Global Challenges Symposium, 11-13 April 2018

Global challenge research

From improving global health to helping people prepare for natural hazards, our research collaborations are focused on solving real-world problems.

Discover more about our global challenge research.

The deadline for seed corn funding (for Symposium delegates working in partnership with a University of Bristol colleague) is Monday 23 April.

Find out more and download an application form.

Resolving the world’s most pressing development challenges requires a radically more ‘joined up’ approach to delivering research. The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) has provided a catalyst for UK institutions to collaborate across disciplines, sectors and continents in pursuit of real development outcomes.

Following a year of awards under GCRF, we were delighted to host an international symposium to share best practice, develop new connections, and generate new research partnerships that help to tackle global development challenges.

This three-day symposium focused on the broad themes of:

  • food security;
  • energy in a developing context;
  • global health;
  • poverty;
  • insecurity and conflict;
  • migration;
  • natural hazards.

Resources and updates

We will be adding resources including presentations, slides, and discussion summaries here over the coming weeks.

For the latest news from the symposium, and updates relating to global challenge research at Bristol, search for #GlobalChallengesBristol on Twitter and join the conversation.

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