UQ and the United States of America

Collaborating to change the world

UQ has strong ties with the USA, including strategic partnerships with Emory University and Washington University in St Louis, and academic links with Harvard and Stanford. In addition, backing for key projects from leading companies and organisations like Boeing, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Dow Chemical Company is empowering UQ and our US partners to create change for an increasingly connected global community.

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US students enrolled at UQ


USA-UQ co-publications


academic staff born in the USA


research project collaborations


alumni in the USA


agreements with 35 official partners

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The USA is home to UQ’s largest alumni network outside Australia - UQ has 13,105 alumni living in the USA. Alumni with significant links to the USA include:

Co-founder & Advisor Tend Health; former founding CEO, ImmunExpress and Corporate Advisor - COVID-19 Serology, Burnet Institute (Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) 1979, PhD 1987)
In 2018, Dr Liveris and his wife Paula gave a historic $13.5 million to UQ to establish the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership; former CEO & Chairman of Dow Chemical Company (Bachelor of Engineering 1975; Doctor of Science 2005)
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of a franchise restaurant empire including Applebee’s and Taco Bell (Master of Literary Studies 1987)
Chief Operating Officer, TikTok, globally (Bachelor of Arts Hons 2000)
Chief Financial Officer at HP IT Services and IT Consulting (Bachelor of Arts 1987, Bachelor of Economics 1988)
Internationally renowned cardiologist (Bachelor of Veterinary Science 1970, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 1975, Doctor of Medicine 1995, Doctor of Science Honoris Causa 2013)
Author (Bachelor of Arts 1966, Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa 2003)
Author, and legal analyst (Master of Literary Studies 1985)
Chairman of the Board Eularis (Artifiical Intelligence)/Founder/CEO (Bachelor of Speech Therapy 1987)
Director, Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health, United Nations (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery 1989, Graduate Certificate in Applied Law 2000)
Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair, Genetics, Yale School of Medicine (Bachelor of Science Hons 2006, PhD 2011)
SVP and CFO of Renewables Division, ContourGlobal (Bachelor of Science 2005, Bachelor of Economics 2007)
Four time Emmy Award-winning production designer and art director (Bachelor of Design Studies 1997)
Journalist and anchor for CNN International (Bachelor of Arts 1988)
University Chancellor, Indiana University (Bachelor of Arts 1975, Honorary Doctorate 2007)
Chancellor, the University of California San Francisco (Bachelor of Medicine 1975, Honorary Doctorate of Medicine 2012)