University of Queensland
The main St Lucia campus occupies much of the riverside inner suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane central business district. Other UQ campuses and facilities are located throughout Queensland, the largest of which are the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School. UQ’s overseas establishments include UQ North America office in Washington D.C., and the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States.The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public Internet-based research university located primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. Founded in 1909 by the state parliament, UQ is classed as one of the sandstone universities, an informal designation of the oldest university in each state. UQ is one of Australasia’s leading universities and is ranked as one of the most reputable in the world. The University of Queensland is a founding member of edX, Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight, the international research network McDonnell International Scholars Academy,and the global Universitas 21 network.
The university offers associate, bachelor, master, doctoral, and higher doctorate degrees through a college, a graduate school, and six faculties. UQ incorporates over one hundred research intitutes and centres, such as the Boeing Research and Technology Australia Centre, the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation. Recent research achievements of the university include pioneering the invention of the HPV vaccine that prevents cervical cancer and the development of high-performance superconducting MRI magnets for portable scanning of human limbs.
In Australia, UQ is ranked first for business administration, veterinary medicine and life sciences. UQ’s mining engineering is ranked fifth and sport science is ranked second in the world. UQ counts two Nobel laureates (Peter C. Doherty and John Harsanyi) and about a hundred Rhodes Scholars among its alumni and staff. UQ’s alumni also include the President of the University of California San Francisco Sam Hawgood, the first female Governor-General of Australia Dame Quentin Bryce, President of King’s College London Ed Byrne, Oscar and Emmy awards winner Geoffrey Rush, triple Grammy Award winner Tim Munro, former Chief Justices of Australia, and the former CEO and Chairman of Dow Chemical and current Director of DowDuPont Andrew N. Liveris.
UniQuest is the main commercialisation company of the University of Queensland and specialises in global technology transfer and facilitates access for all business. UniQuest has created over 100 startups from its intellectual property portfolio, and since 2000 UniQuest and its start-ups have raised more than $700 million to take university technologies to market. UQ technologies licensed by UniQuest include UQ’s cervical cancer vaccine technology, image correction technology in magnetic resonance imaging machines, and the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.
The university has six faculties to support both research and teaching activities.
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
- School of Business
- School of Economics
- School of Law
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
- School of Architecture
- School of Chemical Engineering
- School of Civil Engineering
- School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
- School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
- School of Dentistry
- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
- School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
- School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Psychology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Communication and Arts
- School of Education
- School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
- School of Languages and Cultures
- School of Music
- School of Political Science and International Studies
- School of Social Science
Faculty of Medicine
- School of Biomedical Sciences
- School of Public Health
Faculty of Science
- School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
- School of Biological Sciences
- School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
- School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
- School of Mathematics and Physics
- School of Veterinary Science