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Clinical trial to test potential new treatment in global fight against malaria
29 Jun 2023

A clinical trial will test the effectiveness of a new antimalarial drug that could help to combat the mosquito-borne disease in parts of the world where malaria parasites are becoming resistant to current treatments.

Library space for parents the key to calm studies
29 Jun 2023

Group assignments just got easier for parents studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with the Library at its Sippy Downs campus now home to a dedicated space for their children to play.

New research reveals the dangers facing Aussie cyclists
28 Jun 2023

A new report from the University of the Sunshine Coast has shed light on the biggest risks facing cyclists on Australia’s roads.

Study shines light on impact of beach accessibility
27 Jun 2023

New University of the Sunshine Coast research has confirmed the positive impact of assistive technology allowing people with disabilities to access and use the beach.

UniSC paves the way for Cambodian-Australian agri-business connections
27 Jun 2023

A University of the Sunshine Coast-led initiative is helping enable trade, investment and networking between Australia and Cambodia, one of East Asia’s fastest growing economies.

UniSC students report best overall experience in Qld for second year in row
26 Jun 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast was today ranked as the best public university in Queensland for the overall quality of its educational experience for undergraduate students.

Rehab and research centre to help threatened turtles
22 Jun 2023

Endangered marine turtles in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region are in a tough fight for survival.

Design finalists show seaweed fashion to Big Apple
21 Jun 2023

A recyclable seaweed fabric to fight fashion waste and a vertical plant growth kit that texts its owner to top up water will put UniSC Design students on the global stage this week.

Attack worm may be new biocontrol weapon
21 Jun 2023

A strain of roundworm discovered for the first time in Australian pine plantations during University of the Sunshine Coast-led research could become the timber industry’s latest biocontrol weapon.

Photos of kangaroos to put focus on their protection
15 Jun 2023

A study is underway to fill gaps in knowledge about the Fraser Coast’s kangaroo populations – and photographs by visitors and residents will play a vital role.

Love of maths equals success for double degree major
14 Jun 2023

Graduation has been a long time coming for Brooklyn Cundy, a UniSC student who is nearly at the finish line of an ambitious double degree – with a full-time job already lined up.

Queensland Budget - experts available to comment on cost-of-living
13 Jun 2023

University of the Sunshine Coast academics are available pre and post-budget to offer insights on its impacts and implications.

UniSC welcomes new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
12 Jun 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast has welcomed Professor Michael Wilmore as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, starting Monday 12 June.

Forestry leader among King’s Birthday Honours
12 Jun 2023

Dr Donald Allan Gilmour, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sunshine Coast, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division) for his contributions to the forestry sector.

The Apple Vision Pro hasn’t really impressed consumers, but that isn’t the goal – for now
9 Jun 2023

All things considered, Apple’s entry into the mixed reality market represents a big threat to competitors - UniSC's Associate Professor Retha de Villiers Scheepers co-writes for The Conversation.

UniSC Nursing Science graduate Bindi Horvath
From teen troubles and job jumps to study success: How nurse Bindi found her calling
8 Jun 2023

‘A period of darkness doesn’t have to determine the course of your life,’ says 2023 UniSC Nursing Science graduate medallist Bindi Horvath, now thriving in her chosen career.

Study to uncover secrets of hidden manta ray habitat
7 Jun 2023

An urgent exploratory study is underway after the discovery of an unknown manta ray habitat off the northern tip of UNESCO World Heritage-listed K’gari, the world’s largest sand island.

Science sparking big dreams for scholarship student
7 Jun 2023

For a person who says she doesn’t naturally enjoy “too much change all at once,” 18-year-old Taylah Wenban is adapting remarkably well to the tidal wave of life-changing adventures she is riding as a first-year paramedic student at UniSC.

From medicine to the classroom: Teaching the next generation
5 Jun 2023

With many teachers leaving the profession, what drives someone like Ashwita Venkatesh to give up her career as a medical doctor to teach senior psychology and mathematics to high school students?

Shining the spotlight on World Environment Day 2023
2 Jun 2023

To celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June, we've gathered stories from the last year highlighting some of the environmental action and research happening at UniSC.