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.
If you would like to discuss the opportunity to support research activities, please contact Kate Evans, Senior Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ...
Detection Dogs For Conservation
The USC Detection Dogs for Conservation (DDC) team was created in 2015 through philanthropy and non-profit partnerships, 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 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 ...
The Latest Research NewsUSC Newsroom
Disadvantage and adversity behind high sudden infant death rate17 February 2021
Queensland’s first large-scale study of all sudden infant deaths to date has identified key factors contributing to the state’s persistently high annual death rate of babies.
Healthy ageing research has global potential17 March 2021
USC’s increased research focus on healthy ageing could help the Sunshine Coast region become a key test environment for strategies that improve the lives of elderly people around the world.
Seaweed quadruples fish immunity, study finds29 April 2021
USC scientists have found they can quadruple the immune response of farmed fish by adding powdered seaweed to their diet.
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