The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland, Australia

Ranked in the top 50* universities in the world, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's finest higher education institutions with: 

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of over 50,000 students, including over 12,600 international students from 140 different countries across the globe.

The University’s outstanding 244,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.

UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research in Australia, as well as one of only three Australian universities to be a member of the global Universitas 21.

The University has nine world-class research institutes, and researchers whose innovations are having a global impact.  

According to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2016, UQ ranks number one in Australia in Mineral Resources and Mining Engineering (10th globally) and Environmental Science (12th globally). UQ’s other QS global top-30 subjects are: Agriculture and Forestry (17), Education (18), Psychology (21), Development Studies (23), Chemical Engineering (25), Communications and Media Studies (25), Accounting and Finance (26), Veterinary Science (29) and Nursing (30).

UQ students also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are exchange opportunities to more than 185 partner institutions in 40 countries and access to more than 200 clubs and societies.

The UQ Employability Advantage Award program offers students the opportunity to enhance their research, leadership and cultural communication skills to ensure they are competitive in the employment market.

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Where is UQ?

UQ has three campuses in and around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, and it has a multicultural population of around two million.

Brisbane has hosted many large-scale cultural and sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and the 2014 G20 leaders’ summit.

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*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), QS World University Rankings (51), the US News Best Global Universities Rankings (52), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (60). Excluding the award component, UQ is now ranked 45th in the world in the ARWU, and is one of only two Australian universities to be included in the global top 50.

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