The University of Queensland (UQ)

Australia

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

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 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.

Count Share
525 169.71

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 85 30.23
Life Sciences 273 72.38
Chemistry 104 28.20
Earth & Environmental Sciences 133 55.21

Highlight of the month

Baby fish prove adept at hearing

© STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

© STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

The brains of larval zebrafish can process underwater sound in much more sophisticated ways than previously appreciated.

Since these maturing young fish are a common lab model for studying the brain-wide neural networks involved in sensory perception, this finding could help scientists better understand how diseases such as autism cause atypical responses to auditory stimuli.

Six scientists, all from the University of Queensland, including a dance music DJ-turned-PhD student, combined a speaker system designed for zebrafish with whole-brain imaging.

They found that larvae can hear a range of different sounds, from low bass frequencies close to the lowest note on a standard guitar (100 hertz) to higher-pitch frequencies near the highest note on a piano (4,000 hertz).

Frequency-selective neurons at various locations throughout brain helped fish discriminate between pure tones, white noise, short sharp sounds and resonances with a gradual crescendo of volume.

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  1. Current Biology 31, 1977–1987.e4 (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.103

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Oldest cave art found in Sulawesi

Science Advances

2021-01-01

People have shaped most of terrestrial nature for at least 12,000 years.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

2021-04-27

1 May 2020 - 1 April 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 32.68% Domestic
  • 67.32% 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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