Goal-directed, multidisciplinary and transnational
The UQ – IITD Academy of Research (UQIDAR) is a transnational collaborative joint-PhD program that supports research in multi-disciplinary areas.

Addressing grand challenges

UQIDAR will enrol bright and talented students in a joint PhD, with supervision from both institutions. It is anticipated that the majority of students will be recruited in Delhi (i-students) and there will be a small cohort of Australia- anchored scholars (a-students)
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 including strategic oversight, operational management, quality assurance, duty of care of students, and compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act and relevant Australian and Indian government policy including research ethics.

I believe we can combine UQ and IIT-Delhi’s complementary strengths and find solutions to the biggest challenges of our time. From the outset, the focus will be on problems that need to be solved. This research partnership will benefit students, and it will add value to researchers, industry, our institutions and our countries.

Professor Peter Høj AC
Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Queensland

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
Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi