The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT is located on two campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. The university in its current form was founded in 1989, when the then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) was granted university status by the ‘Queensland University of Technology Act’ passed in 1988 and also by the subsequent merger of Brisbane College of Advanced Education with QUT in 1990. The Queensland University of Technology was a member of the Australian Technology Network of universities and had withdrawn participation since 28 September 2018 onwards.
In 2015, The Queensland University of Technology had enrolled 48,503 students, including 8,218 international students from more than 100 countries, 35,304 undergraduate students, 12,035 postgraduate students and 1,164 non-award students. The university had a total of 4,872 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff members (academic, professional, full-time or fractional full-time and casual) in 2015, and an annual budget of over $900 million. In 2016, the total revenue generated by QUT from its continuing operations was $992.519 million.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has a history that dates back to 1849 when the Brisbane School of Arts was established. Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) succeeded the Central Technical College and was formed in 1965. The current QUT was established as a university in 1989 from the merger of several predecessor institutions listed below:
Brisbane College of Advanced Education was formed in 1982, which itself is a combination of multiple predecessor institutions shown in the list below:
In 1988, the Queensland University of Technology Act was passed for the grant of university status to Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT). As a result, QIT was granted university status and was operational as Queensland University of Technology (QUT) from January 1989 onwards. Later, the Brisbane College of Advanced Education had joined with QUT in 1990.
The Gardens Point campus was once solely occupied by the 19th Century building, the former Government House of Queensland. In 1909, during the relocation of the Governor’s residence, Old Government House and the surrounding five hectares were set aside for both a University and a Technical College. The first university on the site was the University of Queensland which was moved to St Lucia in 1945, where it remains today.