Brisbane is the third biggest city of the country and the capital of the state of Queensland. The state is located in the north east of the country and gets plenty of sunshine almost all the year round due to closeness of equator. Hence the state is called as 'Sunshine State' while Brisbane is named 'River City' as the city is situated next to the Brisbane river.
Either of its calm and relaxing atmosphere or positive effect of the climate along with the geographical closeness to the most important holiday destinations such as Sunshine and Gold Coast have increased the popularity of Brisbane for foreign students and the investments in education sector gone up in the recent years by brand new colleges and expansion of existing universities and institutions.
Brisbane is home for some reputable universities of Australia such as University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.