|The University of Queensland|
|Motto:||Scientia ac Labore|
"through knowledge and hard work"
|Chancellor:||Sir Llewellyn Edwards|
|Vice-Chancellor:||Professor Paul Greenfield|
|Faculty:||5081 (includes staff)|
|Location:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Affiliations:||Group of Eight, Universitas 21, ASAIHL|
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Sir Llewellyn Roy Edwards, AC (born 2 August, 1935) is the twelfth and current Chancellor of the University of Queensland and a former A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a University in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Group of Eight (Go8 is a group of eight Australian tertiary institutions which are the oldest Universities in Australia. Universitas 21 is an international network of Research -intensive universities, established as an "international reference point and resource for strategic thinking The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning ( ASAIHL) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong, mostly "Sandstone universities" committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions which are genuinely world class. In Australia, the Sandstone Universities are an informally-defined group comprising the country's oldest tertiary education institutions It belongs also to the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.
UQ is Queensland's foremost university. In 1998-99 it was named Australia's University of the Year and it continues to enjoy the highest overall rating for Queensland universities in the annual Good Universities Guide. 
UQ remains the most successful Australian university in winning and being shortlisted for Australian Awards for University Teaching since they were established in 1997. On a variety of measures it is one of the top three or four research universities in the country. 
UQ's strength in research is evident in the many joint and collaborative research centres associated with the university. The Queensland Bioscience Precinct on the St Lucia campus houses scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Institute for Molecular Biosciences to form one of the largest biomedical research clusters in Australia. St Lucia is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 4km south-west of the Brisbane CBD. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ( CSIRO) is the national government body for scientific research in Australia.  In addition, UQ is involved in biomedical translational research at the Diamantina Institute of Cancer and Metabolic Medicine (DI) and the University of Queensland Centre of Clinical Research (UQCCR).
According to The Times Higher-QS World University Rankings 2007, UQ is the only Queensland university in the top 50 (ranked 33rd along with the National University of Singapore), and one of only five Australian universities in the top 200. The National University of Singapore ( Abbreviation: NUS;; Abbreviated 国大 Malay: Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura; Tamil: UQ moved from sixth-ranked Australian university in the 2006 world rankings to fourth-ranked Australian university in 2007.
The Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities also placed UQ among the top five Australian universities.  UQ was also listed at number 91 in a 2006 Newsweek ranking of the world's top 100 universities, placing seventh among Australian universities after the Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Monash University and University of Western Australia. The Australian National University, commonly abbreviated to ANU, is a public Research university situated in Canberra, Australia. The University of Melbourne is a Public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a University situated in Kensington, a suburb in Monash University is a Public university based in Melbourne, Australia. The University of Western Australia (UWA is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia.  These six higher ranking institutions together with UQ and the University of Adelaide also form the Group of Eight consortium, which consists of the top eight Australian research universities. The University of Adelaide (colloquially Adelaide University or Adelaide Uni) is a Public university located in Adelaide, South Australia 
The University was independently ranked as one of Australia's best universities in the 2007 edition of The Good Universities Guide; receiving a maximum five-star rating in six key performance indicators.  These include student demand, positive graduate outcomes (reflecting both graduate employment and going on to further study), staff qualifications, research grants, research intensivity and toughness to get in (specifically for the St Lucia campus).
UQ was established on December 10, 1909, with Sir William MacGregor as first chancellor (with Reginald Heber Roe as vice-chancellor) and was originally situated in Brisbane's downtown area. Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Sir William MacGregor GCMG, CB, (20 October 1846 – 3 July 1919 was a Governor of Newfoundland and Governor of Queensland. Reginald Heber Roe ( 3 August 1850 – 21 September 1926) was a headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland, In 1927, the land on which the St Lucia campus is built was resumed by the Brisbane City Council using money donated by James O'Neil Mayne and his sister Mary Emelia Mayne to replace the less spacious city campus (now home to the Gardens Point campus of the Queensland University of Technology). St Lucia is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 4km south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Brisbane City Council is the governing council for Brisbane, which is the capital of Queensland, Australia. James O'Neil Mayne ( January 21 1861 &ndash January 31 1938) was the son of Patrick Mayne, and is best remembered for his donation Mary Emelia Mayne ( 31 December 1858 – 12 August 1940) was an Australian Philanthropist. Queensland University of Technology (QUT is located in Brisbane, Queensland, and is one of Australia's largest universities.
The University has its main campus in the suburb of St Lucia, in Brisbane. St Lucia is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 4km south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland Its other campuses include Ipswich, Gatton, Herston, South Brisbane, Turbot Street and Moggill. Ipswich is a city and Local Government Area situated on the Bremer River in South East Queensland, Australia. Gatton is a town and the administrative centre of the Lockyer Valley Local Government Area situated in the Lockyer Valley of South East Herston is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 3km north of the Brisbane CBD. South Brisbane is an inner city suburb of Brisbane, Australia located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, directly connected to the central The Brisbane Central business district (CBD or 'the City' is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. Moggill one of Brisbane's western suburbs is about 19 kilometres from the CBD.
Situated on a peninsula of the Brisbane River, the university is reachable by road, CityCat ferry, or bus and is seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre. The Brisbane River is situated in southeast Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton History The CityCat service runs along the Brisbane River between Apollo Road in the suburb of Bulimba in the east and the University of Queensland At its centre is the heritage-listed Great Court - a large open area surrounded by sandstone buildings with distinctive gargoyles. Sandstone is a Sedimentary rock composed mainly of Sand -size Mineral or rock grains. In Architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone Grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building
The large campus of 274 acres (1. 1 km²) also includes sporting fields, gardens, duckponds, and cycling tracks. The athletics centre features 21 floodlit tennis courts and Olympic-standard swimming pool, a three-level gymnasium and a multi-purpose indoor centre.
The university is served by a CityCat wharf, two bus stations and is also served by the Eleanor Schonell Bridge providing pedestrian and bus access across the river to Dutton Park. University of Queensland Ferry Wharf is a Wharf on the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The University of Queensland Bus Station, at UQ's St Lucia Campus is serviced by TransLink bus routes The Eleanor Schonell Bridge, also known as the Green Bridge, is a 390 metre (1280 ft long Cable-stayed bridge which crosses the Brisbane River Dutton Park is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 25km south of the Brisbane CBD.
Located in Gatton, Queensland about 90km west of Brisbane on the Warrego Highway, UQ Gatton is home to the university's Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Veterinary Science (NRAVS). A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Gatton is a town and the administrative centre of the Lockyer Valley Local Government Area situated in the Lockyer Valley of South East UQ Gatton, formerly the Queensland Agricultural College, was opened in 1897 as a combined agricultural college and experimental farm. The QAC amalgamated with UQ in 1990. UQ Gatton is serviced by the UQ Gatton Student Association and remains affiliated with the UQ Student Union.
UQ Gatton offers courses in agriculture, animal science, environmental management, agronomy/agribusiness, equine studies, wildlife and bushland studies and other fields relating to natural and rural environments. Its facilities include over 1000 hectares of agricultural land, extensive and intensive animal production operations, a recently redeveloped equine centre, and facilities for wildlife studies, as well as modern teaching facilities and laboratories, and a branch of the UQ Library. Some of the original QAC buildings are still standing, such as the Foundation Building.
The Ipswich campus, opened in 1999, after State and Federal government backing is the newest campus, made up of nearly 20 buildings and more than 4000 students on nearly 25ha. Courses offered include: arts, business and social sciences as well as Interaction design. Interaction Design ( IxD) is the discipline of defining the behavior of products and systems that a user can interact with
It is located near central Ipswich, Queensland, just south of the CBD. Ipswich is a city and Local Government Area situated on the Bremer River in South East Queensland, Australia. Nearby landmarks include Limestone Park, The Workshops Railway Museum and the RAAF Base Amberley. RAAF Base Amberley is a Royal Australian Air Force base located 8 km southwest of Ipswich Queensland and 50 km southwest of Brisbane Queensland. The actual site surrounds the Ipswich Showgrounds and is in turn, sided by a golf course.
The site dates back to 1878 with the opening of the Ipswich branch of the Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum. Operations continued until 1910 when it became the Ipswich Hospital for the Insane. In 1938 it was renamed the Ipswich Mental Hospital and in 1964 it was renamed again as the Ipswich Special Hospital. It was finally named the Challinor Centre in 1968 in honour of Dr. Henry Challinor, the ships surgeon on the Fortitude. From 1968 to 1997 the Challinor Centre served as an institution for people with intellectual disabilities. Mental retardation is a generalized triarchic disorder characterized by subaverage cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors with onset before the age In late 1997 the Challinor Centre began its final stage of evolution as the new UQ Ipswich campus.
This history is reflected today with 17 heritage listed buildings that have been refurbished into work spaces, computer laboratories and public spaces. Work is still underway refurbishing more buildings.
The University of Queensland takes advantage of research and education facilities not attached directly to the three campuses. These locations are primarily for research which cannot be undertaken in the campus locales but also represent buildings which established pre-eminence in education before the creation of the current campuses.
In 2004 the University of Queensland had more than 38,000 students enrolled with 6,396 of these international students. Notable alumni include Bill Hayden, Professor Peter Doherty and actors Janet Fielding and Geoffrey Rush. William George Hayden, AC (born 23 January 1933 was the 21st Governor-General of Australia. Janet Fielding (born Janet Mahoney, 1957 Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian Actress, known for her role in the BBC Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951 is a Golden Globe - BAFTA - Emmy - AFI - and Academy Award -winning Australian actor
The University of Queensland has won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university. It is also noted for developing the HyShot Ramjet Rocket and pioneering a vaccine for cervical cancer (Research led by 2006 Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer). HyShot is a research project of The University of Queensland, Australia Centre for Hypersonics to demonstrate the possibility of supersonic combustion under flight Human papillomavirus (HPV vaccine is a Vaccine that targets certain strains of Human papillomavirus associated with the development of Cervical For the poker player see Ian Frazer (poker player; see also Ian Fraser Ian Hector Frazer (born January 6, 1953
The Honourable Sir Llewellyn Edwards, AC, is the Chancellor of The University of Queensland and the current Deputy Chancellor is The Hon. Sir Llewellyn Roy Edwards, AC (born 2 August, 1935) is the twelfth and current Chancellor of the University of Queensland and a former Justice Margaret White. Margaret White is a fictional character created by Stephen King. The Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor are elected by the University Senate. The Vice-Chancellor of the University (effectively the chief executive officer) is appointed by the Senate and the office is currently held by Professor Paul Greenfield. The post was formerly held by Professor John A. Hay until 31 December 2007. Professor John A Hay AC BA (Hons (Western Australia & Cambridge - Hackett Research Scholar MA (Cambridge PhD (Western Australia Hon LittD
The University's executive group comprises:
The University is the site of the following research institutes:
The University is also a partner in the following research centres:
The University also maintains school and faculty based research centres in the following areas:
The UQ Union is the incorporated representative body of the students at the University. The Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC was a leading research organization in the field of Information Technology in Australia. NICTA is Australia's national information and communication technology research centre of excellence The UQ Union is the central student organisation at the University of Queensland. It provides services to students including representation to University and faculty committees, refectories and other catering services, a legal service, financial assistance, administrative counseling and campus activities.
The University is organised into Faculties, Schools and Departments/Divisions.
The University of Queensland has 11 residential colleges with 10 of these located on its St Lucia campus. The Sunshark Solar Car Team was a solar car racing team at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Only three of the colleges (Union College, International House and Women's College) have no religious affiliation. The 11 colleges are: