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Monday, March 26th, 2018

The University of Queensland aces world subject rankings

The University of Queensland ranks in the top 50 in the world in 22 subjects, with the latest international rankings placing UQ first in Australia for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences.

The University of Queensland aces world subject rankings

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UQ was the only Australian university to make 44 of the 48 lists in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering were also big improvers on the world stage, on the back of robust industry partnerships and strong investment in research and teaching.

UQ’s Law program leapt 12 places to be 36th in the world, with the overall ranking for Life Sciences and Medicine up two places to 30th.

Pharmacy and Pharmacology was ranked equal 25th in the world, up six places on last year’s result, driven by a substantial increase in research and international collaborations.

Biological Sciences also improved six places internationally and ranked second in Australia, along with Agriculture and Forestry, Materials Science, Sports-related subjects, and Hospitality and Leisure Management.

The rankings place UQ in the top three in Australia for Pharmacy, Communication and Media Studies and Veterinary Science.

Professor Wright said the strong results were a compelling endorsement of UQ’s focus on producing game-changing graduates to deliver globally significant solutions to the world’s challenges.

“UQ recognises that to achieve greater impact we must amplify our capacity to collaborate locally and abroad by developing knowledge seekers, innovators and leaders,” Professor Wright said.

“We are committed to attracting and retaining high-achieving staff and students, and responding agilely to the changing needs of employers.”

Professor Wright said the TC Beirne School of Law was an example of UQ offering the most relevant legal education via a highly-collaborative learning environment.

“The school is creating new research-led international learning opportunities, allowing students to gain unique insight into global legal practice in US, China and India, supplementing established programs in Europe.”


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Thursday, January 10th, 2013

University of Queensland Veterinary Science Students Learn About Farm Life

Four University of Queensland Veterinary Science students learned first-hand about farm life at a New Zealand dairy operation recently.

Ellen Toohey, Ella Scott, Kirsty Meinhardt-Jensen and Charlotte Baynham from UQ’s Veterinary Sciences worked with about 750 cows at Oakwood Farms in Te Awamutu to gain practical skills working on a dairy farm. The placement solidified their decision to work as a large-animal vets.

“I always wanted to do mixed practice when I graduated, but now I know that I really enjoy working with cattle,” Toohey told UQ. “During the placement we started every morning at 5 a.m. and helped with either the milking or collecting the new calves. During the day our jobs included feeding the calves, assisting with trouble calving and day to day maintenance on the farm,” she told the University.

The placement was part of UQ’s Veterinary Science program, which sees students complete eight weeks of pre-clinical practical work during the second and third year of the degree.

Not only did Toohey realize her calling, but she found that completing part of her practical placement in New Zealand beneficial, in terms of learning how the farming and dairy industry is run in a different country.

The experience wasn’t all work, though. The students also got some free time to go bungee jumping and white water rafting, making good use of their time exploring the country. In fact, the students enjoyed their New Zealand farming experience so much that at the end of this month, Toohey, Scott and Romyn are actually returning to complete more of their placement opportunities.

The University of Queensland Veterinary Science program is one of the most sought after in Australia, attracting the best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand, both domestically and internationally.

UQ’s BVSc curriculum is designed for students to develop skills and confidence in handling animals from Year One and onwards. The School manages and utilizes a 720-acre farm at Pinjarra Hills, 13 km from the St. Lucia campus, which contains a Droughtmaster beef cattle stud of 55 cows, plus replacements and sale bulls. Access to dairy cattle, pigs and horses is provided at the University’s Gatton campus. Most practical classes involving animal handling and teaching are held at Gatton. The Small Animal Clinic and Veterinary Teaching Hospital provide a learning environment for veterinary education. State-of-the-art medical and surgical services for the people of Queensland and for practicing veterinarians are provided through UQ’s Clinic and Hospital.


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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

University of Queensland Hosts Information Sessions

UQ will be at a Canadian campus near you

Popular amongst Canadians, the University of Queensland offers great programs on a beautiful campus in Brisbane, Australia.

Because it’s a university sought after by so many Canadians, a University of Queensland representative will travel to Canada later this month to provide information to Canadians about its programs and campus lifestyle.

Want to learn more about the University of Queensland? Attend of the information sessions hosted by University of Queensland‘s David Bunyan:

Mr. David Bunyan from the University of Queensland will be at the following venues, available for students to meet with him and attain more information about the medical program:


Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Event: UQ Information Session
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Room 350, Arts Building, McGill University


Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Event: UQ Information Session
Time: 4.00p.m.
Venue: Carlton Rm, Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario


Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Event: UQ School of Medicine and Dentistry Information Session at UofT
Time: 6.00p.m.
Venue: Rm 108 Health Sciences building, 155 College Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario


Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Event: UQ Information Session
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: UBC Robson Square, Rm C215
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC

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