Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities - Annual Report 2012 - 2013

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BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton

This innovative dual-hemisphere partnership, signed in June 2011, has established an Institute for Sustainable Resources in London, UK and an International Energy Policy Institute in Adelaide, Australia.

The two new institutes are driving research into the complex economic, legal, environmental, technological and cultural issues faced by the resources sector and provide a framework within which expertise from the northern and southern hemispheres can be shared and innovative responses developed.

Under the terms of the agreement, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, a charity established by BHP Billiton as part of its community investment program, will provide UCL with US$10 million over a five year period to establish the institutes and fund academic research, fellowships and scholarships, as well as the appointment of a new Chair in Sustainable Global Resources and a Chair in International Energy Policy.

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