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 (PACE) and Translational Research Institute, marine research stations at Heron and Stradbroke Islands, mineral research centre, seismograph station, veterinary and agricultural science teaching and research centres at Gatton, UQ Business School Brisbane City, social science research at Long Pocket, and teaching hospitals, health centres and other medical research facilities.
Total students 53,696
International students 18,074 from 134 countries
Top three international source countries China
Undergraduate students 35,076
Postgraduate students 18,620
Top three programs by enrolment Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Graduate job rate 78.2% (average full-time rate for Bachelor degree); national average 72.9%
Cultural Several museums and collections, including the UQ Art Museum in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre at St Lucia, the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History at UQ Herston, and the Past Students Association Museum at the Gatton campus
Clubs and societies More than 200 clubs and societies
Residential colleges 11 — catering for Australian and international students
Graduates More than 264,000 (total since 1911)
Chancellor Mr Peter N Varghese AO
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj AC
Governance 22-member Senate comprising three official members, eight members appointed by the Governor-In-Council, eight members elected by staff, students and graduates of the University, and three additional members appointed by Senate


6613 (full-time equivalent)

2.7 million book titles (electronic and print)

158,000 journals (electronic and print)

An institutional repository, UQ eSpace, housing more than 363,000 items authored or co-authored by UQ-affiliated researchers

Extensive cultural and historical collections

Computers 100,000+ including supercomputers
Space and Buildings UQ has space details recorded at 20 sites with 551 buildings (owned by UQ) covering 782,216 m2 (gross floor area) and holding 454 general teaching rooms and 1318 laboratories
Land 1670 hectares
Total revenue (2018) $1.97 billion
Research income (2018) $617.9 million

* Statistics are accurate as at April 2019 and monetary amounts are in Australian dollars.

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