PODCAST | Powering into the future

In the last edition of our magazine, Accelerate, we featured an article by the University of Queensland (UQ) about their sustainability projects. You can read the article here. Last week, we had the chance to catch up with Dr Jessica Gallagher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship) at UQ, to talk about those projects and more.

UQ is the first major university in the world to successfully make the switch to 100 per cent renewables produced from their own assets, with the opening of the 64 Megawatt (MW) Warwick Solar Farm.

Professor Peta Ashworth, director of the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership and UQ Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, at Warwick Solar Farm with the Liveris Academy scholars.

UQ has a long history of close collaboration with Germany, and so does Dr Gallagher: she’s lived there, studied there and works closely with colleagues at leading institutions, such as premier partner the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In our interview, Jessica shared an exciting new partnership between her institute and the Technical University of Munich. UQ and TUM Presidents signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding on 19 April 2021 to foster greater partnerships and mobility between the universities. 

Join us as we talk about the importance of sustainability, academic exchange and Jessica’s wish list if she had an unlimited budget for her department.

Dr Jessica Gallagher

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