The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is Queensland's oldest and largest university, and has a well-deserved reputation as one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions.
UQ is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings including 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 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.
The university has about 49,000 students, more than 25 per cent of whom are 11,000 international students from 134 nations. It has one of Australia's largest PhD enrolments, with more than 12,600 postgraduate students. UQ has four campuses – St Lucia, Ipswich, Herston, and Gatton.
UQ has established eight research institutes. It attracts more than $80 million in research funding from industry and ranks first among Australian universities for licence income, value of equity holdings and invention disclosures, new Australian patents, and active start-up companies.
UniQuest, established by UQ in 1984, is one of Australia’s leading research commercialisation companies and its innovation portfolio includes Australia's first blockbuster vaccine Gardasil®, Australia's largest biotech IPO (QRxPharma Ltd), the internationally-acclaimed Triple P Positive Parenting Program, and UQ’s superconductor technology which is used in two-thirds of the world's MRI machines.
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