The University of Queensland expresses concern about the potential impact that the United States Executive Order ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’ could have for our University community.

The order may significantly affect academic collaboration, which is at the heart of our mission to contribute to the development of knowledge that is of benefit to the world. The order may also impact on the travel plans of our students who are commencing at or returning to UQ in 2017.

We are working to understand the implications of the restrictions on freedom of travel for our staff, students and their families.

Mutual Respect and Diversity are amongst our core values and we aim to create an inclusive environment in which ideas flourish and future generations, regardless of background are empowered. Whilst The University of Queensland condemns terrorism in all its forms, the decision to enforce restrictions based on nationality fundamentally contravenes our values and is not something we can endorse.

UQ shares the concerns of Universities Australia, Universities Canada and other organisations and individuals across the world who have expressed reservations with this directive.

Information for staff travelling through the United States will be updated regularly on the UQ Travel website at Students can contact Alison Jenkins (email for assistance with enquiries about the impact of the executive order on travel and study plans.

On July 19 2016, Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj shared his perceptions of current and future opportunities and challenges for UQ. UQ’s new Chancellor, Mr Peter N Varghese AO also made a brief address at this event.

Staff are invited to read the Chancellor's address, read the Vice-Chancellor's address or view a video of the presentation. Please note: due to technical difficulties, the recording drops out for around 8 minutes at the 59 minute mark.

The Vice-Chancellor held a series of open staff sessions during 2014; seven open sessions were held for Professor Peter Høj to engage with UQ staff members across UQ campuses on the strategic plan, Mission, Vision and Values, culture change goals and the UQ Leadership Framework.

Staff are invited to see a copy of the presentation.

Presentation for staff by Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj: Foundations for the Future.

On 31 May 2013 Peter Høj shared his thoughts about potential changes to the higher education landscape, and how UQ might respond to these. He outlined his ideas about the foundations for ongoing success.

Staff are invited to read the text and view a video of the presentation.

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