HEUG Spotlight - The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 51 in the QS World University Rankings, 52 in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings, 60 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 55 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

The University’s global research positioning was highlighted with the election of several new Fellows to Australia’s learned academies in 2016. Five new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) are UQ academics, bringing the number of UQ Fellows of this new academy to 21. Five UQ staff were elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), two were made Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), two were elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and two were elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH).  More than 164 UQ staff (including honorary and adjunct appointments) and professors emeriti are Fellows of Australia’s learned academies, which include AAS, AAHMS, ASSA, ATSE, and AAH.

UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia. 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 than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

The educators of UQ are committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for their students.

Interested in nominating your institution for a spotlight? Please send us a little blurb about your University, some of your favorite places on campus and a picture to Brittany Moon (bmoon@heug.org). We look forward to learning more about your campus!

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