Creating change for responsible resource development

UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute


The University of Queensland has ranked first in the world for Mining and Mineral Engineering in the 2018 Shanghai Rankings global subject rankings. 

The Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland (UQ) is a world-leading research institute dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry. 

Our purpose is to develop game-changing people by working with our partners to co-create solutions to the big challenges facing the sector.

Our expertise comes from experience across the research, government and industry sectors is genuinely independent and objective.

Our work covers all facets of the life of mine from geology, to minerals extraction, water management issues, minerals processing, workplace health and safety, mine rehabilitation, energy and community engagement.


Research Centres

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.

General enquiries

For general enquiries contact:

+61 7 3346 4003

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