SMI researchers help unlock Queensland’s rare earth elements


Demand for minerals and the secure supply of resources worldwide is increasing.

The University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute is developing the people, and the transformative approaches and technologies to ensure sustainability for the future.

The Sustainable Minerals Institute is a world leading research institute committed to developing knowledge based solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the global mining and resource industry, and to training the next generation of industry and community leaders.




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The Sustainable Minerals Institute is made up of six inter-disciplinary centres and an international centre of excellence. Each centre works in developing and applying the principles of sustainable development to the resources industry.

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