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New Farm was 'up the creek' before Better Cities Program

16-05-2016 The simple investment of $22m to upgrade the New Farm/Teneriffe sewer line in 1991 has enabled the creation of 8400 jobs and renewal of these once decaying, depopulated riverside areas into one of Brisbane’s most sought after suburbs.

Robotic arm used to perform hip replacement

10-05-2016 World leading medical innovation was on display when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull officially launched new technology in Brisbane today that allows surgeons to perform more accurate hip and knee replacements.

QUT News & Events Wrap

10-05-2016 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 13,447 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter. To subscribe to this news wrap, please email

Vital funds to future-proof crops

06-05-2016 One of the world's leading discovery researchers has received $2.7 million to overcome a key barrier to future-proofing the world’s crops.

QUT develops new model to better predict crash blackspots

03-05-2016 QUT has developed a new blackspot identification method that offers an unbiased prediction of crash counts and allows a more accurate way to identify high-risk crash sites.

New technologies to eliminate fossil fuel use in the sugar industry

28-04-2016 QUT researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry.

QUT students among first 100 Westpac Bicentennial Scholarships

26-04-2016 Nine QUT students have been named among the first 100 Westpac Scholars for their drive, imagination and potential to shape the future of Australia.

Superconductors unveiled at QUT research facility

20-04-2016 Prototype high-temperature superconductors were unveiled at a QUT research facility this week, as part of a landmark research agreement between German engineering giant Siemens, QUT and the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group.

3D printed ear research boosted with Advance Queensland scholarship

20-04-2016 Printing 3D ears for people born with microtia – a congenital condition where the external ear is underdeveloped or non-existent that affects 2-3 births in 10,000 – is the subject of an Advance Queensland Scholarship for QUT PhD student Rena Cruz.

QUT professor leads Australia’s first robotic hip operation

19-04-2016 Australia's first robotically assisted hip replacement operation is being performed in Brisbane today under the leadership of QUT's Professor of Orthopaedic Research, Ross Crawford.


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