The University of Queensland has established an Algae Energy Farm to cultivate and harvest microalgae for a range of uses, including as a feed supplement for beef cattle. Lead researcher Professor Peer Schenk said the farm showed that algae could be grown easily in Australian conditions, leveraging feed and fuel, and without competing for arable land needed for food production. Find out more here: http://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2014/08/algae-could-boost-livestock-productivity
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Find out why these five Ecuadorian students chose to study at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Descubre por qué estos cinco estudiantes ecuatorianos escogieron estudiar en la Universidad de Queensland en Brisbane, Australia. Watch with English subtitles here: http://youtu.be/F58vTdweiJk
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In 2005, compulsory clinical placements for final-year physiotherapy students were in crisis in Queensland, with limited availability and an uncertain future. An alternative approach to these crucial clinical experiences was urgently needed, driving creation of the UQ Physiotherapy ‘Standardised Patients’ (SP) program. This is a distinctive, intensive and innovative program using trained actors to portray patients in authentic simulated environments. The three core disciplines of physiotherapy (musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, and neurological) are united to create this cohesive program – a landmark innovation in Australia that is now regarded as a leader in simulated learning in physiotherapy. Its effectiveness was quickly recognised, so when the placement gridlock resolved in 2009, it was obvious that the SP program must continue. Testament to its sustainability, is that since 2006 the SP program stands as a compulsory clinical ‘placement’ for students prior to starting their clinical year. This program’s ambitious goal is to help students consolidate three years of knowledge and skills across all areas of physiotherapy and to enhance their readiness for clinical placements – a transition historically regarded with trepidation. There is clear evidence of the impact of the “UQ model” nationally as it is now implemented by Australian universities as part of the largest simulated learning project funded by Health Workforce Australia.
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Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research. A UQ-led study has shown that music participation at home improves numeracy, prosocial skills and attention over and above the effects of shared book reading. https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2015/09/jamming-toddlers-trumps-hitting-books
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Architecture students at The University of Queensland are proposing new designs for the controversial Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development. Over a 12-week period, the 22 students worked in groups to visualise the current proposal as well as understand the potential impacts, and propose alternative building forms and a site master plan.
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Margaret Olley in conversation with Christine France 7 February, 2009 at The University of Queensland Art Museum
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The Advanced Engineering Building will enhance The University of Queensland's work to embed a research experience in undergraduate engineering studies, maximise global opportunities for students, and provide innovative spaces and blended learning laboratories.
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SCRAMSPACE is the first and largest project funded by the Australian Space Research Program. It builds on Australia's world-class hypersonics heritage, and its core objective is to build capacity and capability, in particular a talent pool, for the Australian space and aerospace industry. While the final stage of the project, the flight test, did not deliver hypersonic flight data, the ground testing and modelling and analysis components of the project delivered many important research results that will be published in papers and theses in the coming years.
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The UQOHC is the nation’s largest and most advanced tertiary oral health facility and brings together renowned academics and researchers, leading practitioners and top tier students who are united by their passion to improve the lives of everyday Australians through better dental care.
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Cells are the building blocks of our bodies. Interactions between different cells are important to shape our developing bodies and maintain the healthy organisation of our tissues. Importantly, those interactions are disturbed in many diseases, including cancer and inflammation. Professor Alpha Yap from The University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience is conducting research into how cell interactions may be used to halt the spread of cancer.
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Under the mentorship of renowned infectious diseases expert Professor David Paterson, Hosam Zowawi is creating a diagnostic tool to rapidly identify antibiotic-resistant superbugs, to help save lives. The tool has the potential to allow patients to be treated quickly and minimise opportunities for the deadly superbugs to spread. By learning to see the world differently, Hosam is creating change.
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University of Queensland scientists are closer to effective treatments for schizophrenia after uncovering dozens more locations across the human genome that are strongly associated with genetic predisposition to the disorder.
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The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre) will be led by Professor Janeen Baxter from UQ's Institute for Social Science Research and the School of Social Science and will include leading Australian and international researchers from the Universities of Western Australia, Melbourne and Sydney as well as international experts from Harvard, Chicago, Singapore and Essex. The Centre will tackle the problem of deep and persistent disadvantage, which is characterised by the spread of social and economic poverty within families and across generations despite overall improvements in the broader society.
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When you learn to see the world differently, your path to success becomes clear.
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