Queensland is fast becoming a global research and innovation hub in the Asia–Pacific with significant investment in infrastructure, and attracting talent and collaboration partners.

Our collaborations have more than doubled in the past decade. The data shows the resulting joint publications have 4.25 times higher impact than the global average (Elsevier SciVal and departmental analysis).

Some recent examples:


The Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative supports scientific research in Queensland through a suite of programs designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future, and provides funding assistance and financial incentives.

GrantConnect, the Australian Government’s grants information system, provides details of the many grants available including those supporting international research collaborations.

Some of our key German partners

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

German Aerospace Center (DLR)


German Water CentreTZW:DVGW - Technologiezentrum Wasser (German Water Centre)

Fraunhofer International Consortium for Anti-infective ResearchGerman-Australian iCAIR projectKarlsruher Institut for TechnologieKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Technical University of MunichTechnical University of MunichUniversity of BielefeldBielefeld University

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.