There are many of things to consider when choosing a university. PhD student Natasha Taylor writes how UQ’s people and its embracing approach to diversity, rather than a sunny climate and sprawling green campus, lured her to St Lucia and supported her once she arrived.
Flicking through the memories of a year in Australia, Tao Xiaolei finds herself missing many things – the cultural melting pot, creating a “family” away from home, and stepping out of her comfort zone to live her dreams . . .
After years of moral outrage and stern official rhetoric, the odious scandal of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers of the vulnerable people they are sent to protect may finally attract tangible penalties for the organisation. US senators this month threatened to withdraw funding from the UN over its leaders' failure to prevent sexual violence by peacekeepers and to hold perpetrators to account when it occurs. Given that the US funds 28% of the US$8.3 billion annual peacekeeping budget, it's a threat with teeth.
Celebrated Australian author and UQ PhD student Nick Earls is exploring a novel approach to publishing for those with a short attention span. Today he releases Gotham, his first in a series of novellas that will be distributed in print, e-book and audio.
UQ School of Social Science lecturer Dr Yancey Orr and colleague Dr Raymond Orr from the University of Melbourne reflect on how today’s culture has contributed to Donald Trump’s current success in the US presidential race.
Heron Island is home to an extensive and long-running climate change research project, the Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab. The project involves a team of researchers monitoring 12 coral reef mesocosms –natural environments kept under controlled conditions.
Huge land turtles, 8-foot tall kangaroos, massive cold-blooded killer goannas. These are but a few of the giant animals that once roamed Australia. But what happened to these megafauna? When did they go extinct and why?