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Australian nurses were also victims of war

Kicking down barriers to inclusion

  • Two UQ graduates and have brought the best of humanity to life in a children's book as the world faces one its toughest challenges.
  • Meet the UQ graduate behind the first COVID-19 home diagnostic tool.
  • It’s taken the best part of a decade but UQ medical graduate Dr Sherice Ansell is about to achieve her goal of working at Alice Springs Hospital, which serves her Arrernte and Anmatyerre homelands.
  • Amidst the re-assessments taking place as a result of COVID-19, there is an invaluable opportunity for businesses to rethink the purpose and nature of innovation.
  • While the UQ COVID-19 vaccine won’t to be rolled out to fight this global pandemic, the University’s researchers have made remarkable progress, and they are confident their powerful vaccine platform will be ready for when the world faces another health crisis. 
  • Australia’s renewable energy research capacity has been boosted with the completion of the UQ Warwick Solar Farm in 2020. UQ students are also gaining valuable experience that will help Queensland reach its renewable energy targets by 2030.
  • Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO reflects on 2020, the response of the UQ community to COVID-19, and the role of universities in pandemic recovery.
  • The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, with the impacts expected to last well into 2021 and beyond. Professor Shaun Bond, UQ’s Frank Finn Professor of Finance, considers some specific steps.
  • Karina Cady (Bachelor of Environmental Management, '05) is going about investment in a different way.


  • Fred Bradford has spent his career on the secret frontline of US national security operations.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate Professor Megan Davis (Bachelor of Arts ’97; Bachelor of Laws ‘99) has dedicated her career to achieving constitutional reform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • UQ graduate and journalist Andrew Kidd Fraser reflects on his long career in print and sheds light on what he believes we can expect for the future of print media.
  • Inspired by her naturalist grandfather and scholarly father, UQ graduate Margaret Thurgood had no choice but to go to university, even though this was not usual for women in the 1930s.
  • For poet Ellen van Neerven, their second collection, Throat, was the opportunity to be entirely fearless in their storytelling.
  • Conductor calls on UQ ties to compose plan for residency scholarship.
  • UQ alumnus Dr Franklin White’s childhood was a bit different to most. When Franklin recalls his youth, he remembers visits to UQ’s experimental mine at Indooroopilly with his father and lively discussions about geology and minerals around the family dinner table.


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