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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1989
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4000
    • Phone:
    • +61731382000
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Queensland University of Technlogy

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT 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 then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) was granted university status by the 'Queensland University of Technology Act' passed in 1988 and also by the subsequent merger of Brisbane College of Advanced Education with QUT in 1990. QUT is a member of the Australian Technology Network of universities.

Academic Highlights

Queensland University of Technology  offers undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, graduate diplomas and certificates, and higher degree research courses (Masters and PhDs) including, but not limited to the fields listed below: Architecture; Business; Creative Industries; Education; Health and Community;Information Technology; Languages; Law and Justice; Mathematics;Science and Engineering.

Life in Queensland University of Technology

In 2009, State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Library Foundation, and QUT Business School collaborated to establish the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame (QBLHOF) initiative.[60] The QBLHOF recognises outstanding contributions made by organisations, companies and individuals to develop the Queensland economy and society, both contemporary and historical. A governing committee determines a list of inductees based on a set of criteria including:

  • Sustained leadership
  • Major financial contribution
  • Pioneering
  • Outstanding contribution
  • Achievement of iconic status

School Ranking

Queensland University of Technology  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.


Notable Alumni

Arts: Ball Park Music, band; Conrad Coleby, actor; Gigi Edgley, actress; Roma Egan, dance teacher; Gyton Grantley, actor;Tai Hara, actor, presenter; Darren Hayes, singer; Remy Hii, actor; Michelle Law, writer; Deborah Mailman, actress; Anna McGahan, actress; Kierin Meehan, choreographer, teacher, children's author; Kate Miller-Heidke, musician; Zoe Naylor, actress; Jason Nelson, artist in residence at QUT's The Cube Space, 2014-15; created the groundbreaking works NomenCluster and Cryptext; Josh Thomas, comedian; Brenton Thwaites, actor; Kalju Tonuma - record producer, audio artist; Yang Jin-Woo, South Korean actor [Yang is the last name

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Other Campuses
    • Corner Musk and Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia



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