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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Announced on May 15 2018, the government’s Research Investment Strategy directs $1.9 billion towards hard infrastructure. Kelly Barnes/AAP

What was missing in Australia’s $1.9 billion infrastructure announcement

"Soft" infrastructure includes the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and open. Without a funded, coordinated national approach the private sector may take control.
Teachers come to adopt a design thinking mindset through a combination of design experience, professional development and ongoing support. Author provided

How design thinking can help teachers collaborate

The recently released Gonski report contains a recommendation to supporting teacher collaboration. Researchers in Queensland have been conducting research on how design thinking can foster this.
Image faite par la superposition de deux images l’une obtenue par microscopie de fluorescence et l’autre par microscopie à balayage électronique montrant comment les îlots (fluorescents en vert) sont maintenus par les puits de notre boîte à œufs.

Une « boîte à œufs » pour transporter des cellules capables de guérir le diabète

Les médecins savent transplanter les cellules du pancréas d’un donneur à leur patient, mais pas les transporter sans dommage. En Australie, une équipe vient d’inventer un contenant protecteur.
Puffer jackets and vests have become the popular choice of winter coat for many, but at what cost to the environment, ducks and factory workers? from www.shutterstock.com

Sustainable shopping: where to find a puffer jacket that doesn’t warm the Earth

The puffer jacket has become an iconic staple of many people's winter wardrobe. Here are some ways to shop for yours in the most eco-friendly and ethical way.
Individuals high in traits like narcissism, actively seek out prestige, target high level jobs and make their accomplishments known to those around them. RJ/Flickr

Playing nice at work could cost you success

Research shows that being agreeable can come at a cost in terms of income and career success. But it can be used to your advantage if combined with being strategic and conscientious.
In the field studying the rock association in the Doolena Gap greenstone belt, 30 km north of Marble bar in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. David Murphy

How the Pilbara was formed more than 3 billion years ago

The remote Pilbara region of Western Australian formed many billions of years ago when the Earth was much hotter and the crust softer than it is today.
Isolated pancreas cells stained bright green are shown sitting in the wells of the transport “egg carton”. Aurelien Forget

We’ve made ‘smart egg-cartons’ to transport cells to cure diabetes

Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
Retailers have refocussed their attention on location – but not their location, your location. Shutterstock

Location and voice technology are the future of retail

We're not going to stop wandering through shopping centres anytime soon, but mobile, micro-location and voice technologies are set to transform the retail experience.
Romance fraudsters trap their victims using use similar techniques to those seen in domestic violence cases. Shutterstock/Ogovorka

The abuse tactics fraudsters use to break the hearts and wallets of those looking online for love

Why do people continue to send money when caught in any online romance scam? Researchers are now finding the techniques these fraudsters use are similar to those in domestic violence cases.

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