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UCL Grand Challenges
UCL is committed to using its vast range of expertise to improve humanity’s circumstances.
The world faces crises on many fronts. Billions of us suffer from
illness and disease, despite applicable preventions and cures. Life in
our cities is under threat from dysfunctionality and climate change. The
prospect of global peace and cooperation remains under assault from
tensions between our nations, faiths and cultures. Our quality of life –
actual and perceived – diminishes despite technological advances.
These are global problems, and we must resolve them if future generations are to be provided with the opportunity to flourish. We are contributing to that effort through the UCL Grand Challenges.
The underlying philosophy of the Grand Challenges programme is that solutions to complex and systemic problems emerge only when different kinds of expertise and methodologies are brought together: that our collective wisdom is greater than the sum of our expertise.
We are applying the Wisdom Agenda through four UCL Grand Challenges:
To find out more about our progress to date, read our report (pdf).
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