The University of Queensland, Australia

The University of Queensland (UQ), located in Brisbane, Australia, ranks consistently among the world’s top universities. For more than a century, UQ has maintained a global reputation for creating positive change by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking (32)*, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (40), U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (42), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (69).

At UQ, we’re changing the way higher education is imagined and experienced. Our students enjoy innovative and flexible learning options, diverse and dynamic partnership opportunities, and an integrated digital and campus learning environment. 

More than 52,000 students, including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students, study across UQ’s three beautiful campuses in South East Queensland at St Lucia, Herston and Gatton. They include more than 16,400 postgraduate and about 18,000 international students from 135 countries who contribute to a diverse, supportive and inclusive campus community. 

With a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university, UQ is committed to providing students with the best opportunities and practical experiences during their time with us, empowering them with transferable knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exceed expectations throughout their careers. 

In December 2018, UQ celebrated 264,000 graduates joining its global alumni network, which includes approximately 14,000 PhDs and spans more than 170 countries. 

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being awarded more Australian Research Council funding ($25.8 million) for fellowships and awards commencing in 2017 than any other Australian university.

UQ has an outstanding track record in commercialising innovation, with major technologies employed across the globe and gross product sales of more than $15.5 billion.

In 2019, UQ was ranked first in Australia by the prestigious Nature Index tables, and 79th overall in the world. 

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 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).

UQ employs more than 6600 academic and professional staff (full-time equivalent) and has a $1.75 billion annual operating budget. 

* CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 measured by the Impact indicator P(top 10%), ordered by P(top 10%) with fractional counting