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Advancing professional excellence in
the mining industry for over 10 years

Founded in 1998, Gecamin organises highly technical, international seminars and conferences that focus on generating interdisciplinary collaboration within the mining industry.

More than 12,000 professionals have attended Gecamin seminars and conferences in various areas of importance to the mining industry, including geology and mining, sustainability and environmental issues, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, maintenance, automation, and human resources.

These seminars and conferences allow for the exchange of best practices, innovative experiences and new technologies applied to the mining industry. Through its events, Gecamin provides a space where professionals from mining companies, suppliers, research centres and universities can meet and interact, fostering an international network of knowledge and exchange.

Each seminar and conference organised by Gecamin features a great diversity of technical presentations comprised of case studies, theoretical research and scientific findings shared by prominent industry experts and academics. These presentations are documented by the proceedings, which contain carefully selected, peer-reviewed articles. The joint effort between the contributing authors and Gecamin is what ensures the high technical standards of each event.

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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 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 the following: Mining; Mineral Processing; Environment; Risk and Safety; Social Responsibility; Water; Sustainable Development; and Specialist Investigations.

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.


Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining

The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) is one of six centres that form the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland. CSRM works to promote socially responsible practices within the minerals industry with the aim of ensuring that there are long term positive outcomes the communities and regions in which resource extraction occurs. The Centre conducts high quality applied research, delivers leading edge professional education programs and offers research-based consulting services. It has global reach, with particular experience in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

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