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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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Researchers from QUT’s Centre for the Environment are leading a new project to determine how government policy influences farming practices that improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR).
QUT has been named Australia’s best young university in the Times Higher Education rankings announced tonight (24 June 2020).
JOIN US DURING SEMESTER BREAK with guest speaker Wesley Huffstutter. Zoom in with your own lunch, your own questions and a hunger to learn while we hear from a selection of industry experts who will share their time, knowledge and experience with us over an informal lunch learning session.
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