Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a leading Australian university with a global outlook. With some 47,000 students, QUT is ranked by Times Higher Education as one of Australia’s top universities under 50 years old and is the nation’s fastest growing research university. Over the past decade, QUT has greatly expanded its research profile, with 88 per cent of their research effort now ranked world standard or above (Australian Government 2012 ERA).
Based in Brisbane, QUT has three campuses: at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove in the inner city, and at Caboolture north of the city. Staff and students work and study in technology-rich, world-class precincts. The flagship Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at Kelvin Grove campus is a technologically advanced, multidisciplinary facility for hundreds of QUT researchers working to solve real-world health problems. IHBI extends beyond QUT campuses to include research facilities at major Brisbane hospitals where patients are treated.
QUT has a vibrant Indigenous researcher and student community. Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson is one of QUT’s leading research professors and has international standing in the field of Indigenous Studies. She heads the Indigenous Studies Research Network and is the Director of the Australian Research Council funded National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). The Oodgeroo Unit, led by Professor Anita Lee Hong, is the centre of QUT's activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, studies and research. The unit is committed to developing better access to university education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and promote higher levels of participation in tertiary education. Across the University, a number of researchers lead major competitively funded research programs that focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for example Professor Anne Chang who is the CIA on a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Lung Health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.
QUT is a member of the Australian Technology Network of universities.