The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public university located in state of Queensland of Australia. UQ is one of Australia¹s premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland the fifth oldest in the Australia and has produced almost 197,000 graduates since opening in 1911. Its graduates have become leaders in all areas of society and industry. Today, UQ has almost 44,000 students who study across its four main campuses in southeast Queensland: St Lucia (main campus), Ipswich, Gatton and Herston.
UQ is one of the three Australian members of the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.
UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight (Go8) ¬ a coalition of leading Australian universities, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education. Collectively, Group of Eight members account for 70 percent of all research income in Australia’s university system, enrol more than half of all higher degree by research students, hold over 90 percent of US patents for inventions and generate 80 percent of spin-off companies created by Australian universities. Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Paul Greenfield AO is chair of the Group of Eight.
UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of exciting disciplines, ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities.
Its eight internationally significant research institutes are drawcards for an ever-expanding community of scientists, researchers and commercialisation experts. UQ is noted for supporting early- and mid-career researchers, as seen in our commitment to research training; in 2010, UQ celebrated its 9000th PhD graduation. UQ currently has 4039 Research Higher Degree students, including 3593 PhD students. In 2010, 534 Research Higher Degrees were awarded.
UQ offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are informed by the latest research and delivered in state-of-the-art learning spaces. Its teachers have won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university.
Staff and students from more than 134 nations are valued in its multicultural community, which celebrates excellence in all aspects of scholarship.
According to the 2007 THE-QS World University Rankings, UQ is in the top 50 (ranked 33rd along with the National University of Singapore). In 2009, the university was ranked 41st, after University of Melbourne (36), University of Sydney (36) and Australian National University (17). In 2011, QS World University Rankings placed the university in 48th.
The Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities also placed UQ among the top 10 universities in the Asia Pacific Region. UQ was also featured in 2006 Newsweek and 2009 Global University Ranking of the world’s top 100 universities.
The university has 6 faculties in turned divided into schools.
Faculty of Arts
School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies
School of Music
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
TC Beirne School of Law
School of Business
School of Economics
School of Tourism
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
School of Architecture
School of Chemical Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Dentistry
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
School of Human Movement Studies
School of Medicine
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Pharmacy
School of Population Health
Faculty of Science
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
School of Biomedical Sciences
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
School of Mathematics and Physics
School of Earth Sciences
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management
School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
School of Education
School of Journalism and Communication
School of Political Science and International Studies
School of Psychology
School of Social Science
School of Social Work and Human Services
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