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HEI Grand ChallengeCosmopolitan Localism
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, UL will provide access to the mission lab process and learning content to its alumni, and offer them opportunities to engage with the mission portfolio
In a world of exponential change and unprecedented challenges, engagement with societal missions is more important than ever before. This mission sees UL offer mission-based educational content and experiences to its alumni, available both online and in- person. In doing so, alumni will be able to engage missions at a point in their life-long learning journey that meets their needs.

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
Cosmopolitan Localism
Open Loop University
Cross Sector Innovation
Graduate & Professional Studies
Centre for Transformative Learning
Alumni Office
Industry Partners
UL @ Work
UL Faculty
Project Portfolio
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