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University of Queensland (00025B)

University of Queensland (00025B)

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including CWTS Leiden Ranking (32)*, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (40), QS World University Rankings (47), the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (42), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (69).

UQ’s 264,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include approximately 14,000 PhDs. More than 53,600 current students, including more than 18,600 postgraduate students and approximately 18,000 international students from 135 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. Some of our research highlights include Gardasil®, the cervical cancer vaccine; Triple P – Positive Parenting Program; world-leading MRI technology; discovering the new disease HBSL; and developing microalgae as a green-power biofuel.

UQ is also 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 three Australian charter members of the global edX consortium for massive open online courses (MOOCs).

As a UQ student our research, work-integrated learning and connections prepare you to forge an exciting career. Outside the classroom you can participate in our career resources and networking events, and participate in the UQ Employability Award program to build the skills that future employers value. There are also exchange opportunities to our 200 partner institutions in 38 countries, and access to more than 220 clubs and societies.

Where is UQ?

UQ has three campuses in South East Queensland. Brisbane is the home of UQ’s St Lucia and Herston campuses, and the capital city of Queensland. Brisbane has a population of approximately 2.4 million and offers a relaxed and safe lifestyle, subtropical climate and vibrant culture.

Brisbane is fast becoming a hub in the Asia–Pacific for business, investment, major events and education, with World Heritage rainforests, mountain ranges and beaches on our doorstep.

For more information visit https://future-students.uq.edu.au

*CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 measured by the Impact indicator P(top 10%), ordered by P(top 10%) with fractional counting.

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, UQ ranks in the top 50 in the world in 24 subjects, with two subjects in the world’s top 5 and nine in the world’s top 30, including sports-related subjects (2), mineral and mining engineering (5),  environmental sciences (11), agriculture and forestry (17), education (19), nursing (21), Psychology (23), hospitality and leisure management (27) and sociology (29).

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