QAAFI is a leader in agricultural research in Australia and globally

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A world leader in tropical agriculture and food production

QAAFI’s researchers are leaders in translating discovery into impact in tropical agricultural systems and food production.

The University of Queensland (UQ) ranked number 55 in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

In the field of Agriculture, UQ is ranked #1 in Agriculture in Australia and #7 globally in the NTU performance ranking of scientific papers for world universities in 2015. UQ is ranked as #2 in Australia and ranked #17 internationally, according to the 2016 QS World University Subject Rankings (Agriculture and Forestry).

In the field of Environmental Sciences UQ ranks #1 in Australia and #12 internationally in the 2016 QS World University by Subject Rankings. 

QAAFI generates 7% of UQ's income — and the figure is growing

Our industries

To date QAAFI has contracted nearly $200 million dollars of research and in 2015 had more than 90 active research projects in a range of different industries. From 2014 to 2015, our research income increased by 20% because of our quality and extensive research. 

QAAFI translates complex science and applies cutting edge advanced technologies to the challenges of agriculture in the tropical and sub-tropical world. We work with over 150 commercial companies and key agricultural industry and food organisations. Our work encompasses a range of industries.

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