Ranked in the world’s top 50 universities worldwide, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities.
The University has over 50,000 students, including more than 13,500 postgraduates and approximately 12,500 international students from more than 140 countries. UQ has an operating budget of $1.71B and a dedicated team of more than 7000 full time equivalent staff.
Since 1911 UQ has graduated over 236,000 students and its alumni include a Nobel Laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service, the arts and sport.
UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.
UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university and is one of only two Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs). UQ’s MOOC provider, UQx, has registered more than 1,000,000 enrolments since releasing its first course on edX in March 2014.
The University attracts the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers as well as top interstate and overseas students.
UQ’s nine internationally significant research institutes are drawcards for an ever-expanding community of scientists, researchers and commercialisation experts.
The Federal Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise confirmed The University of Queensland as one of the nation’s top three universities, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of specialised research fields. UQ’s outstanding critical mass offers researchers significant interdisciplinary capability. The national assessment ranked 100% of UQ’s research at world standard or above.
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1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (WFC)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||19||5.79||5.79|
Highlight of the month: The University of Queensland (UQ)
Are there genes that help you stay in school?
Education levels are largely dependent on socioeconomic and environmental factors, but genetics should not be discounted, say researchers. A 250-strong international team, including researchers from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute, have identified 74 areas of DNA associated with how long you stick it out at school.
The researchers scrutinized the DNA of more than 290,000 people, and found that the association is clear, but the cause is not, and noted that the 74 areas collectively account for less than 0.5 per cent of the differences in educational attainment. The regions, they observed, seem to be particularly involved in foetal brain development.
Researchers are also excited by overlap of many of these variants with cognitive performance and neuropsychiatric diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
"These tiny genetic differences may ultimately help us understand why some people are more susceptible to early cognitive decline than others," said UQ’s Peter Visscher in a press release.
- Nature 533, 539-542 (2016). doi: 10.1038/nature17671
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1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016
International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC
- 31.8% Domestic
- 68.2% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (116 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Domestic institution
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
Monash University, Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia
Mater Health Services, Australia
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
Metro South Health, Australia
The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia
Griffith University, Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by WFC (1273 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Foreign institution
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK)
Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Max Planck Society, Germany
University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ANZgene, Australia
- ARC Centre for Complex Systems (ACCS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Modelling of Complex Systems (MASCOS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics (ACQAO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis (CoETP), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science (ACEVS), Australia
- AuScope Limited, Australia
- Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Australia
- Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF), Australia
- Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre (AID), Australia
- Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Australia
- Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC), Australia
- Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, Australia
- Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research's (CYSAR's), Australia
- Expedition 318 Scientists, Netherlands
- Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genome (FANTOM), Japan
- Genetic Factors for Osteoporosis (GEFOS) Consortium, Netherlands
- ICGC Breast Cancer Project: Triple Negative/Lobular/Other, United Kingdom (UK)
- International WaterCentre (IWC), Australia
- Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab), Australia
- Mater Research Institute - University of Queensland (MRI-UQ), Australia
- NERP Environmental Decisions Group (EDG), Australia
- NOAA-ARC Linkage Grant project, Australia
- NUS Synthetic Biology Research Consortium, Singapore
- National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), Australia
- National Imaging Facility (NIF), Australia
- Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI), Australia
- Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB), Australia
- Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA), Australia
- Stem Cells Australia, Australia
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Australia
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