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 May 2021 - 30 April 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 May 2021 - 30 April 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
419 132.62

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
83 32.16
221 54.29
93 35.01
77 21.97

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
119.08 119.23 150.44 116.65 161.24

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Highlight of the month

Link found between exercise and new neurons

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The link between exercise and the generation of new neurons in mice turns out to be higher levels of the mineral selenium.

Exercise has long been known to boost the production of new neurons in the hippocampus, a brain region that plays a key role in learning and memory. But just how it does so was unclear.

Now, a team led by researchers from Queensland University in Australia has found the missing link — selenium, a mineral found in many foods, including grains, meat and nuts.

When the team compared protein levels in the blood of mice placed in cages with and without a running wheel, they found mice that exercised had elevated levels of a protein that aids the transport of selenium in the blood.

Giving selenium supplements to mice reversed impaired cognition due to ageing, raising the possibility that supplements may have a similar effect in people.

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References

  1. Cell Metabolism 34, 408–423 (2022). doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2022.01.005

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 36.24% Domestic
  • 63.76% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with The University of Queensland (UQ) by Share (179 total)

  1. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Monash University (24.09)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)10.50
    Monash University13.58
  2. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (19.59)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)12.78
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT)6.81
  3. The University of Queensland (UQ) and The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) (16.21)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)9.05
    The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)7.16
  4. The University of Queensland (UQ) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (14.70)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)8.73
    QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute5.97
  5. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) (11.28)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)7.83
    University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)3.45
  6. The University of Queensland (UQ) and The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (10.33)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)7.04
    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)3.29
  7. The University of Queensland (UQ) and The University of Sydney (USYD) (9.64)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)6.81
    The University of Sydney (USYD)2.82
  8. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Australian National University (ANU) (9.10)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)3.54
    Australian National University (ANU)5.57
  9. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Griffith University (8.75)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)4.78
    Griffith University3.97
  10. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre (AID) (8.11)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)5.41
    Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre (AID)2.70

Top 10 international collaborators with The University of Queensland (UQ) by Share (2005 total)

  1. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Cambridge (6.50)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.90
    University of Cambridge3.60
  2. The University of Queensland (UQ) and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) (5.91)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)3.64
    National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)2.27
  3. The University of Queensland (UQ) and JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics Project (5.06)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.24
    JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics Project2.82
  4. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (4.89)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.17
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)3.71
  5. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) (4.85)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)3.41
    University of Amsterdam (UvA)1.44
  6. The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Bristol (UoB) (4.77)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.12
    University of Bristol (UoB)2.65
  7. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Max Planck Society (4.42)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.47
    Max Planck Society1.95
  8. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Waseda University (4.32)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.83
    Waseda University1.50
  9. The University of Queensland (UQ) and East China Normal University (ECNU) (4.30)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.60
    East China Normal University (ECNU)2.70
  10. The University of Queensland (UQ) and Harvard University (4.72)
    The University of Queensland (UQ)1.92
    Harvard University2.80

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