Research Week

13 - 17 September 2021 (more details to follow soon)



See the 2019 Research Award photographs

Watch the 2019 Research Award videos

Research Week is being held on 16-20 September 2019 and is a celebration of the incredible research and researchers that are based at UQ. Research Week aims to raise awareness of UQ researchers across key stakeholders, including staff, current and prospective students, graduates, industry, government, media and the wider community.

What are we celebrating?

UQ is one of Australia's top research-intensive universities. The Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 assessment rated UQ above and well above world standard in more specialised fields of research than any other Australian university, across 93 disciplines.

UQ research creates change. It contributes to the world and the lives of people living in it from health and humanities to science and sustainability. Visit the UQ Research Impact website to read about how our researchers are driving change in the local and international communities.

Watch the UQ Research video and see how great changes start here at UQ.

Research Week highlights to look out for

A variety of events are held to celebrate and promote research at UQ, including the following:

The Research Awards night (invitation only) is held on Tuesday 17 September and incorporates the Partners in Research Excellence Awards, UQ Foundation Research Excellence and the Awards for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision.

The Three minute thesis (3MT) final is being held on Wednesday 18 September and celebrates the research being conducted by PhD students, asking doctoral candidates to explain their research in three minutes to a non-specialist audience.

The Research Capabilities Showcase is being held on Friday 20 September and is designed to shine the spotlight on the cool technology and infrastructure that power research across UQ and beyond.

What's on

2019 UQ Research Awards (Invitation only)
This event highlights our outstanding researchers and includes the announcement of three prestigious research awards; UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards, Awards for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision and Partners in Research Excellence Awards.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Forum
The inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Forum is being held during UQ Research Week and will engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations about key research questions and opportunities to collaborate and partner with UQ for impact.
The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. All students are welcome to attend the UQ Final Livestream Event at the Red Room on Wednesday 18 September. The registration link to watch the UQ Final Livestream will be available soon.
The future of work. The future of the international order. The future of media.
These are all questions associated with the emerging global order. Listen to three HASS researchers who are tackling grand challenges in a complex and rapidly changing international context. Featuring presentations from Professor Greg Marston, Professor Chris Reus-Smit, and Professor Tom O’Regan.
The premiere showcase event from the Office of Research Infrastructure will bring together practitioners and stakeholders from across the research landscape with one key objective: to turn the lens on UQ's world-class infrastructure and the cutting-edge research it powers. Far from being a run-of-the-mill event, we hope the showcase will turn the spotlight on "the cool side of Research Infrastructure and Tech."
Research Week 2019 is a recognition of the University’s research focus and achievements. Come to workshops and presentations on research tools, platforms, services and strategies and accelerate your success. Click the title for more information.
This Seminar (and associated demonstrations) is part of a series of events taking place during 2019 UQ Research Week. It has been designed to familiarise staff new to the University with the many services available to support UQ research, spanning research grant-getting and management; consulting and research partnerships; research compliance; conduct of research; research data management; metrics; research project accounts; research infrastructure; and research training, among others.

UQ Research has impact