UQ and Germany

Leading-edge research collaboration

UQ and Germany share a passion for harnessing advanced technologies to tackle some of the biggest problems the world is facing today. From the bioeconomy to agriculture to healthy ageing, key partnerships between UQ and German universities, companies and industry bodies are revolutionising how we work towards a healthy future for our planet and our people.

Fast facts


German students enrolled at UQ


Germany-UQ co-publications


academic staff born in Germany


research project collaborations


alumni in Germany


agreements with 16 official partners

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Collaboration in action

  • In the 2024 Technical University of Munich International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) round, The University of Queensland (UQ) secured 3 out of the 5 collaborative research opportunities on offer. This initiative, run through the TUM International Project Team initiative, supports interdisciplinary scientific collaborations that run for up to 4 years.
  • After a competitive selection process,12 initiatives have been awarded funding totalling $93,132 for the latest UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme (Round 2, 2023).
  • UQ researcher, Dr Emma-Anne Karlsen, has been recognised at the prestigious global event, Falling Walls Lab, in Berlin. The PhD student placed third out of 100 participants from 64 countries in the Science Breakthrough of the Year category, receiving praise for her research on repurposing a low-cost and pre-existing drug to help expensive anti-cancer treatment work better in order for patients' cells to fight tumours more effectively.
  • The Queensland and Bavarian state governments have inked a new science research agreement, aiding Queensland in its efforts to tackle climate change and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
  • University of Queensland researchers have found a way to more efficiently convert sugarcane into a building block of aviation fuel and other products.
  • IMB researcher Dr Clara Jiang was invited to present her research into how genomics data can be used to explore opportunities to repurpose drugs at the Falling Walls Science Summit 2022 in Berlin.



UQ has 2,173 alumni living in Germany. Alumni from or with significant links to Germany include:

Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Butenandtstr (LMU) (PhD 2013)
Communications Manager of IT services at Dataport AöR, Hamburg (Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) 2003)