UCLA releases Report on University-Led Grand Challenges

February 13, 2018

On February 13, 2018, UCLA released a Report on University-Led Grand Challenges. The report documents how nearly 20 universities are leading Grand Challenge programs that are rallying research communities to contribute to solving a major societal challenge; attracting new investment and resources; demonstrating value of university research; and engaging students, partners, the broader community, and the public. The report features the experience of the universities engaged in the space, gathered via a Workshop and Strategy Session held at UCLA in October 2017.

The Report [http://bit.ly/Report-Univ-LedGCs2018] — and the October 2017 Workshop and Strategy Session on University-Led Grand Challenges at UCLA—were made possible through the generosity of Eric and Wendy Schmidt who approached Michelle Popowitz, JD, MPH (UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Co-Founder for UCLA Grand Challenges) to lead this national convening.

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UCLA recently launched a Community of Practice for universities currently leading or exploring leading Grand Challenge efforts UCLA Grand Challenges, 31 Jan 2018

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