UQ and China

Partners in the global economy

UQ has more student mobility, research collaborations, and commercialisation partnerships with China than with almost any other country. The strong linkages are a result of long-standing partnerships with Chinese institutions, particularly the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and some of the country's most influential industry bodies and organisations, including Baosteel and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. 

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12,509

Chinese students enrolled at UQ


1,153

 China-UQ co-publications


250

academic staff born in China


41

research project collaborations


26,081

alumni in China


144

agreements with 87 official partners

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Collaboration in action

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Chinese culture at UQ

UQ has a long history of providing Mandarin language and Chinese culture programs, with the first Chinese classes held as early as 1967. Today, UQ students can study Mandarin Chinese through the School of Languages and Cultures, which offers more than 50 Chinese courses including Techniques in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, and Chinese Translation and Interpreting.

The Institute of Modern Languages (IML) also offers Chinese courses (Mandarin and Cantonese) for the wider Brisbane community, as well as translation and interpreting services. In addition, the Confucius Institute manages programs and events that foster engagement between Australia and China.

Alumni

China is home to a significant UQ alumni network - UQ has 26,081 alumni living in China. Alumni with significant links to China include:

Deputy Head of Mission to China and former Consulate-General in Guangzhou (Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 1994)
Professor and Chief Physician at School of Medicine and Director of Global Health Program at Research Centre For Public Health, Tsinghua University (Master of Tropical Health 1992)
Codelco-Fangyuan Research Fellow (PhD – metallurgy 1999)
Global Chair, KPMG Global China Practice; Head of Infrastructure, KPMG China (Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) 1992)
Karen Yih
Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Starbucks China (Bachelor of Commerce 1993)
Chief Strategy Officer at Tencent Music Entertainment Group (Bachelor of Commerce 2001)