Reconciliation at UQ

UQ acknowledges and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians, whose knowledge, cultures, histories and languages have been created and shared for at least 65,000 years.

UQ affirms its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, noting that the crucial details of the Voice to Parliament, and a process for Treaty Making and truth telling, are the subject of continuing consultations among First Nations representatives, Federal and State Governments and the broader Australian community.

Our vision is to build a strong sense of belonging in an inclusive UQ that works respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and communities in teaching, learning, research and collaboration.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Through our 2019-2022 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, we have been working towards addressing the legacies of the past and making a substantial and ongoing contribution to reconciliation by fostering mutually beneficial partnerships and collaboration for shared learning, knowledge, language and culture.

In 2023, we will be working to develop the next level Reconciliation Action Plan – a Stretch RAP. The new RAP will embed reconciliation in all aspects of UQ’s operation, making it business as usual. With a Stretch RAP, the University is working to become a leader in reconciliation.