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University of Queensland

4.3 out of 5 (39 ratings / 35 reviews) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (1)

About

History

Established through a 1909 Act of State Parliament, The University of Queensland was the first university in the state and was officially founded on April 16, 1910, with the gazettal of appointments to the first UQ Senate. Teaching started in 1911 in Old Government House in George Street, Brisbane. In the first year there were three faculties – Arts, Science and Engineering – and 83 students.

Education

Skilled and motivated teachers are integral to providing positive teaching and learning outcomes for students.

UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

We are committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for our students.

CRICOS Provider No: 00025B

Research

Fields of research

  • Art Criticism
  • Finance
  • Information Systems Management
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
36 6
2020
42
2019
42
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
46 1
2020
47 1
2019
48
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
54
2019
54 1
2018
55
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
62 4
2020
66 3
2019
69
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

Our staff are prepared to deliver sessions virtually for students who do not need to attend campus. If you feel unwell, we ask that you change your appointment to phone, Skype or Zoom, or reschedule if you need to prioritise rest.

Housing services

Here's what you can expect from an on-campus provider:

  • immersion in the on-campus experience
  • unmatched convenience to the St Lucia campus
  • rooms can be pre-booked before you leave home
  • some residents will be from other universities, not just UQ.

Library services

At The University of Queensland Library, we connect you with the information, people, and resources you need, when you need them.

If you’re a UQ student or staff member, you’ll have access to one of the largest academic library collections in Australia – in fact 24/7 access to our electronic collections and many of our print collections.  

ICT services

We can help with IT issues online, including help with student passwords and issues accessing UQ systems and resources

Student Life

Campus life

  • St.Lucia: Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes.
  • Gatton: Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba.
  • Herston: Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.

Student Reviews

Avoid.
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Lectures and some tutorials are recorded but have exceedingly limited support. The focus is not on encouraging people to learn and have a passion for the subjects. You are frequently required to pay unexpected fees. Some subjects you literally only need the textbook, others the textbook/s are pretty much useless. Would not recommend to anyone.

Shine
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like my university so much. All the people are very supportive and helpful.

Smart change
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience here was good, I learnt a lot of things and evolved to greater extent, my understanding abilities have developed. I am proud to take this decision and choose the University of Queensland.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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