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University of Queensland


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.


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


Fields of research

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

Short Courses

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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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
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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
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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.

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

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.

Saint Lucia, Queensland, Australia


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