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 October 2019 - 30 September 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 October 2019 - 30 September 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
519 158.65

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Chemistry 120 40.19
Life Sciences 282 66.43
3 0.11
1 0.01
5 1.49
1 0.01
5 1.97
1 0.72
2 0.53
1 0.08
1 0.03
9 4.40
6 3.72
5 0.35
2 0.14
8 4.19
14 1.37
18 1.68
3 1.16
2 0.31
1 0.12
80 17.41
10 1.04
3 0.49
3 0.16
4 0.90
1 0.05
5 0.49
5 1.82
5 1.23
21 6.41
13 4.30
Does conspicuousness scale linearly with colour distance? A test using reef fish.
Angels in disguise: sympatric hybridization in the marine angelfishes is widespread and occurs between deeply divergent lineages.
Developmental origins of cognitive offloading.
Underwater caustics disrupt prey detection by a reef fish.
No genetic contribution to variation in human offspring sex ratio: a total population study of 4.7 million births.
Network analysis reveals underlying syntactic features in a vocally learnt mammalian display, humpback whale song
Australian songbird body size tracks climate variation: 82 species over 50 years.
Single-cell visualization indicates direct role of sponge host in uptake of dissolved organic matter
A regional-scale assessment of using metabolic scaling theory to predict ecosystem properties
Population densities predict forebrain size variation in the cleaner fish Labroides dimidiatus.
Explaining illness with evil: pathogen prevalence fosters moral vitalism.
Primate hippocampus size and organization are predicted by sociality but not diet
Rodent gene drives for conservation: opportunities and data needs
9 0.56
11 3.04
4 0.40
2 0.09
9 2.99
9 2.66
Earth & Environmental Sciences 102 37.87
Physical Sciences 83 29.88

Highlight of the month

Ecological compensation policies fail to balance losses

© LeoFFreitas/Getty

© LeoFFreitas/Getty

Protecting or restoring degraded ecosystems is not enough to offset the biodiversity losses associated with industrial development.

Ecological compensation policies are used around the world in an effort to achieve no net loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, by balancing the destruction resulting from development with the improvement or protection of other areas.

However a modelling study led by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia found that not one of 18 ecological compensation policies, which were based on existing policies used around the world, met the goal of no net loss of biodiversity, carbon storage and sediment retention.

The success of these policies was limited by the amount of land available for improvement or protection, and the differences in the types of ecosystem losses caused by development and the gains achieved on the land set aside to compensate.

Supported content

  1. Nature Communications 11, 2072 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15861-1

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 33.44% Domestic
  • 66.56% 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.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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