About us

An elite research institution

The University of Queensland has supported over 15,000 students in their academic pursuit to attain a research higher degree. With over 2000 research experts and a reputation world-wide as an elite research institution, choosing to undertake a research higher degree at UQ will provide you with every advantage.

More than 4000 students are currently undertaking a research higher degree at UQ under the support and guidance of the UQ Graduate School. The Graduate School has academic responsibility for managing admissions, providing research scholarships, supporting students during their candidature, and facilitating the examination of theses. The Graduate School coordinates year-round skills training, supports infrastructure and research facilities, and provides opportunities to accelerate career development.

Meet our leadership team


Professor Alastair McEwan
Professor Stephan Riek
Ms Belinda Bern

Our values


  • building relationships
  • driving cooperation
  • demonstrating reliability


  • maintaining integrity
  • addressing issues
  • practicing consistency


  • displaying objectivity
  • considering situations
  • exhibiting flexibility


  • solving problems
  • showing empathy
  • achieving outcomes