02 The UniversityofQueensland The largest and oldest university in Queensland, The UniversityofQueensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. UQ is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight – a coalition of Australia’s leading universities with a common focus on excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. UQ is also a member of the international network Universitas 21, which aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking. Attracting the vast majority of the state’s highest academic achievers, UQ is renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of its teaching and research. UQ has been named Australia’s Universityof the Year and in 2009 was ranked in the world’s top 50 by the UK Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings (from a pool of more than 9,000 universities globally). UQ’s fine tradition of pioneering research has brought the world ground-breaking developments from the scramjet engine to a history-making vaccination for cervical cancer. The University’s graduates include a Nobel Prize winner and most ofQueensland’s Rhodes Scholars. Many have gone on to important leadership positions such as Governor, Governor-General, Premier and Chief Justices of Australia and Queensland. Right: Mayne Centre, St Lucia campus. Below: Forgan Smith Building, St Lucia campus. Set amongst lush grounds and exquisite sandstone buildings, the University’s St Lucia campus, situated just seven kilometres from Brisbane city, is the focal point for 34,000 students. Two more major hubs are located to the west at Ipswich and Gatton, while a number of other centres are in operation throughout the State. UQ has won more national awards for teaching than any other Australian University since 1977.
About UQBusinessSchool • UQBusinessSchoolMBA ranks number 1 in the world for work experience by The Economist (2010) • UQBusinessSchoolMBA ranks number 4 in the world for student quality by The Economist (2010) • UQBusinessSchoolMBA ranks number 81 overall in the world by The Economist (2010) UQBusinessSchool within The UniversityofQueensland, is recognised by the world’s pre-eminent accreditation organisations and ranking bodies (AACSB International and EQUIS), as a leading provider of quality business education and research outcomes. Distinguished by its cutting-edge research, the quality of its academic staff, the depth of its educational programs, and its close links with industry, two UQBusinessSchool staff members have been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. The School also has a strong record of winning highly competitive Australian Research Council grants and research that is consistently cited in the world’s top-tier journals. The School’s academics are in demand as consultants and have worked on projects with organisations including: • Thiess • Laing O’Rourke • CSIRO • Suncorp • Fairfax • Rio Tinto • Telecom NZ. More than 100 fulltime academic staff (over 95 per cent of whom hold PhDs) enable the School to offer coursework programs across the business disciplines and supervise a diverse range of research higher degree topics. Left: Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy. INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION ANd RECOgNITION • 41st in the UK’s Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings (2009) • Top 20 in the Asia Pacific and top 150 worldwide in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (2010). 03