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Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Peter Høj
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Campus locations

  • St Lucia
  • Gatton
  • Herston


The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 (35)*, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (41), US News Best Global Universities Rankings (45), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (65).

With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university in the country, and attracts the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers as well as top interstate and overseas students.

In December 2017, UQ celebrated its 250,000th graduate joining its global alumni network, which includes approximately 13,300 PhDs. More than 52,000 current students, including more than 16,400 postgraduates and approximately 15.400 international students from 141 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being awarded more Australian Research Council funding ($25.8 million) for fellowships and awards commencing in 2017 than any other Australian university.

In 2017, UQ launched Not If, When – the Campaign to Create Change, a large-scale philanthropic initiative intended to raise significant funds to support three key priorities: empowering student success, transforming teaching and learning, and driving discovery and impact.

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 two Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

* This ranking reflects P, P (top 10%) and PP (top 10%) impact indicators using fractional counting.