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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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UCL Global Citizenship programme | (Un)Urban: Investigating green spaces in East London

UCL Global Citizenship programme | (Un)Urban: Investigating green spaces in East London

16 February 2016

Registration for the UCL Global Citizenship summer school (31 May to 10 June) opens Friday 19th February. Go to the Global Citizenship page to register from 19 February.

Every year, UCL runs the ...
MSc in Global Prosperity Open Evening

MSc in Global Prosperity Open Evening

04 May 2016

IGP are hosting an open evening for the new MSc in Global Prosperity. The MSc in Global Prosperity is an intensive one-year graduate degree – with flexible options built in – that offers a distinctive ...
Challenging Global Wealth Inequality: My reflections on Skoll World Forum 2016

Challenging Global Wealth Inequality: My reflections on Skoll World Forum 2016

22 April 2016

Hospitality and Hostility in a Moving World: An interdisciplinary conference

Hospitality and Hostility in a Moving World: An interdisciplinary conference

Register on Eventbrite.
Global Goals: Take Action student conference

Global Goals: Take Action student conference

On 28 April 2016 the London International Development Centre and the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity will host the conference “Global Goals: Take Action” in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre on behalf of ...
Advance announcement: MSc in Global Prosperity

Advance announcement: MSc in Global Prosperity


The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity is launching an interdisciplinary Masters programme in Global Prosperity beginning in September 2016.

Experimenting, carefully: A critical note on ‘public innovation labs’

The Newham ESOL Exchange - an evaluation

Daniel Crowe, Research Consultant on behalf of UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity, has recently published an evaluation of the Newham ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Exchange programme.

SDGs, the Millennial generation and optimism: the Countdown 2030 review

By Hannah Sender.

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Financing Prosperity Network

Financing Prosperity Network

11 February 2016

The recent and rapid expansion of both private and public debt across the globe, and the inequality and harm this has caused makes the task of developing alternatives to financial debt urgently necessary ...
MOVE: Making Olympicopolis Work for Youth

MOVE: Making Olympicopolis Work for Youth

07 March 2016


Gender and adolesence: Global evidence

Gender and adolesence: Global evidence

01 May 2016

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 ...
Marakwet Research Station

Marakwet Research Station

The Marakwet Research Station is situated in Tot-Sibou Village in the Kerio Valley, northwest Kenya. The Station has emerged out of longstanding interdisciplinary research led by Henrietta Moore and Matthew Davies, and is ...
Community Gardening, Social Networks and Wellbeing

Community Gardening, Social Networks and Wellbeing

Mobile Garden City is a temporary moveable community garden and growing space funded by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) located on Chobham Manor within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This research investigates the ...
Ethiopia Control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategies (ETHICOBOTS)

Ethiopia Control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategies (ETHICOBOTS)

The ETHICOBOTS project aims at tackling the high burden of BTB in Ethiopia, both directly and by addressing its broader consequences. Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in Africa is a rapidly growing concern, not just ...