University of Southern Queensland

501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2020
West Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, QLD 4350, Australia

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The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a dynamic, Australian university, dedicated to providing high-quality programs and degrees in a flexible and supportive environment. USQ has established its position as a prominent teaching and research institution providing education worldwide from three physical locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) with an extensive online presence.

With a student population representing over 90 nationalities, USQ is the most multicultural university (per capita) in Australia. We are proud to be a leading university for student experience and graduate outcomes. 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.

Key to our research culture is working with industry to understand the problems they face, and collaboratively developing new ideas and technologies that have a real impact with tangible benefits. USQ's world-class research institutes, centres and faculties are home to unique state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Mt Kent Observatory which is a key part of NASA’s planet hunting missions in the Southern Hemisphere, and contemporary glasshouses and an on-site farm underpinning our agricultural research. These enable our researchers to service industry needs in a number of key research sectors, including:

  • Agriculture and agribusiness
  • Space and defence technologies
  • Health and behavioural sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Regional communities and economic development

Particular strengths that underpin our cutting edge research are in materials science and engineering, climate sciences, machine vision and automation and archaeology, and these are supported by a wide range of disciplines in the sciences, humanities, education and the creative arts. 

Graduate research students at USQ have access to a wide range of facilities and are mentored by our researchers and partners, to foster a dynamic and rewarding environment. USQ’s innovative Higher degree by research (HDR) programs broaden students’ horizons and prepare them for challenging careers in their chosen fields, to enhance their employability and innovation skills.

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Key statistics

  • 25.6
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 18%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 12,117
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings