About the University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. It strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, it has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.
The University’s main campus at St Lucia is set on a magnificent 114-hectare site bounded on all sides by the Brisbane River, seven kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. The campus has expansive landscaped grounds, three lakes, an aquatic centre, tennis courts, eight athletics ovals with a 600-seat grandstand, and facilities for elite rowing. The campus fans out from a 1930s, heritage-listed sandstone Cloister enclosing the Great Court.
The heart of The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, the Great Court is a popular venue for ceremonies, exhibitions and functions, as well as being the perfect location to relax with friends. Its lush gardens, historic cloister walk and extensive array of carvings dating back to 1939 have ensured a well-deserved place on the Queensland Heritage Register and the Register of the National Trust of Queensland.
The Prentice Building
The Prentice Building (# 42 – campus map), where the conference will take place, accommodates the University’s Information Technology Service and Property and Facilities Division and is the site of the main data centre on the St Lucia Campus.
The building has a long association with Engineering and Information Technology and this continues with the installation of an experimental 13.4 kWp roof top photovoltaic installation.
Getting to The University of Queensland’s St Lucia, Campus
While there are buses with regular services to the campus, for Interstate and International visitors staying in Brisbane City, the easiest and least stressful way to get the the campus is by the CityCat ferry service.
We recommend visitors purchase a go card to travel on public transport services while in Brisbane.
Go card is TransLink’s electronic ticket to fast, easy and convenient travel.
The go card can be used on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), ferry and tram services in greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast regions.
The best part about go card is it’s:
- cheaper than the cost of a paper ticket
- convenient to manage
- easy to top-up and use
- available for adults, children, concessions, seniors