About UQSchoolsNet

The University of Queensland UQSchoolsNet was created to provide schools with reliable internet solutions, whilst delivering exceptional service and support at competitive prices. Based at the UQ St Lucia campus as part of the Information Technology Services Division, it offers a wide range of services and programs exclusively for the education sector. UQSchoolsNet continuously works to develop new services to address changes in education needs and supports school outreach programs involving IT and STEM programs. Fees received from our schools are reinvested into developing more offerings and improved services.

Our vision: Knowledge leadership for a better world.

Our industry connections, cutting-edge technology, and celebrated educators shape our transformative educational offerings and internet services, and work toward finding the best solutions to educations most pressing internet and technological issues.

Why choose UQSchoolsNet?

Network Design and Infrastructure

  • Design of networks based on individual school’s requirements and infrastructure availability
  • High-performing technology and infrastructure
  • Access to a range of carriers, technologies, and network products
  • Redundancy solutions: Layer 2 and 3 network redundancy
  • DDoS service protection ensures the security of your internet links

Customer Support and Maintenance

  • Outstanding customer service with 24-hour on-call support
  • All maintenance managed through the St Lucia campus
  • Supported by UQ's dedicated team of network engineers
  • Prompt responsiveness and outstanding technical knowledge

 

Cyber Security

  • Expert advice from senior network engineers
  • Backed by UQ's Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC)
  • CSOC identifies, investigates, prioritizes, and resolves threats or potential attacks
  • Network threat alerts and risk management

Professional Development and Outreach Programs

  • Professional development programs for school staff
  • Outreach programs for students
  • Business manager dedicated to your success
  • Integrated solutions customized to your needs

 

Continuous Improvement and Innovation

  • UQSchoolsNet continuously works to develop new services
  • Addresses changes in business needs
  • Supports school outreach programs involving IT and STEM programs
  • Fees received reinvested into developing more offerings and improved services

Competitive Pricing and Support

  • Competitive pricing
  • Fees received from schools reinvested into offerings and improved services

 

 

Our mission is to educate, inspire, engage and enable.

Educate: through professional development so teachers and IT managers have a transformative edge for success.

Inspire: educators through seminars and workshops to shape ideas, innovation and action in IT and computer science in the classroom.

Engage: we partner with diverse stakeholders for internet services, student experience and knowledge sharing.

Enable: we empower courageous, sustainable, and socially responsible business practices, enriching our communities.

UQSchoolsNet's History

UQSchoolsNet was officially launced on October 28, 2008 at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School (IGGS), allowing an online community of schools to connect to the internet at a speed of one gigabit a second, 500 times faster than many schools' current network speed.

IGGS piloted the new network and had the fastest internet connection of any school in the southern hemisphere at the time.

UQ Information Technology Services (ITS) director Nick Tate said UQ had one of the best internet connections in Australia and was happy to extend the capability of the network with the school community.

Mr Tate said schools were being connected to UQSchoolsNet on one of the fastest technologies available today.

"The demand that some resources and services require from a network connection are significant, therefore UQSchoolsNet opens up new avenues for teaching and learning including videoconferencing and access to higher education research," he said.

"UQSchoolsNet will also enable schools to tap into the University's resources, such as the UQ Library, as well as enrich the classroom experience through applying engaging and lively features to traditional face-to-face learning."

Mr Tate said through UQSchoolsNet students would build established ties with UQ, making the transition from secondary school to university smoother.