About The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions, celebrating its centenary in 2010. UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-intensive “sandstone” universities committed to ensuring that Australian higher education institutions retain a strong and global presence. It belongs also to the international Universities 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 in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings and Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland.
In 2012, the University had more than 46,000 students including 11,000 international students from 134 nations. It has one of Australia’s largest PhD enrolments, with more than 12,600 postgraduate students, and celebrated its 10,000th PhD graduation last year.
Evidence indicates that the University’s research excels in both quality and impact. According to the 2012 Excellence in Innovation for Australia trial, many research projects at UQ have delivered outstanding economic, social and environmental benefits.