Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Education Fund

For over 70 years, UQ has been delivering world-class industry-facing metallurgical education and research through the Engineering Faculty, The Sustainable Minerals Institute, the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, and the Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre. Over the last 5-10 years there has been a drop in the number of mining and metallurgy graduates around the world.

These low numbers stem from a cut back in higher education mining and metallurgy programs and from a general shift in student preferences away from studying mining and metallurgy. The Chemical and Metallurgy Education Fund has been launched to help increase enrolment numbers, with the aim to inspire and attract more students at UQ into metallurgy education programs. This fund will support a range of student-facing initiatives including:

  • Metallurgy field trips 
  • Metallurgy industry-led events
  • Scholarships and bursaries to attract students to undertake study in undergraduate and postgraduate metallurgy programs
  • Outreach activities for future students, both domestic and international, such as a visit to high schools, metallurgy experience workshops, and online engagement for prospective international students.

If you would like to help expose students to the opportunities and professional futures available to them in the field of Metallurgy, then please consider donating. A gift of any size will help underpin the long-term sustainability of this education program, produce a pipeline of industry-ready metallurgical engineering graduates and advance UQ's outreach to regional mining centres.

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If you would like to discuss your gift, please contact UQ Advancement.


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UQ Advancement
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072