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USQ At Forefront Of Planet Discoveries

We have lift-off:  As the world celebrated 50 years since the Moon landing, at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), eyes are firmly set on the future of space exploration. Tuesday July 23 saw the completion of Minerva-Australis at USQ’s Mount Kent Observatory, the only facility in the Southern Hemisphere dedicated to providing ground-based observations […]

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USQ To Celebrate Moon Landing Anniversary

Festival of Astronomy From a hilltop on Queensland’s Darling Downs astronomers search for new worlds in the night sky.Over time, their exemplary work has launched an international reputation for University of Southern Queensland (USQ) astronomers, astrophysicists and astrobiologists working with other leading institutions to research the cosmos. This week members of the community will have […]

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X Marks The Spot

USQ’s bid to preserve traditional Indigenous game It’s like noughts and crosses, but played by young hunters in pre-colonial Australia. Visitors to Toowoomba’s Cobb+Co Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, would be familiar with the floor game Burguu Matya, a traditional Australian Aboriginal activity from the Wiradjuri people. In a bid to share this […]

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USQ Professor Recognised For Life-saving Work

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has congratulated a former staff member on his nomination for the state’s Australian of the Year Awards. Professor John Grant-Thomson AM RFD who spent 30 years with the University, was a finalist for the Queensland Senior Australian of the Year Award. The category recognises those aged 65 and over who […]

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USQ Aviation Students Link Up With QantasLink

USQ aviation students will have extra incentive to fast track into the controls of QantasLink’s turboprop aircraft with the launch of the Qantas Future Pilot Program. USQ partners with QantasLink for new pilot recruitment program “Building the next generation of exceptional pilots from within Australia’s top aviation schools” – QantasLink Chief Executive Officer, John Gissing […]

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USQ Technologies Leading To A Revolution In Agriculture

Through continued innovation and productivity improvements, Australian agricultural production was once increasing rapidly – however more recent times have seen productivity growth slowed, commodity prices remaining stagnant and input costs continuing to rise.   With the need to do more with less, are humans limiting potential? University of Southern Queensland (USQ) researchers are exploring new […]

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Virtual Reality Part Of Class And Court Rooms Of The Future

USQ Law students can now learn and interact in a virtual replica of Toowoomba’s No 1 Court Room. Through virtual reality technology students can participate in the School of Law and Justice’s Moot Court proceedings from a computer anywhere in the world. Appearing as ‘Me-Vatars’ students walk through the court room, role play, work in […]

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Rainbow Flag To Fly At USQ

For the first time, the rainbow flag will be raised at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) this week.  The flags will fly proudly at USQ Toowoomba (May 17) and USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich (May 18) to show the University’s support of the LGBTQI community […]

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