Global Challenges Program

Global Challenges

UOW's Global Challenges Program is a strategic research initiative that is focused on transformative interdisciplinary research that touches people's lives and changes worlds. This program is designed to harness the expertise of world-class researchers to address complex, real-world problems – to transform lives and regions.

Research with impact

Global Challenges Leah Gibbs

At UOW we’re transforming the way we do research. 

Now in its fourth year, our challenge-led interdisciplinary research program is all about the people and the projects.

We nurture projects, collaborating with industry, government, institutions and other universities to foster a supportive research community to drive social, economic and cultural change.

With 350 researchers collaborating on more than 95 interdisciplinary projects we're approaching global issues in a myriad of ways. With the aim of transforming lives and regions, we take a global view by tackling challenges paramount to our local region but with the potential to make a difference on a larger scale.

Find out more about research that is touching lives and changing worlds.

Approaching our fifth year, the Global Challenges passport depicts our journey so far


Transforming Lives
and Regions

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Living Well, Longer


Manufacturing Innovation


Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones

Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones