QUT researchers awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships

A project inspired by nature and robotics to give Australia greater GPS satellite autonomy, and another examining the impact of polarisation across online environments have earnt each of the QUT lead researchers a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship.

QUT students show the real world starts here

Creative industries and business student and aspiring actor Sarah Hesse is one of more than 50 real university students who feature in the new QUT television commercial that has just been unveiled.

‘Design-thinking’ needed in humane approach to aged care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety called for an urgent overhaul of Australia’s aged care system. The Head of QUT’s School of Design says the focus needs to be on healthy ageing and incorporate the fields of health, humanities, economics and the arts and design.

COVID-19 reinforces value of Australia’s most popular cultural activity

With box office takings down up to 70 per cent compared to 2019, Australia’s independent cinemas have been hit hard by COVID-19, but many have innovated to maintain their audience say researchers from QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC).

Textile waste: Addressing a 92 million tonne global problem

What have you done with last season’s clothes?  Waste researchers like QUT’s Associate Professor Alice Payne want Australians to put a lot more thought into that question and have taken their case to Canberra and the world.

Humour trumps Harvard: a QUT alumnus takes COVID-19 in her stride

A QUT Creative Industries alumnus has secured a partnership with a Brisbane studio to animate her novel and timely pilot for a subversive animated comedy series featuring feminist mermaids and exhausted sirens as they take down the patriarchy by luring men to their ends.