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University of Southern Queensland
The University of South Queensland is renowned for being a global leader in distance education and tertiary study. It spans across three campuses in Toowoomba, Fraser Coast and Springfield. The university offers 95 undergraduate courses and 80 postgraduate programs in the five areas of art, business and law, education, engineering and surveying, and science.
The USQ is a popular choice for international students. Around 4,500 international students from 100 countries enrol in distance learning courses at the university each year. A further 1,200 students study on campus.
USQ prides itself in having the most update to date materials and in providing students with courses that are relevant to modern day life. One example of this is the Arts and Business building where the Australian Graduate School of Business is located. Here, there are a number of lecture theatres and syndicate rooms all built in a Harvard University style.
The Clive Berghofer Rec Centre is used for a number of sporting events at USQ ranging from netball and aerobics to Olympic standard basketball. The centre has hosted live performances from famous artists such as Tina Arena, Human Nature, Matchbox 20 and the Seekers.
A number of key Australian research centres are located within the University of Southern Queensland across the faculties. The Faculty of Engineering and Surveying is home to the National Centre for engineering in Agriculture, and The Centre of Excellence in Engineering Fibre Composites. The Faculty of Sciences is home to four key research centres including the Centre for Rural and Remote Health, and the Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments.
The University of South Queensland has gained its fame through high national rankings across the board. In 2010, the university was ranked number one in Australia for Support Experience. In the same year, the university won two Australian Awards for University Teaching: the first for the innovative use of technologies to promote student learning and the second for enhancing access to music education for diverse groups of students. In 2009, the university was rated number one in Queensland and number four nationally in an independent Student Satisfaction Survey.