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Meet our leaders
Professor Kerrie Wilson
Executive Director, Institute for Future Environments
"By galvanising the incredible interdisciplinary expertise across QUT and connecting that with external partners, we have become an exemplar of science for society with society."
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Professor Jennifer Firn
Director, Centre for the Environment
"I am passionately committed to developing a better understanding of how the loss of native biodiversity impacts on ecosystems and subsequently finding better ways to restore biodiversity and build more resilient landscapes."
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Professor Ian Mackinnon
Director, Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices
"For future generations to come we really need to have visionary and committed indiviuals now, within this place and in the future, and train our individuals and students to become visionary and committed and to, of course, innovate exponentially. "
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Professor Leonie Barner
Director, Centre for a Waste-Free World
"My research brings together transdisciplinary researchers, industry and government to discover and design more efficient and sustainable materials for diverse applications."
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Professor Sagadevan Mundree
Director, Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy
"We look forward to advancing the needs of Australian farmers by developing crops and traits that will help maintain our competitive edge in the global arena."
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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.
A striking and colourful image of nanostructures by materials science expert Dr Jun Mei has taken out the 2020 QUT Science in Focus Competition.
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.
Upcoming event on 3 and 4 December will be co-hosted by the QUT Faculty of Law and Macquarie Law School.
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