University of Queensland


University of Queensland

81-90 th
World Reputation Rankings 2015
65 th
World University Rankings 2018
Brisbane St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions, ranked well inside the world’s top 100 by the Times Higher Education rankings.

The university’s outstanding 236,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, two Fortune 500 company CEOs, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.

UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities.

Innovators at UQ have made life-changing advances. For instance, tens of millions of women and girls have been protected by the cervical cancer vaccine GardisalTM, invented at UQ; most of the world’s MRI machines use UQ technology; and six million children have benefited from the university’s Triple P - Positive Parenting Program.

Much of this work has been conducted in collaboration with global partners. UQ has over 1,500 active collaborations and partnerships with industry and other partners in Australia and overseas.

UQ is the largest university in Queensland, Australia, and has been educating people to create change for a better world for more than a century.

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UQ offers a complete university experience, including an exciting mix of educational, social and cultural opportunities, to help students achieve their individual ambitions.

The university’s 50,000-plus students are engaged in more than 400 degree programs, which foster curiosity, critical thinking, innovation and professional skills. To the great advantage of students, UQ has received over 90 Australian awards for teaching, more than any other university, and we have more than 150 members of Australia’s learned academies.

At UQ, the combined strengths of teaching and research create a distinctive learning environment for students from over 140 nations and a diversity of backgrounds. When they graduate, UQ students are highly sought after and enjoy some of the best employment rates and starting salaries in Australia.

UQ employs over 7,000 academic, research and professional staff across nearly 50 sites throughout Queensland. We value diversity and inclusivity and seek to reflect the broader community by attracting and retaining high quality employees from a range of backgrounds.

UQ is committed to providing a wide range of benefits that enhance the working environment and the lives of its employees. UQ can offer flexible working arrangements and highly competitive leave options. As an employee, you have access to a broad range of professional and career development schemes to enhance knowledge and skills. UQ also offers a range of options to support the good health and wellbeing of its employees.

View and apply for current academic, research and professional vacancies and discover the career opportunities that await you at UQ.

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Key statistics

  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 38,968
    Number of Students
  • 35.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 26%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings


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