Founded in 1909, The University of Queensland (UQ) is a top ranked university located in Brisbane, Australia. It is the oldest university in Queensland and the fifth oldest in the country. UQ is a member of the Australia's Group of Eight (Go8), and the Universitas 21. It is the largest university in the state, with major campuses at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston. Other locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, the Dental school, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismography stations and a mine at Indooroopilly.

University of Queensland has the following Faculties:
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
- Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Veterinary Science
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

UQ has developed globally-recognised Research Institutes including the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN); Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine; Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB); Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR); Queensland Brain Institute (QBI); and Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI).

Rankings:

- Awarded the maximum five-star rating for student demand, student staff ratios, research grants, research intensivity, and toughness to get in (St Lucia campus) (The 2010 edition of The Good Universities Guide). University of Queensland is also awarded four stars for getting a job, positive graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, access by equity groups, international enrolments, gender balance, non-government earnings and toughness to get in (Ipswich campus).

- It is the only Queensland university ranks in the world's top 50 in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings. It is placed 41st in 2009, 43rd in 2008, 33rd in 2007, 45th in 2006.

- University of Queensland is rated as the top university in Queensland and one of the best in the nation. Its regional rank in the Australia-Pacific region is 9-16th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities undertaken by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2008). It is also placed among the top 100 universities in the world in life and agricultural sciences and clinical medicine and pharmacy.

- Rated as one of Australia`s best universities in the 2007 edition of The Good Universities Guide. It was awarded the maximum five-star rating for six key performance indicators: student demand, positive graduate outcomes, staff qualifications, research intensivity, research grants and toughness to get in (St Lucia campus).

- 91st in the Newsweek rankings of the world's top 100 universities (2006).

- University of Queensland is the 2nd best in the country (behind ANU) in the Webometrics ranking of top 3000 universities in the world (2006).

- Top 5 nationally in the Teaching Performance Rankings published in the Australian newspaper (August 2005).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News and World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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