Partners for change: achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility goals with UQ

Maximise your organisation's social, environmental and economic impact by partnering with UQ, a global top-50 university and internationally renowned research institution. 

Gain access to leading-edge ideas and knowledge, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and some of the world's best research talent.

Be part of successful research endeavours, provide vital seed funding to launch the next big idea or support UQ students in need.

At UQ, our mission is to deliver for the public good through excellence in education, research and engagement with our partners and local communities, and we want to help others do the same.

Our experienced team will work closely with you, to help you reach your company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. 

Together, we can create impact locally and globally

Contact us to see how we can help you achieve your vision for a better world.
Corporate Philanthropy and CSR
csr@uq.edu.au

Research Partnerships 
Paul Nicholls, Executive Director Research Partnerships
paul.nicholls@uq.edu.au
 

Achieving your Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UQ is a leader in health research, including brain health, vaccine development, biomedical engineering, molecular biosciences, indigenous health and exercise science.
UQ plays an important role shaping the future by developing the next generation of leaders, locally and globally. Scholarships and dedicated programs support students in need.
As a hub for research in social sciences and sustainable development within the Asia-Pacific, UQ has an international focus showcased through partnerships with more than 360 global institutions.
Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at UQ. We are at the forefront of research and education in food and water security, sustainable energy, climate change and conservation biology.

The impact of partnering

Advancing bushfire prevention technology | SDG 13: Climate Action
Advancing bushfire prevention technology | SDG 13: Climate Action
Annie Lewin, Senior Director of Advocacy and Head of Asia Pacific, Google.Org

“Google.org, Google’s philanthropy arm, brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges—combining funding, innovation, in-kind giving, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide the opportunity for everyone.

We believe that the best answers come from those closest to the problem, so helping social impact organisations that understand the local context well, and apply scalable, data-driven innovation will enable them to solve some of the world's biggest challenges.

We are proud to support Professor Hamish McGowan and his team at The University of Queensland as they chart new territory in bushfire detection. The team is harnessing AI technology to better understand bushfire data, which will set the stage for more solutions to help communities, save lives and protect wildlife. This project is an excellent demonstration of how organisations can use these cutting-edge technologies to benefit society at large.”

Professor Hamish McGowan, Geographer and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Queensland

“Google.org has generously supported our bushfire hazard detection research with a $1.34 million grant and by providing us with the chance to work with some of the world’s best software developers and engineers. Without this support, a project like ours just wouldn’t go ahead – it’s that simple. 

What I find really impressive is Google’s vision: they look at new approaches that haven’t been seen before! They are willing to support great research, novel ideas, exciting innovation, and they stand behind that support wholeheartedly. 

From a researcher’s perspective, what more could we ask for? It’s brilliant!”