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HEI Grand ChallengeThriving Communities
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, UL will foster a place-based identity that embodies a culture of connectedness.
A strong community culture is an essential source of belonging and social connection, and provides the foundation for meaningful collective action. This mission sees UL foster a shared identity that is rooted in a connection to the heritage, culture and vision of the university. In doing so, the UL community will feel united by a core set of values and future aspirations.

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


+campus engagement
+meaningful relationships
+rituals and ceremonies
+interdisciplinary collaboration
+sense of belonging
+collective imagination


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
Campus Tribe
Cross Sector Innovation
Irish World Academy
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Healthy UL
Clubs & Societies
Glucksman Library
Arts & Humanities
Health Sciences
Project Portfolio
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