THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
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THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
WHERE IS UQ?
OUR STUDENTS Our diverse and vibrant community is made up of over 43,700 students, with more than 10, 400 international students enrolled from 133 countries. WHO ARE THEY? Undergraduate 72.82% Postgraduate coursework 18.45% Postgraduate research 8.72% Non-award 1.52% WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? Domestic 76.06% International 23.93%
TOP 10 COUNTRIES & REGIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 1. People’s Republic of China 2. Singapore 3. Malaysia 4. United States of America 5. Hong Kong 6. Canada 7. Indonesia 8. Vietnam 9. People’s Republic of Korea 10. Taiwan, Republic of China
WHY STUDY AT UQ?
SUPERB LOCATION With a population of over 1.8 million people, Brisbane has been named the second fastest growing city in the world and described as one of Australia’s most liveable cities. • Safe • Tropical climate • Vibrant • Friendly • Multicultural • Cosmopolitan
The University of Queensland
FOUR VIBRANT CAMPUSES UQ’s campuses are renowned as among the most beautiful and well-equipped in Australia. UQ ST LUCIA With its distinctive sandstone buildings, jacaranda trees and extensive riverside grounds, UQ St Lucia has a reputation as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses. UQ IPSWICH Magnificently restored heritage-listed buildings have been blended with the latest technology to create this campus of the future. UQ GATTON Set on 1068 hectares and just under an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, UQ Gatton links the future leaders of Australia’s rural industries with the latest technology and learning. UQ HERSTON Herston is UQ’s major clinical health teaching and research location. The campus is close to Brisbane’s CBD and is located alongside the Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
GLOBAL REPUTATION UQ’s international standing is reinforced by its global reputation and diverse student population. • Top 50 world wide – QS World University Rankings 2010 • Top 1% worldwide – Times Higher Education University Rankings 2010 • Founding member of the national Group of Eight • Member of the global Universitas 21, an alliance that enhances the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking • 11th in the Asia Pacific and 108th worldwide – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010 • Maximum five-star rating for research grants and research intensity – The Australian Good Universities Guide 2010 • Top international academic institution outside the United States – Science Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Academia 2010 survey
LEADING RESEARCH UNIVERSITY UQ recognises the pursuit of excellence in both research and research training as being central to its mission. • UQ is one of the top three research universities in the country. • Undertaking a research higher degree (PhD or Master of Philosophy) at UQ allows you to pursue cutting-edge research at our state-of-the-art facilities. • UQ leads industry collaboration and research funding in Australia. • Students have the opportunity to study with researchers of international renown. • UQ has created more world-class research institutes than any other Australian university.
RESEARCH AT UQ UQ researchers constantly push the boundaries to achieve world-acclaimed research break-throughs, including recent triumphs in cervical cancer, dengue fever, and space Scramjet research. UQ hosts over 130 research centres, including: • Queensland Brain Institute • The Global Change Institute • Sustainable Minerals Institute • Institute for Molecular Bioscience • Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology • Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine • Institute for Social Science Research
RESEARCH AT UQ “I’m proud to be both a UQ graduate and a UQ research leader. This University has the world-class infrastructure and vibrant research environment that leads to major international research breakthroughs.” Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Functional Nanomaterials Professor Max Lu
WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES UQ’s state-of-the-art Library, unsurpassed information technology support and superior teaching facilities are key to unlocking learning potential. Library The largest research collection in Queensland with millions of books; tens of thousands of journals, eBooks and multimedia; networked databases; and primary material. Information technology services A range of IT and online services including a free UQconnect Internet account for students.
Student centres The central locations for assistance with administrative matters and general inquiries. Sport and fitness UQ SPORT offers outstanding sporting facilities and recreational programs. Entertainment The UQ Union organises events to help students enjoy campus life. Clubs and societies Students can participate in social events by joining clubs and societies at UQ. Food, shopping and commercial services Students will find a range of venues in which to eat, drink, meet friends and shop.
STUDENT SUPPORT • Getting Started & Orientation sessions designed to assist students to settle into University life by creating awareness of the various services and activities available • Student support UQ provides a professional service in the areas of student advice, careers and employment, personal counselling, financial assistance & disability support • Accommodation services provides information and services to assist you to find a home that's right for you, and make your stay as smooth as possible • Learning support English language support and Academic Preparation programs at no additional charge • Equity & Diversity The Equity Office provides an internal consultancy to the University community on a range of related matters.
TEACHING AND LEARNING UQ is committed to providing first-class learning experiences and outcomes for its students. • UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other university. • UQ has more than 2600 highly-qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research – many recognised internationally as leaders in their field. • Flexible learning is part of the University’s overall strategy to deliver an enhanced, student-centred approach to learning. • UQ teachers have a 100 percent success rate in the Australian Teaching and Learning Council’s Citations for Outstanding Contributions, which recognise teaching excellence in higher education.
CAREER PROSPECTS • UQ graduates have a strong competitive advantage in the job market and are in strong demand by both Australian and international employers. • UQ graduates have excellent employment rates and starting salaries. In a recent survey*, UQ’s full-time employment rate for Bachelor degree graduates was 78.9% with a national average of 76.2%. For further information on career and employment resources and services available at UQ visit www.uq.edu.au/careers * Graduate Careers Australia’s Graduate Destination Survey
UQ Alumni & Community Every past student of UQ is a valued member of the alumni community UQ graduates enjoy a number of benefits including: • UQ International Alumni Networks • Access to Career Hub • Library and Employment services • Regular newsletters and invitations to exclusive events and seminars • Eligibility for awards and alumni-only postgraduate scholarships
HOW WILL I TRAVEL TO UQ? Easily accessible by: • Bus (regular services to and from UQ) • Daily shuttle buses between UQ St Lucia, UQ Ipswich & UQ Gatton • Train (to Toowong and then bus) • CityCat • Eleanor Schonell Bridge (Bus, cycle or walk) • Car • Bicycle
WHERE AM I GOING TO LIVE? UQ St Lucia: • 10 on-campus residential colleges • Off-campus student accommodation, rental houses and units UQ Ipswich: • Student accommodation close to campus • Off-campus rental houses and units UQ Gatton: • On-campus Halls of Residence • Off-campus rental houses and units UQ Herston: • Off-campus rental houses and units UQ Accommodation Services: www.accommodation.uq.edu.au
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF LIVING ON-CAMPUS UQ St Lucia Residential Colleges • More than 2350 students living on-campus • Individual bedrooms, shared bathrooms, meals, laundry facilities and recreational spaces • Free academic tutorials and pastoral care • Cultural, social and sporting activities • Full or self-catered options • Female, male and co-ed colleges available
Costs to Consider • Tuition (approx A$30,00 per year) Overseas Student Health Cover (approx A$600) Accommodation - Rent or College fees (approx 9,400) Study expenses - Textbooks - Stationery - Photocopying - Other course materials (approx $850 per year) Transport public transport fares (approx A$1040) • General living expenses (approx A$20, 000 per year)
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 with minimum score of 6 in writing. TOEFL (paper based): Overall score of 570 with a minimum score of 5 in writing TOEFL (computer based): Overall score of 237 with a minimum score of 4.5 in essay rating TOEFL (internet based) Overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 21 in writing
WHY STUDY ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Internationally renowned and ranked in the top five percent of world economic research organisations; (http://ideas.repec.org/) Is one of Australia’s largest Schools of Economics Has the largest choice of economics courses in Australia; Excellence in teaching by some of Australia’s outstanding economists; Nobel Prize Winner in Economics (1994), John Harsanyi (Game theory) launched his academic career as a lecturer in economics at UQ; and 1st university in Australia to win a prestigious Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship for an economist, Professor John Quiggin, who won the 2004 Australian Citation Laureate for Economics Australian Federation Fellow
One-plus one Dual Master Program for entry into the UQ Master of International Economics & Finance The one-plus-one dual master program is available to TKU students from the Department of Economics at TKU. All TKU students entering the dual masters program will be required to satisfy UQ’s entry requirements prior to enrolment. TKU students must have successfully completed their bachelor degrees with an average of 70% and pass the four TKU postgraduate courses assessed and recognised by UQ to meet the academic entry for the UQ Master of International Economics and Finance program. TKU Course University of Queensland – courses credit received for. Microeconomic Theory ECON7030 Microeconomic Analysis Econometrics ECON7310 Elements of Econometrics Macroeconomic Theory ECON7040 Macroeconomic Analysis Securities Analysis FIN7401 Finance
Three-plus-two TKU Bachelor & UQ Master Program TKU students at the Department of Economics will have the opportunity to undertake the three-plus-two TKU bachelor and UQ master program . All TKU students entering the program will be required to satisfy UQ’s entry requirements prior to enrolment at UQ. Year 1 Study Bachelor at TKU Year 2 Study Bachelor at TKU Year 3 Study Bachelor at TKU Year 4 Semester 1 Study Abroad at UQ (undertake undergraduate courses) on successful completion TKU students will meet their TKU bachelor degree requirements. Year 4 Semester 2 Study Abroad at UQ (undertake postgraduate course) TKU students will receive their TKU bachelor degree award at the end of this semester. Year 5 Semester 1 Study Master at UQ Year 5 Semester 2 Study Master at UQ. Upon successful completion, TKU students will receive their UQ master degree
MORE INFORMATION • School of Economics The University of Queensland Brisbane 4072 • Telephone +61 7 336 56570 • Email: email@example.com • Internet: www.uq.edu.au/economics/ • Louise West firstname.lastname@example.org
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