More effective mineral processing tops the agenda of the first in-person meeting of major research Consortium

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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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.

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General enquiries

Student enquiries

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

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