School of Economics acknowledges seventy years of excellence

12 May 2017

The University of Queensland’s internationally regarded School Of Economics is this week celebrating 70 years of academic excellence.

Staff and alumni gathered at the School of Economics 70th Anniversary celebration at Customs House
L-R; Director of Advancement (Acting), Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Anthea Barry; Head of School of Economics, Professor Rodney Strachan; UQ Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj; David Gifford; Executive Dean, Faculty of Business Economics and Law, Professor Andrew Griffiths; Emeritus Professor Ted Kolsen; Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission, Karen Chester; and Dr Vince FitzGerald AO

From humble beginnings in 1947 when it was known as the Department of Economics and based at Government House in Brisbane, the School has flourished into a world-renowned nurturing ground for generations of hugely influential economists.

Boasting an honour role of alumni that reads like the who’s who of Australian business leaders and high-ranking public servants, the UQ School of Economics has also established itself as the destination of choice for large numbers of international students every year.