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Why choose UQ

Why choose UQ

A degree the world will recognise

We offer you far more than just a qualification. We're a university that answers life's biggest questions. A university with endless possibilities. A university that will equip you for future success – locally and globally, today and tomorrow.

Don't just pick a place.

Don't just choose any path.
Choose your future.

We understand academic interests are as diverse as our students.

That’s why we provide choices to give you flexibility in your learning process. Offering a breadth of study that leads the way in Australia, you can choose a degree to match your interests, passions and career goals.

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A balance of study and play

Get an education. And a life. We wouldn't have it any other way. UQ students enjoy a healthy study/life balance. With the great outdoors close at hand, it’s easy to enjoy an active lifestyle.

Hear more about UQ straight from our students

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State-of-the-art facilities

Exceptional sporting facilities

Over 190 clubs and societies

Our highly awarded teachers

With a passion for big ideas and little details, you’ll learn from teachers and scholars who are acknowledged international experts in their own fields. Find out how to ask questions. Learn how to search for answers.

Hear from some of our award-winning teachers

More national teaching awards than any other Australian university


Good University Guide. Five-star rating for Staff Qualifications & Research Grants

 

A reputation built on research

We connect the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. From poverty and sustainability to climate change and cancer studies, our pioneering research is shaping the future of our planet and its people.

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$380M
in research grants
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#2
university in Australia
in the prestigious Nature Index
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8
research institutes

A few things we're proud of

Queensland’s only university ranked in the top 50 as measured by the QS World University Rankings. A degree from UQ shows you have achieved a globally competitive standard of excellence at one of the world's most respected universities.

  • 41st

    Performance ranking of scientific papers of world universities
  • 45th

    Best Global Universities League Table
  • 47th

    QS World University Ranking
  • 55th

    Academic ranking of world universities
  • 65th

    Times Higher Education World University Ranking

Learn to see the potential of the world. Gain the knowledge to make it better. 

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