Université de Lorraine (France) visit UQ-SMI

15 Jun 2018

The University of Queensland and Université de Lorraine (France) have been collaborating intensively for over 7 years through the Sustainable Minerals Institute (UQ) and the Soil and Environment Laboratory (UL) as part of the LabEx RESSOURCES21 programme.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in 2017, and the aim of the recent visit of an executive delegation from the Université de Lorraine was to further enhance this cooperation between the two universities, and to discuss the creation of an International Joint Laboratory on Accessing Unconventional Resources of Critical Elements. The meetings were highly successful, and an agreement was signed between the SMI Center of Excellence in Chile and LabEx.

(Back Row – left to right) Prof David Mulligan, Executive Director, SMI-ICE-Chile, Dr Agnes Samper, Research Engineer/Project Manager RESSOURCES21, Assoc. Prof Peter Erskine, Group Leader (Ecosystem Assessment, Restoration and Resilience), SMI, Prof Jean Louis Morel, International Strategy, University of Lorraine, Member of RESSOURCES21 Scientific Committee, Prof Karl Tombre, Vice-President for International Relations, University of Lorraine, Mrs Nathalie Fick, Director of International Office, University of Lorraine, Mr Nicolas Duhaut, Higher Education Attaché, Embassy of France, Assoc. Prof Glen Corder, Acting Director Environment Centres, SMI
(Front Row – left to right) Prof Neville Plint, Director, SMI, Prof Frederic Villieras, Vice-President for Research, University of Lorraine and Administrative Director of RESSOURCES21