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Supporting Research

Our research community is young and vibrant yet already so many areas have been independently verified as being above world standard. These include focus areas such as psychology and neuroscience; zoology, veterinary and environmental sciences; agriculture, fisheries and forestry; and nursing and biological science. We partner with industry, institutions and all levels of government to deliver innovative, high-quality research with real impact.

Giving opportunities

If you would like to discuss the opportunity to support research activities, please contact Kate Evans, Senior Advancement Manager, kevans@usc.edu.au.

Psychology clinic
Thompson Institute

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute is a world-class hub for research, teaching clinical services for Australia's most pressing mental health issues. Philanthropy continues to enable new research and clinics to be conducted at the TI, positively changing the lives of many forever. Learn more ...

Bear - Koala Detection Dog
Detection Dogs For Conservation

The team is driven by the vision to rescue high energy dogs and turn their talents towards finding and assisting endangered wildlife. This was never more important than when they were engaged to find injured koalas in the recent bushfires, allowing may of these iconic animals to get life-saving treatment. It bought our DDC team member Bear to attention of Tom Hanks and secured him a Foxtel special! Learn more ...

Koala at Qld Zoo
Koala research project

Koalas are under even more threats today than ever. Decreasing habitat, injuries and deaths from road accidents and dogs, both wild and domestic, are major threats. However, a major threat is that from two infectious diseases, Chlamydia and the newly found koala retrovirus. Learn more ...

Research

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The Latest Research News

Spider venom could be key to stopping devastating honeybee mite
4 Jul

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is investigating whether spider and scorpion venoms have the potential to save Australia’s honeybees from the invasive and deadly varroa mite parasite.

Researcher Jacqueline Burgess
Guy gamers keen to play female lead: USC research
8 Jun

University of the Sunshine Coast research is debunking the ‘boys will be boys’ myth in video games – showing most men are keen to play as a female lead character.

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.

Contact

General enquiries Tel: +61 7 5430 1104   Email: advancement@usc.edu.au