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The Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia

The University of Queensland has a rich history of world class education and research associated with the minerals industry. The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) is building on this very strong base to expand and diversify minerals-related research and postgraduate education within the broad context of sustainable development.

Since its founding in 2001, SMI has embarked on the task of working with the industry to understand and implement the principles of sustainable development. Over the last six years, SMI has steadily built expertise related to sustainable development and it has engaged widely with the industry on a very diverse range of challenges with a sustainability focus.

The keys to SMI are the diversity of skills within the Institute and the capability to link these skills in novel ways. People with backgrounds in technical, environmental and social disciplines make up SMI. It is this blend of skills which allows SMI to make significant contributions to the advancement of sustainable development within the industry.

The SMI research themes are mining, mineral processing, environment, risk and safety, social responsibility, water, sustainable development and specialized research.

SMI today possesses a diverse range of skills relevant to the challenges of the Australian and International Minerals industry. SMI and its Centres has within the one organisation the capacity to engage effectively with the industry from geology to mining, processing and disposal, with over-arching skills in risk and safety, environment, social responsibility and water.

The Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR) was established in 1993 and was a founding Centre of the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) in 2001. CMLR addresses the minerals industry’s environmental challenges with quality science and translates research outcomes into practices that lead to continual improvement of rehabilitation and the protection of environmental values. The Centre’s focus is preventing, minimising and remediating mining environmental impacts by providing research, education and professional development in the sustainability area.

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The National University of Engineering - UNI

The National University of Engineering - UNI

The National University of Engineering is an educational institution founded in 1876 by the Polish engineer Eduardo de Habich. The University was first known as the Special School of Civil Construction and Mines of Peru, traditionally known as the Engineering School and later evolved into a university in 1955.The University produces the most important engineers, architects, and scientists in Peru.

The University was founded specializing in mining and civil engineering responding directly to the country’s needs. Its formative purposes are in line with searching for social justice and defending liberty. The scientific and technologic culture that the UNI supports tends to satisfy the basic needs of the Peruvian people. The institution is respects biological and cultural diversity and seeks to ensure the renewable richness and environmental conditions required for society’s -both present and future- survival and development.

Our university is a community which is open to knowledge and ideas that are discussed and developed worldwide as long as they do not infringe upon human rights, peace and wellbeing.

In the current circumstances of Peru and the world it is pertinent to strategically reinforce its purposes and continuously adjust to the changes and challenges of our society.



Powering professional development for sustainable mining

Gecamin is a Chilean company with 17 years of experience organizing technical and international conferences for the mining industry. Our conferences aim to inform and inspire professionals from all over the world, fostering the exchange of best practices and innovative experiences.

Over 20,000 professionals have attended our events and have been trained in areas fundamental to the mining industry. These areas include: Geology and Mining, Mineral Processing, Hydrometallurgy, Sustainability and Environment, Water and Energy, Maintenance and Automation, and Human Capital.

Gecamin seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of the mining industry by openly addressing its most pressing concerns and by offering a platform for knowledge exchange that aims at identifying the most sustainable solutions.

In 2014, Gecamin organized 11 conferences and 12 courses, with a total of 922 technical presentations, gathering 2,947 delegates from 54 countries. Additionally, a total of 734 delegates from mining sites were represented, and a book with the proceedings was published for each conference.

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