Our research is challenge-led and impactful, and often requires an interdisciplinary approach to address the great research challenges of our age: energy transition, social inclusion and cultural diversity, data and artificial intelligence, environment and biodiversity, and health, nutrition and wellbeing.

These interdisciplinary challenges represent research areas of historic and emerging excellence that are capable of supporting a diverse research portfolio and delivering globally excellent and measurable benefits to society, the economy and health. Additionally, these challenges reflect the work we do in supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with a range of stakeholders.