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CQUniversity researchers collecting sea grass at Gladstone. Photo credit: Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre

Griffith researchers at Sea Jellies Illuminated research lab at Sea World. Photo credit: Griffith Coastal and Marine Research Centre

QUT research to understand coral attachment and reproduction for reef restoration. Photo credit: Collaborative coral by Brett Lewis QUT

UniSQ researcher examining a crop at the Tosari Crop Research Centre. Photo credit: Anna Singleton - University of Southern Queensland

Close up of the pore structure of a hydrogel membrane. Photo credit: Dr Katrin Kockler - Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

UniSC A/Prof Kathy Townsend researcher in marine conservation. Photo credit: University of the Sunshine Coast

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  • ‘We have thousands of Modis’: the secret behind the BJP’s enduring success in India

    Since 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity has grown exponentially – and so has the formidable organisational machine of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). These two factors will be key to delivering the BJP a likely third consecutive victory in the Indian general election.

    19 Apr 2024

    Social sciences

    Griffith University The Conversation

  • UQ turns CO2 into sustainable power

    UQ researchers have built a generator that absorbs carbon dioxide to make electricity. Dr Zhuyuan Wang from UQ’s Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation says the small, proof-of-concept nanogenerator is carbon negative because it consumes the greenhouse gas.

    18 Apr 2024

    Advanced manufacturingEnergyEnvironment & nature

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  • ‘Listening is the most important part’: 10 things students with disability and their families want teachers to know

    About 90% of Australian students with disability attend mainstream schools. Equitable access and participation in education is a fundamental human right. Over the past seven years, we have have surveyed and interviewed more than 100 students with disability, as well as parents, carers and teachers, as part of our research…

    18 Apr 2024

    Health & medicalSocial sciences

    University of Southern Queensland The Conversation

  • First evidence of human occupation in lava tube cave in Saudi Arabia

    Exploration of underground caves and lava tubes reveal archaeological abundance in Arabia. Recent strides in interdisciplinary archaeological research in Arabia have unveiled new insights into the evolution and historical development of regional human populations, as well as the dynamic patterns of cultural change, migration, and adaptation to environmental fluctuations.

    18 Apr 2024

    Social sciences

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  • Queensland – Bavaria Collaborative Research Program - Applications open

    The new Queensland-Bavaria Collaborative Research Program has opened for applications with two categories: Seed Grants and Development Grants. Seed Grants close on 10 May 2024. Development Grants close on 10 July 2024

    17 Apr 2024

    Advanced manufacturingBiotechnologyDefence, aviation & spaceDigital economyEnergyEngineeringEnvironment & natureHealth & medicalQuantum

  • Bacteria behind meningitis in babies explained

    A milestone study led by UQ researchers has identified the main types of E. coli bacteria that cause neonatal meningitis, and revealed why some infections recur despite being treated with antibiotics.

    17 Apr 2024

    Digital economyHealth & medical

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