Forgan Smith building, the University of Queensland (Photo credit: Nicholas Adermann)

The venue for the International Olympiad in Informatics 2013 is the University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus) in Brisbane, Australia.

UQ’s St Lucia campus is considered by many to be Australia’s most attractive. Located seven kilometres from the city’s heart on a magnificent 114-hectare site in a bend of the Brisbane River, the campus has expansive landscaped grounds and many playing fields.

Its hub is a semi-circle of cloistered buildings enclosing the Great Court, which is on the Queensland Heritage Register as well as the Register of the National Trust of Queensland.

Brisbane – home to UQ – is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s Smart State, and is widely known as the country’s most liveable city. It is Australia’s fastest-growing capital with a population of more than 1.8 million and offers a safe, friendly, multicultural environment.

Students at UQ benefit from world-class facilities, academic and personal support and a great mix of sporting, recreational and social activities.