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University of Queensland

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Lake at The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
UQ St Lucia

The University of Queensland (also known as UQ) is a university in southeast Queensland, Australia. It has three main campuses, at St Lucia and Herston (in Brisbane City), and at Gatton to the west.[1] The university began in 1910, making it the oldest and largest in Queensland.[2] The university has a very good reputation, and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.[3]

Notable people[change | change source]

Many famous people graduated from the university. They include actor Geoffrey Rush, surgeon Peter C. Doherty, past Governor-General of Australia Quentin Bryce, and many of Queensland's Premiers including Anna Bligh and Campbell Newman. UQ competes with the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University as the main university of Queensland.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Campuses and Locations". uq.edu.au. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. "University of Queensland". The Conversation. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. "University of Queensland (UQ) Profile". australianuniversities.com.au. Australian Educational Network. 1998. Retrieved 20 February 2016.[permanent dead link]