The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) isn’t just another university. We redefine the way you think about flexible and online study. A recognised leader in online and blended education, USQ is renowned for its supportive environment and student-focused commitment to learning and teaching.

USQ is a young, dynamic, regional university and in our short 25 years as a University, USQ has become internationally recognised for performing practical, world-class research that delivers high impact solutions.

The vision and determination of our local communities has seen USQ grow and expand into a multi-campus teaching and research institution that provides education and research impact worldwide.

USQ’s research and research training programs positions the University to support Australia’s innovation agenda, play a major role in regional development, and maintain a culture of scholarship and excellence that informs and inspires its learning and teaching program.

We are committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance, but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders contributing to innovation that benefits our communities and the nation.

The University’s areas of research focus include: 

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
  • Digital Studies, principally the Digital Life initiative
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences, principally Regional Health and Wellbeing
  • Materials and Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematical and Data Sciences, principally Computational
  • Mathematics and Space Sciences
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.



West Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350


37 Sinnathamby Boulevard
Springfield Central Qld 4300


11 Salisbury Road
Ipswich Qld 4305                   


Visit our Research Hub below to learn more about some of our recent research highlights:

With a student population representing over 90 nationalities, USQ is the most multicultural university (per capita) in Australia. Studying on-campus at one of USQ’s three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in a safe and friendly environment. With modern facilities, a relatively low cost of living and easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast you can make the most of your studies in Australia with USQ.

USQ’s culture is built around relationships and the community. Our core values of Respect, Integrity and Excellence guide us in our working lives and unite us in our mission. USQ supports its staff to reach their full potential, both personally and professionally, and offers access to an extensive range of career development, health and wellbeing, and reward and recognition programs. We have a strong commitment to diversity, celebrate inclusion and provide equal opportunity for all in a flexible, positive and friendly workplace.

Key statistics

  • 14,388
    Number of Students
  • 27.9
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 20%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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