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 research university in Brisbane, Australia. QUT is located on three campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, and Caboolture. The university has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 post graduate students, of which 6,000 are international students. It has over 4 000 staff members, and an annual budget of more than AU$750 million.
QUT ranks within the top 10 Australian Universities and upper 3% world-wide. QUT has been ranked as Australia's best university under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Top 100, and ranks 26th globally in that category. The university in its current form was founded 1990, when the then Queensland University of Technology, including the Brisbane School of Arts which was founded in 1849, merged with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
- 1 History
- 2 Education
- 3 Research
- 4 Campuses and Precincts
- 5 Notable alumni and faculty
- 6 References
- 7 External links
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 combination 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
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 research partnerships between academia, industry, government and community actors. QUT attracts national grants and industry funding and has a number of research centres, including:
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre’s (DCRC) conducts 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's research projects focus on creative, digital and innovative projects.
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. The institute draws from the faculties of Health, Science and Technology, and Built Environment and Engineering.
The IHBI 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, work to promote greater commercialisation of QUT research.
Institute for Sustainable Resources
The Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) develops and manages projects focused on sustainability. The institute’s research focuses on technological, social, and policy solutions for 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 undertakes research in technology, legal, policy and governance issues related to information security. A main goal is to build real solutions for government, business, and communities in the information security field.
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 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 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 connected to the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, a development comprising private residences, education, retail, health, and business in one precinct.
QUT Kelvin Grove Health Clinics offer services for free or low-cost to staff, students, and the general public.
The Creative Industries Precinct, located at Kelvin Grove campus, includes many arts and exhibition spaces open to the public:
- the La Boite Theatre, a large theatre venue and home of the La Boite Theatre Company
- interactive exhibition spaces
- an experimental black-box theatre
- multimedia performance spaces
- public artwork exhibition spaces
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.
Notable alumni and faculty
- "QUT Statistics"
- "QUT Statistics"
- "2012 Higher Education rankings"
- "QUT History"
- "QUT’s predecessor institutions"
- 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"
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