Founded in 1909, the University of Queensland is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions and is ranked in the top 100 globally. The public research university serves over 37,000 undergraduate and 13,000 post-graduate students in more than 400 degree programs. Its three main campuses are located in St. Lucia, Gatton and Herston. The university also maintains additional teaching and research sites throughout Queensland, including teaching hospitals and health centers, veterinary science centers, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine.
The university has a strong research focus in science, medicine and technology and has established nine research institutes, many with a multidisciplinary focus. Partnerships with institutions and industry across the globe are also part of the university’s research efforts. In 2014 the University of Queensland received $377 million in research funding. Areas of research strength include agriculture and food sciences, nanotechnology and bioengineering, environmental engineering and water management, literary studies and law.