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The University of Queensland (UQ)

For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has created positive change for society by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking (32), U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (36), the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (38), QS World University Rankings (50), Academic Ranking of World Universities (47), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (53). 

At UQ, we’re changing the way higher education is imagined and experienced. Our students enjoy innovative and flexible learning options, diverse and dynamic partnership opportunities, and an integrated digital and campus learning environment.

More than 56,000 students – including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers as well as top interstate and overseas students – study across UQ’s 3 beautiful campuses in South East Queensland at St Lucia, Herston and Gatton. They include around 20,000 postgraduate and approximately 21,000 international students who contribute to a diverse, supportive and inclusive campus community.

With a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university, UQ is committed to providing students with the best opportunities and practical experiences during their time with us, empowering them with transferable knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exceed expectations throughout their careers.

UQ’s 304,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include more than 16,700 PhDs. 

UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1,500 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years (452 awards worth $339 million). 

UQ has an outstanding track record in commercialising innovation, with major technologies employed across the globe and gross product sales of more than US$44 billion. 

UQ is one of only 3 Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU); and one of only 3 Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs). UQ employs more than 6,900 academic and professional staff (full-time equivalent) and has a $2.385 billion annual operating budget. 

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