The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia¹s premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced almost 197,000 graduates since opening in 1911. Its graduates have become leaders in all areas of society and industry.
UQ is one of the three Australian members of 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 is a founding member of the national Group of Eight (Go8) a coalition of leading Australian universities, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education. Collectively, Group of Eight members account for 70 percent of all research income in Australia's university system, enrol more than half of all higher degree by research students, hold over 90 percent of US patents for inventions and generate 80 percent of spin-off companies created by Australian universities. Their Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Paul Greenfield AO is chair of the Group of Eight.
UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of exciting disciplines, ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities.
Its eight internationally significant research institutes are drawcards for an ever-expanding community of scientists, researchers and commercialisation experts. UQ is noted for supporting early- and mid-career researchers, as seen in their commitment to research training; in 2010, UQ celebrated its 9000th PhD graduation. UQ currently has 4039 Research Higher Degree students, including 3593 PhD students. In 2010, 534 Research Higher Degrees were awarded.
UQ offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are informed by the latest research and delivered in state-of-the-art learning spaces. Its teachers have won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university.
Today, UQ has almost 44,000 students who study across its four main campuses in southeast Queensland: St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston. Staff and students from more than 134 nations are valued in its multicultural community, which celebrates excellence in all aspects of scholarship. – less