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USC Psychology celebrates top national ranking
23 October - The overall experience of students in USC’s Psychology program has been ranked the best of all public universities in Australia.
USC supporters named philanthropists of the year
26 June - Roy and Nola Thompson were named the Queensland Higher Education philanthropists of 2017 at the recent Queensland Community Foundation’s philanthropy awards in Brisbane.
Brain training boosts attention and mood of seniors
6 June - Preliminary findings from one of the first mental health research projects started at USC’s Thompson Institute has found that brain training can improve both attention and mood in older adults.
Mental health clinics open to public at USC’s Thompson Institute
20 November 2016 - The University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology Clinic, which has assessed and treated members of the public for almost 10 years at its Sippy Downs campus, is now open at USC’s Thompson Institute at Birtinya.
USC seeks healthy older adults for brain training
26 May 2016 - A search is underway for healthy adults aged over 60 to join a University of the Sunshine Coast research project to find a drug-free treatment for dementia – but there is a catch.
Neurophysiologist leads USC’s new mind institute
9 February 2016 - A leading academic and medical specialist involved in world-renowned research and clinical practice has moved from Sydney to the University of the Sunshine Coast to lead its new multi-million-dollar facility focused on preventing, treating and curing mental illnesses.
USC to establish Mind and Neuroscience Institute
3 August 2015 - The University of the Sunshine Coast has found a home for its planned Mind and Neuroscience Institute.