at QUT

Researchers proved there’s no shortage of WiT at QUT, with two winners and another five finalists recognised at the 2018 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards Gala in Brisbane on Friday.

17th September 2018

Start QUT for free while you’re still at high school

When Jarod Lam started attending lectures at QUT, he was still heading off to high school every day.

23rd October 2018

Microscopic handshake seals deal between QUT and Rio Tinto

QUT will provide metal analysis services to global leader in quality aluminium products Rio Tinto through to 2023, underpinned by the company's investment of $1.24M over the next five years in Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF).

28th August 2018

Fantastic bots and where to find them

Remember Cartman? Not US sitcom South Park’s most pugnacious character, but a super-savvy robot, built from scratch by the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV)’s team who aced last year’s Amazon Robotics Challenge in Japan.

27th June 2018

Students jet to Japan for industry immersion

Six QUT students are gaining first-hand cultural and business insights through an immersive two-week program at the Tokyo headquarters of multinational company Mitsui & Co.

29th June 2018

QUT at cutting edge of solar technology

QUT researchers have developed a new material that has the potential to change the renewable power industry by delivering highly efficient, stable and considerably cheaper solar technology.

14th June 2018

Rural teacher gains international recognition for STEM education innovation

QUT Education graduate and teacher Jess Schofield earned international recognition for her work in STEM education after being awarded LEGO Education’s Australian Teacher of the Year.

16th April 2018

Innovative QUT students awarded Westpac technology scholarships

Seven passionate QUT students have been named among the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation's Young Technologists for their incredible capacity to create meaningful change.

19th March 2018

Todd on track for golden graduation

QUT student Todd Crawford’s hard-earned record at university has earned him five prestigious CareerTrackers ‘Gold Diary’ academic awards – and recognition from Australia’s Prime Minister.

8th March 2018

Extreme engagement, inspiring future science high-flyers

Within the first few minutes, the children’s eyes grow wide. The classroom hubbub quickly dies down.As the presenter makes her first bold statement, kids lean forward in their chairs, transfixed by a new way of looking at science. Many have never seen it presented in such an exciting way.

23rd January 2018

QUT Science and Engineering Kindler Medallists announced

Two high-achieving engineering graduates, Nicholas Sterkenburg and Kaitlyn Lyons have been awarded the prestigious Kindler Medal.