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The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) is a world-leading* research institute committed to developing knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global resource industry, and to training the next generation of industry and community leaders.

The annual conference organised by SMI’s Higher Degree by Research students is set to be bigger than ever in 2019 with delegates attending from a number of international universities. This free, one day conference provides students with the opportunity to showcase their research and network with academics and industry professionals.

It is an opportunity to share ideas and meet students committed to achieving sustainability in the resource industry.

The conference will include:

  • Multi-format presentations including videos, oral presentations, interactive displays and posters
  • Talks from students working across mining, engineering, social sciences, environmental sciences, geology, ecology and more
  • Generous prizes awarded to the best presentations, including a travel grant for the day's best presentation
  • Catered networking sessions
  • Industry panel discussion

We warmly invite all Higher Degree by Research students from all disciplines, institutes, schools and universities to submit abstracts addressing this year’s themes.

We look forward to welcoming you to UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute. Please note this event is at capacity and we are no longer taking new registrations. 

Why you should attend

  • Develop your professional skills and knowledge to suit the challenging and changing nature of the resources sector
  • Grow your professional network and meet UQ alumni, industry partners and potential employers
  • Network with other graduate students from a variety of discipline areas
  • WIN a *travel grant to cover the costs associated with research or collaboration with other institutions involved in this conference.
    *Terms and conditions will apply
    NEXT GENERATION RESOURCES 2019: Student Conference

    Wednesday 24th July 2019

    The University of Queensland
    St Lucia Queensland, Australia

    The May Handcock Auditorium
    (The Women’s College) College Road

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