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Evidence the oral stories of Australia’s First Nations might be 10,000 years old
1 Aug 2023

Evidence suggests stories of Australia's islands and reefs being connected to the mainland may been passed down by First Nations people for more than 10,000 years.

“Singing Kabi Kabi” project brings Aboriginal language into local classrooms
27 Jul 2023

Primary school children can now learn to sing in Kabi Kabi language, thanks to a new teaching resource developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Kabi Kabi Elders.

The worst of the pandemic seems over but the kids are not okay, study finds
26 Jul 2023

Young people around the world – including Australia – will feel the fallout of the COVID pandemic for years to come, say the University of the Sunshine Coast researchers behind a new global resource to support them.

What’s my team? What brands need to know before sponsoring a sports team
26 Jul 2023

New research from the University of the Sunshine Coast has found brands should stop focusing on eyeballs and exposure and start adopting a “fit comes first” approach to sponsorship.

Antioxidant ‘bee glue’ creates buzz for new Australian industry
21 Jul 2023

A nutrient-rich product discovered in honeybee hives across Australia could generate a new homegrown health industry, following UniSC-led research.

University Accord Interim Report a timely barometer on regional higher education needs
19 Jul 2023

UniSC welcomes the release today of the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report and  congratulates the Expert Panel’s efforts to date.

1 in 4 young Australians aren’t satisfied with their sleep
19 Jul 2023

New research published today sheds light on the sleep health of young Australians, and how it relates to their physical and mental health, with 60 percent saying their sleep hours are irregular.

New way to map and protect our natural assets
18 Jul 2023

UniSC has joined forces with Sunshine Coast Council to create an innovative ecosystem function mapping tool for all to explore and understand the different services provided by our ecosystems.

Aspiring students seek inspiration at Open Day Sunshine Coast
17 Jul 2023

More than 4,000 people from across southeast Queensland and beyond attended the University of the Sunshine Coast's annual Open Day yesterday, Sunday 16 July.

Education expert hopes school phones ban prompts wider ‘screen-time rethink’
13 Jul 2023

A University of the Sunshine Coast expert in child development has called for the wider community to rethink screen-time following the Queensland Government decision to ban mobile phones and smartwatches from state schools in 2024.

UniSC secures grants to research iconic species across Queensland
12 Jul 2023

From grey nurse sharks in Moreton Bay and birds of prey on K’gari to manta rays off Cairns and sawfish in Cape York – the University of the Sunshine Coast has gained new funding for research and citizen science projects to help protect some of the state’s most iconic and threatened species.

New director to lead national timber research centre
11 Jul 2023

The UniSC-based National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life is entering the next and exciting stage of its evolution, with the appointment of new Director, Professor Tripti Singh.

Hands-on high-tech at UniSC Open Day Sunshine Coast
5 Jul 2023

From the AI of robotic dogs to the ABCs of electric aircraft, the latest in science will be on show at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Open Day on Sunday 16 July.

What the future of youth mental health care might look like, as brain study reaches milestone
5 Jul 2023

As the Longitudinal Adolescent Brain Study (LABS) turns 5, Professor Daniel Hermens from UniSC's Thompson Institute has published research suggesting the future of preventative mental health could lie in giving 12-year-olds brain scans.

Uncapping uni places for Indigenous students is a step in the right direction, but we must do much more
4 Jul 2023

In an article co-authored for The Conversation, UniSC Director Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre,  Professor Maria Raciti, says uncapping university places is a step in the right direction, but we must do much more.

Preparing children for a cost-of-living crunch
3 Jul 2023

Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Rachael Sharman shares insights on how parents can tell their children they are short of money.