Copper will be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies are far from guaranteed

Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves.

6 March 2019
A visiting student from Africa examines a gem stone.

Australia’s world-leading expertise in small-scale mining is being showcased to 30 emerging leaders from the African mining sector as they visit the Gladstone and Emerald regions in Central Queensland.

26 February 2019
A CQMRG organised mine inspection in Central Queensland

The tricky and expensive task of accessing knowledge on rehabilitating and preparing to close mining sites has been eased by a unique online resource developed by University of Queensland scientists and Central Queensland coal mine rehabilitation...

6 April 2017
Exploration is not keeping up with demand

Transition to a low-carbon society will result in enormous demand for minerals to manufacture clean technologies, creating the need for a global resource governance framework, according to research published today.

16 March 2017
The 3D Water Atlas compiles and analyses data from Surat Basin bores. Photo iStock

An open access Water Atlas has gone online, giving the general public a 3D view of groundwater data from eastern Australia’s Surat Basin.

9 December 2016
Professor Saleem Ali

The University of Queensland has formally joined the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to contribute to fighting extreme poverty and sustaining the planet.

1 October 2015
The traditional herder lifestyle of Mongolia faces many challenges from the boom in mining

Mining provides income and infrastructure to Mongolia, but it also brings drastic social and environmental changes, new research shows.

25 May 2015

University of Queensland researchers are working with Colombian ethnic groups to help them influence government policy-making for the mining sector.

10 June 2014
Photo of Professor Clive L Bell here

A lifelong commitment to sustainable mining has brought recognition for a highly accomplished and long-serving University of Queensland academic, Emeritus Professor Clive L. Bell.

23 May 2014

The world's largest mineral processing and geometallurgy research centre has appointed a new Director to guide it through the next stage of strategic development.

6 March 2012
The team behind the MetalloTek research

A new technology that promotes plant growth at mine sites previously unable to support any vegetation due to heavy metal soil contamination is being trialled by researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) with financial support from Xstrata...

14 March 2011

The general public are being asked to get involved in saving the koala or face a future without Queensland’s faunal emblem.

24 February 2010