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Game design giant backs USC
19 May

The game design giant behind Fortnite – one of the world’s most popular games - has chosen The University of the Sunshine Coast for a Queensland-first partnership.

Jaws hold crucial insights into fate and future of tiger sharks
17 May

USC is part of an international study that used DNA retrieved from historical tiger shark jaws over the past century to reveal that population decline is changing the genetic diversity of one of the ocean’s apex predators.

Who's influencing your news feed?
17 May

Election interference is much more prevalent and sinister than most of us realise – even in what we might consider a ‘safe’ corner of the planet.

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Urban design experts urge development industry to stay abreast of recent research
13 May

Rapid development on the Sunshine Coast may be necessary, but developers need to consider the latest research to create the best – and most playful - communities, researchers say.

Sports heroes to convene at USC to break down barriers
12 May

Olympic and Paralympic heroes Kieren Perkins and Blake Cochrane will be among 200-plus attendees at the inaugural Sunshine Coast Sports Symposium at the University of Sunshine Coast next month.

A career in care
12 May

For International Nurses Day, we spoke to nurses at different stages of their career – why did you choose nursing, and why do you stay?

Builder announced for Moreton Bay campus construction stage two
11 May

The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed award-winning construction company BADGE to build the second stage of its campus at Moreton Bay.

Medallist defies the odds on inspiring academic journey
5 May

University of the Sunshine Coast’s Chancellor’s Medallist Kristy Benson has proven she likes to defy expectations, even her own.

USC clinical trial of potential new influenza vaccine
4 May

USC Clinical Trials will soon begin a clinical trial at its Moreton Bay centre at Morayfield to assess the safety and tolerability of a potential new influenza vaccine.

Floods, new mystery disease impact starving marine turtles
3 May

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and wildlife rescuers have joined forces as they deal with a large increase in stranded, sick, and deceased marine turtles from recent floods and the discovery of a mystery disorder that is eating away at turtle shells.

Accounting students chalk up early job offers
29 Apr

A year before graduating, two accounting students from the University of the Sunshine Coast are already counting their blessings.

USC first in Qld, earns top-5 global spot in impact ranking
28 Apr

The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking for 2022, and in one category secured a top-5 global position.

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Clinical trial of potential vaccine for cytomegalovirus
27 Apr

USC Clinical Trials will soon partner Moderna in a phase 3 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine for cytomegalovirus (CMV) at its Morayfield, Sippy Downs and South Bank clinics.

Military veteran research participants David Neal and Jonathan Clark in 2017
Veterans offer 'untapped resource' for economy, research shows
21 Apr

New business research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast has investigated how military veterans transition to self-employment, recommending it as a career option for other veterans.

Javier Leon with volunteers for Coast4D project
Citizen scientists help USC take beach research into fourth dimension
19 Apr

Volunteers armed with GPS units attached to smartphones will be photographing two Sunshine Coast beaches tomorrow, Wednesday 20 April, as part of innovative USC research into changing coastal conditions.

New National PTSD Centre brings new hope to trauma survivors
13 Apr

A mental health counsellor, who was seven-years-old when she saw her mother electrocuted, says a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder research centre on the Sunshine Coast could help change the lives of millions across Australia.

University Medallist Jen Francis
Life’s a stage for psychologist graduating with creative degree
13 Apr

A Sunshine-coast based psychologist, who is one of the creative minds behind quirky Australian musical set to be performed in Las Vegas, has received USC’s highest academic honour – a University Medal.

Graduate Jessica Farinosi at Moreton Bay campus
Retail manager becomes nurse with USC degree
12 Apr

A former retail worker has overcome self-doubt to excel in her University of the Sunshine Coast studies, graduating at the Moreton Bay campus last week with a Nursing Science degree, an academic award – and a sought-after job at a private hospital at Kippa-Ring.

Top honour for graduate who ignored advice she shouldn’t go to uni
12 Apr

Told she wasn’t “university material” in high school, Belgium-born Liesbeth Borburgh never anticipated more than a decade later she would receive the highest academic honour for a graduating student from a university on the other side of the world.

Suicide prevention, mental health programs boosted by $3.9m fund
11 Apr

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s mental health and suicide prevention programs will continue to support the Sunshine Coast community thanks to a commitment of federal funding to USC’s Thompson Institute.

Graduating dad opts to sit with kids – to watch mum cross the stage instead
10 Apr

Only one of them will cross the stage at a University of the Sunshine Coast graduation ceremony this week but husband and wife graduating students Clayton and Lisa James wouldn’t have it any other way

The spider that looks like bird poo – and other amazing (and gross) tricks animals deploy to survive
7 Apr

A new book - titled Poo, Spew and other Gross Things Animals Do – is aimed at kids, but much of it will be news to adults, too.

USC Clinical Trials seeks healthy volunteers for malaria study in Brisbane
6 Apr

USC Clinical Trials will partner with Geneva-based Medicines for Malaria Venture and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane to test the activity of an antimalarial drug in humans who are infected with m

Expanded scholarships create opportunities for students
5 Apr

Up to 70 university students will receive financial assistance to study locally with the expansion of a scholarship partnership that aims to support transformative education opportunities in the Moreton Bay region.

Hairdresser graduates as registered nurse
4 Apr

A former hairdresser who studied Nursing Science to help people feel better on the inside as well as outside donned her academic gown on Saturday 2 April for the first ever USC Moreton Bay campus graduation ceremony.

Why can floods like those in the Northern Rivers come in clusters?
31 Mar

Even as Lismore and Northern Rivers residents struggle to recover from the first flood, the floods are coming again.

It's time to celebrate at USC Moreton Bay
31 Mar

History will be made in several ways when the University of the Sunshine Coast stages a series of celebrations at its Moreton Bay campus at Petrie on Saturday 2 April.

$12.2 million to build National PTSD Centre, boost mental health research
30 Mar

A national Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre will be established at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Thompson Institute, following the allocation of $12.2 million to the Institute in last night’s Federal Budget.

Scientists reveal new cell pathways involved in Parkinson's disease
30 Mar

USC Professor Robert Harvey is part of an international collaboration that has discovered new cell pathways connected with defects in mitochondria – the power source for cells –   which may hold clues for drug treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Exposure to pro-speeding content higher in speeders: USC study
28 Mar

Self-reported exposure to content encouraging or promoting speeding on social media and mass media was higher in speeders compared to non-speeders, according to the findings by USC’s Road Safety Research Collaboration Unit.

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