Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing
This Grand Challenge has facilitated the UCL Festival of Ageing, a series of events looking at issues affecting older people. It was also a key driver in the creation of the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, following UCL Behaviour Change Month, a period of intense collaborations and creative thinking held in 2012. Other research encouraged by Human Wellbeing includes work examining the links between cultures and health systems, a look at governments' increasing emphasis on happiness and investigations into the true effects of exercise on wellbeing. Find out about this work, some of the other projects we have supported so far and what impact they have had.
The Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing has supported UCL researchers to make new and intense collaborations across a whole range of disciplines at the university. At the same time, the programme's ultimate purpose is to see knowledge generated by research and scholarship at UCL achieve real-world influence.
Human Wellbeing is one of six UCL Grand Challenges - find out more about how the whole programme works.