Established in 2014, the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE) leverages world-class collaborative research capabilities across The University of Queensland’s Business School, School of Economics and TC Beirne School of Law. The focus for the institute is on Australian and global innovation with new horizon research addressing industry’s current needs and future challenges.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to develop engaging relationships between our world-class Business, Economics and Law researchers and industry, government, businesses and the community. We do this by having direct access to more than 200 world-renowned experts who can deliver collaborative applied research or consultancy.

We also pursue opportunities to publicise AIBE-supported research in Australia and internationally, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

We are uniquely positioned to bring the best researchers in Business, Economics and Law into teams and collaborate closely with our clients and their needs.

Our strategy

Established in 2014, AIBE seeks to establish UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) as a leading institute and intellectual hub of business, economics and law research in Australia. We:

  • undertake, facilitate and promote innovative cutting edge applied research
  • initiate and promote informed debate on timely economic, social and public policy issues
  • facilitate world-class research and publications on business, economics and law that have direct relevance and application for businesses and government.

By working with AIBE, you gain access to a university in the world's top 50*

UQ Business School

  • UQ Business School is the first in Australia to gain dual accreditation from AACSB International  and EQUIS - the most prestigious standards a business school can achieve
  • Our MBA program is ranked #1 in Asia Pacific by The Economist, identifying it as the leading MBA outside of Europe and North America. 
  • We were classed as well above world standard in all fields of research in the Australian government’s  ERA assessment

School of Economics

  • Ranked #2 economics research institution in Australia according to RePEc
  • We are ranked #4 in the world for research into efficiency and productivity by according to RePEc
  • In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 National Report, we ranked well above world standard in economic theory and above world standard in economics, applied economics and econometrics

TC Beirne School of Law