Study in Brisbane
Australia's expertise in water management
- World-class universities
- High level of expertise in water management
- Relaxed lifestyle
- Safe environment
- Great career opportunities
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth. It is a country whose water resources are highly susceptible to changes in temperature and the hydrological regime.
The Australian water industry is globally respected for its knowledge and technical capability in a diverse range of water management practices, and Australian research efforts are increasingly recognising the importance of integrating different disciplines for more effective water policy.
The University of Queensland, St Lucia: a vibrant campus
UQ’s St Lucia campus is renowned as one of Australia’s most beautiful campuses, just seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, the 114-hectare site provides a perfect study, research, and living environment. You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant modern campus with the tradition of an established university. The gracious sandstone architecture, with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust registered Great Court — along with parklands and lakes — encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland’s largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres.
The University of Queensland is among the top 50 universities in the world, and fourth in Australia (2014/15 QS World University Rankings).
Brisbane: a modern city, relaxed lifestyle, subtropical climate
Built on and around the hills overlooking the Brisbane River, Australia’s third largest city is characterised by a subtropical climate, safe and relaxed outdoor lifestyle, unique “Queenslander” architecture, bustling restaurants and cafes, and thriving arts, sports and entertainment scenes.
With a multicultural population of just over two million, Brisbane is large enough to offer all the advantages of a modern city – including Australia’s most popular art museum, state-of-the-art sporting grounds, world-class higher education institutes, a major inner-city business hub and diverse eating districts – but small enough to retain the country charm for which it is renowned.
An hour’s drive south of the city are the golden beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast. North from Brisbane are the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like Australia Zoo.
Just off the coast are the pristine Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip or holiday destinations for locals and visitors alike.