The universities of Queensland and Zurich signed a partnership plan for a strategic alliance in early 2021. This alliance is based on several years of close collaboration in various research and teaching areas, including criminal law, occupational psychology or biology. Since 2017, the University of Queensland and the University of Zurich have both been members of Universitas 21 and in this framework student mobility between the two institutions has increased significantly as well. The UZH International Summer Schools have proved to be particularly popular amongst students from the University of Queensland. Over the next two years, closer collaborations are envisaged in the areas of green chemistry, longevity, neurosciences and imaging.
The UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme supports faculties, departments and professional service units in pursuing activities that strengthen the impact of the global UZH network in line with the Global Strategy. The funding scheme is open to joint initiatives with specific UZH partner universities, such as the University of Queensland. Find out more here.
The University of Queensland is a research-intensive university, and as part of the Group of Eight in Australia, one of the best universities in Oceania. It hosts around 55,000 students across its six faculties. Founded in 1909 by the Queensland parliament, UQ is one of the six sandstone universities, an informal designation of the oldest university in each state.