The University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), joint winner of the Good Universities Guides University of the Year 2000 - 2001 for Developing the e-university, is located in the garden city of Toowoomba about 90 minutes drive west of Brisbane in the State of Queensland.. USQ has a branch campus on the Fraser Coast at Wide Bay, 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, and a study centre in Bretten in Germany. The University has just under 26,000 students from around the world enrolled in a wide range of career-oriented courses. Two-thirds of these students study through USQ's world leading Distance and e-Learning Centre. USQ is committed to multi-mode, flexible delivery education and in 1998 was voted "World's best dual mode university" by the International Council for Distance and Open Education.
USQ has five Faculties: Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Surveying, and Sciences.
Per capita, USQ is Australia's most multicultural university with enrolled students on campus from more than 60 countries and distance students from 113 countries. USQ has won national and state multicultural and exporting awards.
The University is regionally focused but nationally and internationally important research and consulting work is conducted at the: National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture; Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health; Centre for Rural and Environmental Biotechnology; Centre for Biomedical Research; Centre for Australian Financial Institutions; Centre for Astronomy, Solar Radiation and Climate; Centre for Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites; and, the Land Use Research Centre.
The University offers the only degree course in Agricultural Engineering in Australia, and in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, offers the world's first degree in Climatology. The USQ Performance Centre regularly hosts a wide range of professional-standard visual arts exhibitions, musical and theatre performances.
The USQ Wide Bay Campus offers full degree courses in Education, Multimedia Studies, Nursing, and Business and first and second level courses in other disciplines.
Overview of USQ Biotechnology Programs: http://www.usq.edu.au/faculty/science/depts/biophysci/CREBhome.htm
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Last Updated: 05-24-04
The University of Southern Queensland