Name The University of Queensland
Type of University Public
Founded 10 December 1909 (Signing of the University Act)

16 April 1910 (Gazettal of the first Senate, and officially celebrated foundation date)

14 March 1911 (Commencement of classes)
Motto Scientia ac Labore, Latin for 'by means of knowledge and hard work'
Emblem/Coat of Arms UQ Coat of Arms

(Cross Patee azure surmounted by an open Book proper)

See a history of the UQ Coat of Arms [PDF 285KB].
Postal address The University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia
Telephone +61 7 3365 1111 (main switch)
Main campuses St Lucia, Gatton, Herston
Sites and centres UQ's diverse facilities off-campus include the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence and Translational Research Institute, marine research stations, mineral research centre, seismograph station, veterinary science teaching and research centres, UQ Business School Downtown, social science research at Long Pocket, and teaching hospitals, health centres and other medical research facilities. 
Total students 50,836
International students 12,666 from 141 countries
Top three international source countries


Undergraduate students 37,034
Postgraduate students 13,802
Top three programs by enrolment Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Graduate job rate 73% (average full-time rate for Bachelor degree); national average 68.8%
Cultural More than nine museums and collections, including the UQ Art Museum in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre
Clubs and societies More than 190 clubs and societies
Residential colleges 11 — catering for Australian and international students ranging in price from $6,412 (32 weeks) up to $21,100 (35 weeks)
Alumni More than 225,000 (total since 1911)
Chancellor Mr John Story
Deputy Chancellor Dr Jane Wilson
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj
Governance 22-member Senate comprising 3 official members, 8 members appointed by the Governor-In-Council, 8 members elected by staff, students and graduates of the University, and 3 additional members appointed by Senate

Staff (Full-time equivalent)


1.25 million ebook titles and more than 823,000 print book titles

140,000 online journals and 31,000 print journals

More than 900 online databases

Computers 27,500+ including supercomputers
Space and Buildings UQ has space details recorded at 25 sites with 607 buildings covering 788,269 m2 (gross floor area) and holding 551 teaching rooms and 2058 laboratories
Land 1696.465 hectares
Total revenue (2014) $1,688.7 million
Total expenses (2014) $1,646 million
Assets $3,466.4 million (as at 31 December 2014)
Research income (2013) $381.77 million

* Statistics are accurate as at April 2015 and monetary amounts are in Australian dollars.

Please visit the Key statistics page for more detailed statistics about the University of Queensland.