The University of Queensland, Australia
Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world* The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions. With a student population of more than 46,800 students, one in every four students is an international student. This multicultural student population will allow you to gain exposure to a range of cultures and networks.
UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that conducts 91 percent of all university research in Australia, as well as one of only three Australian universities that are members of the global Universitas 21, an alliance allowing UQ to offer students with unique opportunities to participate in student exchanges and events throughout the world.
Through this alliance, UQ students have participated in events such as the Summer School program in Mexico, Undergraduate Research Conference in Japan and the Social Entrepreneurship program in Guatemala.
In the 2013 edition of the Good University Guide, UQ was awarded five-star ratings for positive graduate outcomes, student demand, research grants and staff qualifications. UQ also has achieved a Five Star Plus rating for excellence in teaching and research quality, infrastructure and graduate employability - the highest rating given to a university by QS Stars.
Students at UQ receive the best learning experience in Australia as they learn from teachers who have won more teaching awards than teachers at any other Australian university and can choose from over 350 programs many of which are accredited and highly ranked by university discipline rankings.
For example, our business programs are accredited both by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), our programs in Veterinary Science are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), our tourism programs are accredited by UNWTO. TedQual and our Bachelor of Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord, an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs.
Our MBA is ranked number one in Australia and the Asia Pacific and number two outside Europe and North America by the Economist’s 2012 rankings.
In the 2012 QS Rankings by subject, UQ ranked top 20 in Environmental Sciences and Ecology, Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy and Pharmacology and top 50 in Biological Sciences, Medicine and Politics and International studies.
Where is UQ?
UQ has four campuses in an around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. It is the third largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne and it has a multicultural population of around two million.
It has all the advantages of a large modern city yet it retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town. The cost of living in Brisbane is considered more affordable than living in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth according to the 2012 Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
An hour’s drive south of the city, you will find the golden beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast. North from Brisbane you will find the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like the Australia Zoo. And just off the coast you will find the pristine Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip and holiday destinations for locals and visitors alike.
Brisbane has hosted many large scale cultural and sporting events including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and in 2014 it will host the G20 summit.
*QS World University Rankings 2012
*Times Higher Education Rankings 2012
*Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012