UCL Grand Challenges


UCL Grand Challenges

The UCL Grand Challenges are a key part of UCL's Research Strategy. The Grand Challenges convene and cultivate cross-disciplinary collaborations that explore joined-up solutions in six areas related to matters of pressing societal concern.

Cross Disciplinary Working

A major part of the Grand Challenges approach is bringing researchers together from diverse disciplines.

Funding Opportunities

Grand Challenges funding for UCL researchers supports projects that address societal problems.

Work With Us

We welcome collaborations with all parts of UCL, other educational institutions, charities and others.

Finding solutions

Work kick-started by the UCL Grand Challenges is already having an impact across the world.

Latest News

New films show the impact our work is having, both here at UCL and further afield.


Come together with the finest minds to discuss, debate and explore topics through a cross disciplinary lens.