Global Change Institute

The Global Change Institute draws together research excellence and expertise from across UQ, industry, government and the community
to address grand challenges which deliver impact to society, the economy, the environment, and culture.
With the help of the UQ research community, the Global Change Institute is developing multiple Collaborative Research Initiatives (CRIs) to address global challenges such as sexual and gendered violence, anti-microbial resistance (Environment and Animals), building better cities, energy cost and security, and improving children's health.
Many energy networks are struggling to meet demand for new solar, battery and electric vehicle network integration. With consumer adoption happening faster than anticipated, what can be done to better facilitate consumer-utility integration?
Cities around the world are grappling with transitions towards increased environmental sustainability, improved liveability and enhanced social equity. The challenges are many, but so are the opportunities.
Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is a global health threat that endangers the modern medical system. It is an inexorable, slow-moving pandemic with the potential to cause 10 million annual global deaths by 2050 and an adverse economic impact estimated at up to US$100 trillion.
The Healthy Kids and Families Collaborative Research Initiative (CRI) focuses on addressing the importance of community-based, co-designed interventions to address the needs of children, adolescents and their families in the health system and ensuring they have a healthy, productive and long life.
Sexual and gender violence impacts on the community, the economy, the law and our health systems, and most importantly the individual suffering of recipients.
Traditional models of healthcare delivery are no longer sustainable. Digital technologies are an opportunity to respond to this problem by enabling digital health data driven improvements in health care and management.
Technology and digital transformation are altering how and where we work; promoting hybrid work, teleworking, involuntary working from home, and blurring boundaries between home and office.
Climate change, natural disasters and the pandemic all reinforce the need to pivot the Agrifood sector in a changing landscape. Protected cropping uses controlled facilities for growing plants, regardless of external conditions and climatic extremes.

General enquiries

UQ Global Change Institute
Building 20
Staff House Road
The University of Queensland
Qld 4072

T: (+61 7) 3443 3100
F: (+61 7) 3443 3101

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