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GCUA- Global Challenges University Alliance

GCUA is an SLU initiative to gather the leading universities on every continent around issues of food security, bio-energy, sustainable urban development and climate. Together, we translate knowledge into relevant action!

Upcoming GCUA workshops

GCUA Workshop on Challenges for agroecology development for the building of sustainable Agri-food systems

Time: November 11-13, 2019
Organiser: University of Chile
Scope: to promote the transition from conventional agriculture towards agroecology as a science, practice and social movement in different OECD countries
Contact person: Osvaldo Salazar (
Workshop information (download pdf)

News from GCUA

Building an alliance through workshops and summerschools

Focus for the GCUA initiative is the agricultural research and educations issues in relation to the current Global Challenges. By 2050 the world's population will exceed nine billion, requiring agricultural, forest and fisheries systems to produce food, animal feed, fibres, energy and materials for another two billion people.

Meeting these global challenges can only be done through obtaining greater scientific knowledge about the fundamental conditions for life – translating knowledge into relevant action – and through dedicated international co‐operation. Through workshops and summer schools, we initiate crucial collaborations and train the young bioeconomy leaders of the future.

Published: 15 November 2019 - Page editor: