Australia’s University of Queensland (UQ) is in the top 100 universities worldwide, as measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland.
About the University of Queensland
As an institution of higher learning, the University of Queensland provides students with opportunities, choices and support that will enable them to achieve their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact the society in which they live. In addition to flexibility in program choice, the benefits student receive include the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are study abroad opportunities and access to more than 100 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.
In 2013 school year, the University of Queensland had more than 46,000 students including 11,000 international students from 134 nations across the globe. It has one of Australia's largest PhD enrollments, with more than 12,600 postgraduate students, and it recently celebrated its 10,000th PhD graduation last year.
The University of Queensland’s outstanding 200,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts. The University celebrates its alumni as its greatest assets. Their achievements make the University great – and, in return, the University works hard to strengthen its reputation.
UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, winning more Australian Teaching and Learning Council Awards for Teaching Excellence than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.
The University of Queensland is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the organization known as Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.
The UQ Graduate School offers significant support to those pursuing advanced degrees through a broad range of scholarships and research travel awards, dedicated office spaces, skills training and professional development opportunities. The University introduced the UQ Career Advantage PhD program – another first nationally – designed to accelerate PhD students’ career development and enhance their employability.
With four major campuses, located at St Lucia and Herston in Brisbane, and Ipswich and Gatton in South-East Queensland, the University has invested substantially in construction and development, helping create great environments in which to study and research. UQ is committed to developing state-of-the-art learning spaces that are in step with industry demands and expectations.
UQ has established eight research institutes over the years, many with a multidisciplinary focus. These include the:
- Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology;
- Global Change Institute;
- Institute for Molecular Bioscience;
- Institute for Social Science Research;
- Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation;
- Queensland Brain Institute;
- Sustainable Minerals Institute; and
- UQ Diamantina Institute.
UQ is also a partner in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) – an Australian-first that represents the future in biomedical research. TRI has the capacity to discover, produce, test and manufacture new treatments and vaccines in one location.
Mission and Values of the University of Queensland
The mission and values that guide the University of Queensland provide tools to guide day-to-day processes and behaviors, reflected in all of its decisions and activities, including monitoring policies and procedures, ensuring that the right activities are valued and rewarded; and helping to ensure consistent purpose and commitment from the institution’s leaders.
As stated on the university’s website, the mission statement of the University of Queensland reads:
“The University of Queensland positively influences society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world. UQ strives for the personal and professional success of its students, staff and alumni.”
The University of Queensland strives for excellence, seeking to apply the highest standards to benefit the communities it serves. Among other values, UQ works to foster:
- Independent thinking
- Mutual respect and diversity
- Supporting students at every level of their journey
Information for International Students
If you are considering study abroad in the beautiful country of Australia, there are several reasons why you should consider the University of Queensland as your destination, including its:
UQ is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by three key global university rankings—the Times Higher, Shanghai Jiao Tong, and QS World Universities—and is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions.
Wide Range of Courses
UQ has one of the most comprehensive ranges of study courses in Queensland, with some 4,000 courses offered at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The University of Queensland’s St Lucia, Herston, Ipswich and Gatton campuses are a great place to study, make new friends, take part in sporting and cultural activities or just relax in a diverse and welcoming environment.
UQ's location in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane, is ideal for both study and recreation, and for exploring the country’s diverse culture.
Excellent Student Services and Support
UQ provides free and accessible academic and personal support services to help you settle in and enjoy your stay.
UQ’s instructors and researchers have won more national awards for teaching than any other Australian university.
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- Agricultural Engineering
- Veterinary Medicine
- Health Occupations
Type of studies: University Degree Programs
Language of instruction: English
Location: Study Abroad and Student Exchange Office, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4072
Telephone and Fax: Tel.: +61 7 3365 7941 Fax.: +61 7 3365 1794