Medical and Scientific: Donors pledge $600m to UQ in fundraiser

27 Jan 2021 - Medical and Scientific

The University of Queensland’s first major fundraising campaign has collected $600m in donations for research, teaching facilities and student scholarships, beating its target by $100m. The campaign, chaired by eminent UQ researcher and former Australian of the Year Ian Frazer and his wife Caroline Frazer, was launched publicly in 2017, although fundraising for it began in 2013. Over 60 per cent of the money raised was directed toward research, including funding clinical trials in motor neurone disease, stroke, cancer and dementia, and supporting projects to deal with climate change.

The Australian; 27/01/2021; Page 20