The University of Queensland (UQ)


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

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 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.

Count Share
525 163.37

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 115 46.53
Life Sciences 291 69.97
3 0.11
1 0.01
6 1.54
1 0.01
7 3.53
2 0.72
2 0.53
1 0.08
2 0.06
9 4.40
5 3.60
4 0.19
3 0.23
8 3.75
8 1.28
23 1.99
Neural circuit mechanisms of sexual receptivity in Drosophila females
Splicing factor YBX1 mediates persistence of JAK2-mutated neoplasms
Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics
Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration
Environmental drivers of megafauna and hominin extinction in Southeast Asia
Population genomics of the Viking world
Bending the curve of terrestrial biodiversity needs an integrated strategy
Antarctica’s wilderness fails to capture continent’s biodiversity
Structures of fungal and plant acetohydroxyacid synthases
Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol
Complement genes contribute sex-biased vulnerability in diverse disorders
Structure of Mpro from SARS-CoV-2 and discovery of its inhibitors
Dating the skull from Broken Hill, Zambia, and its position in human evolution
Germline Elongator mutations in Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma
Global conservation of species’ niches
Intensive farming drives long-term shifts in avian community composition
Neural circuitry linking mating and egg laying in Drosophila females
Analyses of non-coding somatic drivers in 2,658 cancer whole genomes
Pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes
Patterns of somatic structural variation in human cancer genomes
Mapping child growth failure across low- and middle-income countries
Last appearance of Homo erectus at Ngandong, Java, 117,000–108,000 years ago
Earliest hunting scene in prehistoric art
4 1.18
1 0.01
83 18.89
7 0.28
4 0.50
6 0.24
3 0.88
1 0.05
4 0.23
5 1.49
7 1.76
18 6.36
10 3.62
14 2.25
14 3.70
4 0.71
3 0.10
8 2.93
10 2.74
Chemistry 111 34.13
Physical Sciences 76 28.44

Highlight of the month

Endangered fishes on our dishes

© Daniel Grill/Tetra Images/Getty Images

© Daniel Grill/Tetra Images/Getty Images

Unbeknownst to consumers, commercial fisheries have been reeling in endangered species amidst their usual haul.

Despite ongoing efforts to curb overfishing and replenish dwindling fish stocks, many endangered species still end up on the international seafood market.

A team that included University of Queensland researchers trawled global fisheries catch and seafood imports data to find the volume and value of individual fish and invertebrate species caught and sold between 2006 and 2014.

Based solely on official catch records, they identified 60 vulnerable, 20 endangered and 11 critically endangered species. Around three quarters of the total catch volume was haddock, Atlantic horse mackerel and bigeye tuna.

The USA and several European countries import the most threatened species, while several Asian countries may import more than they report due to a lack of species separation in their databases.

Mandatory catch reports separated by species would enable accurate tracing of threatened fish and support international efforts against overfishing.

Supported content

  1. Nature Communications 11, 4764 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18505-6

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 32.19% Domestic
  • 67.81% International

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

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

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