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GCUA- Global Challenges University Alliance

GCUA is an SLU initiative to gather the leading universities on every continent around issues of food security, bio-energy, sustainable urban development and climate. Together, we translate knowledge into relevant action!


Upcoming GCUA workshop

Animal welfare and the Sustainable Development Goals

Time: June 18-20, 2018
Organiser: SLU, Uppsala
Scope: SDG 3, 12, 15.
Contact Person: Ioannis Dimitriou
Workshop invitation 
Online registration


Upcoming summer school: Oil palm & cattle integration

Food security & climate change summer school Malaysia 2018

Opportunity to learn in Malaysia about palm oil production and cattle integration as a potential sustainability transition.
For students of all programmes - application until May 1, 2018.

More information about registration and the school.


Building an alliance through workshops and summerschools

Focus for the GCUA initiative is the agricultural research and educations issues in relation to the current Global Challenges. By 2050 the world's population will exceed nine billion, requiring agricultural, forest and fisheries systems to produce food, animal feed, fibres, energy and materials for another two billion people.

Meeting these global challenges can only be done through obtaining greater scientific knowledge about the fundamental conditions for life – translating knowledge into relevant action – and through dedicated international co‐operation. Through workshops and summer schools, we initiate crucial collaborations and train the young bioeconomy leaders of the future.

Members of the Alliance

During 2011-2017 researchers and students from more than 30 universities world wide has participated in GCUA's workshops and summer schools. Read more below.

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