Our diverse academic community, varied reciprocal exchanges and international partnerships ensure that our outlook is global and our impacts are far-reaching.


    • Around a third of our academic staff with continuing appointments obtained their PhD outside Australia. 
    • Academic staff maintain many international research linkages and frequently travel to meet colleagues at their institutions and at conferences.
    • We host regular reciprocal visits to UQ. 
    • Early-career researchers can access School travel grants to fund attendance at overseas conferences.
    • Research grants funded from overseas include:

    Teaching & Learning

    • 32 per cent of our 2018 student enrolments were from overseas.
    • Students come from nearly 60 countries, with the highest numbers (measured as equivalent full-time student load) from China, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea.
    • We have participated in the delivery of UQ degree programs in Brunei and Malaysia.
    • Travel grants to attend conferences and undertake collaborative research overseas are available to confirmed higher degree by research students.
    • Occupational trainees (overseas postgraduate students doing an internship) from many countries are hosted in our labs.


    • Our alumni live and work around the world and we maintain regular contact with them to learn of their successes.
    • Recent international outreach activities include participation in delegations to Latin America, India, China and Germany to explore opportunities for new links.
    • Our International Engagement Advisory Group meets monthly to enhance our global profile through strategic oversight of research collaborations and the implementation of international student recruitment activities. For more information, contact the Committee Chair, Professor Gary Schenk.