Goal-directed, multidisciplinary and transnational 

The University of Queensland–IIT Delhi Academy of Research (UQIDAR) is a transnational collaborative joint-PhD program that supports research in multi-disciplinary areas. 

UQIDAR will enrol bright and talented students in a joint PhD, with supervision from both institutions. The majority of students will be recruited in Delhi (i-students) and there will be a small cohort of Australian domestic scholars (q-students).

Vision and objectives

UQIDAR will attract the best global talent, including high-achieving students, academics, researchers and scientists.

Governance and leadership

UQIDAR is governed by a Joint Venture Board (JVB). A number of committees sit under the JVB and are tasked with responsibilities.

    Capturing opportunities to grow our research community and creating high-value jobs of the future is a key priority for IITD. We want to make India a key player in the higher education sector internationally, and we are committed to building a strong culture of collaboration with one of the best institutions in Australia.

    Professor V. Ramgopal Rao

    Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
      The deep expertise that exists within UQ and IITD is ready, willing and able to help respond to the great challenges of our times – whether that be climate change, natural disasters, famine or a virus. The partnership between our two universities is focused on strengthening multi-disciplinary research collaboration as we seek to find solutions to these types of threats.

      Professor Deborah Terry AO

      President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland

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