THE University of Queensland (UQ) has announced a $1.5 million partnership with a Golder Associates to address skills shortages and research needs in geotechnical engineering.
The five-year partnership with the ground engineering and environmental services consultancy is said to increase the number of UQ graduates specialising in geotechnical engineering and promote applied research in Geomechanics to meet industry needs.
The partnership will see the creation of a new Golder Geomechanics Centre.
The initiative is said to provide additional academic and post-doctoral appointments, undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships.
The centre will work closely with existing Geomechanics academics and UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute.
Professor David Williams
UQ School of Engineering