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Cultural burns can help protect koalas: new research
27 Feb 2023

Research into koala numbers before and after cultural burns on the world’s second largest sand island has fuelled a push to merge Aboriginal knowledge with cutting-edge science to mitigate the dangers of bushfires across Australia.

Sisters take different paths to the same degree
23 Feb 2023

There are many options when it comes to choosing the right time to start a degree – just ask sisters Kaitlyn and Sophie Ryan.

Healthy volunteers wanted for clinical trial of new COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine
23 Feb 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast will soon begin a phase one clinical trial of a potential new nasal spray vaccine for COVID-19.

Book fans back on campus to meet bestsellers
22 Feb 2023

About 3,000 avid young readers from South East Queensland will swap school for university on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow and Friday to meet their favourite authors at a festival dedicated to books.

Why the behavior of the Bing search chatbot is a serious threat
21 Feb 2023

From gaslighting to death threats, generative artificial intelligence that ‘talks’ to users is becoming one of humanity’s biggest threats, according to a leading authority in the AI field.

Free workforce planning course for Queensland small businesses
17 Feb 2023

Businesses seeking skilled staff will benefit from a new free short course developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Research to rebuild lives and cities after disaster
16 Feb 2023

As countries like Turkey and New Zealand face the tragic aftermath of earthquake and cyclone, a key leader behind the rebuilding of Christchurch more than a decade ago is researching future infrastructure solutions.

UniSC campuses to come to life as thousands of new students join in Orientation
16 Feb 2023

It’s one of the most exciting and important dates on the university calendar, with UniSC staging a week of Orientation events to welcome more than 4,800 new students across its five campuses from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.

Primary school program addresses STEM gender gap
15 Feb 2023

A University of the Sunshine Coast program will help young girls catch the STEM bug early and to believe in their ability to succeed in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Industry wins as UniSC posts graduate employment boost
14 Feb 2023

University of the Sunshine Coast graduates are enjoying rising success in the job market – posting the country’s largest two-year growth in employment for any university.

A love story born of a scholarship
13 Feb 2023

Natalie and James first met five minutes before the start of a scholarship ceremony at UniSC.

Clinical trial of potential needle-free vaccination for influenza
9 Feb 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast is about to begin a clinical trial to assess a needle-free technology for vaccinating against influenza, in Brisbane, Morayfield and on the Sunshine Coast.

‘Best Field Trip in the World’ contest kicks off in Queensland
7 Feb 2023

It’s an eco-experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world, and researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast are hunting for Australia’s most eager field-tripper to join them.

New study reveals critically low numbers of north Queensland quolls
6 Feb 2023

A study reveals that endangered Spotted-tailed Quolls in North Queensland might in fact be critically endangered, with numbers down to fewer than 250 individuals in a handful of small and declining populations.

Beyond spy balloons: here are 7 kinds of intelligence spies want, and how they get it
6 Feb 2023

The news of the "Chinese spy balloon" being shot down over the US has reignited interest in how nation-states spy on one another.

Efficiency, ecology at the heart of new Moreton Bay Campus buildings
2 Feb 2023

Specialty European timber that regenerates “in five-to-six minutes” is among the sustainable materials being used in the second stage of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Moreton Bay campus.

Too much sex and not enough sleep is deadly for endangered marsupial
1 Feb 2023

Endangered male Northern Quolls are giving up sleep in favour of having more sex – and it could be killing them, according to new research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Lindsay's journey to become the outdoor educator
20 Jan 2023

Whether Lindsay realised it or not, his journey to become one of Australia's leading young outdoor practioners started with training a couple of goats.