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Why the Taliban won Afghanistan,
and why they won’t hold it

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Why the Taliban won Afghanistan, and why they won’t hold it

  • 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.
  • How two friends banded together to launch a free screen reader and open up technology to the vision-impaired community.
  • How a UQ student swapped her farming life to help guide the UQ Space team towards a world record.
  • UQ graduate Elliot Stein analyses what a Joe Biden presidency will mean for Australia.
  • Dr Stan Mellick OAM was in his mid-40s when he realised that being a successful pharmacist wasn’t enough.


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