Based in a $32m 'Living Building', GCI generates more energy than it consumes and is a flagship for sustainability.
Based in a $32m 'Living Building', GCI generates more energy than it consumes and is a flagship for sustainability.

Global Change affects everyone.

As the global population grows, urbanisation has continued to increase, placing an unprecedented burden on the planet’s fragile ecosystems.

The Global Change Institute (GCI) at The University of Queensland is an independent source of innovative research, ideas, policy and advice for addressing the challenges of a changing world.

GCI works to address the impacts of climate change and population growth through collaborative research across themes such as clean energy, food systems, and healthy oceans.

Established in 2010, GCI's research activities draw on the expertise and constituent parts of UQ's world-class schools, institutes, faculties and centres.

Healthy Oceans at UQ

The Ecology Centre
Institute for Social Science Research

School of Biological Sciences
School of Chemical Engineering
School of Economics
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management
School of Law
School of Mathematics and Physics

Clean Energy at UQ

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
School of Economics
School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Properties and Facilities
UQ Energy Initiative

Food Systems at UQ

Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation
School of Agricultural and Food Sciences

School of Biological Sciences
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management
School of Population Health
School of Public Health
School of Veterinary Sciences

Sustainable Water at UQ

Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
Institute for Social Science Research

Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation
Sustainable Minerals Institute
School of Agricultural and Food Sciences
DEVR-Indigenous
School of Engineering
School of Biological Sciences
School of Business

School of Chemical Engineering
School of Economics
School of Public Health

Our Mission

To advance discovery, create solutions and influence decision-makers in order to position The University of Queensland as a global leader in addressing the challenges of a changing world.

Our Vision

To foster discovery, learning and engagement by creating, applying and transferring knowledge for innovative and integrated solutions to the multitude of global challenges currently facing global society.

The Living Building

Such remarkable impact requires an equally remarkable hub. Based in a $32m 'Living Building', GCI generates more energy than it consumes and is a flagship for sustainability. The building is naturally ventilated, captures its own power through solar panels and stores up to 60,000L of rainwater. The 6 Star Green Star rated structure was made possible by a generous $15m donation from UQ alumnus and philanthropist Graeme Wood.Find out more or take a tour of the 'Living Building' here.

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