University of Queensland (Australia)

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of the best ranking universities in Australia, consistently rated among the world's best institutions in many international rankings.

Notable UQ alumni include: Bill Hayden (former Governor-General of Australia), Leneen Forde (former Governor of Queensland), Peter Beattie (former Premier of Queensland), Sir Harry Gibbs (former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia), Michael Ahern (former Premier of Queensland), Ian Callinan (former Justice of the High Court of Australia), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- The 2011 edition of The Good Universities Guide awarded UQ the maximum 5-star rating for student demand, student-staff ratios, research grants and research intensivity and a further five stars for toughness to get in (St Lucia campus). Additionally UQ also earned four star ratings in the following categories: getting a job, positive graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, access by equity groups, international enrolments, gender balance, non-government earnings and toughness to get in (Ipswich campus).

- University of Queensland is ranked as the top University in Queensland and one of the top nationally in the 2010 Academic Rankings of World Universities. It has an Asia-Pacific universities ranking of 11th. UQ is one of five Australian universities in the top 150. In addition the University is ranked in the top 100 internationally in Life and Agricultural Sciences (ranking 51-75) and Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (51-75).

- It is ranked 2nd in the country and 102nd in the world according to the Webometrics ranking of world universities, which measures scientific activity on the Web (July 2010).

- It is the only Queensland university included in the top 50 universities in the world in the annual world top 200 ranking produced by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings (2009).

- University of Queensland is the third-ranked Australian university, and the 113th world ranked university according to the performance ranking of scientific papers for world universities 2007 produced by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan.

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