Queensland University of Technology
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|Queensland University of Technology (QUT)|
|Motto||"A university for the real world"|
|Established||1989 (Lineage back to 1849)|
|Chancellor||Tim Fairfax AM|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Peter Coaldrake AO|
|Academic staff||2 200|
|Location||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Organisations||Member of Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN)|
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian university with a strong focus on applied research. Based in Brisbane, it has about 40,000 students, including 6,000 international students, with over 4,000 staff members, and an annual budget of more than A$750 million. QUT ranks within the top 10 Australian Universities and upper 3% world-wide.
The university's main research and teaching fields are business, creative industries, education, health and biomedicine, information security, law, science and engineering, and sustainable resources. The university is located on two campuses in Brisbane City, Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove, and a third campus in Caboolture.
QUT has a history that dates back to 1849. In 1990, the Queensland University of Technology—a combination of four predecessor institutions—merged with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education—a culmination of seven predecessor institutions—to form the current Queensland University of Technology.
QUT’s predecessor institutions include:
- Brisbane School of Arts (1849)
- Brisbane Technical College (1882)
- Central Technical College (1908)
- Brisbane Kindergarten Training College (1911)
- Queensland Teachers Training College (1914)
- Kedron Park Teachers College (1961)
- Queensland Institute of Technology (1965)
- Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College (1965)
- North Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1974)
- Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education (1976)
- Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1982)
- Queensland Institute of Technology [QIT] (1989)
The Gardens Point campus was once solely occupied by the 19th Century building, Old Government House. In 1909, during the relocation of the Governor's residence, Old Government House and the surrounding five hectares were set-aside for both a University and a Technical College. The first university on the site was the University of Queensland. This University was moved to St Lucia in 1945, where it remains today.
QUT offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher degree research courses (HDR) in the fields of:
- Creative Industries
- Science and Engineering
A number of QUT courses are accredited by professional bodies, which ensures the development and maintenance of standards, best practice principles, and resources.
Specifically, the QUT Business School is accredited with AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB, making it one of few business schools in the world, and the first in Australia, to obtain this Triple Crown of international accreditation.
QUT establishes collaborative partnerships that result in industry, government, and community solutions. QUT has an established track record in attracting national grants and industry funding and has a number of research centres, these include:
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre 
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre’s (DCRC) purpose is to conduct research to improve diagnosis, reduce the risk of dementia and improve the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers. It is one of 3 collaborative research centres located at QUT, Australian National University (ANU) and University of New South Wales (UNSW). Each centre has a separate research focus with the QUT centre focusing on research related to Carers and Consumers, ANU pursuing research related to Early Diagnosis and Prevention and the UNSW centre primarily involved in research for Assessment and Better Care. The DCRC is funded by the Australian Government and administered by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation 
The Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation (iCi) is a multidisciplinary research centre that draws research from the faculties of Creative Industries, Law, Business, Science and Technology, Education, and Built Environment and Engineering. The institute has nurtured over 20 research projects that focus on creative, digital, and innovative solutions.
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation 
The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) is a collaborative institute based at QUT devoted to improving the health of individuals through research innovation. IHBI’s researchers focus on three broad health areas: prevention, mind and body, and recovery, and draw from the faculties of Health, Science and Technology, and Built Environment and Engineering.
QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation commenced operation in October 2006 at the Kelvin Grove campus. It is also involved in road safety through the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q). IHBI, together with the university's private arm, QUT Bluebox, promotes greater commercialisation of QUT research.
Institute for Sustainable Resources 
The Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) develops and manages projects in the fast-paced research area of sustainability. The Institute’s research informs technological, social, and policy solutions to the sustainable use of natural resources and adaptive responses to the impacts of climate change.
Information Security Institute 
QUT's Information Security Institute (ISI) is a multidisciplinary institute that builds real solutions for government, business, and the community by undertaking research in technology, legal, policy and governance issues related to information security.
ISI combines research from the faculties of Built Environment and Engineering, Business, Science and Technology, and Law.
Campuses and Precincts 
QUT has three campuses, each QUT campus is a micro-community, with on-campus academic, recreational, and support facilities.
Gardens Point 
Gardens Point campus is located in Brisbane’s city centre, beside the Brisbane River, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Queensland Parliament House, and Heritage Award-winning Old Government House, which has hosted 90,000 visitors in the year since it re-opened. The faculties of Business, Law, and Science and Engineering are based at Gardens Point campus.
Gardens Cultural Precinct Gardens Point campus hosts the Gardens Cultural Precinct, comprising the Gardens Theatre and QUT Art Museum, which offer a full theatre and exhibition program.
- The QUT Art Museum houses the university's art collection, which focuses on contemporary Australian art, particularly paintings, prints, and ceramics. About 350,000 people have explored the gallery in the decade since it opened in the year 2000. The building is a 1930s neo-classical revivalist building, and the QUT Art Museum was designed by Peddle Thorpe Architects, Brisbane.
- The Gardens Theatre features professional theatre, children's theatre, and student showcases and also comprises a cafe, bar, and free parking. The Gardens Theatre is a medium-sized venue, formerly known as the Basil Jones Theatre, and was renovated with assistance from the Queensland Government. It was reopened as the Gardens Theatre in 1999 by the then Premier of Queensland, Peter Beattie. It provides space for QUT productions and visiting performers, and is the only theatre complex in Brisbane's central business district.
Science and Engineering Centre The new Science and Engineering Centre has just been completed in November 2012. It will bring together teaching and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. QUT has received both gifts and federal funding to support the project’s $230 million budget.
Kelvin Grove 
Kelvin Grove campus hosts the faculties of Creative Industries, Education, and Health as well as the QUT International College and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.
Kelvin Grove campus is the location of QUT Health Clinics, which offer services for free or low-cost to staff, students, and the general public:
- human movement and exercise
- psychology and counselling
- nutrition and dietetics
- wound healing
The Creative Industries Precinct, located at Kelvin Grove campus, features:
- interactive exhibition spaces
- an experimental black-box theatre
- multimedia performance
- public artwork exhibition spaces
La Boite Theatre Company’s Roundhouse Theatre is located adjacent to the precinct.
Kelvin Grove Urban Village Kelvin Grove campus is also home to the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, comprising residential, educational, retail, health, and business opportunities.
The Caboolture campus, located 45 km north of Brisbane, shares its campus with the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE. Caboolture campus offers undergraduate degrees in business, education, and nursing, and first-year studies in creative industries.
The campus is situated halfway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast is convenient for residents of Pine Rivers, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Glasshouse Mountains, and the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
In November 2008, Carseldine teaching, research, and support activities were relocated to Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses. This included the School of Psychology and Counselling and the School of public health and social work, as well as some Business, Science, and Information Technology subjects. The campus has since been abandoned and is currently under renovations by the Queensland Government. The Carseldine Urban Village, as set out by the ULDA (Urban Land Development Authority) is what will be replacing the unused campus there. Following QUT’s decision to vacate the campus and the lack of a suitable education provider to take over the site, the State Government has announced plans to decentralise government services and move around 1000 employees to the remodeled former QUT buildings by late 2012.
A number of transport options are available to staff, students, and visitors of QUT.
- Gardens Point has its own ferry stop, is a short walk from central city stations, and is close to all city bus services.
- Kelvin Grove is well serviced by buses; it is linked to the city and suburbs by the inner northern busway.
- A free, frequent bus service is offered to staff and students travelling between Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.
Student Guild 
The QUT Student Guild is an on-campus organisation run by students of QUT. The QUT Student Guild manages most on-campus clubs and societies along with running limited activities and publishing the on-campus magazine Universe. Officers of the Student Guild are elected by the student body through the process of a university wide election.
In 2012 the Guild undertook a significant constitutional reform that included disaffiliation from the National Union of Students (Australia). During the meeting in which changes were passed, protestors from the NUS were present, including the state president and national queer director. This occurred during the first electoral term of the 'EPIC' ticket led by Tasmin Trezise, Jake Phillpot, Josh Cameron, Stacey Percival, Anthony Deacon, Peter Park and Kara Worboyes.
The 2012 student elections were marred by controversy, with allegations of abuse directed towards all of the three political parties running for office in addition to allegations of breaches of the University's election code regarding advertising material levelled at the third party.
Notable alumni and faculty 
- "QUT Statistics"
- "2012 Higher Education rankings"
- "QUT History"
- "QUT’s predecessor institutions"
- Accrediting bodies
- Business School Worldwide with AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA
- Dementia Collaborative Research Centre. "DCRC Homepage". Retrieved 3 July 2012.
- Dementia Collaborative Research Centre. "DCRC Centres". Retrieved 3 July 2012.
- Dementia Collaborative Research Centre. "DCRC Governance". Retrieved 3 July 2012.
- "iCi Research Projects"
- "IHBI History"
- "Old Government House hosts 90,000 visitors in first year"
- "Art Museum attracts 350,000 people in first decade"
- "$25M gift for QUT's new Science and Technology Precinct"
- "Federal budget delivers $75M to QUT's science and technology precinct"
- "Creative Industries Precinct Overview"
- "Cabinet Endorses Key City West Project"
- "QUT Student Guild Constitution"
- "QUT Student Guild Executive"
- "QUT Student Guild stand over tactics"
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