The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.
Across UQ’s three campuses, our 6600 staff and 52,000 students – including more than 16,600 postgraduates and approximately 15,400 international students from 135 countries – teach, research and study.
UQ consistently ranks among the world’s top universities as measured by several key independent rankings, and is the number one university in Australia in the Nature Index Tables.
With 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.
UQ’s 264,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include approximately 14,000 PhDs.
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 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).
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.
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).
* This ranking is measured by the Impact indicator P(top 10%), ordered by P(top 10%) with fractional counting.
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1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018 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.
Outputs by subject (FC)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||90||32.19|
Highlight of the month
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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Nature Climate Change
The Astrophysical Journal Letters
1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018
International vs. domestic collaboration by FC
- 32.4% Domestic
- 67.6% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (157 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
Griffith University, Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by FC (1658 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Foreign institution
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Max Planck Society, Germany
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK)
Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand
The University of Auckland, New Zealand
University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- Centro de Recursos Hídricos para la Agricultura y la Minería (CRHIAM), Chile
- 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 Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T), 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 Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET), 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
- Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), Australia
- Dermatology Research Centre, 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 Environmental Science Programme (NESP), Australia
- National Imaging Facility (NIF), Australia
- Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI), Australia
- Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF), 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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