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UniSC celebrates its amazing achievers and rising stars
1 Dec

International best-selling crime writer Candice Fox and Dr Brad Stefanovic, a major executive in the fast-paced world of biotech research and development in New York, share a special connection.

Novel brain imaging study seeks answers to chronic fatigue mystery
30 Nov

Vibrant and full of energy, occupational rehabilitation consultant Nadia was living her best life - until the fatigue took hold.

Kangaroo gait research attracts $434k in ARC funding
25 Nov

A study to understand more about how kangaroos move has attracted major funding to the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Katie Charlton
24 Nov

Katie Charlton shares her journey from studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at UniSC, to her first year in her career as a teacher.

Jeshin Chetty-Sardar
24 Nov

Jeshin Chetty-Sardar, Bachelor of Computer Science student, shares his story about completing a work placement with DELL while studying at UniSC.

Craig Maunder
24 Nov

Craig Maunder, Bachelor of Paramedicine graduate, shares his journey as a Paramedic with NSW Ambulance after finishing his studies with UniSC.

Beecroft takes UniSC’s top sporting honour
22 Nov

Spartans swimming star Emily Beecroft has been named the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sportsperson of the Year following a remarkable year in the pool.

Healthy ageing can be addressed at any age, forum experts say
22 Nov

Don’t wait for a decline in wellbeing before thinking about healthy ageing, says the organiser of this Friday’s Healthy Ageing Forum, who encourages adults of all ages to attend.

Walking past the pain
21 Nov

How UniSC researchers are working with patients to find a solution for a painful leg condition.

UniSC neuroscientist recognised as role model
18 Nov

Dr Sophie Andrews has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading lights for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for her work leading the Healthy Brain Ageing Research Program at UniSC’s Thompson Institute.

Preparing for a heating future in the Sunshine State
18 Nov

As the climate warms and heatwaves become more frequent and intense, our planning and building regulations need to be fit-for-purpose for the risks we face now and into the future.

Regions are vital in shaping Universities Accord
17 Nov

It is critical that the Federal Government’s new Universities Accord addresses the challenges and untapped opportunities for regional universities, says University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett.

Bridget Gardner
17 Nov

Bridget Gardner, Bachelor of Arts graduate, shares her journey after finishing her studies with UniSC.

Scholarship comes at right time to help mother continue university dream
16 Nov

A tragic family loss and financial hardship almost derailed Kristie Loweke’s plans to become a teacher.

A family plants trees for forest restoration in Thailand. Photo supplied via Professor Andy Marshall
15 ways to reforest the planet: UniSC research
14 Nov

International scientists are calling for a ‘decade of global action’ to reforest the planet, following the overnight publication of a themed international journal led by researchers from Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Andy Howe doing insect research at Beerwah State High School
Insect DNA barcoding results delight UniSC entomologist
14 Nov

Insect DNA barcoding results to be released publicly today show exciting progress in the tri-state Insect Investigators project, coordinated across regional Queensland by a UniSC entomologist.

Photo finish: UniSC triathlete wins gold… in wildlife photography
10 Nov

Lucy Bowden's stunning photo of a black swan wins 2022 Gerard Mills Prize for Wildlife Photography

World solutions could be found in Aussie bog
9 Nov

Solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems could lie in the boggy backblocks of Australia’s East Coast, according to University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.

Clinical trial to assess potential needle-free vaccination for COVID-19
9 Nov

The University of the Sunshine Coast will soon begin a trial assessing Australian biotechnology company, Vaxxas’ high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) and an investigational COVID-19 vaccine.

Student satisfaction at UniSC shines in guide
8 Nov

Some of the country’s highest student satisfaction levels have led to the University of the Sunshine Coast topping Queensland across multiple categories in the Good Universities Guide.

Solving data dilemmas: Moreton Bay students take home top prize
8 Nov

Two groups of UniSC Moreton Bay students have won national awards for their creative solutions to some of the problems facing Australia’s freight industry as part of the annual GovHack competition.

Health economics academic Dr Katharina Merollini
Health economics research puts dollar value on cancer survival
8 Nov

New University of the Sunshine Coast-led research has for the first time estimated the healthcare costs of Queenslanders who survived cancers in the 20 years to 2016.

Breaking barriers, crossing borders: how a scholarship has allowed two students to take on the world
7 Nov

Two UniSC students have been given the chance to study overseas while pursuing unique opportunities like challenging gender perceptions through toys in Malaysia and promoting sustainability in the Pacific - after being awarded scholarships through the New Colombo Plan.

Fighting cancer and climate change: UniSC researchers use genetic research to unlock seaweed’s hidden secrets
4 Nov

UniSC researchers have undertaken genetic analysis of 12 edible seaweeds to identify potential cancer-preventing compounds.

How urban ‘heat traps’ could soon enjoy a cool change
3 Nov

A study is underway to find the ‘hot spots’ of the Sunshine Coast – and then use high-tech 3D modelling to inform ways to cool them down.

Lekira Wilkinson at home with her baby Leo in a Pēpi-Pod portable infant bed-edit
UniSC research program linked to reduction in Queensland baby deaths
3 Nov

University of the Sunshine Coast research aimed at preventing infant deaths associated with suffocation has been linked to a 22 percent reduction in Queensland’s infant mortality rate.

James Ghent
3 Nov

James Ghent started his career in the navy straight from high school, before finding his place in a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) at UniSC.

‘Only place in the world’ with three biospheres side-by-side
2 Nov

Queensland houses the only stretch of three continuous UNESCO Biosphere Reserves out of the five in Australia and more than 700 in the world – and all are UniSC campus locations.

Regional and rural focus for UniSC in new ‘virtual’ mental health institute
31 Oct

The mental health of older Australians and graduates will be a key focus for University of the Sunshine Coast researchers involved in the newly-announced Manna Institute.

Master of Teaching (Primary) graduate Blaire Thomson
Teachers who go rural and the partners who pave the way
28 Oct

When philanthropic partners support new teachers to have remote experiences, the result – for everyone – can be a match made in heaven.