Our vision

Knowledge leadership for a better world

Our mission

The University of Queensland positively influences society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world. UQ strives for the personal and professional success of its students, staff and alumni.

Our values

Pursuit of excellence
We strive for excellence, seeking to apply the highest standards to benefit our communities.

Creativity and independent thinking
We welcome new ideas from our staff and students as well as from our alumni and our external partners. We support intellectual freedom, courage and creativity. We encourage the pursuit of innovation and opportunities.

Honesty and accountability
We act with integrity and professionalism and uphold the highest ethical standards. We are committed to transparency and accountability. Our decisions ensure responsible stewardship of the University’s resources, reputation and values. We lead by example in all areas including our approaches to sustainability.

Mutual respect and diversity
We promote diversity in the University community — through our people, ideas and cultures. We create a vibrant, inclusive environment in which ideas flourish and future generations, regardless of background, are empowered. We respect our colleagues and work together for shared success.

Supporting our people
UQ ensures the safety and wellbeing of our people. We create an inclusive and supportive university community in which achievements are celebrated and rewarded. Our people have the opportunity to enrich their lives and pursue their goal.



Ayarrku Muruu - All One Country in Kalkatunga by Sid Domic

Ayarrku Muruu
All One Country in Kalkatunga by Sid Domic

“UQ is located at the centre of the image on a bend in the river. Like a stone thrown into the water, the ripples from the University spread outward through the six faculties, to reach the young people who have come to learn. Behind them sit the community of elders who support and enrich their young people by contributing culture and experience, and the ripples of impact continue out beyond the University, providing leadership for future generations.

“The image captures the sense of belonging that people from diverse backgrounds can have here at UQ, based on my own experience.

“Even though I’ve had a great career in football, inspiring young people to achieve their dreams is one of the most satisfying roles I’ve ever held.”

Sid Domic
Kalkatunga man and Outreach and Engagement Team Leader, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, The University of Queensland