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The University of Queensland

Location St Lucia Campus, Brisbane City Australia
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Ranking

# 47

QS World University Rankings
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116

Undergraduate programs
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209

Postgraduate programs
International

22241

International students

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ’s 307,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include more than 15,800 PhDs. More than 56,000 current students – including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, more than 20,000 postgraduates, and approximately 21,000 international students from 142 countries – currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 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 over $339 million).

UQ is also one of only three 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 three Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ’s 307,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include more than 15,800 PhDs. More than 56,000 current students – including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, more than 20,000 postgraduates, and approximately 21,000 international students from 142 countries – currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 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 over $339 million).

UQ is also one of only three 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 three Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

CRICOS Provider Number 00025B

University information

St Lucia Campus

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses.

Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, the 114-hectare site provides a perfect study, research and living environment. You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

The gracious sandstone architecture, with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust-registered Great Court – along with spacious parklands and lakes – encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland’s largest research library, fully equipped laboratories and modern lecture theatres.

 

Gatton Campus

UQ Gatton combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science.

Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility.

The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

 

Herston Campus

Just three kilometres from the Brisbane city centre, Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.

Sharing premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, UQ Herston houses a vibrant clinical and research community that deliver innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment.

Major research institutes on-campus include the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, along with other key facilities such as the Oral Health Centre and the purpose-built Herston Imaging Research Facility.

UQ’s diverse off-campus facilities include:

• marine research stations at North Stradbroke and Heron Islands

• Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) and Translational Research Institute at Woolloongabba

• the University Mine and the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre at Indooroopilly

• seismograph station at Mount Nebo

• veterinary science teaching and research centre at Dayboro

• the UQ Business School Downtown in the Brisbane city centre

• Institute for Social Science Research at Long Pocket

• Boyce Gardens, Toowoomba

• teaching hospitals, health centres, student accommodation and other medical research facilities throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and regional Queensland.

Total students

41,700

UG students

66%

PG students

34%

International students

22,241

UG students

52%

PG students

48%

Total faculty staff

3,513

Domestic staff

39%

Int'l staff

61%

Student life

A life beyond the classroom is a big part of university, and UQ is a great place to meet new people and access a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

Our three main campuses at St Lucia, Herston and Gatton boast beautiful grounds where you can relax between classes or catch up with friends. We also offer world-class sporting facilities, more than 200 social, sports, and academic clubs and societies, and many cultural activities such as theatre, dances, concerts, movies, debates, barbecues, markets, museums and art exhibitions.

UQ qualifications are highly regarded by Australian and international employers. According to the 2021 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Outcomes Survey, 71.4 per cent of UQ Australian bachelor's degree graduates available for full-time work had secured full-time employment within four months of completing programs, comparing favourably to the national average of 68.9 per cent.

UQ leads Queensland universities in employability rankings. The QS Graduate Employability Rankings placed UQ 63rd globally, meaning UQ graduates are better placed than any other graduates in Queensland to secure employment after graduating.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #46
  • 2014
    #43
  • 2015
    #=43
  • 2016
    #=46
  • 2017
    #=51
  • 2018
    #=47
  • 2019
    #48
  • 2020
    #47
  • 2021
    #46
  • 2022
    #47

Ranking criteria

76.6
Overall
88.2
Academic Reputation
80.2
Employer Reputation
25.4
Faculty Student Ratio
89.4
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
100
International Students Ratio

Available programs

The University of Queensland (UQ) has one of the most comprehensive high-quality range of undergraduate degrees in Australia. We provide choices to give you flexibility to meet your learning goals.  

Many of our degrees offer practical experiences such as field trips and industry placements to boost your skills and enhance employability.  We engage with industry to provide mentorship opportunities and inform curriculum development. UQ also allows undergraduate students to undertake two bachelor degrees at the same time (dual degree programs), but in a shorter period of time than if they were completed separately. 

The UQ student experience provides a foundation for success far beyond graduation. We offer a balance of support, structure and flexibility while preparing you to compete in today’s rapidly evolving workplace. The UQ Employability Award program gives you the chance to build skills that future employers value, such as leadership, teamwork, communication, problem solving and cultural awareness.

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About

The University of Queensland (UQ)  offers postgraduate coursework programs such as graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, coursework masters, advanced coursework masters and professional doctorates). In addition, you could complete research higher degrees such as the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to equip you with specialist knowledge, enhance your employability, upgrade your qualifications, help you get promoted, or pave the way for your career in academia.

Research

Our researchers are answering some of the world’s toughest questions. With eight internationally recognised research institutes on-site, along with leading academics on staff, you will have the opportunity to study with some of the world’s best researchers. Some of our research highlights include Gardasil®, the cervical cancer vaccine; Triple P – Positive Parenting Program; world-leading MRI technology; discovering the new disease HBSL; and developing microalgae as a green-power biofuel.

Enquire about your postgraduate study options today!

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