The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s top research-intensive universities.

UQ is consistently awarded the maximum five-star rating for research grants and research intensity in the Good Universities Guide, with the University’s reputation for research excellence underpinned by its 55th global ranking in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the most influential global university ranking.
 
In 2016, UQ again topped the nation in the prestigious Nature Index, which rates institutions and countries according to the number and quality of research publications.
 
UQ continually builds on its global reputation in key areas of national and international significance 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 addresses national and global cultural, economic and social challenges.