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HEI Grand ChallengeThriving Communities
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, UL will have integrated nature and natural materials within all campus buildings and environments.
A connection with nature is deeply nourishing for both our body and mind. This mission sees UL continue to strengthen the embodiment of biophilic design principles within the built environment on campus. In doing so, spending time within the diverse spaces on campus will positively impact ones mental and physical health.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to promote sustainable development and address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Each mission and associated project within the Mission Lab portfolio is directly linked to one or more SDGs, ensuring all efforts are in service of true impact.

Sustainable Development Goals in Focus

01No Poverty
02Zero Hunger
03Good Health and Well-being
04Quality Education
05Gender Equality
06Clean Water and Sanitation
07Affordable and Clean Energy
08decent work and economic growth
09Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
10reduced inequalities
11Sustainable Cities and Communities
12Responsible Consumption and Production
13Climate Action
14Life Below Water
15Life on Land
16Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17Partnerships for the Goals


+quality of life
+mental health
+physical health
+connection to nature
+prospect and refuge
+air and light
-carbon footprint
-fear and stress
-nature alienation


Official metrics are yet to be defined by the mission team and additional key stakeholders. This will occur upon commencement of the mission projects and will be influenced by data derived from baseline studies of the systems relevant to each mission.

Mission Model

The mission model is a structured framework that guides the development and execution of each mission. This model allows for a flexible and dynamic approach to mission-based work, where diverse stakeholders can come together to create positive change.
HEI Grand Challenge
Thriving Communities
Biophillic Campus
Cross Sector Innovation
Public Health
Buildings & Estates
Healthy UL
Student Life
Design School
Healthy Ireland at Work
Project Portfolio
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