• The Vice-Chancellors of UQ and Exeter sign the partnership agreement. Photo credit: the University of QueenslandThe Vice-Chancellors of UQ and Exeter sign the partnership agreement. Photo credit: the University of Queensland

UQ and University of Exeter cement new global impact partnership

The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter have reinforced their strong relationship by forming a new partnership designed to bolster their joint global research impact.

The universities will establish the QUEX Institute as part of a wide-reaching Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that is expected to enhance well-established research and people-to-people links between the two universities.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said: “We share a focus on global knowledge leadership and research excellence, supporting positive social and environmental change.”

Working under the overarching banner of ‘Global Sustainability and Wellbeing’, the QUEX Institute will focus on environmental sustainability, healthy ageing, physical activity and nutrition, and act as a cross-continental think-tank to engage with industry, research organisations, governments and funders worldwide.  As well as promoting opportunities for more collaborative research in theses areas, new joint PhD programmes will be offered within the Institute.

Exeter and UQ already enjoy a close working relationship, particularly in science and medical research. In the past five years there have been more than 250 joint publications between the two institutions.

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