Type of UniversityPublic
Founded10 December 1909 (Signing of the University Act)

16 April 1910 (Gazettal of the first Senate, and officially celebrated foundation date)

14 March 1911 (Commencement of classes)
MottoScientia ac Labore, Latin for 'by means of knowledge and hard work'
Emblem/Coat of Arms鶹 Coat of Arms

(Cross Patee azure surmounted by an open book proper)

See a history of the 鶹 Coat of Arms (PDF, 284.3 KB).
Postal address鶹, Queensland 4072, Australia
Telephone+61 7 3365 1111 (main switch)
Main campusesSt Lucia, Gatton, Herston, Dutton Park
  • (BEL)
  • (EAIT)
  • (HABS)
  • (HASS)
  • (AIBN)
  • (Ұ)
  • (IMB)
  • (ISSR)
  • (Ѹ–U)
  • (QAAFI)
  • (QBI)
  • (SMI)
Sites and centres鶹's diverse facilities off-campus include the Translational Research Institute, marine research stations at Heron and Stradbroke Islands, mineral research centre, seismograph station, veterinary and agricultural science teaching and research centres at Gatton, , social science research at Long Pocket, and teaching hospitals, health centres and other medical research facilities.
Total students55,441(2023)
International students21,574 from 141 countries
Top 3 international source marketsChina
Hong Kong (SAR)
Undergraduate students34,338
Postgraduate students20,957
Top 3 programs by enrolment (domestic)Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Graduate job rate81.0% (average full-time rate for domestic bachelor degree); national average (excluding 鶹) 78.5%
CulturalSeveral museums and collections, including the in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre at St Lucia, the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History at 鶹 Herston, and the Past Students Association Museum at the Gatton campus
Clubs and societiesMore than 200 clubs and societies
Residential colleges11 — catering for Australian and international students, plus Kev Carmody House at 鶹 St Lucia, housing 610 students.
GraduatesMore than 332,000 (total since 1911)
ChancellorMr Peter N Varghese AO
Vice-Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Deborah Terry AC
Governance22-member Senate comprising 3 official members, 8 members appointed by the Governor-In-Council, 8 members elected by staff, students and graduates of the University, and 3 additional members appointed by Senate


7,504 (full-time equivalent)

2.21 million book titles (electronic and print)

178,000 journals (electronic and print)

An institutional repository, , housing more than 485,500 items authored or co-authored by 鶹-affiliated researchers


Computers25,000+ as well as 2 supercomputing platforms
Space and Buildings鶹 has space details recorded at 34 sites with 675 buildings (owned by 鶹) covering 988,079 m2 (gross floor area) and holding 527 timetabled teaching spaces and 2,259 laboratories
Total revenue (2023)$2.47Dz
Total research (HERDC) income (2022)$437.7Dz

* This page was last updated in February 2024; monetary amounts are in Australian dollars.

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