Wicked Problems

A great private research university should take on the most intractable, difficult, multifaceted problems of our time.

These are often called “wicked problems.” These include problems such as poverty; food and water security; obesity; social justice issues; cancer; sustainability and climate change; terrorism; cyber security; aging and dementia; among others.

USC’s breadth of research and programmatic areas collectively create a strong community to make influential contributions to address these problems. It is our opportunity, and moral obligation, to apply our efforts to great, intractable global problems.


USC News Coverage of Wicked Problems

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