Queensland University of Technology

186 th
World University Rankings 2021
=70 th
Impact Rankings 2020
14 th
Young University Rankings 2020
2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, QLD 4000, Australia

About Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s leading universities with a truly global outlook and focus on providing students with practical, relevant skills they can apply in the real world.

QUT offers hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate study options that include extensive research programs. Our leading academics, state-of the-art-teaching facilities and a focussed approach to learning delivers real-world outcomes for students and graduates.

Our 7000 staff and 50,000 students come from many different cultural and religious backgrounds, including more than 9000 international students from 148 countries.

Real-world learning

The real world isn't just about qualifications. It's about collaborating, innovating, and thinking outside the box. Our courses teach students to be adaptable, provide hands-on industry experience and connect students to future opportunities.

Our degrees and connections with industry are internationally recognised, which means our students and our research programs have a global impact. QUT actively engages with business representatives and industry professionals who contribute to course development and lend practical perspectives to students’ theoretical education. 

QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate study options include: 

Transdisciplinary and transformative research

We tackle some of the biggest questions facing the planet by combining different disciplines and capabilities. We offer best practice and a transformative learning environment that enables students to advance their research skills, translate them into broader work environments and engage with industry and innovation to deliver real-world impact.

QUT has two major thematically focused research institutes: The Institute for Future Environments and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

QUT also leads nine university research and training centres including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

Our research strengths and priorities include:

  • biomedical engineering, to deliver better health in our lifetime
  • data science, to use that data to benefit our world
  • digital media, for a flourishing digital society
  • education, for better outcomes
  • health outcomes, systems and services, practical insights to enable effective change
  • materials science - curiosity-driven research
  • plant and industrial biotechnology, to help feed the world sustainably
  • robotics and computer vision, to benefit and inspire society

Join the next generation of innovators and become a leader in high-impact, real-world research fields. Find out more about QUT research.

We’re invested in your future

QUT is constantly investing in technology and learning facilities for students. QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces, the Cube. The new Education Precinct, opened in 2019, provides technology-equipped teaching spaces and features the only digital display of its type in the world, the Sphere.

An $80 million investment saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct, designed to shine a light on the creative process. The precinct houses purpose-built teaching and learning spaces designed to make the creative process more visible, with windows and viewing panels allowing anyone to watch the work as it happens.

Our alumni achieve great things

QUT graduates are making a real difference right across the world. Alumni of QUT include world-leading NASA astrobiologist and Co-leader for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, Dr Abigail Allwood, and Tashi Chhozom, the first woman to be appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in Bhutan.

During their time at QUT, four QUT alumni, Josh Cameron, Alex Ghiculescu, Jake Phillpot and Tasmin Trezise, founded TANDA, the hugely successful global workforce management company. It's used today by more than 5000 companies across a range of industries. The four entrepreneurs were awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award in 2019. Watch their story.

Our achievements in numbers

In 2020 QUT was ranked 14th (making it the highest ranked university in Australia) in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings which showcases young universities that have achieved great successes in research and teaching.

The QUT Business School was the first business school in Australia to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.

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Key statistics

  • 35,555
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 53 : 47
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 17%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 42.0
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

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