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.
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 (60 men and 23 women).
UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020 (31)*, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2019 (40), U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2020 (42), QS World University Rankings 2021 (46), Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019 (54), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 (62).