The University of Queensland (UQ)

Ranked in the world's top 50, The University of Queensland is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions


General information


Established in 1910, The University of Queensland was the first university in the state.

UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight (Go8), a leading group of

Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research

in Australia. UQ is one of only three Australian members of Universitas 21 (U21), a

global alliance allowing UQ to offer students unique opportunities to participate in

student exchanges and events throughout the world.

In the 2015 edition of the Good University Guide, UQ was awarded five-star ratings

for student demand, research grants, staff qualifications, research intensivity and

good teaching. UQ has also achieved a Five Star Plus rating for excellence in

teaching and research quality, infrastructure and graduate employability - the

highest rating given to a university by QS Stars.



In 2014, the University had 50,749 students including 11,155 international students from 140 nations.

14 library branches with more than 2 million physical format resources, 1000 databases and more than 1 million electronic books

UQ has space details recorded at 25 sites with 607 buildings covering 788,269 m2 (gross floor area) and holding 551 teaching rooms and 2058 laboratories

Life beyond the classroom is a big part of university life, and UQ is a great place

to meet new people and access a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.