Order of Australia medals on a purple background

An international leader in audiology and an Indigenous author and poet are among an extensive list of University of Queensland representatives who have been named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year.

13 June 2022
Sleep coaches Jamie Dunne and Karen Chong and Cultural Advisor Roslyn Von Senden hold up monitoring watches

Young Indigenous people in Mt Isa will be taught about the mental health benefits of a good night’s sleep as part of a nation-leading program developed by The University of Queensland.

2 June 2022
Two people wearing face masks looking at an anatomical model

Closing the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be the focus of an Australian-first health alliance.

1 June 2022
A native plant garden in front of a brick building

A new garden at the University of Queensland’s Herston campus is growing a connection between staff, students and visitors with Australia’s Indigenous culture and history.

31 May 2022
A group of students walks on the St Lucia campus

The University of Queensland is embracing National Reconciliation Week and its theme for 2022, ‘Be Brave, Make Change.’

30 May 2022
A man at a lecturn waving and a woman in a red dress watching on.

The ALP will rightly bask in this election victory. As the party’s Sydney MP Tanya Plibersek put it Saturday night: a win is a win is a win.

23 May 2022

The University of Queensland will lead Australia’s effort to supercharge commercialisation in the food and beverage industry, with a share of $362 million in federal government funding.

16 May 2022
An old Queenslander house overlooking grass and a garden

UQ’s new student residential building, named in honour of Kev Carmody, offers independent living for an additional 610 students at St Lucia campus.

9 May 2022
Cassandra Algy Nimarra and Professor Felicity Meakins documenting the Indigenous language Gurindji. Image: Jennifer Green

UQ’s Professor Felicity Meakins describes her childhood as “free range”, having grown up in a semi-rural area near Toowoomba.

7 March 2022
An indigenous man speaking to his grandchildren

A world-first study warns 1,500 endangered languages could be lost by the end of this century.

17 December 2021
Mortarboards being thrown in the air

It's been another tough year for the class of 2021, coping with COVID shutdowns and changing circumstances. But finally their hard work has paid off, with graduation underway.

10 December 2021
A health practitioner checks the ear of a young Indigenous girl.

Bacteria found in children’s upper respiratory systems could help fight chronic middle ear infections, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss and deafness in Indigenous communities.

8 November 2021
Burning fossil fuels

All eyes will be on Glasgow over the first two weeks of November as world leaders meet at the most important international climate summit in the past decade.

2 November 2021
A white and brown butterfly

A University of Queensland researcher has spent decades compiling a first-of-its-kind database of the butterfly species of the Torres Strait Islands, boosting biosecurity and conservation measures in the region.

16 October 2021
Band playing on stage with crowd in the background.

The University of Queensland will welcome a strong line up of emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stars next month for its inaugural Deadly Noize concert.

1 October 2021