Queensland Universities’ 2018

Connecting Queensland’s Researchers:

Networking for Innovation

5:00pm – 7:00pm, Monday 30 July

Customs House, Brisbane

Thank you to all who came to this event and made it a fantastic evening!



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A consortium of eight Queensland Universities have come together with Trade and Investment Queensland to host a free networking function to increase connections with emerging and experienced researchers, innovators, and businesses.

Connecting Queensland’s Researchers was formally opened at 5:00pm by the Honourable Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, and Minister for the Commonwealth Games.

This event provided an opportunity to converse over drinks and canapes with a select cohort of Queensland’s international postgraduate research students and alumni, along with invited guests from industry organisations, businesses, national companies, and government bodies.

Further information

Connecting Queensland’s Researchers will conclude the EQUIP Researchers Conference. Both of these events are part of a state-wide project that aims to:

  • Establish a network of international ambassadors for Queensland;
  • Build cultural competency and global citizenship capabilities in Queensland’s PhD and Masters by Research students; and
  • Equip our research students with the necessary professional capabilities and leadership skills to advance Queensland.

This event is part of the HDR1 Experience and Employability Project, designed to equip Queensland’s postgraduate research students with the professional capabilities and employability skills valued by Queensland employers.

It has a particular focus on the 3,300+ international postgraduate research students who make significant contributions to the development of transnational networks and the advancement of research in Queensland.

Click here for conference details.
Click here for information about the project.
Click here for details on the project context and alignment with the state and national agendas.
Click here for an overview of how the project advances Queensland.

1HDR stands for Higher Degree Research. In Australia, our HDR students (known as ‘candidates’) are completing a research degree, usually referring to a PhD. Click here for more information on what this means.