About the Not If, When campaign

What is the campaign?

Over our 110-year history, the partnership between donors and UQ has had an extraordinary impact on our community, Queensland, Australia, and the world.

In October 2017, UQ launched our first comprehensive campaign – Not If, When – the Campaign to Create Change.

The campaign provided a platform for the community to partner with UQ to provide greater access to higher education for all, advance research and enrich students’ lives.

The campaign surpassed the initial $500 million goal one year ahead of schedule, closing with over $607 million in donations from more than 16,600 members of the UQ community – half of whom were UQ graduates.

While Not If, When - the Campaign to Create Change has come to a close, UQ's philanthropic efforts will continue to play a powerful role in the University's future missions. 

Message from the Chairs

Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS and Mrs Caroline Frazer
Not If, When - the Campaign to Create Change Co-Chairs (2017-2020)

We truly believe the strongest partnerships are when we all work together and Not If, When campaign was the very embodiment of this.

The support from our community has been truly inspiring to witness. So many individuals, families and organisations stepped forward in support UQ's programs and in turn enabled us to far exceed our ambitious goal of $500 million.

Together with you, we have created opportunities for students, invested in world-class teaching staff and facilities and advanced research in innovation, environment and health.

We still have so much to do, but in working together to find solutions to these global challenges, we won't have to ask 'if' the future we dream of is possible - only 'when'.