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Global Challenges Research

Addressing Global Challenges with locally owned solutions is a key priority for Brunel University London. Research informed by the needs of society, delivered through research programmes co-created with the intended beneficiaries and stakeholders, is at the heart of our approach. Our Global Challenges research objective is to create new knowledge and drive innovation to develop more equitable access to sustainable development.

Research Centres and Groups focused on Global Challenges

Social Justice

Social Justice

Concepts of social justice and understanding of climate change, health and wellbeing, digitalisation, poverty, conflict and inequality.

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Due to new farm management practices and support from the university we could increase our yield and better manage our resources. Lean helps us to see the whole process clearly and act efficiently.
Kajoogo Yoweri,Farmer, Uganda


Brunel holds one of the largest portfolios of Newton Fund grants in the UK underpinning our research in Global Challenges. We also collaborate on many other international projects funded by UK Research Councils, Innovate UK, UKAID (DFID), British Council, the EU, the UN Systems and others.

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Fully-funded studentships

Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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