The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 Australia +61 7 3381 1111
  • Affiliations Group of Eight, Universitas 21, ASAIHL
  • Chancellor Mr John Story
  • Established 1909
  • Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Postgraduates 12,268 (2011)
  • Students 45,548 (2011)
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 32,461 (2011)
  • Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Høj
  • Vice principal
The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public university located in state of Queensland of Australia. Founded in 1909, it is the oldest and largest university in Queensland and the fifth oldest in Australia[1]. The main campus is located in the suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane City Central Business District, with other major campuses in Gatton, Ipswich and Herston with a number of other satellite facilities. The University of Queensland is a member of the Australia's Group of Eight, and the international research-intensive universities network Universitas 21. UQ is colloquially known as a "sandstone university" and is ranked among the top universities in Australia and the top 1 percent in the world.
The University of Queensland offers a large range of courses, many of which can be studied as part of a number of different undergraduate or postgraduate programs.
University has six faculties.
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
The University of Queensland maintains a number of campuses and facilities throughout Queensland.UQ has its main campus in the suburb of St Lucia in Brisbane. Its other campuses include Ipswich, Gatton, Herston, and Turbot Street. [edit]St Lucia campus In 1927, the land on which the St Lucia campus is built was resumed by the Brisbane City Council using money donated by James O'Neil Mayne and his sister Mary Emelia Mayne to replace the less spacious city campus. The city campus is now home to the Gardens Point campus of the Queensland University of Technology. Construction of the new university began at St Lucia in 1937. At its centre is the heritage-listed Great Court-a 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) open area surrounded by sandstone buildings with grotesques of great academics and historic scenes, floral and faunal motifs and crests of universities and colleges from around the world.This central semi-circular quadrangle features a connected arcade so students could reach any section under cover. The 274 acres (111 ha) also includes sporting fields, gardens, duckponds, and cycling tracks.