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  • UQ alumnus picked to head powerful US business council

    A UQ alumnus described as “one of the foremost leaders in the world of business” has been appointed by US President-elect Donald Trump to chair the American Manufacturing Council. Andrew Liveris AO (Bachelor of Engineering First Class Honours ’75 and Doctor of Science honoris causa ’05) will lead a 25-member private sector group tasked with […]

    Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2016
  • Vale Emeritus Professor John Hay AC (21 September 1942 – 3 November 2016)

    The University of Queensland today pays tribute to one of the most influential leaders in its 106-year history, former Vice-Chancellor and President Emeritus Professor John Hay AC. Emeritus Professor Hay, who has died in Melbourne surrounded by his family, led UQ through 12 transformative years from January 1996 to December 2007. UQ Chancellor, Mr Peter […]

    Posted: Monday, Nov 07, 2016
  • UQ’s research excellence on the rise

    The University of Queensland has risen two places in the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, placing 43rd in the world and third in Australia. Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Joanne Wright said the rankings, compiled by National Taiwan University, showed UQ’s continued upward trajectory – UQ rose 11 places in the same […]

    Posted: Friday, Oct 14, 2016
  • Major advance in designer drug development

    In a world-first, researchers from The University of Queensland and University of Washington (UW) have produced tailor-made peptides – an advance expected to help improve drug design and environmentally-friendly pesticides. Peptides – naturally occurring chains of amino acids – are highly desired in drug development but can be unstable. The team from the UQ’s Institute […]

    Posted: Friday, Oct 14, 2016
  • UQ leaps up list of world’s best universities

    The University of Queensland has rocketed up the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, to rank 55th globally and second in Australia. In the University’s best result since the annual ranking began in 2003, UQ this year leaps 22 places – up from 77 – after it jumped last year from 85. The result means […]

    Posted: Friday, Aug 19, 2016