About Global Challenges

Global Challenges Program


Over the coming decades we will face many challenges and transformations in the way we live. The University of Wollongong's (UOW), Global Challenges Program recognises the interconnected nature of these transformations. The Program is designed to encourage and develop creative and community-engaged research that will help drive social, economic and cultural change in our region, with the potential to be translatable across the globe.   

Learn how our interdisciplinary challenge-led approach is transforming the way we do research to deliver real impact or read our Whitepaper on challenge-led interdisciplinary research programs

The Program focuses on three Global Challenges - Living Well, Longer, Manufacturing Innovation, and Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones. They are united by an overarching research goal of Transforming Lives and Regions. 

Each Global Challenge involves collaboration between UOW researchers and business, government, community and other research organisations. Global Challenges articulates and pursues innovative solutions to major challenges, with a clear focus on the delivery and adoption of research outputs that have maximum impact in key areas of social, economic and community need.

Read more about UOW's strategic interdisciplinary research initiative, the Global Challenges Program.

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Last reviewed: 21 September, 2018