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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.

New findings released

A new paper published in Nature by the Blue Carbon Futures team has been released, revealing how critical mangroves are in capturing carbon as sea levels rise around the world.

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UOW Ecologist Associate Professor Kerrylee Rogers stands on a bridge overlooking water

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.

Project AIRSHIP in full force

Heading to the beach? Keep a look out for Kye and his shark tracking blimp at Kiama Surf Beach this summer. Making beaches safer for life above and below the water.

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interdisciplinary researcher Kye Adams with shark patrol blimp project AIRSHIP

Contact Global Challenges


(02) 4221 4261 globalchallenges@uow.edu.au