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UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

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Introducing the UCL Grand Challenges
Since 2009, UCL Grand Challenges has tapped into our research community’s appetite to engage with the world’s problems; provoked new and intense collaborations across our university’s disciplines; widened academics’ understanding of the relevance of their research; and stimulated productive interaction with policymakers, practitioners and community groups. Read more

The UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing is the fourth of the UCL Grand Challenges. It considers both the nature of being human and the nature of wellbeing. It harnesses UCL’s research expertise from across our academic community, including everything from philosophy, law, economics, psychology, architecture and art, through to health, medicine, neuroscience and engineering – and many other disciplines.

"Directly or indirectly, well-being, in some shape or other...is the subject of every thought, and object of every action, on the part of every known Being...nor can any intelligible reason be given for desiring that it should be otherwise."
– Jeremy Bentham, Chrestomathia (1817)

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