About us

The Institute for Future Environments brings together research, industry, government and community to create real-world impact and develop innovations that create sustainable futures for our environment, society and economy.

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Our research centres

Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

The Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy delivers profitable, sustainable and resilient agricultural and bioeconomy technologies and systems.

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Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

The Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices develops innovative and sustainable clean energy generation, distribution and usage solutions for Australia and beyond.

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Centre for a Waste-Free World

The Centre for a Waste-Free World develops technologies and processes to innovate the social, environmental and economic role of waste and transform it into valuable circular commodities.

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Centre for the Environment

The Centre for the Environment brings research, government, industry and community together to create real-world solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges.

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Our research facilities

We manage a diverse range of world-class facilities to support research, teaching and learning and enable real-world results. Our expertise encompasses the latest in digital technologies, industrial engineering and scientific analysis.

Central Analytical Research Facility

The Central Analytical Research Facility provides specialist equipment and expert scientists to help you carry out analytical research.

Research Engineering Facility

The Research Engineering Facility provides cutting-edge research engineering and technology services including drones, aviation, robotics and autonomous systems.

Visualisation and eResearch

The Visualisation and eResearch group develops advanced visualisation environments and high-performance interaction design systems.

Digital Observatory

The Digital Observatory provides state-of-the-art research infrastructure and expertise for tracking, collecting and analysing dynamic digital data.

Biorefining Research Facility

The Biorefining Research Facility develops innovative products and processes to build a sustainable and profitable biorefining industry in Australia.

Samford Ecological Research Facility

The Samford Ecological Research Facility is a living laboratory for ecological research and educational experiences for researchers, students and visitors.

News

12 Nov 2020

2021 STEM Student Ambassador Recruitment - Applications Open!

QUT’s Young Accelerators Program (formerly STEM for Schools) has been running since 2013 and has received several accolades in recognition of the high-quality programming delivered to students and teachers.  We are recruiting new undergraduate students to join our talented Student Ambassador team who play a leading role in inspiring and connecting with the next generation through the delivery of our programs and promotion of STEM.  

16 Oct 2020

2020 QUT Science in Focus winners revealed

A striking and colourful image of nanostructures by materials science expert Dr Jun Mei has taken out the 2020 QUT Science in Focus Competition.

Events

27 Nov 2020

Grand Challenge Future Forum: Where do we want to be in 2045?

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. It also represents a time of great disruption, headed by a global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. As the world grapples with COVID-19 and challenges such as the climate crisis, environmental degradation, poverty and inequality, and rapid changes in technology and population, it is an opportunity to take stock and consider the kind of future we want to create – together, as a global community.

3 Dec 2020

Environmental Law’s Extinction Problem Online Workshop

Upcoming event on 3 and 4 December will be co-hosted by the QUT Faculty of Law and Macquarie Law School.

Contact us

Institute for Future Environments

Level 6, P Block
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Postal address

Institute for Future Environments
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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