The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is located on two campuses in the Brisbane area- Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. The university in its current form was founded in 1989, when the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) was made a university through the Queensland University of Technology Act 1988, with the resulting Queensland University of Technology beginning its operations from January 1989. In 1990, the Brisbane College of Advanced Education merged with QUT. QUT is a member of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners. QUT conducts education programmes at three campuses - two in Brisbane and one in Canberra.
In 2020, QUT has 52,672 students enrolled, composed of 39,156 undergraduate students, 10,390 postgraduate students, and 661 non-award students, employs 5,049 full-time equivalent staff members, a total revenue of $1.054 billion, and a total expenditure of $1.028 billion. QUT ranks within the top 10 Australian universities by the Excellence in Research for Australia and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university is consistently ranked in the top 12 universities of Australia and within the top 1% universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities and amongst other world university rankings. QUT was ranked as Australia's best university under 50 years of age in 2013 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in their Top 100 Under 50 years World Young University Rankings category, which was placed at No.1 position in Australia and ranked 26th internationally in that category. In 2016, it was ranked 28th globally in the THE Top 150 Under 50 years World Young University Rankings category and in 2017, it was ranked 24th worldwide in the THE Top 200 Under 50 years World Young University Rankings category by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and both times secured the second-highest and top 2 position in Australia. QUT is ranked 20th worldwide in the year 2018 by the THE Top 250 Under 50 years World Young University Rankings. QUT is ranked 19th globally for both the years 2019 and 2020 by the QS Top 50 Under 50 years World Young University Rankings.
Situated along the Brisbane River, the Gardens Point campus in Brisbane‘s city centre forms the main campus of the university, beside the Brisbane River and adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens and Queensland Parliament House. At the centre of the campus is the Old Government House which was built in 1862 and re-opened in 2009. The faculties of Business, Law, and Science and Engineering are based at this campus. Gardens Point campus hosts the Gardens Cultural Precinct, comprising the Gardens Theatre and QUT Art Museum, which offer a full theatre and exhibition program. Gardens Point campus is located in Brisbane's city centre, beside the Brisbane River and adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens and Queensland Parliament House. At the centre of the campus is the Old Government House which was built in 1862 and re-opened in 2009.
The Kelvin Grove campus in the city is home to the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Creative Industries Precinct and QUT International College. The Roundhouse Theatre, an experimental black-box theatre, various artwork and exhibition spaces within the Creative Industries Precinct are open to the public. The Creative Industries Precinct, located at Kelvin Grove campus, includes many arts and exhibition spaces open to the public like the Roundhouse Theatre, a large theatre venue and home of the La Boite Theatre Company.
interactive exhibition spaces. The university has a small campus in Canberra's suburb Deakin, where master’s programmes in business operate on one floor in Equinox Business Park. QUT has three libraries housing an extensive collection of books, journals, documents and other publications that provide specialised support to students, researchers and academic staff. The university has the third most extensive collection of e-books and other digital resources of learning amongst the libraries in Australia and New Zealand.
QUT offers undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, graduate diplomas and certificates, and higher degree research courses (Masters and PhDs) including, but not limited to the fields- Architecture, Business, Communication, Creative Industries, Design
Education, Health and Community, Information Technology, Law and Justice, Mathematics and Science and Engineering
QUT offers over 100 bachelor’s, masters and doctoral programmes. QUT prepares students for job roles in various disciplines of architecture, business, science, engineering, creative industries, education, health and community, information technology, mathematics, languages, law and justice. The university also provides various online programmes and diploma courses for flexible learning. Apart from this, the university has research collaborations with several leading institutes and organizations to facilitate advanced learning.
QUT establishes collaborative research partnerships between academia, industry, government and community actors. The university is a key member of the Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, Queensland's first academic health science system. QUT attracts national grants and industry funding and has a number of research centres, including- Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy, Centre for Biomedical Technologies, Centre for Data Science, Centre for Future Enterprise, Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health, Centre for Healthcare Transformation, Centre for Justice, Centre for Materials Science, Centre for Robotics, Digital Media Research Centre, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre, Centre for a Waste-Free World, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology, Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices, Centre for Decent Work and Industry, Centre for the Digital Economy, Centre for Future Mobility, Centre for Immunology and Infection Control, Centre for Inclusive Education, Centre for the Environment, Centre for Vision and Eye Research, Design Lab. Indigenous Research Centres-Curumba Institute, National Indigenous Research and Knowledge Network.
Some distinguished alumni of the university are Anna McGahan, Actress, Josh Thomas, Comedian, Tracey Curro, Journalist, Graham Perrett, Australian Politician, Peter Greste Al Jazeera's Correspondent, Spencer Howson, ABC Radio Presenter, Steve Lawrence, Computer Scientist, Leila McKinnon, Journalist, Tim Carmody, Former Queensland Supreme Court Justice, Geoffrey Fitzgerald, Physics Academic and Keith Pitt, Australian Politician.
Our Gardens Point campus is situated in Brisbane's city centre, alongside Parliament House, the City Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River. The Goodwill Bridge gives you easy access on foot or bicycle to the cultural hub of South Bank. There are plenty of eating options at Gardens Point campus, including a food court, cafes and bars - and Brisbane city is only a short walk away.
Our vibrant Kelvin Grove campus includes a fitness centre, many dining and shopping options, and our Creative Industries Precinct. The campus has a library, purpose-designed collaborative learning spaces, and specialised facilities like health clinics and performance spaces. You'll find a range of food and retail options around campus, along with a popular weekly market. Our campuses are home to many cultural, entertainment and function venues which are open to the public all year round.
The Caboolture campus, located 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Brisbane, was co-occupied by TAFE Queensland. The campus offered undergraduate degrees in business, education, and nursing, and first-year studies in creative industries before the campus was transferred to the University of the Sunshine Coast on 8 January 2018.
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