Over the years, QUT has grown and changed. From the establishment of the Brisbane School of Arts over 150 years ago, we have been at the forefront of innovation and progress in tertiary education. Although the name QUT has only been used for the last 21 years, the institutions that came before us made us the university that we are today.Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in Brisbane, the university has a global outlook, some 42,000 students, including 6000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than AU$750 million. Courses are in high demand and its graduate employment rate is well above the national average for Australian universities. This section details QUT's rich past, its performance-focused present and exciting future: QUT aims to provide outstanding learning environments and programs that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates, enabling them to work in, and guide, a world characterised by increasing change.