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QUT ‘golden banana’ humanitarian honoured


QUT scientist and humanitarian, Distinguished Professor James Dale, who has developed potentially lifesaving bananas for some of the poorest people on earth is the 2019 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year.

QUT offers Aust’s first uni esports scholarships in 2019


Australia’s first university esports scholarships have arrived, with QUT in Brisbane announcing it will award five $10,000 scholarships for exceptional League of Legends gamers in 2019.

Furniture, fashion, fine art and more: QUT design extravaganza


Students, teachers, parents and lovers of good design are invited to the QUT Design Festival Open House, a centrepiece of CreateX 2018, a series of performances, exhibitions, screenings and discussions at the Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove, 13-17 November.

Failure creates opportunity


A SENIOR Google executive gave the Real World Futures conference a rare insight into the recipe for success recipe of the world’s largest digital business. It comes from failure.

Reef RangerBot becomes ‘LarvalBot’ to spread coral babies


QUT’s reef protector robot is set to become ‘mother’ to hundreds of millions of baby corals in a special delivery coinciding with this month’s annual coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.

Online sperm donors more agreeable: QUT study


As prospective parents increasingly seek sperm donors online, an international study has analysed what sort of men are donating sperm in this informal setting as opposed to a traditional clinic. And it seems a key characteristic is they are more agreeable.

Digital sparks physical appetite


QUT’s adaptation to digital learning has had the unexpected consequence of encouraging students to better use campus facilities, this year’s Real World Futures conference was told.

How elephants adapt to disruption


THE power of adaptation to reshape lives, businesses and behaviour was centre stage at the QUT Real World Futures 2018 Conference.

Living with disruption


Matthew Ames was a 39-year-old father of four when what seemed like a cold developed into a strep infection.

Million dollar clues: Inside the brains of competitive gamers


What makes some esports gamers good enough to compete in global teams in front of thousands of people and earn millions of dollars, while others compete from computers at home with their mates from school?

Immerse yourself in CreateX 2018 – QUT’s Festival of Creativity


What would it feel like to be a cyborg? Is being a YouTuber a real job? Should you watch more TV and forget reading? What exactly was the ‘Brisbane Sound?’ What are the latest trends in design?

QUT Online launches to address growing demand in state


QUT has today launched QUT Online, offering online postgraduate courses in a range of areas to address key issues impacting Australia’s workforce.

Eight lessons in adaptation


QUT gave 160 people a crash course in adaptation in the final Real World Futures event of 2018 on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.

Innovation and entrepreneurship at QUT


Explore, experiment and give life to unknown opportunity with QUT's innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

QUT Innovation Summer


Join us for an innovation sprint like no other!

Could obesity be linked to climate change?


For many years, we have heard about the impact of climate change on our environment, but now a QUT researcher is investigating the associations between rising sea levels and expanding waistlines.

Meet the next generation of real world practitioners, now.


Nothing beats experience gained in the real world, and at QUT, it’s built into everything we do.

Who's in charge of the future?


A Senate committee has produced the most thorough analysis of what needs to be done to better prepare Australia for the change in work that will stem from technology disruption.

Who's in charge of the future?


A Senate committee has produced the most thorough analysis of what needs to be done to better prepare Australia for the change in work that will stem from technology disruption.

Can a beanie be as safe as a helmet?


An entrepreneurial QUT engineering student has invented a shape-shifting beanie to give snow-goers a more comfortable alternative to a helmet.

Taking measure of the pleasure of leisure


The intersection between sport, film, music and shopping were bridged at the latest QUT Real World Conversation on September 17.

The fair dinkum ‘dummy’ inspiring life-saving flying robots


The world’s biggest airborne robotics challenge is set to touch down in rural Queensland next week (24-28 September), with more than 150 competitors from Australia and around the world.

Commercialisation at QUT


We offer help, strategy and partnership opportunities in the transfer of innovation, ideas and IP into any market.

In collaboration with QUT, your innovations come to fruition using our evidence-based mindset inside an opportunity-rich environment.

Innovative results through PhD engagement


Working with skilled research students brings measurable returns to your organisation.

Content sourced from QUT News Web Service.

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