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UZH Welcomes University of Queensland Delegation to Strengthen Strategic Partnership

UZH has welcomed a delegation from the University of Queensland, strengthening their strategic partnership established in 2021. The visit included the signing of an extension to the Memorandum of Understanding and the Student Exchange Agreement, emphasizing the enduring and robust partnership between the two institutions and their unwavering commitment to academic collaboration.

In February 2021, the University of Queensland (UQ) and UZH formed a strategic alliance to enhance joint research and educational initiatives. The high-level delegation visit to UZH in June 2024 provided the opportunity for UZH President Michael Schaepman and UQ Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry to extend the Memorandum of Understanding and the Student Exchange Agreement between the two universities.

A roundtable on the success stories of the close collaboration between UQ and UZH offered the delegation insights into the excellent work in research and education that has been taking place between the two universities for years. Presentations covered research areas such as Transnational Organized Crime, LGBTIQ+ inclusion, pediatric critical care, and agricultural and plant sciences, highlighting that these collaborations are just few examples of the partnerships that span all seven UZH faculties with colleagues at UQ.

The exchange further focused on deepening the strategic partnership through various initiatives to support joint projects. The discussions reflected a shared commitment to expanding educational opportunities and research efforts that have a lasting impact on society and the global community.

Since 2017, UQ and UZH have both been members of Universitas 21, a global network that has significantly increased student mobility between the two institutions. For instance, the UZH International Summer Schools have been particularly popular among UQ students.

UQ, a research-intensive university, is part of Australia's Group of Eight and is among the top universities in Oceania. Located in Brisbane, it serves approximately 55,000 students across its six faculties. Founded in 1909 by the Queensland parliament, UQ is one of the six sandstone universities, which are the oldest universities in each Australian state.

Thurka Sinnathurai

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