Global Challenges Program

Research with impact

UOW's Global Challenges Program is designed to harness the diverse expertise of world-class researchers from the University of Wollongong to address real-world problems. Global Challenges research teams address problems beyond the scope of a single discipline, in collaboration with industry, government and wider community.



Our challenges

Global Challenges brings together diverse groups of specialists stretching beyond disciplines. The magic happens when these unlikely collaborators find a shared focus for their passions. Global Challenges research teams work toward at least one of our four challenge areas.

Funding opportunities

The Global Challenges Program has a range of funding opportunities available to UOW researchers to undertake research activities that address one of the Global Challenges themes.

Engage with us

Are you an organisation or agency with an interest in our global challenge areas? 33% of our projects engage external collaborators from industry and the community. The Smile Sensory Room project is one of them.

More about Smile Sensory Room

Contact Global Challenges

(02) 4221 4261