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Top 25 globally

Ranked 24 by Times Higher Education's young university under 50 (2017)

Top 250 globally

Ranked 247 by QS World University Rankings (2018)

Top 300 university

Academic Ranking of World Universities (2016)

100% world standard

In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, QUT achieved a ranking of world standard or above in 100% of research assessed at the 4-digit discipline-specific level.

What makes us different


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.


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


Boost your research with innovative peer-to-peer and industry mentoring, and through close, supportive relationships with your supervisors and our research staff.

Personalise your study

Customise your research degree to suit your experience and aspirations. Develop a personalised set of real-world skills that will improve your transition to the workforce.

World-class infrastructure

We’re proud to provide high quality infrastructure, support functions and facilities for our researchers. 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.

Research expertise

Our experienced research staff members are active contributors in their fields and collaborate with leading experts from industry.

They work together with our research students to:

  • strengthen end-user engagement
  • build our transdisciplinary culture
  • bring new knowledge to the wider economy.
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