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10 May 2017
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
UQ's research will benefit Queensland and have global impact

University of Queensland researchers are celebrating a combined multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.

24 March 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 Australian Research Council has backed three projects led by The University of Queensland to deliver innovative solutions to the resources sector with $1.2 million in competitive funding announced today.

30 January 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
The ocean is Melanesia’s lifeblood, sustaining a diverse range of natural assets such as fish stocks, coral reefs and mangroves. Photo: Catlin Seaview Survey

Marine scientists have proposed a prosperity path for Melanesia, in a report that values the region’s ocean assets at more than half a trillion US dollars.

18 October 2016
Bathing in the Ganges river. Photo: Rabin Chakrabarti

The University of Queensland’s leadership on water solutions will be heard by 3500 global delegates at the World Water Congress and Exhibition this week.

10 October 2016

Issues critical to communities across the world will be discussed at an international symposium in Brisbane from September 22 to 25.

20 September 2016
Hong Peng ... the new method has environmental and financial benefits

North Queensland has some of Earth’s largest known bauxite deposits, but their potential has largely remained locked in the ground, until now.

18 August 2016

Urban and small island communities facing major social and environmental challenges will be the first to benefit from close to half a million dollars of joint investment by The University of Queensland and Indonesia’s national research organisation...

26 April 2016
Inside a canga cave. Photo by Dr Gerald Hartig.

Termite guts could contribute to mining site rehabilitation and pay big dividends for the planet, thanks to University of Queensland research.

22 April 2016
The group of executives after the signing, in Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden.

Shanghai-based Baosteel Group will provide approximately $10 million in additional funds to continue the momentum of a successful research and development centre that combines the expertise of four Australian universities with the industrial...

29 March 2016
Professor Ben Hankamer.

Global warming could occur more quickly than expected, according to a new model by University of Queensland and Griffith University researchers.

10 March 2016
Researchers have calculated that a micro-grid infrastructure based on renewable energy would result in an estimated 79,000 jobs for the Indian State of Bihar. Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith

University of Queensland analysis of the costs associated with delivering Galilee Basin coal to India has called into question the project’s long-term viability.

7 March 2016