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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:
- Aerospace safety—University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Astrophysics and the German Space Agency (DLR) have a long standing partnership which is helping to address the challenge of space debris.
- Alternative energy from microalgae—The University of Queensland’s Centre for Solar Biotechnology is harnessing the power of the sun using microalgae systems. The Centre has been developed in partnership with the Queensland Government, Siemens (Germany), Bielefeld University (Germany), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), KBR Inc (USA), Neste Oil Corp (Finland), and Cement Australia.
- Antibiotic resistant drugs—The Fraunhofer International Consortium for Anti-Infective Research (iCAIR®) includes Queensland’s Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University partnered with Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM) and the Hannover Medical School to develop solutions for antibiotic resistant drugs.
- Microbiological water quality—CSIRO Land and Water’s Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Technologies Program based in Queensland, has formed the German Australian Joint Cooperation for Water Micro-Biology with Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW, German Water Centre) funded under the BMBF Asia-Pacific Research Area (APRA) programme
- Painkillers—The University of Queensland’s Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD) has a strong history of collaboration with German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim International in cutting-edge pain research
- Tuberculosis vaccine strengthening—JCU’s Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine and Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology have a shared interest in overcoming multi-drug resistant strains of TB.
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
TZW:DVGW - Technologiezentrum Wasser (German Water Centre)
|German-Australian iCAIR project||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology|
|Technical University of Munich||Bielefeld University|
Queensland offers a globally unique proposition
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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.