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UQ Ipswich university campus at half capacity

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By Tony Moore The University of Queensland‘s Ipswich campus had only 1397 enrolled students in 2013, well under 50 per cent of its “campus capacity” of 3300 students. The poor student numbers were revealed on Tuesday by UQ’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright as she explained why the university now wants to sell its Ipswich campus. Fairfax Media ... Read More »

Australia: Funding boost for virtual learning tool research


Virtual learning tools used to enhance teaching outcomes at The University of Queensland will be at the heart of new research this year. The research has been enabled by two Office of Learning and Teaching grants totalling $397,000 awarded to Dr Chris Landorf from the UQ School of Architecture and Dr Pierre Benckendorff from the UQ Faculty of Business, Economics ... Read More »

UQ staff vote to strike


Members of the NTEU at the University of Queensland voted to step up their Enterprise Bargaining campaign with a set of actions culminating in a 24 hour strike in the second week of semester. The meeting voted unanimously for a campaign of rolling industrial action, including selective bans on email, attending university events, overtime and after-hours work, and a strike ... Read More »

University of Queensland to offer free online courses

University of Queensland

By Tim Dodd University of Queensland vice chancellor Peter Hoj has joined the rush to ­provide free online courses because he believes there is a fundamental change under way in higher education. After announcing last week that UQ would join edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded by Harvard and MIT, Professor Hoj said he believed universities could ... Read More »

UQ Vice-Chancellor awarded top honour from Chinese university

Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj

China’s Tianjin University (TU) has presented University of Queensland (UQ) Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj with its highest honorary title. The TU Honorary Professorship Award is conferred to distinguished international experts who have reached outstanding academic achievements and will help TU enhance its academic excellence. Professor Høj is the first from UQ to receive this award and joins only four other ... Read More »

Australian universities improve world standing


Australian universities have improved their international standing in the past year and now enjoy the third highest ranked reputation in the world. The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, to be released today, found Australian now lags only behind the US and UK, with six of our universities ranked in the Top 100. In the past year, Australian universities outperformed ... Read More »

2013 Science International Postgraduate Scholarship, Australia


University of Queensland offers Scholarship for International Postgraduate Students in the field of Science, Australia 2013 About Scholarship: The Faculty of Science is proud to offer the Science International Scholarships program. The program is two-tiered with applicants eligible to be considered either for scholarships valued at a total of AU $12,000 or AU $5,000 with one application. Scholarships will be ... Read More »

University of Queensland’s MBA tops the region

A Steller performance by the University of Queensland’s business school in the latest Economist MBA rankings has taken it to 27 in the world, and first in Australia and in the Asia- Pacific. It pipped rival and last year’s winner, Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne, which was second in the local league table and in the Asia-Pacific, ... Read More »

Top Australian universities team up for solar research projects

Two of Australia’s top universities will work together on crucial solar photovoltaic research projects that will substantially lay the country’s solar foundation infrastructure. The University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland have secured major funding worth $40.7 million from the Education Investment Fund Research Infrastructure Program to hold two subsequent studies that will support upcoming power plants ... Read More »

World ranked Australian universities go for gold

More Australian universities are now in the top 100 ranked universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities released. Five Australian universities – University of Melbourne, the Australian National University (ANU), University of Queensland (UQ), University of Sydney, and the University of Western Australia (UWA) – all made it into the top 100, compared with four ... Read More »

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