- Brisbane, Australia
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
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- Program Description:
With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of over 53,600 students, including over 18,000 international students from 134 different countries across the globe. The University’s outstanding 268,000 alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.
UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research in Australia, as well as one of only three Australian universities to be a member 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.
The University has eight world class research institutes and more than 100 research centres, attracting researchers whose innovations are having a global impact. Some of our research highlights include Gardasil®, the cervical cancer vaccine; Triple P – Positive Parenting Program; world-leading MRI technology; discovering the new disease HBSL; and developing microalgae as a green-power biofuel.
According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, UQ ranks in the top 50 in the world in 21 subjects, with two subjects in the world’s top 5 and nine in the world’s top 30, including sports-related subjects (3), mineral and mining engineering (5), environmental sciences (14), education (23=), hospitality and leisure management (23), psychology (23), agriculture and forestry (25), civil and structural engineering (26), and veterinary science (28).
In addition to flexibility in program choice, UQ students also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are study abroad opportunities to more than 180 partner institutions in 38 countries and access to more than 220 affiliated clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.
The UQ Employability Award program offers students the opportunity to further their skills beyond the classroom by participating in a broad range of acitivites in areas of volunteering and work experience to lay a foundation for success far beyond graduation.
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*2020-2021: 46 QS World University Rankings| 36 US News Best Global Universities | 54 Academic Ranking of World Universities | 62 Times Higher Education Rankings.
- Setting Description:
- Where is UQ? UQ has three campuses in and close to 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. In the 2013 ‘Australia’ edition of the Lonely Planet travel guidebook, Brisbane was named as Australia’s coolest city. 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 Australia Zoo. 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 Rugby World Cup and 2014 G20 summit.
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