Through a bottom-up approach with a series of design-challenge events and workshops amongst our researchers, EUniWell has identified four thematic key arenas for research and teaching. These are closely linked to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in which we have strong expertise:
Physical and mental health matter most to well-being. Health research is a major strength of all EUniWell partners. Thus, this arena builds on our existing strengths in research which allows for a multi-disciplinary approach to tackling the challenges connected to health and well-being.
Individual and social well-being depends crucially on the societies we create. In line with the UN SDG 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, arena 2 focuses on human rights, citizenship and security, peace as well as on challenges to well-being in a global setting.
In this arena, researchers and students from engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences join forces to address the challenges of climate change and climate protection to create sustainable, safe, and inclusive environments. These are key components to support individual, social, and planetary well-being and are being translated into a series of common research and educational projects.
The education and training of our future school teachers is one of the pressing social challenges nationally, for Europe and the world. The profession of a school teacher represents the avantgarde in our digital knowledge society with a societal responsibility and the need for excellent training of an unprecedented degree in a complex digitized, diverse, mobile, multicultural and multilingual Europe.
We furthermore take into account two transversal SDGs that reinforce all four arenas: Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10).
Our arenas are flexible, dynamic inter- and transdisciplinary research platforms across our European campus: