UQ and India

Addressing global challenges

UQ's valued relationship with India has been strengthened by decades of academic and industry partnerships, student mobility, and commercialisation opportunities. We collaborate with a range of Indian organisations – including a joint PhD program with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi – to ensure our research and innovation delivers change to people throughout India, Australia and beyond.

Fast facts

India students


Indian students enrolled at UQ

India co-publications


India-UQ co-publications

India academic staff


academic staff born in India

India project collabs


research project collaborations

India alumni


alumni in India

India agreements


agreements with 30 official partners

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Collaboration in action

  • A partnership between The University of Queensland and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) will pave the way for students and academics to address issues affecting India, Australia and global communities. 
  • University of Queensland Chancellor Mr Peter Varghese has called for education to be a ‘flagship sector’ as Australia seeks to lift trade and investment ties with India.
  • 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.
  • More than 20 international students from The University of Queensland had their moment to shine at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law’s International Scholarships Dinner.
  • Twenty UQ journalism students, two staff, four days of travel through three different countries, seven days of reporting in Jaipur India, and more than 60 original multimedia stories posted to our website.

    Now that’s how you learn to be a foreign correspondent.
  • Nestled in the Manali Valley at the foothills of the Indian Himalayas is the Lady Willingdon Hospital, a small but busy facility with a unique philosophy: no patient will be turned away, no matter their race, religion, age, sex or financial situation.


Indian students at UQ

Indian students are among the top 3 largest international cohorts at UQ, with PhD studies, the Post Graduate BusinessBachelor of Engineering, among the most popular program choices.

The UQ Indian Student Club (UQISC) also supports Indian students and provides a platform to celebrate Indian culture with festivals, DJ and movie nights, Chai nights, games and social sports, educational workshops and Meet and Greets.

Video: Indian students studying at UQ



UQ has 1,872 alumni living in India. Alumni in India or with strong links to India include:

Described as ‘the Father of Indian Mineral Processing’; International Alumnus of the Year 2016 (Doctor of Philosophy in Mineral Engineering 1966)
Lyricist, film dialogue writer, and computer engineer (Doctor of Philosophy – Computer Science 2008)