Friday 1 December 2017

Missed attending our recent Challenge of Change Lecture by the Australian Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, on 12 July 2017?

Explore the memorable night with our collection of terrific photos taken by  Please note: all images (C) UQ Global Change Institute.

Friday 24 November 2017


[Reservations for this event have now reached capacity. You may wish to sign-up for the wait-list and be notified of any cancellations.]

Building a More Sustainable Food System from the Ground Up: Food systems and the new ‘sustainable materialism’

Tuesday 3 October 2017 to Thursday 5 October 2017

Workshop on Applications in Natural Resource Mathematics (WANRM)

Global Change Institute
3-5 October 2017

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Presented by Bruce Cogill, PhD,  MS

The relationship between biodiversity and nutrition are thought to be many and mostly beneficial.

Thursday 31 August 2017

The Global Change Institute is proud to announce a special one-off seminar by

Professor Stephen Palumbi

Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford

Friday 18 August 2017

Gerald Midgley is Professor of Systems Thinking in the Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK.

He also holds Adjunct Professorships at the University of Queensland, Australia; Mälardalen University, Sweden; the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

He was Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull (1997-2003 & 2010-2014). From 2003 to 2010, he was a Senior Science Leader in the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand.

Thursday 17 August 2017


[STOP PRESS: This event is now booked out. The Chasing Coral documentary is also available on Netlix]

Join us for a FREE film screening of Chasing Coral followed by a Q&A session led by The University of Queensland's Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, who also features in the film. 

Monday 14 August 2017

Do your research ideas cut across disciplinary and thematic boundaries, and demand new ways of thinking?

Do you have a clear ‘line of sight’ to stakeholder requirements that you hope to inform with your research?

Would you like to work with colleagues from across UQ and beyond on projects designed to have an impact and influence?

Wednesday 12 July 2017

The Challenge of Change Lecture is designed to challenge conventional thinking, question current policy, and address the greatest environmental and sustainability issues facing humanity today.

Previous speakers have included former Queensland Governor, The Hon. Penelope Wensley AC, Australian Ambassador for the Environment Peter Woolcott, and Australian Finance journalist, Alan Kohler.

Tuesday 4 July 2017 to Wednesday 5 July 2017

The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute (GCI) and Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) will jointly host the fourth annual UQ Water Forum on 4-5 July 2017. 

This year's theme is: The Water Challenge: How can Australia step up?

The UQ Water Forum, a two-day, free event, seeks to foster collaboration, interaction and integration of water research within and beyond The University of Queensland towards interdisciplinary understanding.

Monday 5 June 2017

The Global Change Institute Food Systems Program is developing a research agenda for food systems at UQ. 

Tuesday 23 May 2017

‘What next?’ for the sector on water, sanitation and hygiene?

Tom Muller will highlight debates within WaterAid and the wider civil society sector on how to strengthen water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and advocate for the Human Right to Water to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Thursday 18 May 2017

By the year 2050, the human population is forecast to expand to nine billion people, requiring 50 per cent more fuel, 70 per cent more food and 50 per cent more fresh water. Sustaining life on earth in the face of increasing demand for resources, coupled with the challenges of climate change and rapid urbanisation, requires transformative and urgent solutions. How will we create a viable bio-economy using renewable resources? And can we weave integrated production systems for fuel, food and pharmaceuticals into the fabric of mega-cities?


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