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The University of Queensland
UQlogo.svg
Coat of arms of the University of Queensland
Motto
  • Latin: Scientia ac Labore
  • Own the unknown
Motto in English
By means of knowledge and hard work
Type Public research university
Established 1909; 111 years ago (1909)
Endowment A$224.3 million
Budget A$2.1 billion
Chancellor Peter Varghese
Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry
Academic staff
2,854 (FTE, 2019)
Students 53,696 (2019)
Undergraduates 35,076 (2019)
Postgraduates 18,620 (2019)
Location
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

27°29′50″S 153°0′47″E / 27.49722°S 153.01306°E / -27.49722; 153.01306Coordinates: 27°29′50″S 153°0′47″E / 27.49722°S 153.01306°E / -27.49722; 153.01306
Campus Multiple sites
Colours Purple
Affiliations Group of Eight
Universitas 21
ASAIHL
EdX
McDonnell International Scholars Academy
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The University of Queensland (also known as UQ) is a university in southeast Queensland, Australia. It has three main campuses, at St Lucia and Herston (in Brisbane City), and at Gatton to the west. The university began in 1910, making it the oldest and largest in Queensland. The university has a very good reputation, and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

Many famous people graduated from the university. They inckude actor Geoffrey Rush, surgeon Peter C. Doherty, past Governor-General of Australia Quentin Bryce, and many of Queensland's Premiers including Anna Bligh and Campbell Newman. UQ competes with the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University as the main university of Queensland.

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