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A 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 our 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, UQ 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 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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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

07 Sep 2018
27 Nov 2018

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD opportunities exist at The University of Queensland (UQ), for full time students undertaking research projects focused on accelerating the world’s decarbonisation efforts, through identifying and resolving bottlenecks to the rate of change in ...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

10 Sep 2018
27 Nov 2018

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) at the University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading schools in the disciplines of chemistry and biosciences ( http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/ ) and hosts a number of first-class...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

11 Sep 2018
11 Dec 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 h...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

11 Sep 2018
11 Dec 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 h...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

03 Oct 2018
01 Feb 2019

Queensland Brain Institute Established in 2003, Queensland Brain Institute ( http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/ ) is housed on the St Lucia campus of University of Queensland, Australia. It is home to more than 400 staff, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, focussed on...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

08 Oct 2018
30 Nov 2018

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available to conduct research into the psychological, social, ethical and interpersonal aspects of healthcare. Australian or international applicants welcome from any relevant discipline including healthcare, sociology, ethics or applied philosophy. The PhD candidate...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time

11 Oct 2018
23 Nov 2018

The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) at The University of Queensland (UQ) is offering up to six PhD scholarships in the 2018 round of the QAEHS PhD Scholarship Scheme. A maximum of three domestic and three international scholarships will be awarded to start at UQ in rese...

Location:

Australia


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Level D - $138,627.92 - $152,723.04, Level E - $178,571.98

12 Oct 2018
19 Nov 2018

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and the Mater Group The Associate Professor/Professor of Clinical Nursing Research is a joint initiative of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Queensland and the Mater Group. The mission is to combine world cla...

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