EduCativ Posted June 16, 2020 Share Posted June 16, 2020 The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer, and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 51 in the QS World University Rankings, 52 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 60 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 55 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University's global research positioning was highlighted by the election of five UQ scientists to the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) in 2015 – almost one-quarter of the 21 new Fellows and the most from any institution country. The five new Fellows joined an existing group of 29 UQ scientists admitted to the AAS as Fellows since 1988, bringing the total number of UQ academics who are members of one of Australia's six prestigious learned academies to 166. UQ is one of only three Australian global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia. Skilled and motivated teachers are integral to providing positive teaching and learning outcomes for students. UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students. The educators of UQ are committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for their students. UQ is one of only two Australian charter member universities included in the not-for-profit edX enterprise, and UQx represents this organization on behalf of the University. UQ works with the University's academic teaching staff to create and present a range of MOOCs through the edX platform and further the UQ Student Strategy's goals concerning on-campus teaching. The Student Employability Centre provides students with opportunities, choices, and support that will enable them to achieve their aspirations, become leaders in their chosen fields, and positively impact the society in which they live. In addition to flexibility in program choice, student benefits include the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. Students can study abroad, participate in conferences and research opportunities, access more than 200 clubs and societies and utilize sporting and cultural facilities. The UQ Graduate School offers significant support to a higher degree by research (HDR) students through a broad range of scholarships and research travel awards, dedicated office spaces, skills training, and professional development opportunities. The University introduced the Career Development Framework– another first nationally – designed to accelerate HDR students' career development and enhance their employability. Evidence indicates that the University's research excels in both quality and impact. View full university Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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