The University of Queensland

Scientia ac Labore

Australia

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Teaching and learning excellence

Skilled and motivated teachers are integral to providing positive teaching and learning outcomes for students.

UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

The educators of UQ are committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for their students.

Research focus

The Federal Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise confirmed UQ as one of the nation’s top three universities, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of specialised research fields. UQ’s outstanding critical mass offers researchers significant interdisciplinary capability. The assessment rated 100 per cent of UQ’s broad fields of research at or above world standard.

Over the last five years UQ has attracted more Australian Research Council funding for discovery and early-career research than any other Australian university. With three major campuses – located at St Lucia and Herston in Brisbane, and Gatton in South East Queensland – the University has invested substantially in construction and development, helping create great environments in which to study and research. UQ is committed to developing state-of-the-art learning spaces that are in step with industry demands and expectations.

UQ is also a partner in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) – an Australian-first that represents the future in biomedical research. TRI has the capacity to discover, produce, test and manufacture new treatments and vaccines in one location.

In 2016, UQ attracted more than $368 million in research funding from government, industry and community sources. The University is also grateful to the many alumni and community members who donate towards teaching and research initiatives.

 

UQ Corporate Video 2016 from The University of Queensland on Vimeo.

 


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PhD Studentship in Neurodevelopment

The University of Queensland

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

$27,082.00 to $27,082.00

18 Jan 2018
20 Dec 2018

Exciting opportunities exist for students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in the areas of preterm infant research or intellectual disability research, within the Developmental Disorders Group . Students will be based at the state of the art Translational Research Institute (TRI) and/or the Mate...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

$27,082.00 to $27,082.00

03 Jul 2018
27 Dec 2018

The School of Mathematics and Physics UQ Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The Discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence, and hosts a number of world-class research centres. Details of the research interests of aca...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

06 Aug 2018
03 Oct 2018

UQ Diamantina Institute The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) is seeking up to three experienced Researchers to develop and lead outstanding independent research programs in the area of cancer, immunology or genomic medicine. UQDI was established in 2007 and forms a major resea...

PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Research

The University of Queensland

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

06 Aug 2018
31 Oct 2018

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) aims to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. UQDI has more than 300 res...

PhD Studentship in Atomic Theory

The University of Queensland

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

10 Aug 2018
31 Oct 2018

The School of Mathematics and Physics UQ Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The Discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence, and hosts a number of world-class research centres. The School of Mathematics and Physics is pr...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

10 Aug 2018
30 Sep 2018

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of healt...

Research Fellow – Mechanical Engineering

The University of Queensland

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

16 Aug 2018
27 Sep 2018

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Job reference - 504896 With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and m...

University Librarian

The University of Queensland

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

23 Aug 2018
26 Sep 2018

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities, and ranks among the world’s top universities according to several key independent rankings. More than 52,000 current students study at UQ, which has won more national teaching awards than any other Au...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

23 Aug 2018
30 Sep 2018

The Centre for Advanced Imaging The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, is a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world. It brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and state-of-the-ar...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

23 Aug 2018
30 Sep 2018

The University of Queensland Business School The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together over 160 subject experts with over 10,000 students a...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Peter Varghese (as of July 2016)

Mr Peter N Varghese AO, Chancellor

Mr Peter N Varghese AO, Chancellor
 

Vice Chancellor: Professor Peter Hoj

Professor Peter Høj

Professor Peter Høj

Awards:

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 (35)*, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (41), US News Best Global Universities Rankings (45), QS World University Rankings (48), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (65).

More than 164 UQ staff (including honorary and adjunct appointments) and emeritus professors are Fellows of Australia’s learned academies, which include AAS, AAHMS, ASSA, ATSE, and AAH.

UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.

 

* This ranking reflects P, P (top 10%) and PP (top 10%) impact indicators using fractional counting.

Key facts:

Founded

10 December 1909

Staff

6,703 full-time equivalent

Students

Undergraduate - about 35,861
Postgraduate - about 16,470
Total - about 52,331

Alumni

More than 244,000

Real Estate

1670 hectares

Library collection

2.4 million book titles (electronic and print)

148,000 journals (electronic and print)