University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is a research university primarily located in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane. As one of Australia's leading universities, UQ is consistently ranked first for business administration, mining engineering and life sciences in Australasia and it's top ten in global ranking for environmental sciences and ecology. UQ also admits the majority of its state's top achievers. The main campus occupies much of the riverside inner suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane central business district.
Founded in 1909 by the state parliament, UQ is one of Australia's oldest universities colloquially known as a sandstone university.