Established connections

The Queensland Government is forging strong ties with Germany, as are Queensland’s universities. These connections build on our shared priorities and also pave the way for potential new collaborations and commercialisations.

Queensland welcomed the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for G20 Brisbane gathering of world leaders in 2014.  Our connections—such as the Accord with the President of the German Bundesrat and Governing Mayor of Berlin (PDF, 640KB)—pave the way for experts from Queensland and Germany to collaborate in science, research, industry and healthcare.

The 2018 Accord (a Joint Declaration of Intent (PDF, 640KB)), enables collaborations in science, research, industry and healthcare. Coordinated by Queensland Health, researchers from Queensland and the Land of Berlin will cooperate and exchange experience in areas such as health and medical research and healthcare system design. Together we are already working on a process to inform the future of health care, medical science and innovation, and medical education and training.

Griffith University, QUT, The University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland each have significant partnerships and collaborations with Germany institutions such as Fraunhofer, Max Planck Institute, the Technical University of Munich and the German Space Agency.

There are many University to University agreements under the Australia–Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme. An initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the scheme fosters research collaboration of the highest quality and supports exchanges for researchers from member universities in Germany and Australia. Forty-one joint Queensland-German university research projects have been funded under this scheme since 2015.

Queensland offers a globally unique proposition

Download or share the Queensland + Germany – Collaborating on Science fact sheet (PDF, 858.3KB) .

Academic Excellence - German Immersion and Extension

The German Immersion and Extension Program (GIEP) is a program of academic excellence at Kenmore State High School and Ferny Grove State High School which offers students an exciting opportunity to develop a very high level of German language proficiency. Brisbane German Language School offers German language courses at St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly.