Campus to Country
The QUT Campus to Country: Positioning Strategy outlines our aspirations to be a university of its place – reflective of culture both past and present, embedded in Country and curated by and for our community.
The strategy outlines the importance of connecting to Country and how each campus can be a reflection of place both physically and through its engagement with Indigenous Australians.
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy)
The office provides leadership on the strategic direction of the university's Indigenous matters, including institutional policy, strategy, and advice on all aspects of Indigenous higher education at QUT.
Our Elder-in-Residence Mr Gregory Egert, known to the community as Uncle Cheg, provides an important link to the countries upon which QUT now resides, and a knowledge base for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students and staff.
The QUT Blueprint formalises our ambitions, identifies major priorities, articulates broad strategies, and drives coherence and coordination of our efforts.
Blueprint 6 includes a focus on Indigenous Australians, addressing questions of sovereignty and the legitimate assertion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights. Our priority is to increase our Indigenous Australian staff and research focus, while attending to the needs of current and future Indigenous Australian students.
Welcome to Country video
Our Welcome to Country video acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara as the First Nations owners of the lands where QUT now stands, and their ongoing connection to Country.
The Oodgeroo Unit (formally the QUT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Unit) has been supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for almost three decades.
The Carumba Institute is our dedicated space for Indigenous postgraduate students, providing support, mentorship, and assistance in their research and academic career preparation.