Steele Building - University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) (motto: "Scientia ac Labore" - "through knowledge and hard work") has its main campus in Brisbane, Queensland, specifically in the suburb of St Lucia. It is the longest-established university in the state. UQ is one of Australia's "Group of Eight" leading universities.
It was established on December 10 1909 and was originally situated in Brisbane's CBD. In 1930 the St Lucia campus was purchased using funds donated by James O'Neil Mayne and his sister Mary Emelia Mayne to replace the cramped city campus, which is now home to the Gardens Point campus of the Queensland University of Technology. Locations other than the main campus include Ipswich, and Gatton .
The St Lucia campus, situated on a peninsula of the Brisbane River and reachable by CityCat ferry, is dominated by the Great Court - a large open area surrounded by Art Deco-style sandstone buildings with distinctive gargoyles. The large campus also includes several sporting fields, duckponds, and cycling tracks.
In 2002 the University of Queensland had some 30,000 students enrolled. Notable alumni include Bill Hayden, Peter C. Doherty, and Geoffrey Rush, as well as a number of Queensland Premiers.
The University of Queensland is the founding location for the Home Unix Machine Brisbane User Group (HUMBUG). It is also notable for developing the HyShot, a world first hypersonic scramjet test flight in 2002.
The Honourable Sir Llewellyn Edwards, AC is the Chancellor of the University of Queensland and the current Deputy Chancellor is Professor Robert N. Wensley. The Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor are elected by the University Senate.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University (effectively the chief executive officer) is appointed by the Senate and the office is currently held by Professor John A. Hay.
The University was recently ranked the 49th in the World University Ranking 2004 published by Times Higher Education Supplement.
The University is the site of the following research institutes:
The University is also a partner in the following research centres:
The University is organised into Faculties, Schools and Departments/Divsions.
- Faculty of Arts (ARTS)
- School of English, Media Studies & Art History (EMSAH)
- School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics (HPRC)
- School of Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (SLCCS)
- School of Music
- Faculty of Biological & Chemical Sciences (BACS)
- School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS)
- Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology
- Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
- School of Integrative Biology (SIB)
- Department of Botany
- Department of Zoology and Entomology
- School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences (SMMS)
- Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Department of Chemisty
- Department of Microbiology & Parasitology
- Faculty of Business, Economics & Law (BEL)
- School of Economics
- School of Tourism & Leisure Management (TALM)
- T.C. Beirne School of Law
- UQ Business School
- Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences & Architecture (EPSA)
- School of Engineering (SOE)
- Division of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Division of Environmental Engineering
- Division of Materials
- Division of Mechanical Engineering
- Division of Mining and Minerals Process Engineering
- School of Geography, Planning and Architecture (GPA)
- School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE)
- School of Physical Sciences (SPS)
- Earth Sciences
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Physics
- Faculty of Health Sciences (HEALTH)
- School of Dentistry
- School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
- School of Human Movement Studies
- School of Medicine (SOM)
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Population Health
- Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture & Veterinary Science (NRAVS)
- School of Agronomy & Horticulture
- School of Animal Studies
- School of Land & Food Sciences (LAFS)
- School of Natural & Rural Systems Management (NRSM)
- School of Veterinary Science
- Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences (SBS)
- School of Education
- School of Journalism & Communication
- School of Political Science & International Studies (POLSIS)
- School of Psychology
- School of Social Science
- School of Social Work & Applied Human Sciences