We have the recognition from the Federal Government in its Excellence in Research initiative, as being world-class in areas such as Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences and Nursing. And we are proud to expand our presence and research impact beyond the Australian shores.
CQUniversity believes that a university can never be truly great unless it is a research intensive university. Whilst we currently boast strong research partnerships with national researchers, our linkages with international researchers are expanding and equally thriving to new heights.
Our collaborations with researchers in China and their respective networks stand as some of our best, and are a reflection of our commitment to research and innovation that have an impact on the communities we serve and those around the globe.
A remarkable initiative is the collaboration between CQUniversity’s International Education Research Centre (IERC) and the Sino-Canadian International College (SCIC) of China’s Guangxi University. Led by Associate Professor Alison Owens, Director of IERC and Professor Qin Chengqiang, Dean of SCIC, the initiative will explore research into intercultural communication, international education and entrepreneurial pedagogies.
Another is the ongoing collaboration between CQUniversity’s Centre for Railway Engineering (CRE) and China’s Dalian Jiatong University (DJU) on research on the dynamics of long heavy haul trains. Both universities are keen to work on designing shared education delivery models for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in railway engineering.
Rail transport is powering into the future as a sustainable, efficient means of moving freight and people. Led by Professor Colin Cole, Director of CRE, and strengthened by our strong partnerships with national railway owners and peak bodies across Australia, CQUniversity’s CRE will soar ahead with research and development of ‘trains with brains’.
In September 2011 CQUniversity’ Centre for Plant and Water Science (CPWS) had the pleasure of hosting three delegates from China’s Beijing University of Agriculture (BUA), one of the most dynamic universities in China, with its departments of Horticulture and Agri-engineering and Agriculture Economics being renowned for both teaching and research.
Professor Younian Wang, President of BUA, accompanied by his senior colleagues, Professor Kefeng Liu, Dean of the Urban and Rural Development College and Professor Fang Liu, Deputy Dean of the College of Economics Management, visited CQUniversity Rockhampton to learn about the Australian higher education and research systems and to explore opportunities for future collaborations.
The research areas of mutual interest particularly relate to urban agriculture development, with the emphasis on issues in water, energy, pollution control and peri-urban development of agriculture and horticulture in China and Australia.
CQUniversity is making an impact and contributing to shaping the future with our commitment in excellence in research and innovation. We invite international students and research enthusiasts from all over the world to explore our research programs and current projects, and what CQUniversity Australia has to offer.