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The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry.

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong "sandstone" universities committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions which are genuinely world class. It belongs also to the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.

UQ continues to attract the vast majority of the state's highest academic achievers and is renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of its teaching and research. In 1998-99 it was named Australia's University of the Year and it continues to enjoy the highest overall rating for Queensland universities in the annual Good Universities Guide.

UQ remains the most successful Australian university in winning and being shortlisted for Australian Awards for University Teaching since they were established in 1997. On a variety of measures it is one of the top three or four research universities in the country and this success was underlined last year when it celebrated its 5000th PhD graduation. UQ also is building a cluster of international-quality research centres and institutes that will keep it at the frontiers of emerging research fields, particularly the biosciences.

The University of Queensland's graduates have a strong record of success in attaining employment and income levels well above average. UQ qualifications are highly regarded by employers everywhere and our graduates form a powerful network of success across all industries and endeavours in all corners of the globe. In recent years, the international standing of UQ has been reinforced with a rapid growth in fee-paying students from abroad, as well as strong growth in postgraduate studies.


University Rankings


QS World University Rankings

    According to the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings, UQ is ranked #46 in the world and #4 in Australia.

    UQ is also ranked #12 in the world for Environmental Studies (read more).


    Times Higher Education World University Rankings

    According to the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UQ is ranked #65 in the world.

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities UQ is ranked #3 in Australia and  #77 in the world (2015)

    The 2012 Australian Good Universities Guide: UQ received the maximum five-star rating for student demand, research grants, and research intensivity.

    UQ also earned four stars for getting a job, positive graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, student-staff ratios, staff qualifications, access by equity groups, gender balance, proportion of school leavers, and non-government earnings.

    UQ has more specialised fields of research “well above world standard” than any other Australian university, according to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment released in December 2012. UQ was the only university to achieve the maximum rating in environmental engineering and environmental biotechnology.

    > Read more about The University of Queensland on UQ website


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