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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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years of research excellence


alumni working in industry
across the globe


partners across industry,
government and civil society groups

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to deliver sustainable resource development.
Supporting the training needs for a skilled and future ready workforce.
Supervising students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research.

The Institute's research and activities integrate the expertise of production, environmental management, social science, and health, safety and risk specialists to deliver sustainable resource development and train the next generation of industry community leaders.

The Sustainable Minerals Institute offers four main delivery pathways.

Research translation and engagement

Professional development and teaching

Funded research

Tools, software insights and products

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For enquiries about studying at SMI, email our HDR team.

Email: smipostgrad@uq.edu.au

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