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Vice-Chancellor and President

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 in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (43), US News Best Global Universities Rankings (52), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), QS World University Rankings (51), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (60). 

UQ celebrates its 244,000 graduates as our greatest assets, and more than 50,000 current students, including more than 13,000 postgraduates and approximately 12,600 international students from 140 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South-East Queensland.

In 2016, UQ again topped the nation in the prestigious Nature Index for Australian Academic Institutions; and was awarded more Australian Research Council funding ($70.6 million) than any other Australian university in the 2015–16 financial year grant announcements.

Currently, more than 152 UQ staff (including honorary and adjunct appointments) and professors emeriti are fellows of Australia’s learned academies.

UQ has one of Australia’s largest PhD enrolments and has graduated approximately 12,850 PhDs. 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.

With nine globally recognised Research Institutes and over 100 Research Centres, which combine modern infrastructure with a culture that champions research excellence, UQ attracts an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers. The Institutes are today’s flagships of a tradition of research leadership at UQ.

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).