The collective power to achieve more.
Every day, we’re inspired by the incredible ideas and achievements of our students, staff, researchers and alumni. They’re making a positive impact on the world around them. Our measure of success is not just about UniSQ’s people.
It’s about the people and communities we connect to, in Queensland and beyond. We’re not just a local university. We’re a fundamental part of our communities, enriching lives through the power of education. It’s when we come together that we can achieve more – inviting those around us to be part of our story.
Sharing stories and connecting places.
Our campuses are on land with great history and wisdom to share. Thousands of generations of First Nations families have lived here, learned here and journeyed here to connect, celebrate and share stories.
With deep respect to all those that have come before us, we will connect to Country by linking our campuses and creating places of belonging. Our places – whether online or on campus – are places to feel proud of, and part of. We connect with Australia and the world through the sharing of stories and knowledge of our places.
Our new logo features a shield that contains the iconic Bunya pine tree representing growth, strength and journeys. The Bunya pine tree holds special significance to First Nations communities across southern Queensland.
Our new colour palette is inspired by southern Queensland’s golden sunsets. Capturing colours from both the land and sky. Gold and plum were chosen as our main colours as they represent the warmth of the dynamic communities in which the University operates. Our extended colour palette symbolises our connection to the land.
The inspiration behind UniSQ’s new logo
University of Southern Queensland Elder-in-Residence, Uncle Wayne Fossey, explains the connection between the University’s new brand and the iconic Bunya Pine Tree.
Coat of Arms and University Motto
Our official coat of arms was first adopted in 1990 and features the phoenix under the Southern Cross, along with our motto ‘Per Studia Mens Nova’ (Through study the mind is renewed). The story of the phoenix has served our institution for many years and is a valued and important part of who we are – this symbol remains a key part of our institutional journey. It reflects the rejuvenation of life through knowledge, the ability to meet challenges and endure in the face of adversity, and the sheer exhilaration of growth and innovation.