University of Queensland

Founded in 1909
4 Campuses
46,863 Students
7,000 Staff
Joined U21 in 1997

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions. Founded in 1909, it is the oldest university in the Australian state of Queensland and has four main campuses at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston.

The UQ Advantage provides more than 46,800 students including 11,300 international students from 142 nations students with opportunities, choices and support that will enable them to achieve their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact on the society in which they live. In addition to flexibility in program choice, student benefits include the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are study abroad opportunities and access to more than 100 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.

UQ’s eight internationally significant research institutes are drawcards for an ever-expanding community of scientists, researchers and commercialisation experts. UQ has more specialised fields of research “well above world standard” than any other Australian university, according to the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. UQ’s commitment to research training is noted for its early- and mid-career researcher support. It has one of Australia's largest PhD enrolments, with more than 12,600 postgraduate students, and celebrated its 10,000th PhD graduation in 2011.

UQ’s six faculties comprise Arts; Business, Economics and Law; Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology; Health Sciences; Science and Social and Behavioural Science. UQ offers over 420 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, which are informed by the latest research and delivered in state-of-the-art learning spaces. The university’s teachers have won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university’s teachers.

The University’s outstanding 200,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.

UQ’s commercialisation company UniQuest is one of Australia’s leading research commercialisation companies. UniQuest’s innovation portfolio includes Australia's first blockbuster vaccine Gardasil®, Australia's largest biotech IPO (QRxPharma Ltd), the internationally acclaimed Triple P Positive Parenting Program, and UQ’s superconductor technology, used in two-thirds of the world's MRI machines.

In 2013-2014 UQ was ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.

UQ has been a member of the Universitas 21 since 1997, producing strong global citizens as a result of student mobility experiences.

Andrew Everett, Director of UQ International