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Queensland University of Technology
Name: Queensland University of Technology
English Name: Queensland University of Technology
Region: Oceania
Country: Australia
Found Year: 1989
Address: 2 George Street
Website: http://www.qut.edu.au

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in Brisbane with a global outlook, we have over 45,000 students, including approximately 8,000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than AU$850 million. In 2014, QUT attracted over $135M 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 over 70% of our 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.

We have produced seven Rhodes Scholars since 1998, with Queensland's 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 Rhodes Scholars all being graduates of QUT.

We offer a broader range of undergraduate degrees than most other universities, with the flexibility to choose a combination of study areas as well as participated in exchange programs with overseas universities.

QUT’s Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses are easily among the most lively, beautiful campuses in an urban setting anywhere in the world. We are a modern university with a fast-growing research trajectory, giving real-world learning opportunities to our students and graduates.

Out courses are in high demand and our graduate employment rate remains above the national average for Australian universities.

QUT’s overall vision for the future is to:

·          Provide outstanding learning environments and programs that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates, enabling them to work in and guide a world characterised by increasing change

·          Undertake high-impact research and development in our areas of research strength, at the highest international standards, reinforcing our applied emphasis and securing significant commercial and practical outcomes

·          Strengthen and extend our civic partnerships with professional and broader communities to reflect both our academic ambitions and our civic responsibility.

Our key ambition in research and innovation is to undertake high-impact research in targeted areas to secure significant public commercial and practical benefits for the community and for our partners.

QUT recognises that innovative solutions are created by interdisciplinary teams that bring multiple perspectives to a problem. We aim to increase the share of our higher degree research students in the student population from our current level of 5.3%, or nearly 2,500 students, to at least 6% by 2016.

We provide one of the best research training environments 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.

Areas of Research Strength and Priority

The University has 12 areas of research strength and priority, in:

·          Biomedical engineering and health technologies

·          Biomolecular science

·          Chronic disease intervention

·          Data science, computational modelling and simulation science

·          Digital media

·          Educating and engaging children and youth

·          Health systems

·          Injury prevention and management

·          Innovation

·          Materials science and engineering

·          Plant biotechnology

·          Robotics and computer vision.

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. Some of the successful externally-funded research centres include:

Centres of Excellence

The ARC Centre of Excellence (COE) for Creative Industries and Innovation worth $7 million over 5 years. We are also a core participant in:

·         ARC Centre of Excellence in Complex Dynamic Systems

·         ARC Centre of Excellence in Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology

·         ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology

·         ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers

·         ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

Centre of Research Excellence

The Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health (CRESH) was awarded $2.4 million over five years and is focused on understanding the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, with aims to create guidelines for Australians to accommodate the need for exposure to Vitamin D without increasing cancer risk.

Cooperative Research Centres

The Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) was awarded $17.5 million over 7 years.  The centre, involving 11 partners, focuses on:

·         reliability and maintenance modelling for asset maintenance and management

·         technology development for detection of corrosion and material degradation

·         intelligent diagnostics and modelling for remnant life prediction

·         tools and standards for data exchange, integration and management decision.

The Wound Management Innovation CRC was awarded $27.9 million over 8 years. The Centre, involving six partners and international collaborations in 14 countries, will examine key challenges in improving wound healing to provide quality-of-life for people with wounds, and cost-effective wound care that lessens the burden on the health system.

Research Centres

The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre has a $7.5 million Commonwealth grant over 5 years. This centre, led by QUT and based at Princess Alexandra Hospital's Biomedical Precinct, will be linked to APCRC-Victoria and provide an integrated, transdisciplinary and comprehensive prostate cancer research centre that supports a range of translational activities.

The Syngenta Centre for Sugarcane Biofuels Development (SCSBD) was established in 2008 to facilitate the scientific collaboration between QUT, Syngenta AG and Farmacule Bioindustries Ltd. The centre is funded under a $2 million National and International Research Alliances grant from the Queensland Government and substantial cash and in-kind contributions from Syngenta, Farmacule and QUT.

Fellowships:

Laureate Fellowship

Premier’s Fellowship

Future Fellows

DECRAS



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