UQ’s Scottish connection

UQ's pipe band, the Emmanuel College Highlanders (pictured), are about to celebrate their 20th anniversary (read more about their first two decades at Contact magazine).

While it’s rare for an Australian university to have a pipe band, it's not unusual for UQ, where ties to Scotland stretch from some of the university’s most influential early professors to current partnerships and engagement.

To celebrate Tartan Day, Australia’s celebration of Scottish culture on July 1, test your knowledge of UQ’s Scottish connections.

Ready to begin? 

Och aye!
Which of the following was an Aberdeenshire local who became the 'founding father' of UQ as it's first Chancellor in March 1910?
Which Scottish institution has UQ co-published the most research with since 2013?
Which of the following Scots was a UQ vice-chancellor and also has an iconic bridge (and a building at the St Lucia campus) named after him?
In which year did UQ's pipe band, the Emmanuel College Highlanders, travel to Scotland to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships?
UQ's most iconic building is named after this Invergowrie native, who served as Queensland's 24th Premier (1932–1942) and UQ's chancellor (1944–1953) during an accomplished public service career.
How many academic staff at UQ report being born in Scotland?
Gardasil, the cervical cancer vaccine that has lowered the risk of HPV-related cancers for thousands of women around the world, was co-developed by which Scottish-born UQ researcher?
Which childhood medical condition inspired UQ's Scottish-born Professor Avril Robertson to pursue a career in science research?
Which Scottish university does UQ have the highest number of student exchanges with?
How many carvings in UQ's Great Court honour Scottish universities?

Yer heid’s full o’ mince!


Yer knowledge of UQ–Scottish trivia is reeking! Set aside ya kilt, sporran and brogues, as there's no hope fer ya. 

But to learn about some folks who are keeping those traditions alive, read about UQ's Scottish pipers and drummers, the Emmanuel College Highlanders, at Contact magazine.

Have a Scottish UQ fact, or want to get in touch? Contact us at contactmagazine@uq.edu.au or leave a comment below.
Nae bad, but nae good...

Yer knowledge of UQ–Scottish trivia isnae brilliant, but fill up on some haggis and tatties and ya'll be a braveheart in no time!

And while you do, read about UQ's Scottish pipers and drummers, the Emmanuel College Highlanders, at Contact magazine.

Have a Scottish UQ fact, or want to get in touch? Contact us at contactmagazine@uq.edu.au or leave a comment below.
Yer a Braveheart!

They can take yer life, but they'll never take yer knowledge of UQ–Scottish trivia!

To celebrate your victory, read about UQ's Scottish pipers and drummers, the Emmanuel College Highlanders, at Contact magazine.

Have a Scottish UQ fact, or want to get in touch? Contact us at contactmagazine@uq.edu.au or leave a comment below.