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HEI Grand ChallengeThriving Communities
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, UL will have pioneered mission-driven curriculum to support the transition.
Transitioning to a sustainable society will require a new generation of change-makers. This mission sees UL ensure that relevant sustainability-led theory and associated practices are included in all curriculum. In doing so, each learner that studies at UL will graduate with a sustainability mindset and the capacity to contribute to a more sustainable world.

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


+life long learning
+alumni engagement
+resilience to change
+pathways into education
+access to education
+education innovation
-education avoidance
-demographic inequality
-siloed accreditation
-reluctance to return to study
-food waste and packaging


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
Mission Driven Learning
Cross Sector Innovation
Industry Partners
Non-profits & NGOs
Student Volunteer Award
Research Institutes
County Council
Accreditation Bodies
Project Portfolio
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