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 April 2020 - 31 March 2021
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The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Highlight of the month
Regulatory elements stay on task
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DNA regulatory elements that drive target gene expression are widely conserved across the animal kingdom, with functions shared even among species as distantly related as sponges and mice.
During development, short regulatory motifs known as enhancers help control when, where and how much a gene gets turned on.
Enhancers evolve quickly, though, and so their DNA sequences are rarely maintained from one animal to the next.
Despite that, a team led by University of Queensland scientists has now found that their roles in determining cell fate are often preserved across animal evolution.
The researchers inserted enhancer sequences from a marine sponge into transgenic zebrafish and mouse embryos. Despite 700 million years of independent evolution between the vertebrates and the sponge, the regulatory machineries of both the zebrafish and the mouse could correctly interpret the genetic information in a cell-specific manner.
- Science 370, eaax8137 (2020). doi: 10.1126/science.aax8137
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 32.6% Domestic
- 67.4% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (200 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia
Griffith University, Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (2271 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Foreign institution
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
East China Normal University (ECNU), China
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
ShanghaiTech University, China
University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK)
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Max Planck Society, Germany
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
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 Children and Families over the Life Course, 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 Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), 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 Bioinformatics (ACB), 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
- Australo-Anglo-American Spondylitis Consortium (TASC), Australia
- Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, Australia
- Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR), 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 Genetics of Ankylosing Spondylitis (IGAS) Consortium, Australia
- International WaterCentre (IWC), Australia
- JLU-UQ Joint Research Center for Future Materials, International
- Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (JRSRP), 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
- Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), United States of America (USA)
- 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
- The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research (iPSYCH), Denmark
- Translational Research Institute (TRI), Australia
- Tribolium Genome Sequencing Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- UQ-JLU Joint Research Centre for Future Materials, Australia
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