The Six UCL Grand Challenges
UCL Grand Challenges brings researchers together from across UCL, setting the agenda for future research, while building bridges with external partners. The programme has become part of our university’s institutional fabric.
By investing in cross-disciplinary research, UCL Grand Challenge initiative is having a major impact on solving some of the world's most pressing problems. The challenges focus on six main areas.
Global Health combines intellectual capital from across all disciplines, to find innovative, workable solutions.
Sustainable Cities examines one of the most urgent issues facing the world today: increasing and relentless urbanisation.
Cultural Understanding looks at the differing, complex and evolving relationships between people, communities and culture.
Human Wellbeing goes beyond traditional definitions of health and works with a wide range of disciplines
Justice & Equality examines the barriers that people face to just solutions and equality of opportunity.
Transformative Technology considers how innovation and technology can have far-reaching benefits for society and the planet.