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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.


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 attended, and a book with the proceedings was published for each conference.

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