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The Grand Challenges have brought new ideas and new collaborations into the open. Here, we show you some of the projects and initiatives that have had an impact, through academic research, public engagement and new ways of working.
India Voices

India Voices

Our India Voices programme brought scholars from around the world to discuss the subcontinent's art, history, health, cities and more

Adolescent Lives

Adolescent Lives

This 'mega-theme' across all six Grand Challenges is building a community of researchers interacting on youth challenges and opportunities

Africa Voices

Africa Voices

Our leadership launched the Africa Studies Research Centre at UCL, through a series of events and discussions with African scholars

The Lancet

The Grand Challenges and The Lancet

The Grand Challenges have been instrumental in the publication of several commissions in The Lancet, on health & climate change

Nature Sustainability

Nature Sustainability

A collaboration between UCL and Nature led to a new journal, asking fundamental questions about urban science and urban policy

International links

International Links

We are spreading the message and ideas of the Grand Challenges around the world through partnerships in France, Japan and Hong Kong