Queensland University12 August 2016, 6:44 am Written by Super User
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions, internationally-renowned for its highly-awarded teaching staff, world-acclaimed researchers and superior campus facilities and services. UQ’s longstanding reputation for quality is reinforced by affiliations with prestigious national and international groups, including the Australian Group of Eight(G08) and University21.Internationally the University ranks in the world’s top 100 in a ranking compiled in by the prestigious Times Higher Education Supplement. It also consistently ranks as one of the best universities in the Asia-Pacific region by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities.
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. After World War I, the University expanded rapidly and soon outgrew its inner-city location.
Why Study Here?
Our teachers share a passion for excellence in education, our programs are comprehensive and high-quality and our research is answering some of the toughest questions facing humanity.There’s also the benefit of being connected to industry leaders through our global, national and local partnerships.
With 300 days of sunshine every year, it is no wonder that Brisbane is widely considered one of Australia’s most liveable cities offering a safe, friendly and multicultural environment.
UQ’s graduates are in strong demand by both Australian and international employers. The knowledge and skills gained through top quality programs give our graduates a competitive advantage in the job market. UQ graduates have excellent...
UQ has won more Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards for its quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning than any other university in the country — winning 114 awards and citations since the national awards system began in 1997.
UQ also has a 100 per cent success rate in the Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, which recognise:
UQ's teaching excellence in higher education
UQ's student-centred approach to learning that is enhanced by flexible options
UQ's strong online program, and innovative teaching modes
UQ's more than 2800 highly qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields.
Location & Transportation
There are 4 campuses:
St Lucia Campus
The nearest train station to the St Lucia campus is Toowong, on the Citytrain Ipswich Line. From Toowong Station, cross Benson Street and catch a bus to UQ - the 402, 411, or 412.
The St Lucia campus is easily accessed by bicycle, with a safe riverside bicycle path connecting the campus to the city as well as via the Eleanor Schonell bridge. Find out about bicycle travel to UQ from the Cycling at UQ website. in Brisbane here. There is a University Bicycle Shop in the Union Complex, and bike parking facilities are available.
A rail-bus service runs between Brisbane and Gatton. Trains stop at Rosewood (on the Ipswich line) and passengers are transported by Greyhound's bus to the centre of the Gatton campus. Express coaches travelling between Brisbane and Toowoomba stop at the Gatton campus. Timetables are available from Queensland Rail and Greyhound bus company.
The Gatton College campus is located on the Warrego Highway approximately 5km outside the town of Gatton itself. From Brisbane, Take the Centenary Highway until it ends at the Ipswich Motorway and take the Ipswich/Toowoomba turnoff. Follow the Ipswich Motorway and take the Toowoomba turnoff, at Riverview, to the left before the flyover to get onto the Warrego Highway. Follow the Warrego Highway towards Gatton for approximately 45km. The Gatton Campus entrance is located on the left hand side of the Warrego Highway just before the overpass and just after you pass the McDonalds site to your right.
The Ipswich campus is just 1.5 km from the Ipswich Central Business District, so it is an easy ride on roads which were recently improved to increase cycling safety and convenience. You can leave your bicycle in a locker at the train station overnight, and there are secure bicycle parking facilities on campus.
Trains from Brisbane Central to Ipswich run every 30 minutes, and a bus service connects the station and the campus. There are also bus-rail coordinated services to and from Toogoolawah and Rosewood stations. An integrated ticketing system has been established to assist students and staff. For timetable information, call the Student Centre on (07) 3381 1011.
The UQ Herston campus is located alongside the Royal Brisbane Children's Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. From Brisbane's Central Business District the campus is most easily accessed via the Inner City Bypass (M3).
The nearest bus stop to the UQ Herston campus is the Herston station. Brisbane City Council bus routes which stop here are 66 (UQ Lakes to RBWH), 340 (Woolloongabba to Carseldine), 330 (Cultural Centre to Bracken Ridge), 333 (Cultural Centre to Chermside).
The Queensland Government Translink website provides "Journey planners" to assist in getting to and from the St Lucia, Gatton and Ipswich campuses quickly and conveniently via bus, train or ferry.
The 50,836students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
The 50,830 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
38,166 UK, 12,664 EU