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 February 2016 - 31 January 2017
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017 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||20||5.96||5.96|
Highlight of the month: The University of Queensland (UQ)
Using tarantulas to settle nerves
© Frank Krahmer/Corbis/Getty
The terrible pain felt by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers could be alleviated thanks to spider venom, of all things.
A US-Australia team, including researchers from the University of Queensland, investigated the transmission of mechanical pain by Nav1.1, an ion channel that initiates a nerve impulse in certain neurons or nerve cells. They were able to trigger Nav1.1 by injecting mice with two tarantula toxins that specifically targeted the channel.
After injection, the mice were more sensitive to mechanical pain, but did not experience elevated reactions to thermal pain. The team also found that Nav1.1 was expressed in high levels by nerve fibres in the gut.
Identifying the role Nav1.1 plays in the transmission of mechanical pain could help researchers develop treatments for IBS and other conditions. The team is now working on developing molecules that block the channel.
- Nature 534, 494–499 (2016) doi: 10.1038/nature17976
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1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017
International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC
- 29.75% Domestic
- 70.25% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (127 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Domestic institution
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
Griffith University, Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
Monash University, Australia
Metro South Health, Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by WFC (1350 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Foreign institution
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
Max Planck Society, Germany
Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
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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