UQ and Indonesia

Asia-Pacific partners

After more than 50 years of close collaboration, UQ is one of the most engaged international universities with Indonesia, with particularly strong ties with the University of Indonesia and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. Through our research synergies – particularly food and water security, energy and resource management, and governance – we are creating a healthier, happier, and more sustainable future.

Fast facts



526

Indonesian students enrolled at UQ


111

Indonesia-UQ co-publications


8

academic staff born in Indonesia


6

research project collaborations


2,818

alumni in Indonesia


32

agreements with 18 official partners

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Collaboration in action

  • Following his involvement in collaborative research with Australian colleagues during his masters degree, Rian was determined to pursue a PhD in Australia through an Australia Awards Scholarship. He decided to attend The University of Queensland (UQ), largely because of Brisbane's pleasant climate and the availability of academic supervisors who were experts numerical modelling, environmental design, and civil engineering.
  • 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).
  • ​The University of Queensland are proud to host the first cohort of Indonesian students under the new Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) scholarship program. The program, funded by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, provides Indonesian students the opportunity to study abroad for a semester at a top international institution.

  • Following a competitive selection process, 5 outstanding initiatives have received funding totalling $47,000 in the latest UQ Global Strategy and Partnership Seed Funding Scheme.
  • Studying at UQ enriched my experience working with diverse individuals worldwide.

  • Following the competitive selection process, nine outstanding initiatives have received funding totalling $76,660 in the latest UQ Global Strategy and Partnership Seed Funding Scheme.

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Alumni

Indonesia is home to a large UQ alumni network - UQ has 2,818 alumni living in Indonesia. Alumni with significant links to Indonesia include:

Research Professor in Microbiology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and member of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences; 2014 UQ International Alumnus of the Year (PhD 1989)
STEM-based Innovation, Food Business Management @IPMI International Business School, Jakarta; former Director of the Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture and Pathology Studies at Surya University; and, Research Scientist at Harvard Medical School; 2012 winner of the UNESCO-L'Oreal Women in Science Award (Master of Marine Biology 2005)
Vice Minister of Environmental and Forestry at Ministry of Environmental and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia (PhD 2016). 2021 Australia Awards Indonesia alumnus of the Year.