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.

The deep expertise that exists within UQ and IIT-Delhi 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

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