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 November 2017 - 31 October 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 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.
Outputs by subject (FC)
Highlight of the month
Cancer diagnostics strikes gold
© KATERYNA KON/Science Photo Library/Getty
A blood test that uses gold nanoparticles to track tumour cells circulating in the body can reveal in real time how cancers are progressing and evolving in response to ongoing treatment.
A team led by University of Queensland researchers developed the diagnostic test by attaching different antibodies to tiny particles of gold. Each antibody can stick to a different protein found on the surfaces of circulating tumour cells (CTCs). When struck with laser light, the nanoparticles emit barcode signals. These signals change slightly when proteins are bound to the nanoparticles, thereby revealing the full diversity of CTCs in a patient.
The researchers validated the system using blood from 10 patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer who were undergoing immunotherapy or receiving a targeted drug agent. The test revealed changes in the CTC population make-up in response to treatment, including the presence of drug-resistant cells — information that could help guide therapeutic decision making.
- Nature Communications 9, 1482 (2018). doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03725-8
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International vs. domestic collaboration by FC
- 32.72% Domestic
- 67.28% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (174 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
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by FC (1498 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Foreign institution
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Max Planck Society, Germany
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)
University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK)
Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China
The University of Edinburgh, 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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