About University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public research university located primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. Founded in 1909 by the state parliament, UQ is Australia’s fifth oldest university, and colloquially known as a sandstone university.In Australia, UQ is consistently 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.
Campus and Campus Life
The University of Queensland maintains a number of campuses and facilities throughout Queensland. UQ has its main campus in the suburb of St Lucia in Brisbane, bordered by a meander in the Brisbane River to the north, east, and south. UQ’s main campus has been recognized for its beauty by a number of sources. Its other campuses include Gatton and Herston. The University of Queensland Art Museum is located in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre on the St Lucia campus. The Art Museum was established in the Forgan Smith Tower in 1976 to house the artworks collected by The University of Queensland since the 1940s, relocating to its present site in 2004. Today, with more than 4,400 artworks, the University’s Art Collection is Queensland’s second largest public art collection.
UQ Sport offers a wide range of sport, fitness and recreation opportunities at the St Lucia and Gatton campuses of The University of Queensland. Its facilities and services are open to students, staff, alumni, and the general public.
The university has six faculties to support both research and teaching activities.
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Faculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
UQ has a semester-based modular system for conducting academic courses. The Australian higher education model features a combination of the British system, such as small group teaching (tutorials) and the American system (course credits)
UQ has produced numerous distinguished alumni. Several notable examples include recipient of a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine Peter C. Doherty, recipient of the “Triple Crown of Acting” (having won Primetime Emmy, Tony and Academy Awards) Geoffrey Rush, triple Grammy Award-winning musician Tim Munro, former Chief Justices of Australia Sir Gerard Brennan and Sir Harry Gibbs, international not-for-profit ‘Hear and Say’ founder and officer of the order of Australia Dimity Dornan, Principal of King’s College London Edward Byrne, singer and euro vision representative Dami Im, former CEO of Dow Chemical Andrew N. Liveris, the first female Governor-General of Australia Dame Quentin Bryce, former Singaporean Minister of Defence and Manpower Lee Boon Yang, consecutive Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer David Theile, highly cited epidemiologist Graham Colditz, international best-selling author Kate Morton, and CEO of MS Research Australia and Harvard Club of Australia fellow, Dr Matthew Miles.
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