Supporting the mining industry to meet environmental targets

Demand for minerals and the secure supply of resources worldwide is increasing.
The Sustainable Minerals Institute’s (SMI) vision is to find solutions to the complex problems – facing the environment, humanity and the economy – on the path to sustainability.

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. At the Sustainable Minerals Institute we are leveraging off the expertise in our research centres and across other areas of the University to deliver solutions to the sustainability challenges, and ensure the future supply of raw materials.

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.

Acknowledgement of Country

SMI acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates.
We pay our respects to their Ancestors and descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country.
We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

Read our RAP implementation plan

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If you would like to enquire about studying at SMI please contact our HDR Team

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