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The University of Queensland has advanced seven places to be ranked 74th in the world in the Times Higher Education's 2011-2012 World University Rankings

UQ achieved an overall score of 58.6 in the rankings, which use 13 indicators, across five broad areas of activity:

  • Teaching - the learning environment (weighted at 30 per cent) - UQ's score was 47.5
  • Industry income - innovation (2.5 per cent) - UQ score 62.6
  • Citations - research influence (30 per cent) - UQ score 70.2
  • Research - volume, income and reputation (30 per cent) - UQ score 52.3
  • International outlook - staff, students and research (7.5 per cent) - UQ score 80.8.

Times Higher Education World University rankings see UQ as one of the few universities that can boast of either their own coral-island marine-studies centre or an experimental mine for mineral research.

“Founded in 1909, UQ offers more than 370 degree programmes and 5600 subjects taught by an academic staff of around 2600, including researchers from its main and satellite campuses, to a 40,500-strong student body.”

UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Max Lu said UQ had now been rated one of the world's leading 100 universities by three independent rankings with different methodologies in 2011, namely:

“These rankings independently confirm that UQ's credentials are highly respected internationally as being among the very best,” Prof. Lu said. 

"UQ was above world standard in more broad fields of research than any other Australian university in the Excellence in Research for Australia assessment,” Prof. Lu added. “We offer the UQ Advantage, which also includes a comprehensive range of programs across four campuses and our research quality and infrastructure.UQ has strong international linkages and domestic and international student exchange programs; excellent industry, community and professional networks; world class teaching and learning facilities; and well-resourced libraries, residential colleges, and sports facilities,” Prof. Lu stressed.

Condensed from: UQ News | 06 October 2011

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