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The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity aims to transform how we make decisions, the kinds of evidence and reasoning on which our decisions are based, and the cultural, legal and policy tools we have at our disposal.

The globalised world we live in faces many challenges. New science and technology research offers many potential futures, but if one had to choose one integrated project to be addressed by a university with all the disciplinary resources at its disposal, it would surely be that of how we will sustain human societies on this planet in a way that ensures the prosperity and wellbeing of all.

The problem of sustainable prosperity is not just a set of challenges about how to manage resources better or develop new technologies, but a much more fundamental one of values and behaviour change, about how to think and act quite differently. To do this we will need to rethink the fundamentals of human and societal prosperity, and the models and methods we use for this purpose, as well as the role of research and the purpose of the university more generally.

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Autumn Term Soundbites and Director's Seminars

Autumn Term Soundbites and Director's Seminars

06 October 2016



UCL Institute for Global Prosperity is pleased to announce the speakers for our Autumn term Soundbites and Director's Seminars public events series. Register in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to Cope with the Highest Rate of Refugees per Capita in the World? Lessons from Lebanon

How to Cope with the Highest Rate of Refugees per Capita in the World? Lessons from Lebanon

28 November 2016

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war more than five years ago, Lebanon has received around 1.5 million refugees. They currently make up around 25% of the country’s population, the ...
Article on super-diversity and prosperity by Professor Moore and Dr Mintchev published

Article on super-diversity and prosperity by Professor Moore and Dr Mintchev published

18 November 2016


Is it possible for culturally diverse communities to flourish? Do diversity and immigration always hinder social prosperity as suggested by much of the recent Brexit rhetoric, or could they improve the quality of ...
The Post GDP World: Towards Sustainable Global Prosperity - A new MOOC from IGP

The Post GDP World: Towards Sustainable Global Prosperity - A new MOOC from IGP

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) is pleased to announce that a new MOOC titled The Post GDP World: Towards Sustainable Global Prosperity, will be launched later this year.
Encountering Others Ted Talk highlighted in Al Jazeera

Encountering Others Ted Talk highlighted in Al Jazeera


In an article published in Al Jazeera on the weekend following the Bastille Day attack in Nice, Morwari Zafar quotes Professor Henrietta Moore's theory of the ethical imagination, arguing that instead of ...
Professor Henrietta Moore helps to launch the UCL Campaign

Professor Henrietta Moore helps to launch the UCL Campaign

On Thursday 15 September, Professor Henrietta Moore joined a panel of world-class academics for the launch of the new UCL Campaign.

(Un)Urban: The review

This year, the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) was given the chance to run a ‘Grand Challenge Strand’ as part of the yearly Global Citizenship Programme at UCL. Taking place in early ...

The review: Weathering Climate Change in Eastern Africa

Blog post by Journalista.

Painting Connections exhibition


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Future Society Network

Future Society Network

24 November 2016


The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity has formed a multidisciplinary partnership Landman Economics called the Future Society Network. The network rethinks social security practices for the modern day to make them economically and ...
Foundations for Future Flourishing

Foundations for Future Flourishing

24 November 2016

The Foundations for Future Flourishing Network has been established in collaboration with Academics Stand Against Poverty UK (ASAP UK).
London Prosperity Innovation Board

London Prosperity Innovation Board

24 November 2016

The LPIB is a partnership between UCL, government, businesses and communities. Its purpose is to rethink what prosperity means for people living and working in London, and to test innovative new ways of ...
MOVE: Making Olympicopolis Work for Youth

MOVE: Making Olympicopolis Work for Youth


Gender and adolesence: Global evidence

Gender and adolesence: Global evidence

Adolescence is critical to development, but young people need support to avoid risky behaviours and make decisions that set them on a positive life trajectory. Despite remarkable progress over the past two decades ...
Painting connections: Sharing economies in the creative Wick

Painting connections: Sharing economies in the creative Wick

East London is an area of intense post-Olympics residential and cultural development, with existing communities and residents impacted by the rapid pace of change. The Hackney Wick and Fish Island Cultural Interest Group ...