The University of Queensland (UQ)


For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, UQ has a proud history of creating change through research and commercialisation, and our impact extends across the globe.

Our six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who continue UQ’s tradition of research and innovation leadership.

This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years (364 awards worth $257 million) and the top ranked Australian university in the Nature Index tables.

UQ is also an undisputed leader in research commercialisation. To date, UQ discoveries have produced US$16 billion in gross product sales, and UQ intellectual property has founded more than 100 startups – a milestone unsurpassed by any other Australian university.

With 6600 staff and 53,600 students – including more than 18,600 postgraduates and approximately 18,000 international students from 135 countries – teaching, researching and studying across our three campuses, UQ is a hub for curious minds who innovate and explore.

Through a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university and attracts the majority of Queensland’s high achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

Our 268,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include approximately 14,500 PhDs.

UQ is also one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; and one of only three Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the global consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC 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.

435 126.31

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Life Sciences 215 57.24
Earth & Environmental Sciences 101 34.15
Physical Sciences 77 15.64
Chemistry 83 26.93

Highlight of the month

Safest to be a seabird at the South Pole

© Goddard_Photography/Getty

© Goddard_Photography/Getty

Conservation efforts in Antarctica are biased towards charismatic creatures like penguins and seabirds.

Antarctic flora and fauna are as threatened by climate change, pollution and disruptive human activities as the rest of the world, despite being so remote, relatively untouched, and protected by international conservation treaties.

A team that included researchers from the University of Queensland used newly available biodiversity distribution data to assess protection measures across the entire continent. Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs) cover just 2% of the continent, yet contain 44% of all Antarctic species, from lichens to seagulls. However, protection measures are uneven. Only a third of plant and moss species are in ASPAs, and skuas and penguins are found in more ASPAs than any other animal.

A more systematic approach to creating ASPAs, based on all the available biodiversity data, could help conservationists prioritize those species most vulnerable to external threats.

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  1. Nature Communications 10, 946 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08915-6

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 32.59% Domestic
  • 67.41% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

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