Research and teaching centres - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Research and teaching centres

Sunshine Coast Health Institute
A world-class teaching and research facility located alongside the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Thompson Institute

Integrating mental health research, clinical services and teaching

Ochre Health Medical Centre boardroom
USC Clinical Trials
A USC-led initiative to enhance clinical capacity in regional Queensland, and to deliver locally relevant research outcomes
Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island. Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland.
K'gari-Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre
A research and learning centre on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island

Research news

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.

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.

Harvesting plantation logs at Beerburrum. Photo David Lee
How pine tree residue could help power Queensland
9 Mar

Bioenergy produced from harvest waste across South East Queensland’s pine plantations could significantly reduce net carbon emissions and nurture an emerging industry, according to research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.