The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom



1999: The George Institute was first founded in Australia with the aim of reducing the escalating burden of non-communicable diseases and injury around the world. 
As of 2017, it has grown to more than 600 staff with centres also in India, China and the United Kingdom. Our projects have spanned more than 50 countries, we have raised almost $750 million for global health research, and we have been ranked among the top 10 research institutions in the world for scientific impact.


1999: Founded with the support of the University of Sydney Medical School.
2011: The George Institute was ranked among the top 10 research institutions in the world for the first time.
2017: The George Institute, Australia began a new affiliation with UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales).
Australia remains our global headquarters.


2004: The China-Australia Partnership for Health was established in collaboration with Peking University Health Science Center, marking the beginning of The George Institute’s work in China .
2007: The George Institute, China was officially launched in Beijing.
2012: The George Institute, China signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUHSC, making it an official affiliate. This was renewed in 2017.
2014: The China Center for mHealth Innovation was established with Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ initiative, to support the Chinese central government’s goal of improving community healthcare in China.
2016: The Heart Health Research Center was established with Cardio Union to propel high-level research on clinical, population and healthcare cardiovascular services in China.


2002: The Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative was established in partnership with the Centre for Chronic Disease Control in New Delhi. This marked the beginning of The George Institute’s work in India.
2007: The George Institute, India was formally established in Hyderabad.
2012: The administrative office moved to New Delhi, with Hyderabad remaining as the research centre.
The George Institute, India manages a range of clinical trials and population health studies throughout the country, working closely with organisations such as the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Public Health Foundation of India.

United Kingdom

• 2004: The George Institute’s work in the UK started with the establishment of a London office housing a research group analysing investment trends in the development of new treatments for neglected diseases. In 2008, this group received a major award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
• 2010: The George Centre for Healthcare Innovation was established in partnership with the University of Oxford, with generous support from the Oxford Martin School founded by Dr James Martin. In 2013 this officially became The George Institute, UK.
• 2015: The George Institute, UK moved to the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, within Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division, creating new opportunities to work together towards improving the health of women and babies around the world.