Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is an Australian university with an emphasis on real-world courses and applied research. Based in Brisbane with strong global connections, it has 40,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas.


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The decoy effect is the phenomenon where consumers swap their preference between two options when presented with a third option. Shutterstock

The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it

Most pricing structures nudge us to spend more. But there's a particularly cunning type of pricing that can get us to swap our preference from a cheaper to a more expensive option.
Technologies such as social media, SMS and tracking apps can be used by abusers to control and harass their partners. Shutterstock

Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

With few contacts and no independent income, migrant women experiencing domestic violence can become further isolated from support by abusive partners controlling their access to technology.
Paper not plastic. Adina Habich/Shutterstock.com

How to have yourself a plastic-free Christmas

Christmas is hectic, and it can be easy just to go with the flow and vow to cut your plastic use in the new year. But here are some easy steps you can take now to make your Christmas plastic-free.
Too much or too little information? The role of a secretary is to get the balance right. Shutterstock

So what’s a secretary to do? Banking Royal Commission raises questions about what’s in minutes

Proceedings at the banking royal commission suggest if it isn't in the minutes of a board meeting, the board didn't consider it. It makes the role of the company secretary critical.
A Townsville City Deal was signed two years ago and the city is now one of Queensland’s ten leaders on smart city performance. Lukas Coch/AAP

Just how ‘city smart’ are local governments in Queensland?

How smart are our cities now? In Queensland, a study of all 78 local government areas reveals major gaps between the ten leading the way in becoming smart cities and the rest of the state.
Most transport resources are being used inefficiently. The Canberra Transport Photo shows the road space required to move 69 people using public transport, bicycles and private motor vehicles. Cycling Promotion Fund

Smart mobility alone is no substitute for strong policy leadership

Blind belief that new technology and disruptive innovation will fix congestion in our cities overlooks the need for strong leadership that supports progressive policy innovation.
Sebuah penelitian telah menunjukkan, misalnya, siswa yang relatif lebih tua dibandingkan rekan-rekan mereka lebih cenderung menjadi pemain olahraga profesional. www.shutterstock.com

Bagaimana tanggal lahir mempengaruhi prestasi di sekolah dan karir Anda

Yang menentukan Anda masuk sekolah bukan zodiak Anda tetapi tanggal lahir Anda. Prestasi anak-anak yang lebih tua dari angkatannya cenderung lebih baik.
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Cómo afecta la fecha de nacimiento al rendimiento escolar y a la vida posterior

Por supuesto que no tiene nada que ver con el signo astrológico, sino más bien con la influencia de la fecha de nacimiento en la decisión de entrar en la escuela. Los niños que son mayores que sus compañeros suelen a tener mejores resultados y mayor autoestima.
A large body of research has shown students who were relatively old among their peers are more likely become professional sports players. www.shutterstock.com

How your birth date influences how well you do in school, and later in life

The reason isn't your astrological sign, but rather the role your birth date plays in deciding when you enter school. Children who are older than their peers in school tend to do better.
Social media sensation Christiaan Van Vuuren (left) on the Logie Awards red carpet last year alongside Irish actress Valene Kane and TV host Matt Okine. Joe Castro/AAP

Social media entertainment could be the future of the screen industry, so let’s not strangle it with regulation

Social media entertainers are creative, entrepreneurial and masters at building the communities that support them. But regulations currently under review could strangle this nascent industry.

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