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The University of Queensland (UQ)


For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, UQ has a proud history of creating change through research and commercialisation, and our impact extends across the globe.

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 and innovation leadership.

This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowships and Centres of Excellence since the schemes’ inception, and the top ranked Australian university in the Nature Index tables.

UQ is also an undisputed leader in research commercialisation. To date, UQ discoveries have produced US$22 billion in gross product sales, and UQ intellectual property has founded more than 100 startups – a milestone unsurpassed by any other Australian university.

With 6600 staff and 53,600 students – including more than 18,600 postgraduates and approximately 18,000 international students from 134 countries – teaching, researching and studying across our three campuses, UQ is a hub for curious minds who innovate and explore.

Through 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.

Our 268,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include approximately 14,500 PhDs.

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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1 July 2019 - 30 June 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 July 2019 - 30 June 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
443 116.06

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 77 16.50
Chemistry 98 31.04
Life Sciences 223 44.90
5 0.17
1 0.02
3 0.68
1 0.18
1 0.07
4 1.81
2 0.18
1 0.03
1 0.03
2 0.27
2 0.88
3 0.28
6 3.09
2 0.44
13 1.04
7 1.24
2 0.04
1 0.30
3 0.80
66 11.82
15 1.15
1 0.14
7 0.81
1 0
RNA exploits an exposed regulatory site to inhibit the enzymatic activity of PRC2
3 1.34
7 2.07
3 0.16
15 4.46
11 1.60
8 0.63
7 2.01
2 0.16
3 1.80
2 0.57
1 0.15
11 4.50
Earth & Environmental Sciences 96 34.57

Highlight of the month

Genetics ruled out of family boy−girl ratios

© Jasmin Merdan/Getty

© Jasmin Merdan/Getty

Whether a family is dominated by boys or girls, or has an equal mix, is not determined by genetics.

Some families produce more boys or girls throughout the generations, so it’s easy to assume that the sex ratio of offspring is genetic. However, reliable evidence is lacking.

In the biggest study of its kind to date, a team led by researchers from the University of Queensland studied the entire population of Sweden born since 1932 and their children, all 4.7 million of them. They checked whether siblings, who are genetically very similar, were more likely to have children of the same sex, but found no such link.

The findings overturn an 80-year-old theory that the population sex ratio of 1:1 is kept in check by natural selection favouring the genes that produce the rarer sex during times of imbalance. It also rules out theories that environment, social and physical status play any role.

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  1. Proc. R. Soc. B 287, 20192849 (2020). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2849

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