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  • 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
  • New UQ partnership to focus on university-industry collaboration

    28 June 2016 The University of Queensland has become the first Australian institution to be invited to join an exclusive international organisation focused on driving partnerships between universities and industry. It’s one of only a select number of universities outside of the US to join the membership-based University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) this year. The organisation currently boasts […]

    Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
  • Chilling findings are good news for koalas

    28 June 2016 University of Queensland research into the chilled storage of koala semen has major implications for the assisted breeding and genetic diversity of captive and wild populations. UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences PhD student Bridie Schultz said her research proved it was possible to store viable koala sperm at 5°C for […]

    Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
  • UQ Rocket3D team blitzes NASA competition

    20 June 2016 Designing and building rockets and sending them into space is one of the most expensive endeavours on earth, costing upwards of $500 million. But a team of University of Queensland engineers has come up with a cheap 3D-printable solution, earning them first place in the NASA Brisbane International Space Apps Challenge and […]

    Posted: Monday, Jun 20, 2016