Why Give?

Individuals including our alumni give to The University of Queensland knowing that they are supporting one of Australia’s great research universities. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the University’s impact is already felt globally through: graduates becoming leaders in their professions and communities, research that is improving human health, and the discovery of solutions to create a healthy planet.

The University of Queensland has great foundations, but strives to build an even brighter future through improving the learning experience for our students, developing high impact graduates, and undertaking more research that contributes to overall global wellbeing and prosperity.

With increased competition for public funds and a decrease in government funding, universities are relying more on private gifts from alumni, the community, and industry to bridge the gap that will support the University’s ambitious goals of knowledge leadership for a better world.

Your decision to give is important. When you make a gift to UQ you not only help to sustain critical programs and research, you also help provide an education and scholarships for students who may otherwise not be able to study due to financial barriers.

The research performed at UQ leads to advances in human health, building sustainable communities, and creating solutions for a healthy planet. So giving to the University has a positive impact within our Queensland borders and globally. Some UQ innovations and achievements include:

  • Lifesaving Gardasil® - cervical cancer vaccine that is approved for use in 121 countries and expected to save 250,000 lives annually.
  • The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program – preventing child abuse and improving children’s mental health has reached more than seven million children and their families in 25 countries.
  • GroundProbe mine safety technology used by some of the world’s largest mining companies.
  • The Nanopatch - a needle free drug delivery technique.

Enables our museums and library to display, care and preserve our cultural assets and collections for future generations.

Strengthens the value of a UQ degree. Your gift demonstrates pride in your alma mater and is an investment in future generations. As UQ climbs the global rankings and its reputation improves, we attract high achieving students and world-class academic staff performing life-changing research that benefits society, and we are better able to develop qualified graduates who are becoming leaders in their field.

Influence others. Your gift is a vote of confidence that becomes critical when we ask individuals, industry, foundations and government for support. The private support raised and the number of alumni who give back to UQ are factors that other potential donors contemplate when they are considering a gift.

Visit ‘Your Gift in Action’ to see how your gift can make an impact.