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USC first in QLD

The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking for 2022, and in one category secured a top-5 global position.

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Nurses discuss their careers, how the pandemic impacted them, and what drives them to care for others in their time of need.

Who's influencing your news feed?

Election interference is much more prevalent and sinister than most of us realise – even in what we might consider a ‘safe’ corner of the planet.

Our rankings

1st in Queensland for Global Impact Rankings Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022
Top 3% globally for 'Climate Action' impact Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022
5th in the world for our global impact to 'Clean Water and Sanitation'
3rd in Australia for our global impact to 'Life on Land'
Art researchers win grant to visualise ‘calls of the wild’

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers using cymatics – the science of visualising acoustics – will work for the next year on an experimental project to visually portray the calls of the white-bellied sea eagle, black swan, Queensland lungfish and humpback whale.

Brain ‘fingerprinting’ provides insights into mental health of young adolescents

Medical imaging of a person’s unique brain signature – much like a fingerprint – has the potential to predict mental health problems in young adolescents, according to a world-first study by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.