Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in Brisbane, Queensland, the university has a global outlook. With some 45,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than $800 million. QUIT is currently positioned to grow and develop as one of Australia’s leading universities.

The university has a strong commitment to sustainability, through research, programmes, initiatives and everyday activities. They successfully apply sustainable principles to reduce their environmental footprint, whereby encouraging the community to practice resource-conserving activities.

As a member of the Australian Technology Network (ATN), QUT signed a Declaration of Commitment to Sustainability in 2008 to strive for best university-wide sustainability practice. In 2009, the ATN extended the commitment to universities achieving ambitious emission reduction targets and regularly reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, including QUT.

QUT’s postgraduate courses are related to addressing 21st Century challenges, spanning the Science and Engineering Faculty, Business and Education Faculties. In particular, the university has been offering a popular sustainable practice ‘free-electives’ unit for several years, called ‘Sustainable Practice in Built Environment and Engineering’. The university is currently developing an unprecedented International Master Class connecting sustainable development with state of the art spatial information systems.

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