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.
Across UQ’s three campuses, our 6,962 staff and 53,700 students – including almost 20,000 postgraduates and approximately 20,000 international students from 135 countries – teach, research and study.
UQ consistently ranks among the world’s top universities as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking (36)*, U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (42), Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (40), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (54), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (66).
With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university, and attracts the majority of Queensland’s high achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.
UQ’s 276,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include more than 14,800 PhDs.
With a 2018 operating revenue of $1.97 billion, including over $583 million in research investment, UQ’s six faculties and eight globally recognised research institutes cover a remarkable breadth of teaching and research. Demonstrating our research quality, UQ was recognised for above world standard research in 93 specialised fields in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise – more than any other Australian university.
UQ is also an undisputed leader in research commercialisation. To date, UQ discoveries have produced more than $32 billion in gross product sales, and UQ intellectual property has founded more than 100 startups – a milestone unsurpassed by any other Australian university.
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 three Australian charter members of the prestigious edX enterprise, the global consortium creating massive open online courses (MOOCs).
* This ranking is measured by the Impact indicator P, P (top 10 per cent), and PP (top 10 per cent) with fractional counting.