More than 20 German university leaders and government representatives converged at The University of Queensland (UQ) last week to discuss and deepen the University’s engagement with the state of Bavaria.
Public service is not usually the first career path MBA students think of, much less foreign affairs. For Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, however, it has offered the chance to invest in business, development, culture, and human rights – all with the goal of world peace.
This summer, the TC Beirne School of Law took fifteen Bachelor of Laws students to study in Indonesia. The students embarked on a two-week trip to study Indonesia’s efforts at fighting corruption. Exploring issues of anti-corruption, integrity and corporate governance in Indonesia, the students mixed academic study with field-based learning.
As a former national swimming champion and high-achieving student with an internship in a senator’s office already under this belt, Alex Williams exemplifies the title of ‘all-rounder’. The University of Queensland Bachelor of Arts/Laws student will add another impressive achievement to his CV this year, having recently arrived in Indonesia to begin a semester abroad at Universitas Indonesia (UI) under the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program.
UQ alumnus Clarissa Rios is working to champion economic empowerment in developing countries. She is a UN Women’s Empower Women Global Champion and founded Ekpapalek, a not-for-profit that seeks to empower Latin American professionals. Clarissa discusses how UQ and specifically the ilab at UQ program helped shape her journey.
Shehenaz Ismail's pride in teaching psychology in the Maldives shines through when she describes her work.
The University of Queensland Master of Counselling graduate is a lecturer at the Maldives National University, teaching neuropsychology, forensic psychology, cognitive psychology, and counselling psychology.
This month, UQ museum studies students have travelled to Vietnam to gain an in-depth understanding of the key issues and challenges facing museums and heritage institutions in the post-socialist state.
Amidst the heat and humidity, armed with cameras and field journals, 18 third-year architecture students embarked on a 10-day study program to the UNESCO cultural world heritage site of George Town, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang.
The University of Queensland’s Centre for Nutrition and Food Science has celebrated its collaborative relationship with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) by naming an acclaimed food researcher Honorary Professor.
Congratulations to the UQ Malaysian Student Association (UQMSA) who were the recipients of the 2016 Australia Malaysia Business Council Queensland (AMBCQ) Annual Ball Young Member of the Year award for their outstanding contribution to the Malaysian community in Brisbane.
Corporate law associate and University of Queensland (UQ) Fellow Karim Issa has spent the weekend in Hong Kong to promote political, economic, and cultural relations. The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (extended major in Chinese) graduate was selected as UQ’s delegate to the Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD), held on 28-31 October.
With support from the UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme coordinated by UQ Global Engagement, Associate Professor Eva Abal from UQ's Global Change Institute recently led an Australian Water Mission to explore possibilities for collaborative water management projects and capability transfer with Indian partners from industry, government and civil society.
Associate Professor Dr Graeme Were from The University of Queensland's School of Social Science received an outstanding achievement award from the Socialist Government of Vietnam for his support of Vietnamese culture, sport and tourism.
The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) has recently been awarded a grant of $39,985 to support establishing a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Mining in Bogota by the Australian Government through the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
University of Queensland experts will head to Brazil and Colombia to join the frontline in the battle against zika virus by sharing research expertise in mapping emerging disease hot-spots and identifying at-risk communities.