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 May 2020 - 1 April 2021
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 May 2020 - 1 April 2021 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)
|Advanced Functional Materials||14||5.54|
|Applied Physics Letters||4||1.64|
|European Physical Journal C||2||0.07|
|Journal of High Energy Physics||3||0.63|
|Physical Review A||3||2.78|
|Physical Review B||1||1|
|Physical Review Letters||10||5.25|
|The Astrophysical Journal Letters||3||0.05|
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||133||55.21|
Highlight of the month
Centipedes borrow venom genes from bacteria
© Ali Majdfar/Moment/Getty Images
Centipede venom contains an unusually high number of proteins normally found in bacteria and fungi, suggesting that the genes for these molecules have been acquired through horizontal transfer.
Animal venoms have evolved independently at least 100 times across different species, but the acquisition of venom proteins from other species — called horizontal gene transfer — is thought to be relatively uncommon.
A study of the evolutionary history of centipede venom, a researcher from the University of Queensland and a collaborator, has revealed that at least eight horizontal gene-transfer events have occurred throughout the centipede’s history.
The two researchers identified five gene families in the genome of centipede venom that originated from bacteria and fungi. Three of these genes are known to play a role in bacterial virulence, include genes for toxins that disrupt the structure of cell membranes and that could help immobilize prey.
- Nature Communications 12, 818 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-21093-8
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 32.68% Domestic
- 67.32% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (199 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Domestic institution
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
Monash University, Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), 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
James Cook University (JCU), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (1944 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
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Tsinghua University, China
Max Planck Society, Germany
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
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
- JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics Project, Japan
- 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
- SUSTech-UQ Joint Center for Neuroscience and Neural Engineering, China
- 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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