The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland is one of Australia's premier research-intensive universities, producing generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry.
The University operates three major campuses. The main campus is at St Lucia, 7 kilometres from the centre of Brisbane; the other two are located west of Brisbane, at Ipswich and Gatton. All campuses offer state-of-the-art facilities and innovative learning environments.
There are six Faculties and eight Research Institutes within the University. The Faculties are: Arts; Science; Business, Economics and Law; Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology; Health Sciences; and Social and Behavioural Sciences. The faculties are divided into thirty-two schools. The University has more than 6,000 staff, including over 2,600 academics.
The University operates more than 50 specialist teaching and research centres throughout Queensland, among them Australia's largest university marine research station (on the Great Barrier Reef ), agricultural centres, veterinary science teaching facilities, medical and dental schools, and the world's only university-owned experimental underground mine located in a capital city. Much of the activity of the University's Health Sciences Faculty occurs at Herston, the site of Australia's largest medical precinct. Onsite collaboration with leading Australian research hospitals and facilities permits a productive fusion between research, training and clinical care.
An international orientation
The University of Queensland has welcomed international students for more than 50 years and is committed to an international approach to all facets of its endeavours. About 10,465 international students from 130 countries study at the university. The main source countries are Singapore, the United States, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, India and Thailand. An increasing number of students are coming to the university from Europe, the Gulf States, Africa and South America.
The University's students gain much more than an internationally respected degree: they develop great friendships, experience personal growth, and make lifelong international contacts.
The University has an exchange program that allows students to study at institutions in 35 countries. International collaboration does not stop at student exchange: the University's academics maintain productive research collaborations with many colleagues overseas, and the University assists a number of overseas institutes with their development.
The University has also had a long and productive association with the Australian Government's overseas aid program, AusAID.
Strategic research strengths
UQ’s research degrees include the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil). A research degree at UQ will help you to achieve your research potential, accelerate your career evelopment, and provide you with access to a broad range of employment opportunities across numerous industries. www.uq.edu.au/grad-school
UQ has over 2000 research experts, almost 4000 research students, more than AUD$24 million in scholarships and over AUD$330 million in annualresearch income.
The Graduate School supports RHD students year-round with international travel opportunities, professional development initiatives and skills training activities. The University also offers an English Language Scholarship (ELS) program for prospective international RHD students: www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/els.
Our research facilities include multi-million dollar laboratories and research institutes, as well as dedicated office space for research students.
UQ’s research spans six faculties and the following eight world-class research institutes:
• Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
• Global Change Institute (GCI)
• Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
• Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
• Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
• Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
• Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
• The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
A community of more than 1000 researchers from around the world work at the institutes on projectsincluding kidney, heart and liver disease prevention, dementia, brain injury, artificial blood vessels, inflammation, bioenergy, mineral processing, ageing and community engagement.
In the recent landmark Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Report 2010, UQ received rankings in the highest two rating bands—‘well above world standard’ and ‘above world standard’—in more fields of research than any other Australian university.
Organisational Structure: www.uq.edu.au/departments/structure.html