The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. UQ is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia. UQ is proud to partner with research institutions and industry across the globe and we currently have partnerships in 49 countries. UQ also has linkages that allow 17 per cent of UQ students to undertake overseas experiences during their studies. In 2015, the University had 50,836 students including 12,666 international students from 141 nations. It has one of Australia's largest PhD enrolments, with more than 13,800 postgraduate students, and celebrated its 12,000th PhD graduation in 2015.

Research strengths in the broad fields of law, social science, political science, psychology and communications at UQ include social justice, governance and citizenship, responsibility to protect, transnational and comparative contexts, conflict resolution and peace-building, crime and social justice, gender equality, international relations, social psychology, anthropology, media transformations, and many other subject areas that cross the interdisciplinarity of genocide studies. The Federal Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise confirmed UQ as one of the nation’s top three universities, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of specialised research fields. UQ’s outstanding critical mass offers researchers significant interdisciplinary capability. The assessment rated ninety five percent of UQ’s broad fields of research as above or well above world standard.

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 campus is accessible by road by bus and by river on the CityCat.

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St Lucia Campus Map

Places to eat on campus

UQ’s St Lucia Campus offers a wide range of food options for all budgets and diets. Meals range approximately from $10 to $30. Food options include sushi, Italian, pizza, sandwiches and wraps, salads, burgers and more. There are many places for coffee on campus (don’t forget to bring your own cup for a sustainability discount!).

For a full list of eating options, see the UQ website.

UQNav app

We encourage all conference participants to download the UQNav App as an easy way to find your way around campus. UQnav is a free mobile application for iPhone and Android that contains searchable maps of UQ's campuses. Enter your destination and UQnav will show you where it's located. Students, staff and visitors can use UQnav to help find lecture theatres, laboratories, school and faculty offices, as well as where to grab a coffee, have a bite to eat or catch up with friends.


The University of Queensland is committed to embedding sustainability across all aspects of learning, discovery, engagement and operations. The 2017 IAGS Conference will run with the goal of creating minimal waste, carbon footprint, energy use and environmental impact.
The conference organisers encourage all conference participants to:

  • Ensure correct disposal of garbage, including making use of the many recycling bins located around campus. Bins for general and co-mingled recyclable waste (glass, aluminium cans and plastic) are provided in public spaces and tea rooms for general use. Paper waste should be emptied into the grey paper recycling wheelie bins which are conveniently located in buildings. Cardboard - flatten cardboard and place in large cardboard bins that are located in convenient locations outside of buildings.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle with you. UQ has multiple fresh water refill stations around campus, and all tap water is potable.
  • Bring your own reusable coffee cup/mug and get a discount on your coffee.
  • Comply with the UQ smoking policy. Smoking is prohibited: in all University buildings; in any zones marked as “No Smoking Area”; in basements, balconies and loading bays; in the vicinity of outdoor eating areas; on the roofs of buildings; and within five metres of building entrances, windows, openings and air-conditioning inlets. Please dispose of all cigarette butts responsibility in the special cigarette ashtrays located around campus at the edge of exclusion zones.
  • Switch off and save energy. Ensure all lights and electrical devices are turned off when leaving your accommodation.
  • Take a conference break to explore the campus and follow the UQ Sustainability Walk.
  • Make use of public transport or the many bicycle parking facilities on campus.

Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility: IAGS 2017 Conference

The organising committee of the 13th meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) wishes to acknowledge the people on whose land the conference will be held, the Jagara and Turrbul nations, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

We affirm the fundamental values of respect, empowerment, diversity, engagement and inclusion. We are committed to holding a conference which actively promotes a full range of voices from all backgrounds, particularly from those with diverse genders, ethnicities, generations, sexual orientations, religions and abilities, and from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The 13th meeting of IAGS will be held on the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland on 9–11 July 2017. The University of Queensland values equity, diversity and inclusivity, and takes a proactive and preventative stance in regards to equity matters so that all in the university community are able to enjoy an accepting and positive working and learning environment. We affirm that the 2017 IAGS conference will be a queer-positive and trans*positive space. For information on how UQ works to uphold these goals, please go to:, and the UQ Ally Network.

The organising committee is also committed to ensuring that all conference venues are accessible, and that we support attendees in whatever way we can so that everyone can participate fully in all events. The main conference venue will be the Forgan Smith building (Building No. 1), and the Abel Smith Lecture theatre (Building No. 23). The full accessibility map for the St Lucia campus can be found here

All venues have lifts, accessible toilets, and change tables.

Childcare options

Childcare is available for parents who need this service.

Unfortunately, due to the high demand for childcare services on campus, all childcare facilities at The University of Queensland are either full or do not offer casual child minding. 

If you require child minding, we are unable to arrange it for you, but offer the following options available that parents can arrange themselves.

Two childcare facilities located in the vicinity of the university (in adjacent suburbs) are:

For any parent wishing to utilise these services we recommend you book in the very near future as spots are limited. 

Another option is a local nanny service available through the Wesley Mission.   

Unijobs is also a website where parents can advertise to hire a babysitter. This website advertises work for university students in Brisbane, and there is a small advertising fee.