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Vice-Chancellor


Professor Janet Verbyla
www.usq.edu.au
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Campus locations

  • Toowoomba
  • Ipswich
  • Springfield
 


The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has a reputation of being a leading provider of on-campus and flexible learning programs.

USQ operates at Toowoomba, Springfield, Ipswich, Maryborough and Stanthorpe, and also provides significant online education from its headquarters campus in Toowoomba. Additionally, USQ has a presence in Sydney and relationships with major offshore universities.

USQ’s close association with industries and communities ensures its programs are current and relevant and that its graduates have all the knowledge and skills required to make them work ready. Its educational offerings include programs and courses that reflect the changing needs of society. USQ has extensive course offerings in business, education, law and arts along with health, engineering and the sciences.

More than 28,000 students studied our diverse range of programs in 2015. USQ continues to have a strong international representation with students studying in 92 countries through on-campus, online delivery or with our overseas education partners. Over 1600 highly qualified staff are employed to ensure the University’s absolute commitment to students.

USQ graduates are strongly sought after in the workplace with 94.1 per cent (myuniversity.gov.au) of USQ’s graduates finding full time employment or entering further full time study soon after completing their studies.

New Federal Government data also indicated that USQ graduates find work quicker and earn more in their first job compared to most other Australian universities. The new Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT) website, funded by the Department of Education and Training, gave feedback from thousands of students about their experiences studying higher education in Australia.   As reported in the Australian Financial Review, USQ is in the top two country-wide for starting salaries and top three for graduate employment. Additionally, independent surveys show that our students have a very high overall satisfaction rate with the standard of the courses and support offered to them.

The University has also earned an international reputation for the support it provides to overseas students - and this was reconfirmed when USQ has been named the top university in Australia for international student satisfaction by the International student barometer survey.

With a clear strategic focus, USQ is committed to being among the world’s leading research bodies in a number of core areas. Our institutes and centres focus the University’s strengths through multi-disciplinary research programs to tackle national and global challenges affecting agriculture, natural resource management, and people living and doing business in regional areas.

The University continues to make a significant contribution to the building of human and social capital through ensuring higher education is accessible to people regardless of their location and individual circumstances.

The University of Southern Queensland’s future directions and strong commitment to education is outlined in its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. USQ’s Strategic Plan is supported by other plans including Indigenous Education Statements and the Social Justice Strategic Plan.