- About UQ Gatton
About UQ Gatton
UQ Gatton combines the rural traditions of its century-old origins as the Queensland Agricultural College with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment.
Students at the 1068-hectare campus, an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, have access to world-class facilities in animal science with the opening of the $100 million School of Veterinary Science which includes a Veterinary Medical Centre, Veterinary Teaching Laboratories and a Clinical Studies Centre. A Native Wildlife Teaching and Research Facility has also been purpose built to house native endangered species. These include Julia Creek Dunnarts, Mahogany Gliders and Bridled Nail Tail Wallabies. These facilities along with the Centre for Advanced Animal Science which conducts animal research in the areas of animal growth, adaptation, welfare, health and vaccines make the Gatton campus a hub for animal excellence in teaching and research.
There are a number of nursery and glasshouse facilities which are used to support the plant breeding activities of the Centre for Native Floriculture which conducts research and industry development to strengthen the business of native floriculture in Australia and internationally. A lysimeter which is used for measuring the uptake of water by plants is currently under construction which will allow for further innovative research to be undertaken on drought adaptation of plants.
Collaborative learning is a priority on the Gatton campus with the students having access to the Regional Collaborative Learning Centre and the new Gatton e-Learning Laboratory (GeLL). The GeLL is a modern learning space which brings together real materials (both preserved and fresh specimens), interactive resources, and technological tools for information sharing and dissemination which significantly enhances the student learning experience.
Students also have the opportunity to live on the campus in the Halls of Residence, the oldest and largest residential operation associated with UQ, being established in 1897 and currently comprising 430 rooms.
The large investment into infrastructure and the relocation of the School of Veterinary Science has been very positive for the campus giving a large boost to staff and student numbers.
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