QUEX International Symposium

Fostering Global Sustainability and Wellbeing

UQ and the University of Exeter (Exeter) will host the QUEX International Symposium: Fostering Global Sustainability and Wellbeing in July 2019.

The QUEX Institute is a flagship initiative of UQ and Exeter, to foster collaboration between students, researchers and professional staff through exchange opportunities and research grants schemes.

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Key themes

The Symposium will focus on the QUEX Institute’s three interdisciplinary themes below, while also broadening to explore minerals in a sustainable world.

Healthy Ageing
Environmental sustainability
Physical activity and nutrition

Keynote speakers

Professor Peter Høj AC
Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland
Sir Steve Smith
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter
Mr Mark Tucker Evans
Chief Executive, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland
A/Prof Robyn Littlewood
Director, Health Services Research, Centre for Children’s Health Research and UQ Associate Professor


Time Activity
8:30 – 9:00am  Registration 
9:00 – 9:10am Welcome Address: Professor Peter Høj AC, President and Vice-Chancellor, UQ
9:10 – 9:20am Welcome Address: Professor Sir Steve Smith, President and Vice-Chancellor, Exeter
9:20 – 11:10am Session One: Healthy Ageing 
11:10 – 11:35pm Networking and Morning Tea
11:35am – 1:30pm Session Two: Environmental Sustainability
1:30 – 2:30pm Networking lunch
2:30 – 4:15pm Session Three: Physical Activity and Nutrition
4:20 - 4:55pm Session Four: Minerals in a Sustainable World  
4:55 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks by Professor Tim Dunne, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UQ
5:15 – 8:00pm Welcome Reception at UQ Art Museum 

Time Activity
9:30 – 10:00am  Registration 
10:00 – 11:00pm Parallel workshop sessions
11:00 – 12:30pm Joint Session: Engaging Industry and Funding Agencies
12:30 – 1:30pm  Networking lunch
1:30 – 2:30pm Joint Session: Influencing media and stakeholder engagement
2:30 – 3:30pm Parallel workshop sessions

Event contact

For more information about the QUEX International Symposium, contact

Ms Simone Barnhill, International Visits and Events Officer, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, UQ

+61 7 3365 6998