But while rankings are important, there’s so much more to UQ’s reputation than can be encapsulated in a number. From the opportunities you’ll gain through the university’s global connections, to what you’ll learn from its passionate and engaging lecturers, UQ has a lot to offer future university students.
If you’re asking ‘what is The University of Queensland known for?’ or ‘what can The University of Queensland offer me?’, here's a succinct list that’ll help you get a realistic view of why UQ should be on your preference list for tertiary study.
Discover why over 311,000 excellent minds have chosen to study at UQ.
Global connectedness is a big priority for UQ. We have graduates in 190 countries around the world and offer exchange opportunities for our students with 120+ exchange partners across over 30 countries. But our global connections reach beyond the student experience.
UQ is Australia’s most-awarded university for teaching excellence. Our lecturers and tutors are experts in their field and are dedicated to providing inclusive and engaging learning experiences for all their students.
UQ teachers are adaptable, approachable and future-focused. They want to not only teach you, but also challenge you, and prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career. Our teachers aren’t afraid to tackle the big issues, incite discussion and spark curiosity. They’re constantly looking ahead to provide you with skills that will help you excel in jobs that don’t even exist yet.
St Lucia's famous Great Court is a favoured spot for student study sessions and relaxing between classes.
Highly employable graduates
According to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022, UQ produces the most employable graduates out of all the Queensland universities. In fact, 81% of UQ's graduates secured full-time employment 4-6 months after completing their studies in 2022, according to QILT's Graduate Outcomes Survey. Employers continually favour UQ graduates as they know they’re adaptable problem-solvers equipped with a range of transferrable skills.
UQ has an entire team dedicated to assisting students with their career development. At UQ, we’ll help you:
The University of Queensland’s notable alumni include a Nobel laureate, two Fortune 500 company CEOs, an Academy Award winner and countless leaders in government, industry and the arts. From actor Geoffrey Rush to current Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, our graduates have had a huge impact nationally and globally in various industries and sectors.
UQ graduates have represented Australia at Eurovision and at the Olympics. They’ve invented needle-free vaccines and heart stents, shaped the Australian media landscape, led the nation towards key political change and amplified women’s voices in business.
UQ’s Heron Island Research Station, where we’ve been conducting groundbreaking coral reef research and education for more than 70 years.
How would UQ students and graduates create change without the world-class facilities that help them to learn, experiment and develop? Our groundbreaking learning and research spaces enable students to embrace their curiosity to transform the world around them.
But our reach extends far beyond Brisbane, with a teaching and research centre in the Great Barrier Reef, a wildlife centre in Grandchester and seismograph stations around South-East Queensland.
Having so many top-notch facilities at our disposal means we’re also serious about sustainability. UQ has the largest solar energy generation capacity of any Australian university, and our solar farm in Warwick is powering us towards 100% renewable.
At UQ, you’ll have access to all of these state-of-the-art facilities, and more, to help you excel.