UCL Grand Challenges

UCL Grand Challenges

Since 2009, UCL Grand Challenges has tapped into our research community’s appetite to engage with the world’s problems; provoked new and intense collaborations across our university’s disciplines; widened academics’ understanding of the relevance of their research; and stimulated productive interaction with policymakers, practitioners, businesses and community groups.

The scope of our endeavour has expanded significantly in order to play a critical role in the implementation of our university’s 20-year strategy, UCL 2034. We have introduced two new UCL Grand Challenges:

  • The UCL Grand Challenge of Transformative Technology encourages cross-disciplinary approaches leading to the translation of insights from advances in science and engineering into prototypes and products with the potential to transform society, and the development of novel technological solutions to societal challenges.
  • The UCL Grand Challenge of Justice & Equality examines the barriers that people face in securing adequate healthcare, safe living and working conditions, education and employment. It seeks to understand and overcome societal structures that limit access to just solutions or sustain persistent inequalities, whether by design or unintentionally.

Read more about the UCL Grand Challenges approach, our achievements so far and our expanded programme from 2016-17.


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