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In just 25 years, CQUniversity is emerging as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have over 20 locations across Australia, including 14 campuses and growing for international students. Our award-winning academic staff and high quality research are making an impact on the communities we serve and those  around the globe. We are proud of our achievements and will continue to build on these prestigious highlights.


CQUniversity Australia has been recognised within the World’s Top 100 Young Universities by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, claiming a spot at number 90.

The Young University Rankings apply the same performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings, with universities under 50 years old measured on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

This is a significant leap forward for CQUniversity having been ranked just outside the top 100 in 2016.


THE logoCQUniversity Australia has once again been named among the best universities in the world, claiming a spot on the Top 600 list of the prestigious and well-respected Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017 – 18.

The new ranking reflects our commitment to research, learning and teaching, international outlook as well as providing the best student experience.


CQUniversity's commitment to engagement and social outreach has led to CQUniversity being recognised as Australia's first Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an exclusive global social innovation group, made up of only 30 other high profile education institutions across the world.

All member institutions collaborate with each other to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation.


The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 results show CQUniversity is conducting research rated as at, above, and well above world standards across various research categories.

The ERA initiative is developed and managed by the Australian Research Council (ARC) as a major funder of public sector research. It assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally recognised experts.

CQUniversity is rated 'well above world standard' in:

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Psychology and Cognitive Services
  • Other Psychology and Cognitive Services
  • Nursing
  • Other Medical and Health Services

CQUniversity is rated 'above world standard' in:

  • Agriculture & Vet Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medical & Health Sciences
  • Environmental Science & Management
  • Mechanical Engineering

CQUniversity is rated 'at world standard' in:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing (under IT and computer sciences)
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Engineering

BOSS Magazine MBA Ranking 2015

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CQUniversity has been rated within the Top 10 of all MBAs across Australia.

Among approximately 50 MBA providers our program voted into 9th position by the BOSS Magazine's MBA Ranking.

CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings 2017

CQUniversity’s MBA has been further cemented as one of the best in the world after being placed in Tier 1 of CEO Magazine’s global MBA rankings.

These rankings are designed with applicants in mind and are based upon key performance indicators that are of interest and value to students including: including quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty to student ratio, price, international exposure, work experience, professional development, gender parity and delivery methods.


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The latest Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) results show CQUniversity has continued its shining record as a leader for graduate job and salary outcomes, outperforming the national averages in both undergraduate and postgraduate.

For undergraduate, the University is in the top 5 universities for overall full-time employment and median salaries. It tops the nation for median salaries in Engineering, and for full-time employment in Teacher Education.

For postgraduate, the University is in the top 2 universities for full-time employment and median salaries in Engineering, and a leader in Health Services and Support and Teacher Education.

These achievements are driven by the University's strong record of engagement with employers and industry sectors, and the commitment to equipping our students with relevant practical, hands-on learning experiences.