• A CQMRG organised mine inspection in Central Queensland

    Mine rehabilitation and closure made easier

    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

    State backs UQ researchers to create change

    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

    Minerals demand requires global approach

    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 3.275 megawatt array is built on a 10ha former airstrip

Sunshine is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland’s Gatton campus, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.

27 March 2015
The iron industry.

Brazilian steel industry strategies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions have failed spectacularly, actually resulting in a doubling of emissions, University of Queensland research has found.

11 February 2015
Solar panels - like these at UQ - are being installed globally at a rate of a gigawatt every week, almost as much the total amount installed during the 20th century.

The question of whether the future will be powered by coal and oil or by renewable energy is crucially important, both to the medium-term future of the Australian economy and to the long-term future of the planet. For either to succeed, there is a...

8 January 2015
The new Responsible Resource Development program is offered by UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute.

To help meet the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector, The University of Queensland has launched a new postgraduate coursework program for 2015.

9 December 2014
Above: Nineteenth century recreational fishers would regularly catch hundreds of fish off the coast of Queensland, often in just a few hours of fishing (Photo: T. Welsby, 1905)

Queensland scientists delving into newspaper archives have discovered that catch rates for Queensland’s pink snapper fishery have declined almost 90 per cent, since the nineteenth century.

17 November 2014
Australia won’t be building anything as big as the Gordon Dam any time soon. JJ Harrison/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

The agricultural green paper released last week proposes 27 new water and irrigation projects, which the government claims will be necessary for Australia’s agricultural expansion. The emphasis is firmly on dams, with federal agriculture minister...

30 October 2014
The Queensland node of the centre will be led by Professor Graeme Hammer from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

Queensland scientists will play a key role in a new Australian research centre working to increase major food crop yields. University of Queensland researchers will form the Queensland node of the $22 million Australian Research Council Centre of...

24 October 2014

A leading environmental researcher from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will offer an insight into mineral wealth in Congo during a visit to The University of Queensland next week.

28 August 2014
An artist’s impression of a ring of interacting absorbers tuned correctly to absorb light particles (photons) at much faster rate than any one absorber alone.(c) 2014 Simon Benjamin

An international team of theoretical quantum physicists is working on a way of absorbing light and storing it as energy.

22 August 2014

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) has attracted $3.25 million in funding to further its research capabilities.

15 August 2014
The collapse of corroded concrete sewer pipes can cause major infrastructure damage, such as this sinkhole created in San Francisco. Picture source: AP via AAP/George Nikitin

A team of University of Queensland researchers has found a way to save water providers hundreds of millions of dollars a year by reducing sewer corrosion.

14 August 2014
An artist's impression of the solar research facility at UQ Gatton on completion. Image: Wilson Architects

The University of Queensland and First Solar have begun construction on a 3.275 megawatt solar photovoltaic research facility at UQ’s Gatton campus.

6 August 2014
Traditional lifestyles are being challenged by the mining boom in Mongolia.

New research from The University of Queensland has helped find practical solutions to gender-based violence issues stemming from Mongolia’s mining boom.

16 June 2014

Professor John Foster, Director of The University of Queensland’s Energy Economics and Management Group, is available to comment on electricity changes.

3 June 2014
Photo of Professor Clive L Bell here

A lifelong commitment to sustainable mining has brought recognition for a highly accomplished and long-serving University of Queensland academic, Emeritus Professor Clive L. Bell.

23 May 2014