University of Queensland
The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. Over 50,000 students from over 140 countries study at the university, based in Brisbane, which began classes in 1911. The university ranks in the top 50 as measured by the QS World University Rankings and the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The university has nine research institutes, many with a multidisciplinary focus, including social science research, bioengineering and nanotechnology, agriculture and food innovation, and sustainable minerals. In 2014, it attracted more than AUD 377 million in research funding from government, industry and community sources.