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Launched today - the University of Adelaide’s Australian Critical Minerals Research Centre

Ongoing and secure supply of critical minerals is essential to the transition to a high-tech and clean energy world.



IMER celebrates ARC grant successes

The Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) – Modern Energy Systems has secured two large ARC Linkage projects, and a Discovery Project in the most recently announced round of ARC grant funding.



200+ critical mineral investments in Australia's updated prospectus

The 2020 edition of the Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus has been released by the federal government. It contains more than 200 potential critical mineral projects, and is aimed at encouraging investors to invest in Australia and develop the resources here.



Exciting new scholarship and job opportunities in critical minerals

The University of Adelaide is developing research strength in the area of critical minerals.



Carl Spandler to present online professorial lecture

In the first online Professorial Lecture, newly appointed Associate Professor Carl Spandler from Earth Sciences will discuss, 'Unearthing rare earths: Why mining critical metals is vital to our future, and why Australia is well placed to profit'. The event will be live streamed via Zoom on Monday, 29 June at 6 pm. More information and to register.


University news



Mining critical metals is vital to our future

The surging global embrace of high-tech applications and clean energy is accelerating demand for the critical metals that enable these applications.



Critical minerals focus for top talent

The University of Adelaide has appointed Dr Carl Spandler as Associate Professor of Critical Minerals, as part of its ambitions to elevate further its research performance in multiple fields that have tangible outputs of global significance.


Shaping the future of Australia's mining operations

The University of Adelaide will lead a new national mining research and training centre utilising advanced technologies that will help to shape the future of Australia’s mining operations.

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