The University of Queensland (UQ) Australia

Overview

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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Research

Date range: 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022

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 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share 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.

Article Count and Share for The University of Queensland (UQ)
Count Share
400 117.98

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
87 28.97
203 42.90
74 22.49
87 33.07

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
119.23 150.44 116.65 161.24 156.15

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Highlight of the month

Adding depth to marine life conservation

© Vicki Smith/Moment/Getty Images

A new approach to protecting biodiversity in the oceans that accounts for how they vary with depth can help to identify the most strategic areas to protect.

To protect marine life from climate change and other threats, protected zones of seas, oceans and estuaries have been established in which human activities such as fishing are restricted. Most of these areas are relatively shallow, coastal waters. But it is also vital to safeguard the high seas that are several kilometres deep.

Now, a team led by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia has used 3D models to identify areas of the high seas that are resilient to climate change at all depths.

They achieved this be using considering data at four depth ranges for nearly 13,000 marine species. The resulting ‘climate-smart’ conservation areas represent 6% of the world’s high seas.

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References

  1. Nature Climate Change 12, 402–407 (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41558-022-01323-7

View the article on the Nature Index

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 33.67% Domestic
  • 66.33% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with The University of Queensland (UQ) by Share (198 total)

  1. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Monash University (18.05)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)7.14
    Monash University10.92
  2. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (15.00)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)9.70
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT)5.30
  3. The University of Queensland (UQ) and The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) (12.80)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)6.42
    The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)6.38
  4. The University of Queensland (UQ) and The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (12.63)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)7.97
    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)4.66
  5. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) (11.73)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)7.93
    University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)3.81
  6. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Griffith University (9.13)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)4.62
    Griffith University4.51
  7. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Australian National University (ANU) (8.55)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)3.31
    Australian National University (ANU)5.24
  8. The University of Queensland (UQ) and The University of Sydney (USYD) (8.21)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)5.56
    The University of Sydney (USYD)2.65
  9. The University of Queensland (UQ) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (7.88)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)4.51
    QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute3.37
  10. The University of Queensland (UQ) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) (7.73)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)4.57
    The University of Western Australia (UWA)3.16

Top 10 international collaborators with The University of Queensland (UQ) by Share (1959 total)

  1. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Cambridge (7.11)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)3.11
    University of Cambridge4.00
  2. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (6.78)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.08
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)4.71
  3. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) (5.16)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)3.15
    University of Amsterdam (UvA)2.01
  4. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Bristol (UoB) (5.09)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.57
    University of Bristol (UoB)3.52
  5. The University of Queensland (UQ) and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) (5.04)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)3.12
    National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)1.93
  6. The University of Queensland (UQ) and East China Normal University (ECNU) (4.29)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.76
    East China Normal University (ECNU)2.53
  7. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Harvard University (4.29)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.41
    Harvard University2.88
  8. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Oxford (3.93)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.47
    University of Oxford2.46
  9. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (3.73)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.48
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres1.25
  10. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech) (3.61)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.45
    Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)2.16

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