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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Science agreements—a snapshot

Leading Queensland and Chinese scientists are partnering on issues of global significance such as food security, energy research, and better diagnosis and treatments for dementia.

Underpinning these research and industry collaborations are strategic science agreements with the:

These agreements build on our shared priorities and also pave the way for potential new opportunities for collaboration and commercialisation.

Missions, delegations and workshops

Over the years, Queensland and China have participated in a number of inbound and outbound visits. Outbound missions to China strengthen current agreements and help to identify potential new collaborations. Queensland also hosts a number of delegations from China, with related conferences and workshops showcasing our state’s research and technology strengths.


Photo of Queensland's former Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch, with Professors Ronald Quinn and Debra Henly and Dr Yun Feng

June 2015: From left, Queensland's former Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy, The Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP, Eskitis Institute Foundation Director Professor Ronald Quinn AM, Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences), Professor Debra Henly and Dr Yun Feng, also from the Eskitis Institute, receiving the Q-CAS Science Fund award.

We have several targeted funding sources for Queensland–China science, technology and industry collaborations.


There are a number of important contacts for potential research and investment partners that can be useful for finding more information about the Queensland–China relationship.

Last updated
6 December 2016