Transformative interdisciplinary research: an Australian university's perspective
Reviewing progress on University of Wollongong's Global Challenges Program
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).