Small-scale miners sifting through crushed rock in Sierra Leone. Image supplied courtesy of the Sierra Leonean Broadcasting Company

Staff at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining have created a video on mining in Sierra Leone, Africa that has become the frontrunner in an international video competition.

2 April 2013
Did earthquakes cause this? New research demonstrates a link between seismic activity and the precipitation of gold.

An Australian authored research paper published today in the pre-eminent Nature Geoscience Journal is attracting international attention for its findings that demonstrate a link between seismic activity and the precipitation of gold and other trace...

19 March 2013

Managing risks in the resources industry is an ever changing challenge – however University of Queensland (UQ) researchers working with coal industry experts are making it easier through the development of an online database that delivers a...

7 December 2012

The launch of the new Anglo American Centre for Sustainable Comminution at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia, is set to make a real difference in developing and maintaining sustainable competence in comminution, whilst...

27 November 2012

SUSOP Pty Ltd, a new sustainability consultancy owned by The University of Queensland, has won an international award recognising its innovative approach to helping resource companies improve their contribution towards achieving sustainable...

5 November 2012

Measuring the impact of the coal seam gas industry on Australia’s underground water supplies will be one of the initial research projects at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas.

21 August 2012
Sustainable Minerals Institute Director, Professor Chris Moran will be sleeping rough to raise awareness of homelessness in Brisbane.

UQ bosses are facing a cold night sleeping under the stars at South Bank tonight to help raise awareness of homelessness in Brisbane.

21 June 2012

International expert Dr Saleem Ali has been appointed the Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), at The University of Queensland (UQ).

24 April 2012

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 Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, today (December 7) launched a $20 million partnership encompassing industry, government and researchers to further increase the knowledge and skill needs of the growing coal seam gas industry.

6 December 2011

The University of Queensland is establishing a centre of excellence within the Sustainable Minerals Institute for research and education focused on Coal Seam Gas.

2 November 2011

The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland have welcomed today’s announcement by Prime Minister Julia Gillard of an international mining centre to facilitate greater prosperity for developing nations.

25 October 2011
Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick

Human factors research is about to take centre stage with Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick joining the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC) at The University of Queensland.

29 August 2011

Key Australian mining, government and academic representatives will examine challenges facing the minerals industry for the next decade as part of a UQ panel discussion at Brisbane Customs House tomorrow, July 15.

14 July 2011

Research at The University of Queensland has helped a Japanese company stay at the industry forefront of environmentally sustainable soldering and brazing products.

12 May 2011
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

UQ research is identifying ways Queensland mines can better respond to environmental challenges such as those posed by the recent floods.

16 February 2011

Australian and international mining industry leaders will today join forces to launch the new Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) at the Sir James Foots building, The University of Queensland.

8 December 2010

The expansion of mining in Australian resource regions is continuing to place pressure on regional environments and communities.

18 November 2010
Professor Chris Moran, Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield, Emeritus Professor Alban Lynch, Treasurer Andrew Fraser and Dr Geoff Gault at the opening

A new University of Queensland research facility will prove that greener mining operations can be more productive.

4 June 2010