Queensland University of Technology

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a ‘real world’ focus. We are one of Australia’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. We undertake high-impact research in selected areas with a view to achieve significant public, commercial and practical benefit for the community and for our partners.

Research is by its very nature global and today's challenges require input from multi-disciplinary teams within Australia and beyond. One of our key ambitions is to expand internationalisation of research including engagement with global research centres. We have strong links with a number of international organisations and research institutions.

Why study research at QUT?

QUT is well known as “the university for the real world” due to our

  • high-impact, transdisciplinary research
  • strong partnerships with industry, end users and professions
  • unique focus on technology and innovation

Our research students and alumni are entrepreneurial agents of change, overcoming the challenges of today while shaping the environments and economies of the future.

Learn more about QUT’s research vision and how our research makes a real difference to people’s lives.

Research areas and strengths

Research students enrol through one of QUT’s six faculties and may also be affiliated with one or more of our multidisciplinary research centres and institutes.

Faculty research areas:

Available funding options

The GOstralia! Research Centre in cooperation with QUT award exclusive PhD full tution fee scholarships open to all faculties. More information

Prospective students can apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher. More information


"My research group is located at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. I am very happy with my supervisors! They are great, patient and always have time for their students. They give good feedback and are making sure you don’t do useless things. They support you if you want to go to a conference or if you have new ideas.  IHBI is a collaborative medical research institute, which is well connected to other institutes and hospitals in the city. Great location for research. You are collaborating with partners, interacting with group members and get regularly a feedback or new input." [Zum Bericht]
Maria K., PhD Candidate, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation