NameThe University of Queensland
Type of UniversityPublic
Founded10 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)
MottoScientia ac Labore, Latin for 'by means of knowledge and hard work'
Emblem/Coat of ArmsUQ Coat of Arms

(Cross Patee azure surmounted by an open book proper)

See a history of the UQ Coat of Arms (PDF, 284.3 KB).
Postal addressThe University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia
Telephone+61 7 3365 1111 (main switch)
Main campusesSt Lucia, Gatton, Herston
Sites and centresUQ'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 students56,278 (2021)
International students20,982 from 137 countries
Top three international source countriesChina
Hong Kong
Undergraduate students34,284
Postgraduate students21,699
Top three programs by enrolmentDoctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Graduate job rate71.4% (average full-time rate for domestic Bachelor degree); national average (excluding UQ) 68.9%
CulturalSeveral 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 societiesMore than 200 clubs and societies
Residential colleges11 — catering for Australian and international students
GraduatesMore than 307,000 (total since 1911)
ChancellorMr Peter N Varghese AO
Vice-Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Deborah Terry AO
Governance22-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


6,917 (full-time equivalent)

2.36 million book titles (electronic and print)

194,870 journals (electronic and print)

An institutional repository, UQ eSpace, housing more than 432,000  items authored or co-authored by UQ-affiliated researchers

Extensive cultural and historical collections

Computers25,000+ as well as 5 supercomputing platforms
Space and BuildingsUQ has space details recorded at 34 sites with 636 buildings (owned by UQ) covering 934,103 m2 (gross floor area) and holding 483 general teaching rooms and 2,007 laboratories
Land1,670 hectares
Total revenue (2021)$2.385 billion
Total research (HERDC) income (2020)$475 million

* This page was last updated in April 2022; monetary amounts are in Australian dollars.

Please visit the Key statistics page for more detailed statistics about The University of Queensland.