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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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14 Nov 2018
31 Mar 2019

Queensland Brain Institute Established in 2003, QBI ( http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au ) is situated on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, who are focused on discovering the fundamental mechanism...

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Australia


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15 Feb 2019
08 Apr 2019

UQ 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. The Business School’s mission is to cultivate courageous thinkers who empower future leaders to positively tran...

Two social science PhD top ups

The University of Queensland

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Australia


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Full time

15 Feb 2019
31 Mar 2019

Two exciting social science PhD top ups available now Interested in doing a social science PhD?  Like innovation and complexity? Want to do ‘real world’ research? Make a difference in the coal seam gas industry! The University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas (Social Performance tea...

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Australia


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Full time

20 Feb 2019
24 Mar 2019

The School of Chemical Engineering Job number - 506950 The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent reputation, built over many decades at The University of Queensland. We deliver quality programs and leadership ...

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Australia


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Full time

20 Feb 2019
24 Mar 2019

School of Chemical Engineering   Job reference number -  507024 The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent reputation, built over many decades at The University of Queensland. We deliver quality programs and...

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Australia


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Full time

20 Feb 2019
21 Mar 2019

Queensland Brain Institute A new Group Leader position in Neuroscience at the level of Senior Research Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor) or Associate Professor is available within the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland.  Appointment will be made at a rank appro...

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Australia


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Full time

21 Feb 2019
20 May 2019

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...

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Australia


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Full time


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$109,962 - $155,321 p.a.

22 Feb 2019
24 Mar 2019

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. Our mission is to cultivate courageous thinkers who empower future leaders to positiv...

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Australia


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Full time


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$97,456 - $104,464 p.a.

22 Feb 2019
24 Mar 2019

School of Mathematics and Physics  The School of Mathematics and Physics is a School within the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland. The Discipline of Mathematics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics. It is the leading provider of tertiary mathematics education in...

Small Animal Surgeon - Veterinary Science

The University of Queensland

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Australia


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Full time


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$96,466.06 - $119,678.38 p.a.

22 Feb 2019
24 Mar 2019

School of Veterinary Science The School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland invites applications for Small Animal Surgeons at their Gatton based Hospital – UQ VETS. The UQ Gatton campus is located in sunny South East Queensland, approximately 1-hour drive from the capital cit...

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