Dating expert ages oldest modern human

Griffith School of Environment
A Griffith University geochronologist’s state-of-the-art dating methods push back the origins of our species by an unprecedented 100,000 years, uncovering the oldest modern human and our deep biological history in Africa. Professor Rainer Grün, director of the leading Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE), was among an international research team that dated fossils discovered […]
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Orangutan teeth hold key to nursing habits and conservation

Environmental Futures Research Institute
A Griffith University researcher hopes a new discovery on orangutan weaning could help conservation efforts for the highly endangered primate. Associate Professor Tanya Smith, from the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) team, based in Griffith’s Environmental Futures Research Institute, aged museum specimens using growth lines in their molar teeth and mapped barium, an […]
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Griffith leads the way for student satisfaction

Arts Education Law
In country's top two following quality learning and teaching survey
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Registrations open for historic sustainability leadership program

Griffith University has announced the opening of registrations, along with the first cohort of prominent program faculty members for next year’s Executive Education in Sustainability Leadership Program (EESLP). The EESLP is an internationally renowned sustainability program to be hosted by the Griffith University EcoCentre from the 6th to the 9th of March 2018, currently delivered […]
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Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Electron caught in the act

Australia’s fastest camera has revealed the time it takes for molecules to break apart. The experimental research, conducted by Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, aims to help in the design of new molecules for materials science or drug discovery. The Centre is the only place in the country to have the machine in its […]
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Alumni

A ‘refugee’ beams life into cancer research

Griffith becomes a safe home for Syrian student
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Environment, planning and architecture

Organic waste or wasted gold?

The country’s first symposium on recycled organics will tackle their potential to create an industry worth more than $1 billion. Australia produces 20 million tonnes of wasted organics – garden organics, forestry residues, municipal solid wastes, agricultural residues, biosolids, green waste and timber – each year. Professor Chengrong Chen of the Griffith School of Environment, said […]
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Business and government

Logan ambitions get a touch of Texas

The technology revolution sweeping the business world has reached Australia’s university students, who are increasingly looking at starting their own businesses as an alternative to traditional career paths. Student’s from Griffith University’s Logan campus have just completed an intense weekend long workshop with Texas-based startup educators, 3 Day Startup (3DS). Their enthusiasm underlined by the […]
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Engineering and IT

Highly sensitive nanosensors to prevent potential catastrophes

Griffith University researchers are creating tiny high-tech chips that will detect problems in ageing gas and oil pipelines, preventing potential catastrophic events. A team from Griffith’s Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre is developing the novel, low-cost and highly sensitive compact sensors that will detect and monitor changes in harsh environments, such as strain, pressure, flow rate, […]
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Health

Countdown to annual Logan Fun Run underway

Students encouraged to group together and get involved.
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Corporate

Scientists share STEM in children’s books!

Griffith University scientists hope to encourage more students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through the creation of engaging children’s books. Griffith’s That’s Rad! Science project was among 28 new ‘diverse and exciting’ Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants recipients, sharing in almost $270,000 to increase STEM skills and engagement. The project will support the creation […]
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Griffith Sciences

Griffith researchers date South Africa’s peculiar Homo naledi fossils

Scientists from Griffith’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) have helped discover Homo naledi’s surprisingly young age, opening up more questions on where we come from. Findings published this week in journal eLife show that Homo naledi, the hominin that was discovered by a large team of international researchers in 2013, was alive sometime between 335 and 236 thousand years […]
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Corporate

Griffith secures $5m to help cure spinal cord injury

The Queensland Government has invested $5 million in a Griffith University pre-clinical trial to prove that a “nerve bridge” across a damaged spinal cord may be the answer to otherwise permanent paralysis. In a science and health collaboration, the project, led by Dr James St John, will be conducted across two of the university’s leading […]
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Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)

Griffith gives back for World Malaria Day

Do you know when malaria was eliminated from Australia or how many deaths were due to malaria in 2015? While malaria is not a disease most Australians need to worry about, every day more than 1000 African children die from this devastating disease. Australia has a long history of contributing to global malaria research efforts […]
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Engineering and IT

Griffith University takes a stand for Science

“Scientific research and a scientific understanding of our natural world are the key to Australia’s future prosperity, employment and environment.” That is the message from Griffith University Professor Emeritus and Australian of the Year Alan Mackay-Sim ahead of this weekend’s global March for Science event, an international movement celebrating the value and importance of science in […]
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Features

Gold Coast a new Australian hub for clinical trials

From Phase 1 human trials for a Malaria vaccine, to studies aimed at treating osteoporosis and a number of trials into innovative life-saving stroke treatment, the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct is fast gaining a reputation as a leading location for clinical trials.
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Corporate

The remarkable scientist making new life connections

Alan Mackay-Sim is a world-renowned trailblazer in cell transplantation, paving the way for innovative research on repairing damaged spinal cords to return the gift of movement to paralysed people.
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Griffith Sciences

Forensics research helps repatriate soldiers

Research by a trio of Griffith University Forensic Science students is helping the Australian Army preserve, identify and repatriate the remains of soldiers from historic battlefields and modern-day combat zones. Jasmine Connell, 21, Andrew Ghaiyed, 26, and Kyle James, 22, received grants from the Australian Army to conduct forensic science research that will assist the […]
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