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Championing sustainability in higher education
25 Aug 2023

As sustainability champions, we’re proud of how UniSC placed in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

From lab cleaner to scientist: Free course becomes life-changing catalyst
23 Aug 2023

Moana Krause left school before Year 9, believing her dream of becoming a scientist would remain a fantasy.

We have lift-off: UniSC aims to deliver electric flying taxi
22 Aug 2023

Commuters could be catching a taxi in the sky from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane by 2030, if a new student project goes to plan.

UniSC seeing stars as students rate their university experience
18 Aug 2023

Students at the University of the Sunshine Coast are among the most satisfied and engaged learners in the nation, according to new ratings in the annual Good Universities Guide

Initiative to widen participation in the education industry welcomed
18 Aug 2023

The Queensland Government’s recently announced investment in education is a welcome move to help widen participation in the industry.

New rapid test for deadly mosquito-borne virus
18 Aug 2023

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers have developed a rapid portable test for one of the world’s fastest-spreading mosquito-borne diseases, following funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Research Foundation.

A dramatic volcano eruption changed lives in Fiji 2,500 years ago. 100 generations have kept the story alive
17 Aug 2023

Stories of volcanic eruptions have endured more than two millennia, faithfully passed on across roughly 100 generations to reach us today, UniSC's Professor Patrick Nunn writes for The Conversation.

Trial for COVID-19 prevention in immune-compromised people set to begin at UniSC
17 Aug 2023

Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are set to trial a medication aimed at protecting immune-compromised people against current Omicron variants of COVID-19.

Workshops equip adults of all ages to chase study and career goals
17 Aug 2023

Free online and face-to-face workshops across UniSC's campuses will help people build confidence and skills to take on their study and career goals.

Tasmanian Aboriginal oral traditions among the oldest recorded narratives in the world
14 Aug 2023

New research suggests Palawa Aboriginal stories from Tasmania recall geological and astronomical events that occurred 12,000 years ago, placing them among the oldest recorded stories in the world.

Academic and author welcomes women’s football making history
9 Aug 2023

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher who co-authored a book on the “hundred-year overnight success” of women’s football in Australia is delighted to see history peak this week.

Good sex in peri-menopause linked to positive mindset in childhood: new research
8 Aug 2023

A University of the Sunshine Coast survey of almost 500 women from 10 countries has identified a link between positive self-belief in childhood and sexual wellbeing in the transition to menopause.

A race against time for hawksbill turtles
7 Aug 2023

Satellite and DNA data has revealed significant numbers of critically endangered hawksbill turtles either nest and live in Queensland or travel long distances to forage here – making improved protection in northeast Australia and the reefs surrounding Cape York critical to saving the species.

Mum inspires First Nations scholarship recipient
7 Aug 2023

A Bachelor of Business student inspired by her mother’s saying ‘knowledge is power’ is one of three University of the Sunshine Coast students to receive a Unitywater scholarship.

New on-the-job options for Music students
3 Aug 2023

A joint effort to tune into the economic potential of the Sunshine Coast’s music industry is spinning benefits for UniSC Creative Industries students.

Wombat at Cradle Mountain. Photo: Robert Harvey
Research fights skin disease killing Australia’s wombats
2 Aug 2023

University of the Sunshine Coast research into a mite that causes itchy, infectious skin diseases in humans and mammals is now helping Australia’s effort to stop a deadly mange in wombats.

AI-powered photos to help predict catastrophic Australian bushfires
2 Aug 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast is helping Australia prepare for future catastrophes with a new initiative to predict devastating bushfires.