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  • 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
  • Online education for more than one million students

    4 July 2016 More than one million people are eager to learn from University of Queensland experts, with UQ’s Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) program accepting its millionth enrolment at the weekend. UQ runs 16 MOOCs through its UQx program, a service that offers free online university courses to anyone with access to the internet. […]

    Posted: Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
  • UQ plant breeding expertise recognised globally

    30 June 2016 The University of Queensland’s expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries. UQ was selected to implement the Breeding Program Analysis Tool because of the university’s international reputation for excellence in plant breeding, […]

    Posted: Thursday, Jun 30, 2016