- 26% of the School's 2016 enrolments were students from overseas.
- Students come from more than 70 countries, with the highest numbers (measured as equivalent full-time student load) from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Equador, India, Hong Kong, and the United States in that order.
- Student exchange numbers are rising, with greater encouragement for Australian students to have an overseas university experience as part of their UQ degree.
- SCMB has participated in the delivery of UQ degree programs in Brunei and Malaysia.
- Travel grants to attend conferences and undertake collaborative research overseas are available to confirmed research higher degree students.
- Occupational trainees (overseas postgraduate students doing an internship) from many countries are hosted in our labs.
- A global perspective is brought to the content of many of our courses.
- Around a third of the School's 2016 academic staff with continuing appointments obtained their PhD outside Australia.
- Academic staff maintain many international research linkages and frequently travel to meet colleagues at their institutions and at conferences. Reciprocal visits to UQ are hosted on an ongoing basis.
- Early-career researchers can access School travel grants to fund attendance at overseas conferences.
- Research grants funded from overseas include:
- US Dept of Energy Grants (administered by California Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona) looking at the impact of microbes on the release of methane and carbon into the atmosphere (Gene Tyson).
- US National Institute of Health grant (administered by University of California) to Mark Walker on the streptococcus bacterium's transition to invasive pathogen.
- Gates Foundation Explorations Round grant to Paul Young to investigate next-gen diagnostics for field-based surveillance of particular infections in wild mosquitoes.
- Collaborations on health and medical topics under the Queensland-Emory (USA) Development Alliance (Mark Schembri, Al McEwan, Mark Walker).
- Alumni of the School are scattered across the globe and we wish to increase our contact with them to learn of their successes.
- Recent international outreach activities include participation in delegations to Latin America, India, China and Indonesia to explore new linkages.
- The School assigns interrnational development/recruitment service to selected staff who report to the School's Teaching & Learning and RHD Studies committees.
Picture: SCMB international students at a pre-graduation celebration.