We're a recognised leader in transdisciplinary research. We're at the centre of progressive research - an exciting and rewarding place to be.

What makes us different

Transdisciplinary projects

As our learning environment and the world is transformed by technology, we're harnessing the strengths of different disciplines to create new conceptual and methodological innovations.

End-user engagement

We discover effective, viable and innovative solutions by collaborating with industry, end users, and key players in the professions and global economy.

Technology capability

Our investment in cutting-edge technology puts us at the forefront of our changing world, enabling discovery and innovation.

Agents of change

Our research students are entrepreneurial agents of change, overcoming the challenges of today while shaping the environments and economies of the future.

Research and innovation

We aspire to be a globally leading university through high-impact, transdisciplinary research, strong partnerships, and a unique focus on technology and innovation, led by our Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation Christopher Barner-Kowollik.

Our culture values high performance and agility, and encourages entrepreneurship in students, staff and alumni, to drive economic activity in the real world.

Our research vision

Equity and diversity

With the support of our executive leadership, we're ensuring that women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) receive every opportunity to succeed.

We're also dedicated to sponsoring increased Indigenous research participation among our research students and academics.

Our commitment
Professor Louise Hafner Bishop

Support for researchers

QUT’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) provides advice, infrastructure and tools to make our researchers’ findings accessible to the world.

In 2003 QUT developed the world’s first institutional open access policy. QUT ePrints, our institutional repository, showcases the research output of QUT staff and postgraduate students.

The OSC has an Advisory Group chaired by Professor Louise Hafner Bishop.

World-class facilities

Our researchers are given the professional support and world-class infrastructure and facilities they need to progress their work. Our focus on sustainable infrastructure means we’re building research facilities to support the future.

Institute for Future Environments

IFE brings together hundreds of experts from STEM fields, business and law, working to solve the world's grand challenges.

Translational Research Institute

This Australian-first initiative of 'bench to bedside' medical research is a partnership between QUT and other major institutions.

Creative Industries Precinct

An incubator for ground-breaking ideas and creative enterprise, the Creative Industries Precinct is inspiring the next generation of creatives and artists.

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

IHBI creates an open, collaborative environment, fostering excellence in biomedical, health and engineering innovation.

The Cube

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, consisting of 48 multi-touch screens soaring across two storeys.

Medical Engineering Research Facility

MERF enables cutting-edge innovation and supports health research advances at the Prince Charles Hospital.

Central Analytical Research Facility

CARF houses state-of-the-art instruments for scientific analysis, offering bulk sample preparation, precise data collection and scientific interpretation of results.

Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant

Based on-site at an operating sugar factory, the pilot plant focuses on converting biomass into biofuels, green chemicals and other bioproducts.

Centre for Children's Health Research

Our researchers are collaborating closely with hospital clinicians to deliver outcomes that can be quickly adopted within the hospital.

Distinguished Professor James Dale

Research expertise

Our researchers are pushing the boundaries of their fields and making impacts internationally. Their contributions strengthen our research community and are transforming us into a global leader solving the challenges of today and of the future.

Meet our experts

Real-world success

Top 250 World University

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Ranked 18 in the world

Nationally ranked 1 for Open Access Repository

Webometrics ranking of world repositories 2017

Top 201-300 World University

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017

7th in Australia for HDR completions

Department of Education statistics

1 of only 5 at world standard or above

Excellence in research for Australia assessment, 58 4 digit FORS submitted 2015

9th in Australia for research block grant income

Ethics and integrity

The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity helps our researchers ensure their research meets national ethical standards for human, animal and biological research.

We also make sure that all practices are consistent with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Office of Research Ethics and Integrity

Study with us

Seek out new and innovative ways to progress your ideas to reality. A research degree can help you bring new knowledge to life.

Our research degrees

Partner with us

We collaborate with industry, small-business and government with a progressive approach to harness our technological strengths, progress solutions and capitalise on opportunities in the real world.

Collaborate with us