As one of the few research-intensive universities worldwide located in a subtropical environment, UQ is a global leader in agriculture and food science research in subtropical and tropical production systems. Agriculture and Forestry research at UQ is ranked 7th in the world according to the highly regarded QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013, making UQ the only Australian university in the top 10 (only four others made the top 50). UQ’s vision is to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of tropical and subtropical food, fibre and agri-business industries.