Bright and beautiful Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is one of Australia’s best tourist spots for those who love the sand and the sea. With numerous beach-resorts, surfing spots and sea-boating options, Brisbane offers a fun-filled and relaxed atmosphere. Brisbane is also home to three of Australia’s top universities, which offer an excellent selection of programmes and attract Indian students in steady numbers every year.
Brisbane’s top universities for Indian students
The four key universities in Brisbane are:
- Queensland University of Technology
- University of Queensland
- Griffith University
- CQ University Australia
Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology popularly known as QUT is one of Australia’s leading universities focused on a research-intensive scientific education. QUT traces its origins to the Brisbane School of Arts, which started in 1849. Today, QUT is home to over 45,000 students, which includes more than 6,000 international students. QUT comprises the Business School and Faculties of – Creative Industries, Education, Health, Law and Science and Engineering. The University offers generous scholarships to international students and this contributes to the popularity of the institution in addition to its top-quality teaching and state-of-the-art facilities.
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland consistently ranks among the world’s top 50 universities and is a hub for medical research. The University has three campuses in the region and the key campus based out of St Lucia in Brisbane is ranked among the world’s most beautiful university campuses. For nearly 20 different subject categories, the University of Queensland ranks in the world’s top-50. Programmes offered in Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Psychology and Forestry are ranked in the top-20 in the world. State-of-the-art on-campus accommodation facilities are available for students and there are a number of student clubs that keep them occupied. In terms of research – medicine, computing and sustainable living are key areas of interest. Researchers at the University have been credited with discovering a vaccine to cure cervical cancer.
Griffith University ranks among the world’s top 100 universities that are less than 50 years old. The institution started in 1975 and today it is recognised as one of the most vibrant universities in Australia. The University is home to over 43,000 students and more than 300 programmes are offered in subjects as diverse as the Humanities, Education, Law, Business, Science, Music, Fine Arts, and Health. With academic partnerships with leading universities in 48 different countries, the opportunities for student exchange and study abroad programmes are also available. There are more than 30 different key research institutes and research in human medicine and nanotechnology are primary research areas at the University. The University has a growing community of Indian students.
CQUniversity Australia is Australia’s first changemaker campus for social innovation and is a part of the global Ashoka U project, an exclusive global social innovation group, made up of only 30 other high profile education institutions across the world. CQU traces its origins to the Queensland Institute of Technology, which was started in 1967. The institution grew in size and stature and was granted university status in 1994. With more than 24 campus locations spread across Australia; CQ University is considered to be Australia’s most inclusive and engaged university. CQUniversity was awarded five stars for inclusiveness, internationalisation and online/distance education by the QS Stars ratings system.
Brisbane is also home to a number of TAFE institutions that offer a variety of vocational and tertiary education programmes that prepare students to pick up a trade-skill and create a career for themselves. TAFE Queensland is the most trusted name and there are numerous campuses spread across the region and they attract a sizeable number of international students every year.
Everything is awesome in Brisbane
Brisbane offers numerous tourist delights, the Gold Coast with its famous beaches, trekking trails and amazing roads lining the coast offer travellers a great experience. There are numerous restaurants that cater to various tastes and budgets and the city offers all the conveniences that any major city would offer in terms of shopping, cinema, theatre and art installations. A strong public transport system offers good connectivity and students can get discounts on numerous services. Part-time work opportunities are also available and this makes Brisbane an attractive city to study.
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