Vale-UQ Coal Geosciences Laboratory

​​In December 2010, Vale signed a five year, $2.5 million agreement with the University of Queensland (UQ) to establish the Vale-UQ C​oal Geosciences lab, specialising in coal geosciences technology.

The creation of Vale’s global hub of coal geosciences education, research and training at U​Q is delivering on important research initiatives to address commu​nity, environmental and industry challenges, whilst firmly positioning UQ as a pivotal training ground for future geoscientists.

The Geosciences lab’s development of five research projects designed to advance coal mining techniques in Australia and overseas, is also helping to enhance the expertise of Vale staff and bring to life Vale’s commitment to innovation as the foundation for our development​.