News from the UCL Grand Challenges
The latest news from UCL Grand Challenges HQ, including news of new initiatives and funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
Urban Lab Films presents 'Cities of Sleep'
Published: Mar 13, 2017 3:43:46 PM
The UCL Grand Challenges have launched the first small grants call since the programme expanded to six areas of cross-disciplinary focus. UCL academics (including honorary researchers) at postdoctoral level or above can now apply for up to £4,000 in funding for a research-informed, societally relevant, cross-disciplinary activity, addressing one of the Priority Themes of the Grand Challenges.
Published: Feb 10, 2017 11:34:18 AM
A group of researchers supported by the Grand Challenges programme have published a critique of India's latest budget and its implications for healthcare in the country in The Lancet.
Published: Feb 9, 2017 3:56:24 PM
Over 700 students – mostly undergraduates – took part in exciting summer courses in 2016 themed around the UCL Grand Challenges, as the programme continues to grow.
Published: Jan 27, 2017 4:48:20 PM
A new link between UCL and Hong Kong University (HKU) is set to benefit the innovative Grand Challenges programme. The new partnership between HKU and UCL specifically encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration in support of research focused on some of the world’s greatest challenges. There are two deadlines for joint proposals: one on the 31 January 2017; the other in seven months – 31 August 2017.
Published: Jan 17, 2017 3:32:35 PM
Grand Challenges related UCL News
The latest news about or relating to the UCL Grand Challenges, including interdisciplinary research and analysis in the fields of the six Challenges.
What do you get if you cross a group of UCL staff and students with an A0 map of London? On June 8th, a group of UCL staff and students sought to find out, by mapping their connections with London, and reflecting on UCL’s aim to be “in London, of London and for London”.
Published: Jun 21, 2017 8:18:04 AM
Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities is supporting SITE (Students in the East), a UCL Changemakers project that is using insights from current UCL students to make recommendations for the new campus at UCL East. The Bartlett and the UCL Urban Laboratory are working with 12 students from across UCL to generate findings that will be presented to the UCL East board.
Published: Jun 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM
Want to find out more about tackling health inequalities in vulnerable groups like homeless people and care leavers?
Come along to the Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality funded Inclusion Health Symposium on Thursday 29 June 13.30-19.00 in UCL's Farr Institute on Euston road.
Published: Jun 5, 2017 10:55:22 AM
Are you a UCL postgrad student or postdoc interested in access to (non university) education and training for the over 25s?
Published: Jun 2, 2017 3:50:23 PM
UN Habitat III identified many failed opportunities to link urban policy with advances in urban science. Urban science includes a wealth of knowledge and expertise, crucial for policy makers struggling to deliver urban sustainability. UCL and Nature Sustainability are responding to this challenge by launching the UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on the Urban Science-Policy Interface.
Published: May 30, 2017 2:39:00 PM
The newly established pan-UCL Global Mental Health Working Group is organising a series of lunchtime seminars. Internal and external speakers will present research findings or approaches in global mental health and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Published: May 30, 2017 2:06:50 PM
‘The social invisibility of mental health facilities’ (click to download report) is a multi-disciplinary project, led by Dr Evangelia Chryiskou, Senior Research Fellow in the Bartlett school of Architecture working with Dr Naaheed Mukadam in the Division of Psychiatry.
Published: May 26, 2017 4:46:33 PM
After decades of military rule, Myanmar (Burma) is embracing democracy and opening its doors to the world including to global health researchers. This provided UCL infectious disease epidemiologists with an opportunity to undertake an international research project on malaria drug resistance in Myanmar.
Published: May 25, 2017 3:04:44 PM
* CLOSING DATE 22 MAY 2017 *
Published: May 12, 2017 12:09:41 PM
A group of UCL experts have teamed up to create 'haptic feedback' - touch feedback similar to the technology in modern smartphones - for 3D printed body-powered prosthetic hands. An initial prototype of the new hand has been 3D printed which is going to be exhibited at the Science Museum’s Robots Lates event on 31 May and at Techxlr8, part of London Tech Week, from 12-16 June.
Published: May 10, 2017 1:50:54 PM