The University of Queensland (UQ) is Australia’s most awarded university for teaching*.
For more than a century, UQ’s exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships have delivered knowledge leadership for a better world.
Across UQ’s three campuses, our 7,200 staff and 54,986 students – including 20,700 postgraduates and around 20,000 international students from 142 countries – teach, research and study.
With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ attracts the majority of Queensland’s high achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.
UQ’s 287,300 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni, who span more than 170 countries, and include more than 15,400 PhDs.
UQ consistently ranks among the world’s top universities as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking (31)**, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (39), U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (36), QS World University Rankings (46), Academic Ranking of World Universities (54), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (62).
With a 2020 operating revenue of $2.12 billion, including more than $634 million in research investment, UQ’s six faculties and eight globally recognised research institutes cover a remarkable breadth of teaching and research.
In recognition of our research quality, UQ was acknowledged in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia initiative for above-world-standard research in 93 specialised fields – more than any other Australian university.
Through UniQuest, UQ’s technology transfer and commercialisation company, UQ is also Australia’s leading university for commercialisation revenue, number of active startup companies, and value of equity held in startup companies formed from university intellectual property.
UQ is 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 the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU); and one of only three Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).
* UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.
** This ranking is measured by the Impact indicator P, P (top 10 per cent), and PP (top 10 per cent) with fractional counting.