The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions.
UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities.
Measured through a combination of three key global university rankings — The Times Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong and QS World University — UQ is currently ranked in the top 100 of all universities worldwide.
UQ’s eight internationally significant research institutes are drawcards for an everexpanding community of scientists, researchers and commercialisation experts.
A dominant competitor for research funding from government and industry, UQ’s main technology transfer company, UniQuest, is acknowledged for world’s best practice.
UQ is noted for supporting early‐ and mid‐career researchers, as seen in its commitment to research training. It is one of Australia’s most prolific PhD producers with its 9000th PhD graduating in 2010 and more than 4000 Research Higher Degree students currently enrolled.
No other Australian university surpasses UQ’s record for consistently matching research achievements with teaching success. UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other university in the history of the awards.
A worldwide network of more than 200,000 alumni includes a Nobel laureate, an Academy Award winner, and high achievers in fields including business, government, the judiciary, the arts, sport and academe.
UQ is a foundation member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight universities and belongs to the global Universitas 21 alliance.