Thursday 2 April 2015

The Energy Express seminar series is designed to provide a regular forum to present and discuss a range of energy-related topics and themes. The seminars are open events, and aim to bring together industry, government, and the broader UQ community including academics, researchers, students and alumni.

Tuesday 31 March 2015

The coconut has provided staple nutrition on tropical coasts and island for millenia. It had spread far and wide long before Homo sapiens colonised tropical regions beyond Africa.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Genomics of Food Security

Professor Robert Henry
Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Legume research – symbiotic nitrogen fixation and food sustainability

Presented by Peter M. Gresshoff
Centre of Integrative Legume Research (CILR), SAFS, University of Queensland.

Tuesday 3 March 15, 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Room 275, GCI Building (# 20)


 

Wednesday 26 November 2014

BRAVING THE FUTURE:
strengthening Australian science to influence
global change

The Global Change Institute (GCI) invites you to attend the inaugural Challenge of Change Lecture presented by The Honourable Penelope Wensley AC HFEIANZ.

Ms Wensley will address some of the great challenges confronting humanity, and Australia's ability to contribute to global efforts to address these.

Thursday 16 October 2014

To celebrate World Food Day, we invite you to join us at a special tour of the UQ Bush food garden followed by morning tea hosted by Indigenous chef, Dale Chapman.

The new bush food garden was planted in 2014 and showcases some of the unique flavours and medicinal properties of plants from South East Queensland.

Monday 29 September 2014

Methods for automated acquisition are offering new and exciting opportunities for large-scale acquisition of data samples for the sciences. Such large-scale data collections can be too massive to be realistically annotated by human operators, which creates a need for automated annotation. Conveniently, methods for automated semantic interpretation of images and audio samples are becoming increasingly powerful. This is evident in the ever-increasing applications of speech and image recognition for consumer products and businesses.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Will the future be hopeful or hopeless? Optimists point out that every year humanity becomes better educated, wealthier and more interconnected. In contrast, pessimists warn that business as usual is unsustainable: catastrophic climate change and increasing shortages of water, food and cheap energy will collapse human civilizations by mid-century.
Is one forecast right and the other wrong? Or can we reconcile these opposing views?

Wednesday 10 September 2014
After the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007-8 and the collapse of speculative investments in the US housing market, the finance industry looked for new ways of maximizing returns on capital – beyond the traditional markets in currencies and commodities. In this process of financialization, one of these new investment locations was farmland, supposedly empty or underutilised farmland in developing countries.
Tuesday 9 September 2014 to Monday 6 October 2014

To celebrate World Food Day on the 16th October and recognise the depth of research being undertaken at UQ, the Global Change Institute (GCI), Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) and the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS) are inviting students to enter a poster competition.

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