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The University of Queensland (UQ) is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland. The University’s global research positioning was highlighted by the election of five UQ scientists to the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) in 2013 – one quarter of the 20 new Fellows and the most from any institution in the country. The five new Fellows joined an existing group of 19 UQ scientists admitted to the AAS as Fellows since 1988, bringing the total number of UQ academics who are members of one of Australia’s four prestigious learned academies to 95. The University’s outstanding 200,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts. The University celebrates its alumni as its greatest assets. Their achievements make the University great – and, in return, the University will work hard to strengthen its reputation. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia. UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, winning more Australian Teaching and Learning Council Awards for Teaching Excellence than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students. In 2012, the University had more than 46,000 students including 11,000 international students from 134 nations. It has one of Australia's largest PhD enrolments, with more than 12,600 postgraduate students, and celebrated its 10,000th PhD graduation last year. The UQ Advantage provides students with opportunities, choices and support that will enable them to achieve their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact on the society in which they live. In addition to flexibility in program choice, student benefits include the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are study abroad opportunities and access to more than 100 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities. The UQ Graduate School offers significant support to research higher degree students through a broad range of scholarships and research travel awards, dedicated office spaces, skills training and professional development opportunities. The University introduced the UQ Career Advantage PhD program – another first nationally – designed to accelerate PhD students’ career development and enhance their employability.

Country Australia
School name The University of Queensland (UQ)
City Brisbane
Degree Bachelor, Master, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Business
Economics & Law
Engineering
Architecture & Information Technology
Health and Behavioural Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Science
Faculty
(Graduate)
Business
Economics & Law
Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Health and Behavioural Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Science
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1909
The number of students (Undergraduate) 36,219
The number of students (Graduate) 12,585
Test required for admission Document Screening and English Language proficiency documents
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students 11,513
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) N/A
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 43
THE Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
Address Brisbane St Lucia, QLD 4072
Link to official website http://www.uq.edu.au/
Link to contact website http://www.uq.edu.au/