QUT in Brisbane, Australia, is a university for the real world. It has 50,000 students, three campuses and a commitment to widening participation. Its real world promise is realised through strong partnerships with industry and students, and a focus on employability. In the top quartile for student satisfaction (2016 Student Experience Survey), it excels in national/global teaching awards, is a top 100 university for Graduate Employability, Australia’s highest ranked university for Employer-Student Connections and in the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings was ranked 24.
Young in outlook and bold in its approach, QUT successfully combines academic excellence, capability, technology, creativity and knowledge to solve important and immediate challenges. The most prominent characteristic of QUT is an unwavering commitment to excellence and to being relevant and connected, living up to their promise to be a university for the real world.
The institution aspires to providing outstanding real world education through physical and virtual learning environments and innovative courses that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates, who live in a diverse and complex environment characterised by rapid, transformative change. Enabled by QUT’s Real World Learning 2020 Vision and strong partnerships with industry and students, graduates benefit from QUT’s distinctive learning experiences, delivered by outstanding teachers. Blueprint 5 identifies QUT’s vision, goals and priorities that communicate an unwavering commitment to learning and teaching excellence — developing a community of outstanding and talented teachers; maximising teaching performance; building leadership capability and opportunities; and demonstrating continued commitment to staff capability building, recognition and reward. Strong social justice policies and programs, especially in support for low-income and Indigenous students and widening participation, are integral to QUT’s commitment to student success.
"The finalist ranking is a credit to the collective efforts of the QUT community to establish QUT as a globally leading university that delivers a world class education and highly skilled, enterprising graduates prepared for 21st century employment and careers.”
Suzi Derbyshire, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching Professor