The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions that is internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-class facilities and quality research.
UQ is positioned among the world's top 100 universities* measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings.
UQ is one of only three Australian university members of the global Universitas 21, an alliance allowing UQ to offer students with unique opportunities to participate in student exchanges and events throughout the world. The University is also a founding member of the national Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that conducts 70 per cent of all university research in Australia.
UQ offers more than 4,000 high-quality courses, Australia’s most comprehensive range. Many comprise theoretical or practical components that are unique to UQ and focus on Australian topics or offer field trips to unique locations in South-east Queensland, while other courses promote group project work or research opportunities.
A sample of courses popular with Study Abroad students are:
- Performing, Place, Power and Identity
- Contemporary Australia
- Introduction to Communication and Cultural Studies
- Australia’s Terrestrial Environment
- International Journalism & Mass Communication
- Australia’s Marine Environment
- Rainforest Ecology Field Studies
- Popular Music 1950’s Onward: From Elvis to Madonna
- Introduction to Peace and Conflict Analysis
- Terrorism & Insurgency in World Politics
The University of Queensland is located in and around the city of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and Australia’s third largest city, with a population of almost two million people. Brisbane is a major business and offers a safe, friendly and multicultural environment for international students. The inner city is characterized by the Brisbane River, parklands, convention facilities, museums, art galleries, a casino, malls, shopping districts and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.
Just an hour away are the golden beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, along with imposing national park rainforests. Brisbane is also the gateway to some of the world’s most beautiful natural attractions, including Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, and the Daintree Rainforest.
Studying abroad at University of Queensland in Australia is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.
*2013-2014 UQ ranked 43 QS World University Rankings - 65 Times Higher Education Rankings - 85 Academic Ranking of World Universities
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