UQ's relationships with industry leaders promote and support excellence in discovery, learning and engagement, and are often driven by passionate alumni and industry champions who understand the role of a university in a commercial environment. If your organisation wants to learn more about supporting students and education please contact Stephen Holden, email stephen.holden@uq.edu.au or phone +61 7 3346 7660. Alternatively, if your organisation would like to find out more about supporting research please contact Ian Harris, director.partnerships@research.uq.edu.au or phone +61 7 3365 3559.

Advancing drug discovery in Australia
Advancing drug discovery in Australia
The University of Queensland and global pharmaceutical company Pfizer have formed a partnership to advance drug discovery in Australia.
Creating a sustainable future pipeline of graduates for the mining industry
Creating a sustainable future pipeline of graduates for the mining industry
UQ and Rio Tinto have signed a multi-million dollar agreement designed to create a sustainable future pipeline of graduates for the mining industry.
Creating blood vessels from stem cells, thanks to licensing agreement
Creating blood vessels from stem cells, thanks to licensing agreement
Patients with heart failure, peripheral artery disease or stroke could benefit from a new stem-cell based treatment, following an agreement between The University of Queensland and US-based start-up company AngioStem Inc.
Delivering improved educational opportunities to engineering students
Delivering improved educational opportunities to engineering students
The partnership between Newcrest Mining and UQ to provide a Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Laboratory, is delivering improved educational opportunities to UQ engineering students and supplies the resources sector with an increased pool of highly qualified engineering graduates.
Developing revolutionary needle-free vaccine delivery systems
Developing revolutionary needle-free vaccine delivery systems
One of Australia’s largest investments in a start-up biotechnology company, Vaxxas Pty Ltd, has been made with the aim of developing a revolutionary new needle-free vaccine delivery system.
Developing technological innovation
Developing technological innovation
Shanghai-based Baosteel Group will provide approximately $10 million in additional funds to continue the momentum of a successful research and development centre that combines the expertise of four Australian universities with the industrial strength of a global steel giant.
Discovering whether citrus fruits can make clean, renewable jet fuel
Discovering whether citrus fruits can make clean, renewable jet fuel
A University of Queensland researcher hopes to use a chemical found in lemons and other citrus fruits to make clean, renewable jet fuel. The project is backed by Boeing, Virgin Australia, Mackay Sugar, IOR Energy and US biotech company Amyris.
Encouraging and supporting equine research
Encouraging and supporting equine research
The opportunity to apply theory to real-life situations is a dream come true for Science Honours student Jazz Skinner, who is spending her Honours year studying horse nutrition at UQ’s Equine Precinct. A recent donation from equine feed and supplements company Agricure aims to encourage and support students such as Skinner to continue their research in equine science.
Encouraging women to study engineering
Encouraging women to study engineering
UQ’s Women in Engineering Program – supported by both industry partners and alumni alike – is going from strength to strength. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), the Australian Power Institute (API) and Rio Tinto have backed this program.
Establishing the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
Establishing the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
Adjunct Associate Professor Noel Williams volunteers on the UQ Chemical Engineering Advisory Board and the UQ Dow Centre Advisory Board, is a past Chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Board in Australia and a past Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
Funding a new cancer treatment centre in Brisbane
Funding a new cancer treatment centre in Brisbane
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute has secured a $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation for a new cancer treatment centre in Brisbane.
Helping create sustainable income streams for the people of East Asia Pacific
Helping create sustainable income streams for the people of East Asia Pacific
The natural wealth of coastlines in the East Asia-Pacific is set to be unlocked for coastal communities, under an agreement between The University of Queensland (UQ) and the World Bank signed in Washington DC on 6 November. Prestigious partners on the project include Cornell University, The University of California (Davis) and the Global Environment Facility, plus the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University in the Philippines, World Wildlife Fund US and Currie Communications.
Helping sufferers of Parkinson’s disease
Helping sufferers of Parkinson’s disease
Brisbane's St Andrews Hospital and Medtronic are helping sufferers of Parkinson’s disease and other serious brain disorders through a multi-million dollar Asia Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) in Brisbane.
Investigating the genetic causes of squamous cell carcinoma
Investigating the genetic causes of squamous cell carcinoma
A strategic partnership between The University of Queensland and global pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma will investigate the genetic causes of squamous cell carcinoma, the world’s second most common skin cancer.
Investigating the health of reefs
Investigating the health of reefs
The Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland is the Science Partner of the Catlin Seaview Survey and its researchers are conducting the Deep Reef Survey.
Joining forces to pursue excellence in sport
Joining forces to pursue excellence in sport
The University of Queensland and Netball Queensland today announced a formal partnership to help promote higher education to women and girls.
Moving towards a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
Moving towards a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
A new rheumatoid arthritis treatment has moved a step closer to reality with the announcement of collaboration between a UQ start-up company and a major pharmaceutical firm, Janssen Biotech Inc.
Preventing chronic kidney disease
Preventing chronic kidney disease
A Queensland scientist has received funding to investigate if kidney development in the womb can be improved to prevent renal disease later in life. Funding was received from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Providing engineering students with a wide range of resources
Providing engineering students with a wide range of resources
UQ signed an agreement with ABB Australia to enhance the learning experiences of its student cohort. ABB is providing more than $500,000 to UQ over five-years in the form of laboratory equipment and scholarship funding.
Providing scholarships to PhD students
Providing scholarships to PhD students
Partnering the innovative PhD mind with industry experience is at the heart of ten new scholarships offered by Boeing Research and Technology - Australia and The University of Queensland.
Researching problems faced by sorghum growers in low-rainfall regions
Researching problems faced by sorghum growers in low-rainfall regions
Scientists from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at The University of Queensland will work with colleagues in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to address problems common to sorghum growers in many of the globe's low-rainfall regions.
Saving lives through surf safety education and research
Saving lives through surf safety education and research
The University of Queensland and Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) are joining forces in a bid to save lives along Queensland’s coastline.
Solving humanity's sustainable energy issues
Solving humanity's sustainable energy issues
The Dow Chemical Company and The University of Queensland announced a strategic partnership focused on solving humanity’s sustainable energy issues. Dow will gift $USD10 Million over six years in the core areas of science and engineering.
Supporting the early detection and treatment of head and neck cancer
Supporting the early detection and treatment of head and neck cancer
The University of Queensland School of Dentistry's Oral Oncology Research Program has secured major grant funding to support new research. Funding was received from Cancer Australia and the Queensland Government's $3.5 million
Transforming the student learning experience
Transforming the student learning experience
The GHD Auditorium has changed the way UQ presents lectures to students, transforming the student learning experience, and offering opportunities for conferences and exhibitions, expanding its accessibility to the wider community.
Understanding the development of type 1 diabetes
Understanding the development of type 1 diabetes
Research toward understanding the developmental risk of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a step closer after a major funding announcement by JDRF, the world’s largest charitable funder of T1D research.
((alumni-footer-include))
Go to top