Clinical trial of an investigational medication for cognitive impairment due to depression23 Mar
The University of the Sunshine Coast is collaborating with an Australian biotechnology company to begin trials assessing a novel therapy for neurological diseases associated with dysregulated brain cortisol.
Happy as a clam: the UniSC research stopping stress in oysters, that could end up in human hospitals22 Mar
Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast may have found a new way to treat heart health and immune function in humans, from a very unusual source.
Future global leaders learn building blocks of infrastructure17 Mar
A group of future global leaders from South Asia are exploring key learnings in building regional infrastructure for trade and economic growth through a University of the Sunshine Coast course centred on international diplomacy and capacity building.
Global interest in koala vaccine leads to funding14 Mar
Global interest in a vaccine that can treat chlamydia in koalas has resulted in funding that will help University of the Sunshine Coast scientists with the next phase of development.
Global plastic pollution crisis: The Galápagos Islands under threat13 Mar
It is one of most pristine and protected places in the world, but new research has revealed the alarming extent of plastic pollution in the Galápagos archipelago and the harm it poses to the rare and endangered animals who live there.
Study finds diet myths ‘hidden’ in social media13 Mar
Joint UniSC research published in the Journal of Sociology has found potentially dangerous health misinformation in ‘What I Eat in a Day’ YouTube videos, as Dr Naomi Smith urges social media users to carefully evaluate the material presented.
Unique university placement helps tackle workforce crisis in aged care9 Mar
As Australia’s aged care sector struggles with critical workforce shortages, a novel final-year University of the Sunshine Coast placement is helping nursing students fast-track their transition into work-ready graduates – with expanded insights, skills and passion for caring for the elderly.
Parasitic wasp among new insect species found in Qld8 Mar
A Sunshine Coast school will help taxonomists name a wasp species new to western science after its students caught the insect as part of a tri-state project to uncover more of Australia’s biodiversity, says UniSC entomologist Dr Andy Howe.
Expert reaction: 'Oceans treaty' agreement reached7 Mar
After more than 15 years of talks and negotiations, the UN has reached an agreement to make the so-called 'Oceans Treaty' or Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ Treaty) a reality.
Perspectives on gender equity6 Mar
For International Women's Day, the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) asked four women to share their unique perspectives on how UniSC can help build a more equitable workplace and society.
Research develops test for bat-borne virus in Asia6 Mar
University of the Sunshine Coast-led research has developed a simple dipstick test to screen for a highly infectious, potentially deadly virus transmitted by bats to humans and pigs in Asia.
Moreton Bay scholarships are 'changing lives'2 Mar
An expanded Moreton Bay Regional Council scholarship and bursary program is helping even more UniSC students to reach their full potential.
Take a direct route to the film industry1 Mar
Aaron Lenden is carving out a name for himself in Australian screen media.
Cultural burns can help protect koalas: new research27 Feb
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.
Healthy volunteers wanted for clinical trial of new COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine23 Feb
The University of the Sunshine Coast will soon begin a phase one clinical trial of a potential new nasal spray vaccine for COVID-19.
Sisters take different paths to the same degree23 Feb
There are many options when it comes to choosing the right time to start a degree – just ask sisters Kaitlyn and Sophie Ryan.
Book fans back on campus to meet bestsellers22 Feb
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 threat21 Feb
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.
Researchers find adolescent cyberbullies also more likely to be victims – but that’s not all20 Feb
Early adolescents who engage in cyberbullying are more likely to become victims, according to new research from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Free workforce planning course for Queensland small businesses17 Feb
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 disaster16 Feb
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 Orientation16 Feb
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 gap15 Feb
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 boost14 Feb
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 scholarship13 Feb
Natalie and James first met five minutes before the start of a scholarship ceremony at UniSC.
Clinical trial of potential needle-free vaccination for influenza9 Feb
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 Queensland7 Feb
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 quolls6 Feb
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 it6 Feb
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 buildings2 Feb
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.