6. Global Change Institute


Walk to the front entrance of the Student Union Complex and turn left just after the Campus Pharmacy. Walk about 30 metres down the path until you reach Staff House Road and see the signage for the Global Change Institute on the right side of the road. Walk up the short flight of stairs to enter the Institute.

The Global Change Institute (GCI) is a hive for cutting-edge research and ideas focused on solving the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The Institute works to address the impacts of climate change, technological innovation and population growth through collaborative research across four key themes – clean energy, food systems, healthy oceans and sustainable water.​

Based in a $32 million 'Living Building', GCI generates more energy than it consumes and is a flagship for sustainability. The building is naturally ventilated, captures its own power through solar panels and stores up to 60,000 litres of rainwater.​

The 6-star Green Star-rated structure was made possible by a generous $15 million donation from UQ alumnus and philanthropist Graeme Wood.

 Take a break: Grab a coffee or browse through the books and gifts at the School Locker Book Shop and Wordsmiths Café located right next door.​

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