Inclusive societies

We are addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via three societal challenges of Inclusive Societies, Healthy Lives and Sustainable Environments. Several Research Centres have been established as part of the drive to promote multi-disciplinary research across Schools, challenges and themes. One of our research strengths is in the exploration of inclusive societies and we aim to enrich cities and communities through our research themes of social innovation and public policy; social justice, equalities and communities. These themes are explored across the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health and WiSE Centre for Economic Justice based within the Glasgow School for Society and Business as well as the Centre for Climate Justice based within the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment.

At GCU we are proud to be ranked 12th in the world in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings for evidence of impact on SDG 5 gender equality and 13th in the world for SDG 8 decent work and economic growth and 20th in the world for SDG 10 reduced inequalities.

Our case studies offer an insight into how we are making breakthroughs on some of today's challenges to promote inclusive societies through police changes and social innovation. 

  • Water for ALL project
    A project, funded by the Scottish Government set up to improve access to water among the poorest and most vulnerable groups in Malawi and Zambia.
  • Austerity‚Äôs impact on Scotland
    Professor John McKendrick describes one example of GCU's research that aims to inform the work of practitioners and campaigners who seek to tackle poverty in Scotland and the UK
WiSE Centre  
Yunus Centre