Sketch design of the Global Change Institute building
Sketch design of the Global Change Institute building

The University of Queensland has established leadership in many of the issues associated with global change, and is positioned to provide national and international leadership in these areas.

The Global Change Institute (GCI) is a vehicle for leadership, engagement and advocacy in the area of global change and plays an important role in raising awareness of global change issues and solutions. The Institute engages with UQ staff and students, as well as key external stakeholders from government, institutions, business, industry and the community. It plays a key advocacy role to ensure that global change issues are prominent in public debate and that research findings directly inform policy at each level of government. The GCI is a first port of call for policy makers, business and the community when advice, research or debate are sought on global change issues.

The GCI is focusing on the key global issues of:

  • population change
  • climate change, and
  • technological innovation

It utilises the University’s vast expertise in the areas of water, energy, oceans and coasts, terrestrial environment, business, food and health to provide practical solutions through the integration of social, economic, scientific and technological dimensions.

GCI Sustainable Building

The $32 million state-of-the-art building for the Global Change Institute (GCI) opened in 2013.  It employs sustainable design, construction and operating practices.

Read more about this exciting living building.

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