History, Affiliations And Rankings
The history of Central Queensland University dates back to 1967 when the Queensland Institute of Technology was founded. Central Queensland achieved its full university status in 1992 and in 1994, the university finally changed its name to Central Queensland University. Today, CQ University has more than 30,000 students studying qualifications, from Certificate to the Post Doctorate level. The university is accredited to the Regional Universities Network, which is a network of seven universities primarily from regional Australia. The university has been ranked at #591-600 by the QS World Universities Rankings 2022 and in the bracket #801-1000 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The CQUniversity is the only Australian university with a campus presence in every mainland state. Other than the main campus, the university has 13 other campus locations along with an Online campus. While the metropolitan campuses offer fast-paced student life with state-of-the-art urban facilities to studies, the regional campuses of CQUniversity have a more relaxed learning environment. This Australian university has seen phenomenal growth in terms of education and infrastructure over the past years. It offers more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the field of Health, Business, Education, Law, Psychology, Arts and others. A majority of these programs are integrated with internships and work placements, so the students will graduate job-ready with concrete industry skills.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Since 2009, the University has been on a phenomenal trajectory and its remarkable growth has helped it to emerge as one of the greatest universities in Australia. CQUniversity has also been ranked as #1 in Australia for learning resources, the type of student support it provides, its teaching quality and the overall educational experience. The University’s efforts towards social outreach and engagement have made it the first and the only University to be awarded the Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U. Some of the notable alumni of CQUniversity and its predecessor institutions include Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder), Wayne Blair (Indigenous Australian filmmaker) and David Battersby (Vice-Chancellor of Federation University).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university is home to more than 30,000 students who come from around 1000 countries. More than 5,000 students studying here comprise the international student body. This university also allows one to study via distance learning. More than 16,000 students study with the CQU’s Online study mode. Central Queensland University is a vibrant and multicultural place to study and is one of the most inclusive and engaged universities in Australia. At CQUniversity, students can benefit from the University’s several partnerships with business, and research partnerships, some of which include alliances with Mitsubishi Alliance, Cement Alliance, Microsoft, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Mineral Council Australia and more.