- ^ Federal Government Block Grant based on national research performance in A$ millions
- # Research Block Grant added to research income in A$ millions
- * Expenditure on research and devlopment in A$ millions.
A new Vice-Chancellor and President for QUT
Queensland University of Technology
QUT is an ambitious institution and seeks to equip our approximately 50,000 students and our graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted world. Our courses are in high demand and our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five in the past seven years, and our academic staff are consistently recognised in national teaching awards.
QUT's community is passionate, loyal and proud, and
a strong sense of social justice is embedded in our DNA.
An opportunity to take QUT to a new level of ambition.
I welcome your interest in the position of Vice-Chancellor. This is an opportunity to lead one of the foremost young universities in the world.
This opportunity comes as our current Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake AO prepares to leave QUT at the end of 2017 after 15 years of distinguished service.
QUT enjoys a global standing, has a 'real-world' focus and is one of Australia's fastest growing research universities. I believe our success has been achieved as a result of an ambitious agenda and a highly strategic approach which is reflected in our rising international rankings.
What distinguishes us is a collaborative, transdisciplinary outlook and an outstanding track record in external partnerships. QUT is known for its innovation and excellence in learning and teaching, and for delivering high-quality experiences for our students.
With an enviable culture, QUT's community is passionate, loyal and proud, and we have a strong sense of social justice embedded in our DNA. Undaunted by the challenges presented by a disrupted world, we embrace the part we are playing in addressing global issues.
We now seek an ambitious, entrepreneurial and inspirational leader to take our institution even further. While the University is financially robust, it will be incumbent on the right candidate to broaden our income base, and build upon our solid philanthropic foundation.
We are looking for a spirited champion of change who will work inclusively with our colleagues, partners and stakeholders to create, articulate and demonstrate a new vision for QUT.
Tim Fairfax AC
Chair, QUT Council
Strong links with industry
Based in Brisbane, QUT has three campuses: at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove in the inner city, and at Caboolture north of the city. Staff and students work and study in technology-rich, world-class precincts. The international award-winning Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point showcases The Cube, one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, and headquarters of the Institute for Future Environments.
At Kelvin Grove, our Creative Industries Precinct underwent a major expansion in 2016, providing outstanding digital and studio facilities as well as virtual and augmented reality research capabilities. A new Education Precinct will be launched in 2018.
The flagship Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, also at Kelvin Grove, is a technologically advanced, multidisciplinary facility for hundreds of QUT researchers working together to solve real-world health problems. QUT is renowned for its strong links to, and collaboration with, industry and government, and the high impact of our research.
The internationally collaborative ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision is based at QUT, and QUT is also a key participant in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, Translational Research Institute and QIMR Berghofer.
We have an international focus both corporately and through our research, and our entrepreneurial culture has seen us attract a Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office to our University.
Further information about QUT
Our organisational structure defines the University's activities, and how they are directed toward the achievement of our organisational aims.
QUT aspires to provide outstanding real world education through physical and virtual learning environments and innovative courses that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates living in a diverse and complex environment characterised by rapid, transformative change.
Our real world research priorities focus on being a globally leading university that delivers solutions to the challenges of today and of the future through high impact, transdisciplinary research in partnership with end users, leveraging our deep technological strengths and aligned to human capital and innovation needs of the economy.
Reflecting our academic ambitions and our civic responsibilities, QUT will strengthen and extend its partnerships with professional and broader communities with the aim of continuing to build our reputation as a home for knowledge applicable to the real world.
Our strategic goals
Enable QUT to take its place among great universities in the world.
To be bold and drive transformative change, enabling QUT to take its place among the great universities in the world and its graduates to be recognised for the quality of their education, skills and contributions to industry, government and the broader community.
To enhance QUT's reputation internationally as a 'university for the real world', facilitate engagement and connectivity with practising professionals and select partners at the local, national and international levels, and affirm our commitment to making a difference to human endeavours and the global economy.
To ensure QUT has a strong performing workforce that achieves exceptional results as well as an agile culture among students, staff and alumni as agents of change and drivers of economic and social activity and growth.
To be inspired and shaped by talented students and staff from diverse communities, and to further build QUT's proud sense of inclusion and engagement with the wider community.
To establish a visible whole of organisational approach to innovation and entrepreneurship, and highlight QUT's commitment to leading real world futures.
To focus on quality
We focus on quality, celebrate high levels of scholarship, ambition and achievement, and seek out opportunities to find and share new knowledge.
To foster a culture of community
We capitalise on the good will of the University community and our mutual support and respect for each other, ensuring that it is sustained during transformative change, as well as promoting social justice and equal opportunity in education, employment and research, with a particular emphasis on strategies which support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve excellent educational outcomes.
To solve real world problems
We seek solutions to real world problems through transdisciplinary education and research programs in collaboration with industry.
To cultivate organisational agility
We cultivate organisational agility to rapidly transform, renew and adapt to global changes and to seek out new opportunities and remain at the forefront of developments.
To use resources effectively and improve services
We seek out new ways to improve our products and services by efficiently utilising our resources and integrating environmental sustainability to address challenges and meet the needs of students and staff, as well as sustaining our strong commitment to client service and our sense of pride in the University and its activities.
To optimise opportunities provided by technology
We ensure that technology pervades aspects of the University's education and research agendas, leveraging and optimising opportunities provided by digital technologies.
QUT continues to expand its presence with
dedicated hubs of academic pursuit.
Education | teaching and learning
A new state-of-the-art Education Precinct will open in 2018.
science | engineering
Science and Engineering Centre
Our $230 million Science and Engineering Centre opened in 2013.
At a glance.
QUT has consistently risen in almost all international higher education rankings.
Our courses are in high demand and our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five in the past seven years.
2016 Rhodes Scholar
Queensland's 2016 Rhodes Scholar, Ms Harriet Horsfall
Harriet Horsfall, who completed her Bachelor of Justice (Honours) in 2014, was QUT's eighth Rhodes Scholar and the fifth in the past six years.
She is currently at the University
of Oxford's Department of International Development studying a Master of Science in Global Governance and Diplomacy.
2015 Rhodes Scholar
Queensland's 2015 Rhodes Scholar,
and Oxford D.Phil Candidate, QUT's Brody Foy
Enrolments in 2017
QUT continued in 2017 to report a strong result for the quality of its undergraduate intake, with more than 52 per cent of OP 1–15 students who accepted an offer having an OP of 1–6.
As at March 2017
The number of undergraduate students who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has increased to 1.89 per cent of domestic undergraduate students in 2017 compared to 1.83 per cent in 2016. In 2015 and 2016, QUT's percentage was above the higher education sector average.
Breakdown of international students enrolled for 2016.
Educational opportunity for all
QUT's Learning Potential Fund is the nation's largest scholarship scheme for financially disadvantaged students and has provided more than 15200 scholarships to students since its inception in 1998.
For 2016 QUT's philanthropy income was $5.4 million. In addition, QUT received $15.8 million worth of grants from businesses, non-profit organisations or community partners to support research.
The philanthropic goal of the Learning Potential Fund has been increased to $100 million by 2019. The endowment fund sat at $44.49 million at the end of 2016. In 2016, 666 staff signalled their commitment to giving back to QUT, with 16.7 per cent (higher than the industry benchmark) contributing regularly through payroll.