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Partner Engagement Framework

The Partner Engagement Framework (PEF) measures UQ’s engagement with 418 international partner universities from 49 countries.

The PEF has been updated with 2015 results measuring performance and engagement across 17 learning, discovery and engagement indicators, results are presented on a sliding scale to demonstrate low, medium and high engagement.

Go to PEF interactive dashboard

You will need your UQ username and password to access the dashboard.

Please note the dashboard is not viewable on your mobile device at present. Plans for mobile-compatibility are underway.

The number of partners in the 2015 PEF has expanded from 345 in 2014 to 418 in 2015. The PEF includes partners from the following areas:

  • University partners with whom the University has an active signed agreement (MOU, MOA, Letter of Intent) as per the Global Engagement agreements database
  • Universitas 21
  • McDonnell International Scholars Academy
  • edX
  • Partners with significant project collaborations as per UQ’s Research Master database.

Indicators include graphs highlighting the five year trends and detailed reporting is available via the UQ Reportal, allowing users to rank partners and apply filters to analyse performance. The dashboard also now provides the option of selecting the specific comparison year so that staff are able to see changes to specific activities over defined timeframes. The PEF will be updated annually and depending on the availability of data finalised in the first quarter of the year.

The PEF is a valuable resource when engaging with partners, assessing impact of engagement and tracking outcomes. The framework allows The University to assess areas of current strength, potential future engagement and where further development is needed to maximise the mutual benefit made possible by these partnerships.

UQ Global Engagement can provide a range of advice, tools and resources to support international engagement and partnership activities. If you have any questions about the PEF Dashboard or other Global Engagement resources, please contact global.engagement@uq.edu.au.

The PEF is continuing to evolve with the following enhancements made in 2015.

  • The number of partners has been expanded from 345 to 418
  • A comparison year has been included allowing the user to select a comparison year from 2010 to 2014 to benchmark against 2015
  • Percentage variance column has been added
  • Links to publications datasets InCitesTM and SciVal have been included.

The UQ Reports button on the dashboard links to a range of international resources including Country Engagement Briefs, Library Publications Reports, Market Intelligence and Trip Reports.

The InCites and SciVal buttons link to publications reporting tools available to all UQ staff. For more information please contact the UQ Library’s Scholarly Communication and Repository Services.

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Partner results are converted to a score from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest. The score is a pro rata of the partner result compared to the high engagement cap for each indicator. The score is presented on a sliding scale to demonstrate low, medium and high engagement. More information on indicator composition, high engagement cap and data source is listed below.

Learning Indicators

1 – Student Exchange
Composition  Number of inbound and outbound semester exchanges between the selected partner and UQ each year.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 50 semester exchanges (inbound and outbound) for the year.
Data source Business Objects - Inbound exchange data sourced from Student current 5 year Trend universe and Outbound exchange sourced from Student applications universe.
2 – Study Abroad
Composition  Number of study abroad students (head count) from the selected partner.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 50 students
Data source IBusiness Objects - Student official 5 year trend universe.
3 – Undergraduate
Composition Number of international students (head count) from the selected partner enrolled in UQ undergraduate programs.  
Measurement High engagement is capped at 150 students.
Data source Business Objects - Student official 5 year trend universe.
4 – Postgraduate Coursework
Composition Number of international students (head count) from the selected partner enrolled in UQ postgraduate coursework programs.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 100 students 
Data source Business Objects - Student official 5 year trend universe 
5 – Sponsored students
Composition Total dollar value of student fees funded by UQ for alumni / former students of the partner institution enrolled in research and coursework programs between 2011 and 2015 (either paid via a Third Party Contract (TPC) or fully waived). As such, data includes tuition fee sponsorships only and excludes additional support in the form of stipends and bursaries for example.
Measurement High engagement is capped at $250,000. 
Data source Business Objects –Student official 5 year trend and Student Tuition Fees universes.

Discovery Indicators

6 – Research Higher Degree
Composition  Total number of students (head count) enrolled in UQ research programs (MPhil or PhD) from the selected partner.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 20 students
Data source Business Objects -Student current 5 year trend universe
7 – Joint Publications – Engineering and Technology
Composition  Number of joint Engineering and Technology publications with the selected partner. Engineering and Technology as defined by Times Higher Education GIPP (Global Institutional Profiles Project) discipline code. Joint publications have been reported across the six Times Higher Education disciplines to reflect the breadth of engagement between UQ and the partner.
Measurement High engagement for Engineering and Technology joint publications is capped at 30 publications per year.
Data source IncitesTM, Thomson Reuters (2015) on 4 April 2016. Web of Science – Organisations report, with “University of Queensland” in the Collaborations with Organisations field, excluding “Australia” in the Location field, “GIPP” in the Schema field, “Engineering and Technology” in the Research Area field.
8 – Joint Publications – Life Sciences
Composition Number of joint Life Sciences publications with the selected partner. Life Sciences as defined by Times Higher Education GIPP (Global Institutional Profiles Project) discipline code. Joint publications have been reported across the six Times Higher Education disciplines to reflect the breadth of engagement between UQ and the partner.
Measurement High engagement for Life Sciences joint publications is capped at 100 publications per year.
Data source IncitesTM, Thomson Reuters (2015) on 4 April 2016. Web of Science – Organisations report, with “University of Queensland” in the Collaborations with Organisations field, excluding “Australia” in the Location field, “GIPP” in the Schema field, and “Life Sciences” in the Research Area field.
9 – Joint Publications – Physical Sciences
Composition Number of joint Physical Sciences publications with the selected partner. Physical Sciences as defined by Times Higher Education GIPP (Global Institutional Profiles Project) discipline code. Joint publications have been reported across the six Times Higher Education disciplines to reflect the breadth of engagement between UQ and the partner.
Measurement High engagement for Physical Sciences joint publications is capped at 30 publications per year.
Data source IncitesTM, Thomson Reuters (2015) on 4 April 2016. Web of Science – Organisations report, with “University of Queensland” in the Collaborations with Organisations field, excluding “Australia” in the Location field, “GIPP” in the Schema field, and “Physical Sciences” in the Research Area field.
10 – Joint Publications – Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health
Composition Number of joint Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health publications with the selected partner. Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health as defined by Times Higher Education GIPP (Global Institutional Profiles Project) discipline code. Joint publications have been reported across the six Times Higher Education disciplines to reflect the breadth of engagement between UQ and the partner.
Measurement High engagement for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health joint publications is capped at 100 publications per year.
Data source IncitesTM, Thomson Reuters (2015) on 4 April 2016. Web of Science – Organisations report, with “University of Queensland” in the Collaborations with Organisations field, excluding “Australia” in the Location field, “GIPP” in the Schema field, and “Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health” in the Research Area field.
11 – Joint Publications – Arts and Humanities
Composition Number of joint Arts and Humanities publications with the selected partner. Arts and Humanities as defined by Times Higher Education GIPP (Global Institutional Profiles Project) discipline code. Joint publications have been reported across the six Times Higher Education disciplines to reflect the breadth of engagement between UQ and the partner.
Measurement High engagement for Arts and Humanities joint publications is capped at 10 publications per year.
Data source IncitesTM, Thomson Reuters (2015) on 4 April 2016. Web of Science – Organisations report, with “University of Queensland” in the Collaborations with Organisations field, excluding “Australia” in the Location field, “GIPP” in the Schema field, and “Arts and Humanities” in the Research Area field.
12 – Joint Publications – Social Sciences
Composition Number of joint Social Sciences publications with the selected partner. Social Sciences as defined by Times Higher Education GIPP (Global Institutional Profiles Project) discipline code. Joint publications have been reported across the six Times Higher Education disciplines to reflect the breadth of engagement between UQ and the partner.
Measurement High engagement for Social Sciences joint publications is capped at 20 publications per year.
Data source IncitesTM, Thomson Reuters (2015) on 4 April 2016. Web of Science – Organisations report, with “University of Queensland” in the Collaborations with Organisations field, excluding “Australia” in the Location field, “GIPP” in the Schema field, and “Social Sciences” in the Research Area field.
13 – Research Project Collaborations
Composition Number of research project collaborations with the selected partner.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 10 projects.
Data source Business Objects - Research projects universe.

Engagement Indicators

14 – Alumni
Composition  Number of international alumni for the selected country. Includes individuals who completed an entire UQ degree or commenced an exchange program at UQ prior to the reported year or within the reported year. Country is based on alumni's residential address and numbers will change depending on the relocation of Alumni.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 3,000 alumni.
Data source Raiser's Edge - UQ's Alumni and Community database
15 – Philanthropy
Composition  International donations received, including UQ Alumni and non alumni individuals and organisations. Country is based on donor's main address at time funds were received.
Measurement High engagement is capped at $100,000.
Data source Raiser's Edge - UQ's Alumni and Community database
16 – Academic Staff
Composition Number of academic staff that were born in the selected country, the report excludes casuals.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 200.
Data source Business Objects - Staff official all trend universe
17 – Partners
Composition Number of partners UQ has agreements with in the selected country, only includes partners listed on the Global Engagement database.
Measurement High engagement is capped at 40 partners.
Data source UQ Global Engagement