The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public research university primarily located in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 1909, UQ is the oldest, most selective and largest university in Queensland. The main campus is located in the suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane City Central Business District, with other major Queensland campuses in Gatton, Herston and Oshner Clinical School a tNew Orleans, United States of America. The University of Queensland is a member of the Australia's research-intensive Group of Eight, the global network of research universities Universitas 21 and a founding charter member of Edx, an online higher education consortium led by Harvard and MIT.
UQ is colloquially known as a "sandstone university" which is well regarded and is consistently ranked within the top 1 percent worldwide along with leading research universities across all international universities rankings.