Pan-GC Strategic Priority Themes, 2019/20
Grand Challenges and the SDGs
The overall Grand Challenges programme is focusing on the ways in which cross-disciplinary research at UCL can inform the objectives laid out in the SDGs (the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals), also known as the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
In addition to prompting grassroots cross-disciplinary thinking in regard to any of the 17 SDGs (and the 169 associated targets), the GC programme as a whole will announce, before the summer break, a programme-wide, missions-oriented, initiative. The intention is to support the UCL community in developing an integrated cross-disciplinary response to the one or more of the challenges set out by the SDGs.
169 Targets for a Better World
- You can view a set of statistics for UK progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals produced by the ONS.
Priority Themes Within Each Grand Challenge
In addition to the overall Grand Challenge focus on the UN SDGs, each Grand Challenge has its own set of priority themes:
Grand Challenges Priority Themes
• Infectious Disease
• Future Cities
• Achieving Wellbeing & Happiness
Justice & Equality
• Access & Participation
• Bigger Data, Better Data