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Cambridge Global Challenges

 

Food systems and sustainable agriculture

Efforts to tackle the challenge of ensuring all people have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food at all times are continually...

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Sustainable health and well-being

Health is essential to sustainable development. Improving healthcare and general well-being has therefore been a significant challenge...

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Education

Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all is recognised by governments worldwide to be of great importance. Unfortunately...

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Clean air, water and sanitation

An increasing proportion of the global population lives in urban areas where exposure to air pollution is significantly elevated. Along...

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Renewable energy and materials

Energy in all its forms is critical for sustainable development. The choices around energy resources, with their varying production and...

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Sustainable livelihoods

In order to have sustainable livelihoods for individuals it is necessary to have a stable and inclusive economy more widely...

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Climate change

Climate change affects everyone regardless of national boundaries and as such is a truly global challenge. It is often the poorest and most...

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Sustainable cities and communities

Populations are increasingly moving from rural to urban areas leading to unplanned urban sprawl. For the least developed countries rapid...

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Refugee crises

The world is facing increased levels of humanitarian need with many people being forced to leave their homes. This displacement may occur...

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Reduce conflict and promote peace

Although some parts of the world have achieved and maintained increased levels of peace and security in recent decades, many countries...

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Poverty and inequality

There have been many gains in reducing poverty and inequalities worldwide. However, progress in this area has been uneven within and among...

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Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global...