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An international university in the world’s top 50

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.

Across three campuses located in South East Queensland, UQ’s 6600 staff and 52,000+ students deliver and experience unparalleled teaching, learning and research excellence that creates positive change globally.

 

Teaching and learning to engage and inspire

UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other university in the country, and attracts the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

With a strong focus on teaching excellence, the University of Queensland is changing the way higher education is imagined and experienced for its 52,000+ current students, who include more than 16,400 postgraduate students and approximately 15,400 international students from 135 countries.

UQ students enjoy innovative and flexible learning options, diverse and dynamic partnership opportunities, and an integrated digital and on-campus learning environment.

 

Research that’s creating change locally and globally

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes, and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 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 (364 awards worth $257 million).

UQ’s strong focus on commercialisation not only boosts the economy but also accelerates the impact of its research.

 

An entrepreneurial hub where bold ventures thrive

UQ is an undisputed leader in translating research to novel products and services through its commercialisation company, UniQuest. To date, UQ discoveries have produced US$16 billion in gross product sales, and UQ intellectual property has founded more than 100 startups – a milestone unsurpassed by any other Australian university.

From pre-incubation through to market validation, and from launching a startup to scaling it up, UQ offers support to students, staff and alumni through a suite of Idea Hub, Startup Academy and ilab programs that develop skills in a hands-on environment. ilab incubator and accelerator programs alone have helped 185 startups who have received more than $50 million in investments and grants.

 

A globally connected university

UQ’s 264,000 graduates form a connected, global alumni network, which includes approximately 14,000 PhDs and spans more than 170 countries.

UQ is 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; and one of only two 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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23 May 2019
31 Aug 2019

Approximately $300 billion of natural gas lies trapped within Queensland’s Bowen and Surat Basins, where current extraction technologies are ineffective. This project will develop a new technique for enhancing the gas transport and productivity in these coals via the exploitation of natural coal fra...

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Australia


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$27,596 - $27,596

19 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) is part of the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland and is located on the St Lucia campus (Brisbane, Australia) of the University. It has 104 academic staff, and 23 administrative and technical staff. SEES is a vibrant, multidiscipl...

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Australia


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27 Jun 2019
25 Jul 2019

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences delivers practical solutions to the complex issues that affect our physical environment and how we interact with it. Our interconnected teams of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environm...

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Australia


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27 Jun 2019
01 Sep 2019

The University of Queensland The University of Queensland, ranked consistently among the world’s top universities according to several key independent rankings, has educated and worked with outstanding people for more than a century to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. Abo...

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Australia


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$96,466 - $108,318

02 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) incorporates three schools – UQ Business School, the School of Economics and the TC Beirne School of Law – and two research centres – the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE) and the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (C...

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Australia


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Full time

02 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019

Faculty of Business, Economics & Law The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) incorporates three schools – UQ Business School, the School of Economics and the TC Beirne School of Law – and two research centres – the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE) and the Centre...

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Australia


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Full time

04 Jul 2019
06 Aug 2019

The Centre for Crop Science Our centre conducts world-leading research targeting enhanced profitability and sustainability of cereal and legume cropping systems in tropical and sub-tropical environments. We pursue excellence in crop science at molecular, whole plant, and production system le...

2x Research Fellow - Quantum research

The University of Queensland

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Australia


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Full time

05 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019

School of Mathematics and Physics ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems The School of Mathematics and Physics is a School within the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland. Research is carried out at the cutting edge across a broad spectrum of areas in Mathemati...

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Australia


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05 Jul 2019
06 Aug 2019

School of Mathematics and Physics The discipline of Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence in quantum science and hosts a number of first class research centres. The Un...

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Australia


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05 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an ...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Peter Varghese (as of July 2016)

Mr Peter N Varghese AO, Chancellor
 

Vice Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Peter Høj

Professor Peter Høj

Awards:

UQ consistently ranks in the world’s top universities as measured by several key independent rankings, including the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (42), Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (43), QS World University Rankings (48), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (69).

Excluding the award component, UQ is now ranked 45th in the world in the ARWU, and is one of the only two Australian universities to be included in the global top 50.

In 2018, UQ was ranked first in Australia by the prestigious Nature Index tables, and 110th overall in the world.
More than 173 UQ staff (including honorary and adjunct appointments) and emeritus professors are Fellows of Australia’s learned academies.

Key facts:

Student enrolments: 52,000+

Staff: 6600 full-time equivalent