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UCL SDG Research Accelerator

The UCL SDG Research Accelerator aims to use challenge-driven and transdisciplinary research to advance understanding and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. The UCL SDG Research Accelerator is a research-led, transdisciplinary initiative that aims to align climate (SDG13), health (SDG3) and urban (SDG11) goals in partnership with relevant stakeholders in society (SDG17) and in synergy with the other SDGs. The Accelerator works to conduct and facilitate cutting-edge research that is informed by scientific, policy and industry knowledge, while responding to current societal challenges. The SDG Research Accelerator builds on the legacy of UCL Cities Partnerships Programme (Stockholm).

Find out more below and get involved! 

UCL SDGs Research Accelerator About us


Find out more about the UCL SDG Research Accelerator.

UCL SDGs Research Accelerator Research


Explore current and past research projects.

UCL SDGs Research Accelerator Partners


Learn about our partners including the Stockholm Trio.

UCL SDGs Research Accelerator event 1


Browse upcoming events and see past events.

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Be the accelerator

Are you a UCL researcher working on SDG3 (health), SDG11 (urban), SDG13 (climate) and/or SDG17 (partnerships) goals or targets? Would you like to engage with the Accelerator? Tell us about your research here. 

If you're a researcher outside of UCL and would like to get in touch with us, please contact catalina.turcu@ucl.ac.uk.