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The University of Queensland

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Brisbane, Australia
70th in World University Rankings 2024
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Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, The University of Queensland (UQ) has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of our extensive features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as gymnasiums, swimming pools, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.

Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2022 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 27th most liveable city.

With the motto Scientia ac Labore (Latin for 'by means of knowledge and hard work'), UQ has built on a foundation of tradition and history to create innovations that have had real impact in global society. Some achievements to date include:

  • developing jet biofuels from sugarcane, and cheap pharmaceuticals – and food – from algae
  • applying a biological-based alternative to chemical fungicides – using BioClay technology to protect Australia’s food and agribusiness sector
  • helping prevent destructive outbreaks in the Great Barrier Reef of the crown-of-thorns starfish – through bio-controlled baits that use natural attractants
  • developing new materials that will lead to cheaper and better battery storage – for powering electric vehicles as well as solar-battery storage systems in the home
  • empowering 4 million families through our Triple P Positive Parenting Program – to create the kind of environments where children can flourish
  • developing superconductor technology used in two-thirds of the world’s MRI machines – licensed to Siemens and GE Healthcare
  • developing vaccine capabilities, including our patented molecular clamp technology, and Gardasil, the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine – which could save around 250,000 lives per year.

UQ is also home to the world’s longest-running scientific experiment, the Pitch Drop, which Physics Professor Thomas Parnell created in 1927 to show how everyday materials can exhibit quite surprising properties.


In the last 50 years alone, UQ has produced:

  • a Nobel Prize winner
  • 3 Australians of the Year
  • an Academy/Emmy/Tony award winner, a triple Grammy award winner, and a triple Emmy award winner
  • an international President and 2 Australian Governor-Generals
  • 33 ARC Australian Laureate Fellows
  • many elite athletes, acclaimed authors, ambassadors and media personalities
  • several Governors, Premiers, Senators, Ministers, Lord Mayors and politicians
  • countless CEOs, businesspeople, educators, humanitarians and philanthropists.
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Key Statistics

A breakdown of the key statistics at The University of Queensland

gender ratio
Student gender ratio
55 F : 45 M (1)
globe fill
International student percentage
42% (1)
student per staff
Students per staff
39.1 (1)
Student total
42847 (1)

Based on data collected for the (1) World University Rankings 2024

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Subjects Taught at The University of Queensland

See below for a range of subjects taught at The University of Queensland

General Engineering
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Social Sciences=77th
Politics and International Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Physical Sciences80th
Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Mathematics and Statistics
Life Sciences38th
Agriculture and Forestry
Sport Science
Veterinary Science
Biological Sciences
Computer Science126–150th
Computer Science
Arts and Humanities126–150th
Languages, Literature and Linguistics
History, Philosophy and Theology
Art, Performing Art and Design
Business and Economics74th
Economics and Econometrics
Business and Management
Accounting and Finance
Clinical and Health54th
Medicine and Dentistry
Other Health
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Download in-depth information about The University of Queensland


UQ Guide 2023 (Australian Undergraduate).pdf


UQ International Undergraduate Guide 2023 .pdf


UQ International Postgraduate Guide 2023.pdf