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.
Image credits: Jan Hoffmann, Lensational; Carolyn Williams, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
13 August 2015An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) for a Senior Lecturer. The post holder will be required to carry out research, teaching, knowledge transfer and policy development in ...
03 August 2015On the first weekend of August, the IGP hosted its first community event at the Newham 50th Anniversary festival: a celebration of Newham borough and its communities. The IGP's Mobile Research Station ...
14 July 2015With the surge of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, and the tragic deaths of those who attempted the trecherous journey, politicians have come up with 'sticking plaster' solutions to the issue. Professor Henrietta Moore ...
On 3 June the London Assembly unanimously passed a motion calling for the "Mayor to support the organisation in developing its vision, in particular by setting out how the Greater London Authority and ...
Lensational and the Institute for Global Prosperity have recently formed an exciting partnership to promote innovative and viable solutions at the cross-roads between entrepreneurship, photography and women's empowerment.
Counterpoint often works in partnership with academic institutions and has just signed a collaboration agreement with UCL’s new Institute for Global Prosperity. This is an opportunity for both organisations to benefit mutually from access to state-of-the-art research.
George Mason University
The collaboration between the Institute for Global Prosperity and George Mason University arises not merely from the mutual pursuit of a new set of questions about the relationship between demographic change and political change.
Greater London National Park
The Greater London National Park City is a movement of individuals and organisations that are working to make London a new kind of national park.