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Stop trying to raise the perfect child: latest parenting research
28 Feb

Two UniSC education experts are calling for more parents to “ground” their children – but not as punishment for misdeeds.

Brisbane collection of sexual health data could help develop chlamydia vaccine
28 Feb

Sexual health data that could guide the development of a chlamydia vaccine is the focus of a new clinical trial run by the University of the Sunshine Coast at Brisbane and Morayfield locations.

Corporate race to use AI puts public at risk: UniSC study
26 Feb

A rush by Australian companies to use generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is escalating the privacy and security risks to the public as well as to staff, customers and stakeholders, according to a UniSC study.

UniSC response to Accord Final Report
25 Feb

The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) welcomes the release of the Australian Universities Accord Final Report, and we congratulate the Expert Panel for producing a comprehensive analysis of the sector’s opportunities and challenges.

The power and pleasure – and occasional backlash – of celebrity conspiracy theories
22 Feb

Social media acts as a platform and amplifier of fan-led conspiracy theorising, UniSC's Dr Naomi Smith co-writes for The Conversation.

School students to meet favourite authors, illustrators on campus
21 Feb

More than 20 leading Australian authors and illustrators will bring their stories to life – in person and virtually – at the annual Beyond the Book Literature Festival on the Sunshine Coast from tomorrow, Thursday 22 February.

New co-working space offers chance to join Moreton Bay innovation ecosystem
21 Feb

Moreton Bay businesses are invited to tap into the innovation ecosystem at the city’s newest co-working space at UniSC Moreton Bay

Staffroom moment in ‘back of beyond’ changes teaching career direction
21 Feb

A comment in the school staffroom of a remote Australian town set senior teacher Tracey Sanderson on a quest to complete a Master of Education and then a PhD to help the next generation of educators.

Nearly 4800 new students on course for UniSC orientation
16 Feb

Campuses from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast are set to welcome nearly 4,800 new students to the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2024.

New collaborative research on exercising to ease depression
15 Feb

Dancing, walking, jogging and strength training are more effective than other types of exercise in helping treat depression, according to new research published overnight and co-authored by a UniSC academic.

Trial for potential rheumatoid arthritis treatment begins
15 Feb

A potential new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis that focuses on the gut microbiome is set to be trialled on the Sunshine Coast, with researchers now seeking study participants.

Justine Dunsmore's role in helping bring us some of our biggest festivals
13 Feb

Justine Dunsmore has rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in music.

Lizards, elephants and hanging with Hermione: Jess’s journey from UniSC to Oxford
12 Feb

Jessica Tacey has been chasing animals for as long as she can remember - from whales in Western Australia, to lizards at UniSC and now elephants as a PhD student at Oxford.

Research finds overuse of multivitamins in pregnancy
12 Feb

Pregnant women trying to stay healthy for their babies are relying too heavily on multivitamins instead of good food in their second trimesters, according to a new study led by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Mater Research.

COVID hasn’t gone away – here’s where Australia needs to do better
12 Feb

As we enter its fifth year, COVID continues to have negative effects on individuals, health services and society at large - UniSC's Dr Matt Mason co-writes for The Conversation.

Guardians of the Hollywood squid biology
6 Feb

When Professor Scott Cummins sat down to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, he had no idea his breakthrough research was about to make it's Hollywood debut.

‘Speckles’ the piebald dolphin makes a splash as Australian first
5 Feb

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers believe they have recorded one of the world’s most unusually coloured dolphins for the first time in Australian waters

New genus of ‘alien-faced’ multi-legged forest dwellers discovered
1 Feb

UniSC researchers have uncovered a new genus and five new species of millipedes in remote African jungles – and say the many-legged creatures could hold important clues to whether woody vines are choking or protecting the world’s forests.

Not such a silly (seaweed) sausage
30 Jan

Our researchers used 'seaweed sausages' in a trial project to help purify Moreton Bay waterways.