Transformative interdisciplinary research: an Australian university's perspective

Reviewing progress on University of Wollongong's Global Challenges Program

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The University of Wollongong'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.

Now in its fourth year, UoW's challenge-led interdisciplinary research program is all about the people and the projects. UoW nurtures 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 UoW is approaching global issues in a myriad of ways. With the aim of transforming lives and regions, it take a global view by tackling challenges paramount to our local region but with the potential to make a difference on a larger scale.

Click here for further information, watch the following video or connect with our Inspiring STEM Advisory Board member Professor Judy Raper who is UoW's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation).

Martin Delahunty

Managing Director, InspiringSTEM Network

Founder & Managing Director, InspiringSTEM. Formerly, Global Director at Springer Nature. Highly experienced scientific technical and medical publisher. Extensive experience of working with international science research organisations, universities and academic researchers working on journals, digital communities and conferences. Proud UK Stem Ambassador. Experienced speaker and presenter. European Irish.