Message from our Director

Dan Haydon, Director of GCIDMore than 80% of the world's population lives on less than $10 per day, and almost 50% on less than $2 per day, and these in countries where income differentials are widening. At the same time, emerging diseases, environmental change and population growth are poised to have the greatest impact on the world’s poorest populations, where the resources and capacity to respond are most limited. Consequently many of the planet’s most pressing and profound research challenges are embedded in low and middle income countries.

The opportunity to address complex challenges affecting the poorest nations in partnership with researchers from these countries is one of the great rewards and privileges that comes from working in a university like ours. Critical to this work is the sharing and integration of our expertize across all parts of the University, maintaining strong and trusting partnerships with collaborators in developing countries, and behaving with humility and respect when working with researchers and policy-makers from all cultures and countries.

Our vision is to bring people and ideas together in new ways from across disciplines and sectors, enabling and inspiring transformational research within an international context, and to create a free-thinking, collaborative environment to attract, stimulate and enable interdisciplinary and world-changing research that engages and connects our University with global communities.

I invite you to explore our Contact Us page to learn more about how to engage with us.

Best wishes,

Signature - Dan Haydon

Professor Dan Haydon
Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Development