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Queensland University


The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public university Established by the 1909 Act of State Parliament. The state’s first university officially founded on April 16, 1910, started functioning in 1911 with 83 students enrolled in the three initial faculties – Arts, Science and Engineering. At present UQ boasts over 45000 students enrolled across its campuses.

Post World War period witnessed tremendous expansion of UQ. UQ is part of Australia's Group of Eight. There are eleven residential colleges under UQ. Professor Peter H�j is the present Vice-Chancellor. UQ conducts Careers Fair annually bringing in major employers from all around the country.


UQ is headquartered in the suburb of St Lucia, in Brisbane. Other campuses are at Ipswich, Gatton, Herston, and Turbot Street.


In 2013 UQ was ranked 43rd by QS World University Rankings, 63rd by�Times Higher Education Rankings and 85th by Academic Ranking of World Universities.


Faculties within UQ include;

  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
  • Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

Research institutes:

UQ hosts major research institutes and centres.

  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Institute for Social Science Research
  • Sustainable Mineral Institute
  • Global Change Institute
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Queensland Brain Institute


UQ offers scholarships to future and current students to support high achieving students. UQ’s annual scholarship budget comes around $40 million.

Motto Scientia ac Labore (Latin)
Motto in English "By means of knowledge and hard work"
Established 1909
Type Public
Chancellor Mr John Story
Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Hj
Students 46,826 (2012)
Undergraduates 34,228 (2012)
Postgraduates 12,598 (2012)
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 27�29′52″S 153�00′46″E
Campus Urban and Regional
Affiliations Group of Eight, Universitas 21, ASAIHL
Website UQ.edu.au

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