Studying in Queensland
- There are almost 300 registered institutions for international students in Queensland including:
- More than 100 state, independent and catholic schools;
- 10 universities;
- 7 institutes of Technical and Further Education (TAFE);
- More than 50 English language schools, and
- More than 100 private vocational education and training colleges.
- Queensland is a leader in research with an abundance of major research centres including:
- 9 Mining and Energy research centres;
- 14 Food and Agriculture research centres;
- 9 Information and Communication Technology and Multimedia research centres;
- More than 40 Health and Medical research centres;
- 7 Defence, Aviation and Space research centres;
- 18 Environment and Nature research centres, and
- 20 Manufacturing and Design research centres.
- Queensland as a study destination has many advantages. Queensland provides free schooling for children of PhD students and 576-visa holders and it also offers half price local transport concessions for international students on accredited courses.
- Additionally, Masters and PhD students may be considered for nomination by Business and Skilled Migration Queensland for Permanent Residency.
- The top grossing Fruit Ninja app was created by graduates of Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
- The first English language Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) was developed and launched in Queensland and is known as MOOEC or Massive Open Online English Course.
- The world’s first multi-focal contact lens was invented by optical research scientist, Stephen Newman in Queensland.
- The world’s first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives was developed by Professor Ian Frazer and his colleagues at University of Queensland (UQ) during the 1990s.
- The University of Queensland’s HyShot team and the international partners conducted the first ever successful flight of a scramjet.
Read more about studying in Queensland at www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au
Last updated: Monday, 27 October 2014 4:57:38 PM