AIBN is a multi-disciplinary institute translating research to new products, processes and devices for improving human health and quality of life.

Challenge yourself and experience the strength of science helping society.

Doing a Higher Degree by Research, honours or internship at the AIBN will develop your skills and help you establish a career in research.

Undertaking further study is an accomplishment, and an achievement to be proud of. By working on independent research projects under advisors who are world leaders in their field, in cutting-edge labs, we will help you be at the forefront of emerging technologies for the betterment of society. AIBN is about real-life outcomes, working in areas of human health, energy, manufacturing and sustainability. We look for the best and provide the best in return.

At AIBN we recognise the important contributions research students make to our successes. 
As a result we:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive research skillset
  • Offer students the foundation for a successful research career
  • Provide an intellectually supportive and stimulating environment for your studies
  • Give students access to state-of-the-art equipment
  • Encourage students to publish journal papers at all stages
  • Provide the opportunity to be named on patents
  • Offer programs to challenge students to become good communicators, leaders and corporate citizens.

Students work in world-class facilities, alongside renowned researchers.

AIBN students have access to leading research facilities.

AIBN is housed in a $75 million a six-level research facility that provides a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research environment, with teams working together at the interface of the biological, chemical and physical sciences.

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AIBN is about real-life outcomes

Enterprising and enthusiastic students are attracted to AIBN, with AIBN graduates demonstrating the value of their experience here through rapid career development in areas of research, academia, and commercialisation. Read our student testimonials to discover more about the AIBN student experience and life at AIBN.

Collaboration and community are part of the lifestyle at AIBN 

AIBN is based on the beautiful riverfront UQ St Lucia campus with heritage buildings, lakes, sporting facilities, galleries and museums, and more. Home to Cafe Nano, (the best coffee on campus)  AIBN runs multiple social events through the AIBN student association giving you the opportunity to meet with other students and researchers.

AIBN Student Association (ASA)

Late in 2006, the students at the AIBN formed their own student association under the auspices of the UQ Student Union.

 The ASA works to:

  • Provide a support network for students and young researchers within the AIBN.
  • Provide opportunities for academic and career development of students and young researchers within the AIBN through workshops and networking events.
  • Hold social events such as trivia night, student seminar and barbeques, and inter-institute sports competitions.
  • Promote co-operation between students and researchers and generate an awareness of the skills and expertise that exist within the AIBN.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the ASA, please email us at

Current AIBN students can visit the ASA website via the AIBN intranet