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Queensland University of Technology
English Name: Queensland University of Technology
Region: Oceania
Country: Australia
Found Year: 1989
Address: 2 George Street

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past seven years. 


Young in outlook and bold in approach, we are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.


Combining technology, creativity and knowledge, we are transforming the student experience we offer our approximately 50,000 students. We place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees and our graduate employment rate remains above the national average for Australian universities. Our students enjoy the flexibility to choose a combination of study areas and participate in exchange programs with overseas universities.


QUT offers academic programs from bachelor degree to PhD in business, creative industries, education, health, science and engineering, and law. Some 22 per cent of enrolments are at postgraduate level, and 8000 of our students come from overseas. Our annual budget is AU$996 million.


QUT Business School is in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation and one of only two providers nationwide to earn Financial Times global rankings in 2016 for its executive education programs. Our staff are consistently recognised in national teaching awards, with QUT receiving more than 100 Australian Awards for University Teaching to date.


High impact research and innovation


QUT aspires to deliver high impact, transdisciplinary research, leveraging our deep technological strengths, to secure significant public commercial and practical benefits for the community and for our partners.


In 2016, QUT attracted over $146M in research funding (including research performance block grant awarded by the Australian Government).


QUT is focused on high quality research outputs as supported by the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia assessment process, where 100 per cent of our 53 identified fields of research were assessed as world-class and above. In addition, QUT is ranked 9th in the country for research block grant funding – a direct result of the university’s performance in income attraction, research outputs, and higher degree research supervision and completions.


Technology-rich, world-class precincts


Based in subtropical Brisbane, QUT has two lively, beautiful campuses in the inner city at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. Staff and students work and study in technology-rich, world-class precincts.


We invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments and provide one of the best research training settings in Australia, emphasising supervision excellence, a high standard of pastoral support and facilities, and enhanced engagement of PhD students in teaching activities and career preparation.


Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces.


QUT established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty at Kelvin Grove, where a thriving urban village integrates our campus with the community. In 2016, our Creative Industries Precinct entered a new phase with the completion of sophisticated digital facilities including outstanding student studio spaces for visual and performance arts. A new Education Precinct will be launched at Kelvin Grove in 2018.


Research infrastructure


The quality of our research capability in key areas and its supporting infrastructure has resulted in the attraction of significant long-term centre government funding.


Two nationally endorsed Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence are based at QUT:

·       Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

·       Creative Industries and Innovation

QUT is also a key participant in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers.


QUT leads two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centres of Research Excellence in:

·       End-of-life care

·       Reducing healthcare associated infection

We also lead, or are a partner in, major research initiatives with end user and external stakeholders including:

·       Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation

·       Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland

·       Dementia Collaborative Research Centre.


QUT is involved in 14 Commonwealth-funded cooperative research centres (CRCs): Autism; Auto; Bushfire and Natural Hazards; Capital Markets; Cell Therapy Manufacture; Defence Materials Technology Centre; Lowitja Institute; Optimising Resource Extraction; Plant Biosecurity; Polymers; Railway Manufacturing; Spatial Information 2; Wound Management Innovation; and Young and Well.


Areas of research strength and priority


QUT has 13 areas of research strength and priority in:

·       Biomedical engineering and health technologies

·       Biomolecular science

·       Business of technology

·       Chronic disease intervention

·       Data science

·       Digital media

·       Education

·       Health systems

·       Injury prevention and management

·       Materials science

·       Plant biotechnology

·       Robotics

·       Technology and regulation.


National and international research alliances


With a global outreach, QUT has grown in scale and quality. Our national and international research alliances include:

• Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project, led by Distinguished Professor James Dale, focused on developing bio-fortified bananas for East Africa

• Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

• Australia China Centre for Public Health

• Integrated technologies for economically sustainable bio-based energy project, funded by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

• World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Air Quality and Health.


QUT is a member of the Australian Technology Network (ATN) of universities.

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