The University of Queensland (UQ)

Australia

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).

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* This ranking is measured by the Impact indicator P(top 10%), ordered by P(top 10%) with fractional counting.
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1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

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 November 2017 - 31 October 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.

AC FC
401 136.18

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Chemistry 82 32.51
Life Sciences 195 62.63
Physical Sciences 84 21.96
Earth & Environmental Sciences 88 31.75

Highlight of the month

Bacterial tree of life gets a makeover

© ROBERT BROOK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty

© ROBERT BROOK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty

A phylogenetic analysis of 120 genes found across bacterial species has prompted a radical redrawing of the tree of life.

Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia used DNA sequence data obtained from bacteria in the environment to produce the most accurate taxonomy of the bacterial kingdom to date.

Fixing the evolutionary tree necessitated moving the positions of more than half of all species within the bacterial hierarchy. The resulting tree extensively subdivided some lineages and amalgamated others, yielding 99 major branches grouped into six main clusters.

“We have given bacterial classification a complete makeover,” said study author Donovan Parks in a press release.

The genome-based classification system could lead to new evolutionary insights while also helping in future studies of microbial DNA data.

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  1. Nature Biotechnology 36, 996–1004 (2018). doi: 10.1038/nbt.4229

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1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 32.69% Domestic
  • 67.31% 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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