About research at UQ

The University of Queensland is one of Australia's premier research institutions.

The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s top research-intensive universities, addressing many of the cultural, economic and social challenges facing the world today.

UQ continually builds on its global reputation in key areas such as energy, sustainability, water, health, food security and social equity through an emphasis on high-quality, interdisciplinary global collaboration with public and private organisations.

UQ’s research excellence is something the whole UQ community can be truly proud of. The calibre of our research, and the impact of innovations arising from our work, are visible through various measures, including:

  • total research funding (second highest of all Australian universities)
  • 100% of research at or above world standard
  • fellowships of learned academies (173 UQ staff and emeritus professors are Fellows of Australia’s learned academies)
  • number 1 recipient of ARC Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years
  • ranked in the world’s top 50 for Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

As we marvel at the positive impact of UQ research, it is clear that exceptional partners and allies are instrumental in taking the benefits of UQ innovation to people all over the world.