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Welcome to the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

A world-leading research institute committed to developing the transformative people, technologies and approaches to address global sustainability challenges through the responsible supply of mineral resources.

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Professional development designed for industry needs

Discover the range of professional development options available and or enquire on how we can customise courses for the resources sector.


Strategic programs

21st century society requires increasing supplies of metals and minerals to address population growth, energy, food and water security, poverty reduction and escalating inequity. To ensure the Sustainable Minerals Institute applies a multidisciplinary and systems-based approach to addressing global sustainability challenges, five Strategic Programs have been established which focus on key sustainability challenges and ensuring the future supply of raw materials. These programs draw on the capability within the Research Centres and wider University community to assemble the appropriate expertise for individual projects.

Research Centres

The Sustainable Minerals Institute is made up of six research centres, an international centre of excellence and the technology transfer company JKTech. Each centre is committed to delivering sustainable resource development and training the next generation of industry and community leaders.

Student enquiries

Email the HDR team if you would like to enquire about studying at SMI.

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