For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ)’s exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships have delivered knowledge leadership for a better world.
Across UQ’s three campuses, our 7,200 staff and 54,925 students – including almost 20,000 postgraduates and approximately 20,000 international students from 142 countries – teach, research and study.
With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ is Australia’s most awarded university for teaching* and attracts the majority of Queensland’s high achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.
UQ’s 280,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni who span more than 170 countries and include more than 15,400 PhDs.
UQ consistently ranks among the world’s top universities as measured by several key independent rankings, including the CWTS Leiden Ranking (31)**, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (39), U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (42), QS World University Rankings (46), Academic Ranking of World Universities (54), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (62).
With a 2019 operating revenue of AU$2.19 billion, including more than $452 million in research investment, UQ’s six faculties and eight globally recognised research institutes cover a remarkable breadth of teaching and research.
In recognition of our research quality, UQ was acknowledged in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia initiative for above-world-standard research in 93 specialised fields – more than any other Australian university.
Through UniQuest, UQ’s technology transfer and commercialisation company, UQ is also Australia’s leading university for commercialisation revenue, number of active startup companies and value of equity held in startup companies formed from university intellectual property.
UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, and one of only three Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium: the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).
* UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.
** This ranking is measured by the Impact indicator P, P (top 10 per cent), and PP (top 10 per cent) with fractional counting.
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1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020 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 (Share)
Highlight of the month
Wildlife threatened by mining in renewable-energy future
Mining the materials for the expanding renewable-energy industry could prove worse for biodiversity than climate change.
International agreements to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions have led to a surge of interest in renewable energies, such as wind and solar, but building the infrastructure could harm biodiversity. Currently, habitat degradation threatens more than 80% of endangered species, while climate change affects 20%.
A team that included researchers from the University of Queensland mapped global mining areas, totalling nearly 50 million square kilometres of land. They found that more t]han 80% of this area is for materials essential for renewable-energy production, such as lithium, titanium, and copper, and around a third of these mines overlap important biodiversity conservation sites, including protected areas and remaining wilderness.
Conservation efforts must ensure that mining does not simply replace threats related to climate change as countries work towards renewable-energy targets.
- Nature Communications 11, 4174 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17928-5
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 32.59% Domestic
- 67.41% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (194 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Domestic institution
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
Monash University, Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Griffith University, Australia
University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (2458 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Foreign institution
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
East China Normal University (ECNU), China
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
ShanghaiTech University, China
University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK)
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Max Planck Society, Germany
Tsinghua University, China
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), 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 Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science (CIPPS), 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 Synthetic Biology, 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
- JLU-UQ Joint Research Center for Future Materials, International
- 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
- UQ-JLU Joint Research Centre for Future Materials, Australia
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