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


Indonesian students enrolled at UQ


Indonesia-UQ co-publications


academic staff born in Indonesia


research project collaborations


alumni in Indonesia


agreements with 19 official partners

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Collaboration in action

  • Hasto Budi Santoso reflects on his teaching practices. Hasto is an English teacher at SMPN 2 Tarakan, Kalimantan, Indonesia. He was recently invited by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Government of Indonesia, to participate in a fully customised professional development program for Indonesian teachers at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education in Brisbane, Australia.
  • University of Queensland researchers have partnered with institutes in Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam to investigate the prevalence of mental disorders in adolescents.
  • Chloe Widmaier is in her first week at law firm Ashurst, and studying at night to finish this semester’s work. She’ll soon graduate with a Bachelor of Laws with a Diploma of Languages in Chinese.
  • Eleven collaborative research projects have been approved for $73,425 in funding in the second round of the 2018 UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme. A total of 28 eligible applications were received for this round amounting to more than $220,000 in requested funding.
  • International student and graduation valedictorian Yasmin Larasati has taken full advantage of the creative and cultural opportunities offered by university life in Brisbane.
  • Nine collaborative research projects have been approved for $74,524 in funding in the first round of the 2018 UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme.



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.