Recognized as one of Australia’s leading universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) is a large, comprehensive, research -intensive institution of international standard.
Since its foundation in 1910, more than 140,000 people have graduated front UQ. Graduates’ achievements include winning a Nobel Prize, Academy Award, most of Queensland’s Rhodes Scholarships and filling such important offices as Governor General, Governor, Premier and chief Justices of Australia and Queensland.
UQ offers Queensland’s most comprehensive range of high quality programs. With more than 400 programs and 5500 courses, UQ’s 33,000 students, including more than 3800 international students, have more flexibility in choosing a program of study to suit their chosen career paths.
The majority of Queensland’s top school leavers plus highly qualified students from interstate and overseas enrolls at UQ. With one in nine students from overseas, drawn from 130 countries, UQ enjoys rich cultural diversity and offers all students an international dimension to their studies.
The contribution of international students to the academic and cultural life of UQ has been greatly valued for more than 50 years with exchange agreements between more than 150 universities in more than 34 countries further consolidating UQ’s strong global presence.
UQ is one of only three Australian members of Universities 21, a select global alliance limited to 20 universities using international benchmarking to monitor and enhance quality performance.
UQ’s main campus is located in the inner-city suburb of St Lucia a five-minute drive from Brisbane’s vibrant city heart. UQ’s other campuses are located at Gallon, 90 kilometers, and Ipswich, 43 kilometers, west of Brisbane. Other UQ maintained teaching and research facilities include Australia’s largest university marine research station, located on the Great Barrier Reef, veterinary science and agricultural fanny; an experimental mine; and medical and dental schools.