Global Development Hub

Are you a UQ community member interested in global development work? Join UQ's Global Development Hub

The UQ Global Development (GD) Hub harnesses UQ’s wealth and diverse breadth of expertise to provide opportunities and solve challenges globally. Through the GD Hub, you can connect with a community of like-minded UQ academics, researchers, development practitioners and students across a range of disciplines, faculties and institutes who are either currently engaged in, or holding an interest in, global development work.

The GD Hub will be supported by academic theme leads across six key areas, as well as a Global Development Hub coordinator.  The UQ International Development team will also lend support to the Hub as needed with technical leadership, training and capacity building, management and research. 

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The Hub promotes the capabilities of UQ’s expertise across six broad thematic areas. 

Our themes

As part of UQ's Global Development Impact Plan, we have identified six strategic themes which are relevant to development sector priorities. Explore our strengths in each of the areas listed below. 

Theme Leads

Global Development Theme Lead roles have been established to propel the implementation of the Global Development Impact Plan. 

We're recruiting Global Development Theme Leads

Working collaboratively across key themes, the Global Development Theme Leads will be passionate about global development and build collaboration across UQ, lead activities that secure funded global development projects and support International Development business development and project activities. These roles will be recruiting for the themes; agriculture; health; governance and public policy; energy and resources; and innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Global development offers significant opportunities to demonstrate the real-world application of UQ expertise and capabilities.

Through program delivery, innovation, policy and advisory services, our activities enable UQ to build and sustain engagement in key countries while delivering meaningful benefits to communities around the world. Few other endeavours have the potential to deliver such significant and lasting impacts.

As a member of the Hub, you will have access to:

  • a community of like-minded UQ academics, researchers, development practitioners and students
  • monthly newsletter providing updates of global development across UQ
  • feature in the Global Development Impact Plan annual report
  • cross-disciplinary resources and information
  • the latest grant funding, collaboration and tender opportunities 
  • career development opportunities
  • networking events and meetings
  • apply your expertise to make a real impact in global communities

Whether you have experience in development activities, or just want to learn more, please express your interest in joining the Hub. 

Register your interest in the Hub 

A range of online tools, resources and reports will be available to Hub members to help you identify opportunities for collaboration.

You will need your UQ username and password to access these resources.

The UQ Global Development Hub supports the implementation of UQ’s global development objectives as outlined in UQ's Global Development Impact Plan.

The Global Engagement intranet provides access to:

  • UQ's Global Development Impact Plan
  • Submissions to express interest in having your global development work showcase within the inaugural Global Development at UQ end of year report 2021.
  • The China-Global Development network staff contact list and engagement opportunities.

Global Development Resources

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Global Development Impact Plan (2021-2025)

The Impact Plan sets out a whole-of-UQ vision for delivering significant global impact within the development sector through the combined expertise of UQ International Development and the broader Global Engagement & Entrepreneurship (GE&E) Office, schools, faculties, institutes, and central units. You can access the Plan on the Global Engagement intranet