06 February 2017

Several grand challenges confront humanity in the 21st century, from feeding the world's booming population to managing scarce natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint. The Grand Challenge Lecture Series explores these and other challenges and the possible solutions to them. All lectures are free and open to the public. You can attend in person or watch via livestream.

More details will be added as they become available.

Friday 11 August, 3:30pm
Going for the higher fruit: Universities post peak public funding
Professor Peter Coaldrake

Friday 8 September, 3:30pm
Dr Hasan Bakhshi (Creative Economy in Policy and Research, Nesta)

Friday 6 October, 3:30pm
Dr Cathy Foley (Science Director and Deputy Director Manufacturing, CSIRO)



Friday 14 July, 3:30pm
Opportunities and Challenges in Robotics
Dr Henrik Christensen (Institute of Contextual Robotics, UC San Diego)

Friday 26 May, 3:30pm
Changing Coasts and Oceans: Science Meeting Global and National Challenges
John Gunn (Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Friday 28 April, 3:30pm
Future Capable: Learning for Life and Work in the 21st Century
Associate Professor Ruth Bridgstock (QUT)

Friday 3 March, 3:30pm
Can Leaders Make a Difference to Organisational Performance?
Professor Andrew Pettigrew, Oxford University

Friday 17 March, 3:30pm
Genomics and the Future of Medicine
Professor Matt Brown (QUT)

Friday 7 April, 3:30pm
The Converging Insecurities of Food, Water, Energy and Climate, and their Implications for Development Aid and Research
Andrew Campbell (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research)


Watch past lectures in our video archive.