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)
  • citation rates (UQ has 15 highly cited researchers, second nationally)
  • fellowships of learned academies (169 UQ staff and emeritus professors are Fellows of Australia’s five learned academies)
  • being awarded more Australian Research Council funding for fellowships and awards than any other Australian university
  • 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.