Global Challenges Academy

Our Mission

Our Mission

Newcastle University is committed to working across national borders and academic disciplines to help address the grand challenges facing the world today.

We've built a long history of research excellence with a purpose. Working with valued partners to combine our cutting edge research and experience - making a difference to the lives of people in need across the globe.

Our commitment to Global Challenges is clear. By establishing our Global Challenges Academy, we'll share best practice to increase capacity to make our research work for sustainable development.

Global Challenges Academy

Our Global Challenges Academy fosters research and partnerships to help realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly where solutions are most urgently needed.

Both University staff and our partners will have plenty of opportunity to share ideas, best practice and projects. This will help find evidence-based solutions to the world’s most pressing development challenges.

Capacity to engage with global challenges for our academics and partners will increase, with the support of our Academy. It will enable challenge-based and regionally focused research networks and professional development activity. Activities will include research development, policy impact and partnership building.

For further information, whether you are a Newcastle academic or an external partner interested in getting involved, please contact global-challenges@ncl.ac.uk.