Industry partners

We work hard to foster strong links with our industry partners.

By collaborating with us you're not only helping to build capacity and expertise within our School but you're also allowing us to make significant contributions to your organisation.

There are many ways to connect with our pool of high-quality students and graduates, and to engage with our world-leading academics and researchers.

If you want to partner with us, email our team at

Student placements and work experience

Student placements

Student placements are embedded in a number of our degree programs, providing students with invaluable practical experience that allows them to hone their skills in a realistic work environment, and to prepare for the challenges of transitioning from university to working life.

In turn, hosts are able to add value to their organisations by engaging enthusiastic and knowledgeable students who bring to the workplace fresh ideas, perspectives and skills, and who can be used as an extra resource for project work or research tasks.

UQ provides insurance for students who undertake unpaid placements.

Work experience

While unpaid work experience isn't a course requirement, we encourage our students to undertake it in their area of interest to enrich their studies and enhance their career prospects.

Interested host organisations generally provide a suitable workplace-based supervisor, and in most cases students are covered by UQ's insurance policy.

Find out more

Find out more about student placements and work experience, including details about insurance cover.

To discuss engaging our students through placements, work experience or other practical learning opportunities, contact our Student Placement Officer:

Phone: +61 7 3346 7822



Offering a scholarship gives you the chance to build a strong relationship with one of our student recipients.

You can create a scholarship through an industry placement or internship, vacation work or a research project.

UQ offers and endorses scholarships to domestic and international students, including the Science International Scholarships

For more information, visit our scholarships and prizes pages.

Research and development

Engage with our experts

Our internationally renowned researchers work closely with industry partners on a wide range of projects and ventures to deliver industry-relevant research and to create change.

Visit our Research pages to find out more about our research, including our strengths and impacts, facilities and equipment, and our centres and groups.

Visit our People pages to find a research expert in your field of interest.

ARC Linkage Programs

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is an independent body established by the Australian Government to advance Australia’s capacity to undertake quality research.

An ARC Linkage Grant is an effective way to leverage your research dollar, giving you access to university expertise to solve the research and development challenges your organisation might face.

Your organisation can partner with our researchers to apply for a grant that, together with a contribution from your organisation, provides the critical mass to get research underway. Our staff will coordinate the paperwork, and the ARC brokers agreements with industry partners that take care of all the statutory requirements.

Contact us

To find out more or to discuss your ideas for research partnerships, email us at

Industry events

Our regular industry events give students and graduates the chance to network with and learn from industry experts.

By attending or speaking at our events, you can raise your organisation's profile within our School community and also meet some of the talented students who are keen to develop their knowledge and gain hands-on practical experience.

View our News and Events pages to see what's happening in our School, and to keep in touch about industry events, guest lectures and opportunities to present.

Professional accreditation

We work with industry associations to ensure our graduates are practising at the highest level possible, and that industry standards are maintained.

Accredited programs include:

Watch our videos

Professor Stuart Phinn's collaboration with Queensland's Department of Science, Information Technolology, and Innovation & New South Wales' Office of Environment Heritage (Vimeo, 1m:33s)

Hear why Tim from GCG employs UQ Occupational Health and Safety Science graduates (YouTube, 1m:27s)

Thinking of studying Environmental Science? Hear what employers look for in graduates
(YouTube, 1m:18s).