Engage with the future of research

Partner with UQ to offer an industry placement

The UQ Higher Degree by Research Industry Placement Program is a training and development activity that provides mutual benefit to both the student and the organisation in which they are placed.

UQ Higher Degree by Research (PhD and MPhil) students have a wide range of high-level analytical, research and communication skills. Undertaking an industry placement allows students to showcase their skills in a real world environment.


An industry placement connects you with the brightest emerging research talent to work on a project- based experience within your organisation. Projects are designed through consultation between UQ, the student, and you and help students to grow and develop, while providing your organisation with research and development outcomes.

Hosting a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student for a placement can bring the latest research practices into your organisation and make a significant contribution to your teams. It also provides your staff with the experience of developing and mentoring emerging researchers.

HDR students bring a range of high-level skills to your organisation such as analysis and problem-solving, experiment design, synthesis of large quantities of data, sorting and evaluating information, critical thinking, organising and communicating ideas and distilling complex concepts into practical applications.