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2 Choice of programs the most comprehensive range in Queensland The employment edge starting salaries are higher than the national average Teaching excellence more national teaching awards than any other university The complete package three cosmopolitan campuses at St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton Research class one of the country’s top research universities An international reputation a member of Universitas 21 - an international network of research-intensive universities WHY CHOOSE UQ?

3 UQ’s campuses are renowned as among the most beautiful and well-equipped in Australia. UQ ST LUCIA With its distinctive sandstone buildings, jacaranda trees and extensive riverside grounds, UQ St Lucia has a reputation as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses. UQ IPSWICH Magnificently restored heritage-listed buildings have been blended with the latest technology to create this campus of the future. UQ Gatton Set on 1068 hectares and just under an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, UQ Gatton links the future leaders of Australia’s rural industries with the latest technology and learning. UQ CAMPUSES

4 Our diverse and vibrant community is made up of more than 37,000 students, with more than 6300 international students enrolled from 121 countries. WHO ARE THEY? Undergraduate71.6% Postgraduate coursework16.6% Postgraduate research 9.6% Non-award 2.2% WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? Domestic82.4% International17.6% OUR STUDENTS

5 TOP 10 COUNTRIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 1People’s Republic of China 2Singapore 3United States of America 4Malaysia 5Hong Kong 6Indonesia 7Vietnam 8Japan 9India 10Canada OUR STUDENTS

6 “The University has a wide range of programs, experienced teaching personnel and great learning resources.” Bachelor of Commerce student Kah Wah Fong OUR STUDENTS

7 UQ is committed to providing first-class learning experiences and outcomes for its students. UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other university. UQ has more than 2200 highly-qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research. Flexible learning is part of the University’s overall strategy to deliver an enhanced, student-centred approach to learning. UQ teachers have a 100 percent success rate in the Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. TEACHING AND LEARNING

8 “UQ teachers are committed to developing new, exciting and innovative ways of promoting the student learning experience.” National teaching award winner Dr Virginia Slaughter TEACHING AND LEARNING

9 UQ recognises the pursuit of excellence in both research and research training as being central to its mission. UQ is one of the top two research universities in the country. Undertaking a research higher degree (PhD or Master of Philosophy) at UQ allows you to pursue cutting-edge research at our state-of-the-art facilities. UQ leads industry collaboration and research funding in Australia. Students have the opportunity to study with researchers of international renown. UQ has created more world-class research institutes than any other Australian university. RESEARCH AT UQ

10 “I’m proud to be both a UQ graduate and a UQ research leader. This University has the world-class infrastructure and vibrant research environment that leads to major international research breakthroughs.” Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Functional Nanomaterials Professor Max Lu RESEARCH AT UQ

11 UQ conducts a major scholarship round each year where the following equity scholarships are offered: SCHOLARSHIPS Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (CAS) Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships (CECS) Group of Eight Scholarships UQ Excellence Scholarships UQ-Link Residential Support Scholarships Applications open in early October with a closing date of mid-November in the year preceding the award. Other scholarships include Sporting Scholarships, Scholarships for Indigenous Students and School and Faculty Scholarships.

12 “I don’t think it should be the rich who do well at sport, it should be the people who are the most dedicated.” Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Arts student Adam Carlton SCHOLARSHIPS

13 UQ’s state-of-the-art Library, unsurpassed information technology support and superior teaching facilities are key to unlocking learning potential. Library The largest research collection in Queensland with millions of books; tens of thousands of journals, eBooks and multimedia; networked databases; and primary material. Information technology services A range of IT and online services including a free UQconnect Internet account for students.. Student centres The central locations for assistance with administrative matters and general inquiries. Student support services UQ provides an integrated, professional support service. WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

14 Sport and fitness UQ SPORT offers outstanding sporting facilities and recreational programs. Entertainment The UQ Union organises events to help students enjoy campus life. Clubs and societies Students can participate in social events by joining clubs and societies at UQ. Food, shopping and commercial services Students will find a range of venues in which to eat, drink, meet friends and shop. WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

15 UQ’s international standing is reinforced by its global reputation and diverse student population. UQ ranked 45th in the World University Rankings, compiled by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2006. We are a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) – a leading group of Australian universities that collectively enrols one-third of all university students and conducts 70 percent of all university research in Australia. UQ was independently ranked as one of Australia’s best universities in the 2007 edition of The Good Universities Guide. The UQ Abroad program offers students the exciting experience of studying overseas for up to one year on exchange. UQ has exchange agreements with more than 120 universities in 28 countries. GLOBAL REPUTATION

16 “I thoroughly enjoy my research and have made many priceless friends and industry contacts.” International PhD student Camryn Allen GLOBAL REPUTATION

17 Course A unit of study within a program, similar to a subject at school. Dual program A combination of two UQ programs undertaken at the same time. Faculty The major organisational unit within UQ, with responsibility for academic programs. UQ has seven faculties, which have a number of sub-units called schools. The Head of a faculty is called an Executive Dean. Honours In some programs, honours can be awarded to students who undertake a further (optional) year of study, in others, honours can be awarded based on academic performance in the program. UNIVERSITY TERMINOLOGY

18 Postgraduate programs Programs studied after graduating from undergraduate programs, including graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and doctorates. Program A sequence of study involving enrolment, study and graduation, normally awarded with a qualification such as a degree, diploma or certificate. Semester UQ’s teaching year is divided into Semester One and Semester Two. There is also Summer Semester, which runs between November and February and provides for the intensive study of selected courses. Undergraduate programs Usually refers to first-time University programs such as bachelor degrees. UNIVERSITY TERMINOLOGY

19 For more information about UQ: The University of Queensland Brisbane QLD 4072 Australia Telephone: (07) 3365 1111 Web: Or visit a UQ Open Day UQ Open Days are held annually in August at the St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses. For more information on these and other UQ events visit MORE INFORMATION

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