Information on The University of Queensland
Note: The information on this page is meant to orient Hobart and William
Smith students to certain parts of the Univeristy of Queensland and is
official University of Queensland publication. This page does, however,
contain links to official University of Queensland WWW pages including the
University of Queensland Home Page.
- Facts and Figures
- The Continuing Education Unit
- Links to the University of Queensland
- Lecturer Profiles
- Additional Australian Resources
The University of Queensland is known internationally as one of Australia's
finest universities. It is the oldest and largest university in Queenland.
Approximately 25,000 students are enrolled. There are 83 undergraduate
programs, 120 postgraduate programs and 63 departments. For more information, see
the University of Queensland.
The University of Queensland was established in 1909 by an Act of State
Parliament to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queensland's separation
from the colony of New South Wales. A
Brief History of the University of Queensland is provided by the U of Q Gopher.
The University's main campus is at St. Lucia which is seven kilometers from
the heart of Brisbane. The campus is 114 hectares and is situated in a
bend of the Brisbane River.
The heart of the campus is a semi-circle of cloistered buildings known
as the Great Court.
All the buildings on the Great Court are faced with
distinctive Helidon sandstone from a quarry in Queensland.
The stone is
a dramatic mixture of hues of brown, tan, grey, salmon, and purple and
is especially beautiful in early morning light.
The buildings also
feature carvings of historical figures and scenes...
...coats of arms, and names of great scholars.
The University of Queensland Library is the largest in the state. Its
central library and 12 branches hold more than 1,600,000 volumes in
addition to periodicals. WWW Interface to
the University of Queensland Libraries.
The arrangements for the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Term in Queensland
were made with the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) at the University. (CEU) provided
the logistical support for the program once the students arrived in Brisbane.
The academic program was
developed in consultation with CEU. CEU arranged
for two University of Queensland faculty to organize and provide
lecturers for two of the three courses that students took during the ten week
Some of the Staff of CEU in 1994
Dr. Carss was responsible for the overall management
of the program in Australia. His group arranged for interested faculty at
the University of Queensland to direct segments of the program and lecture
in two of the courses. His staff organized all the travel and accommodations
within Australia. His expertise and his staff's help were essential to
the success of the program.
Assoc. Professor Brian Carss
- Director of the Continuing Education Unit
- Coordinator of TraveLearn
Anne Stirling oversaw all the day-to-day details of the program while
we were in Australia. Any problems that arose, she was able to solve
quickly, efficiently, and with good-humor. She acted as "house-mother",
confident, nurse, friend, and endless source of information for all
- Anne Stirling
Before the students arrived, Evelyn Player organized the scheduling of
classes and lecturers, obtained photocopies of the required reading
materials, and put together a "dilly bag" of essential
information on Australia,
Queensland, Brisbane, and the University. Her careful attention to detail
made before the students arrived made the first few days in Australia
much less hectic than they would have been otherwise.
- Evelyn Player
Author: Kevin Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Update: 23 July 1997.