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
28 June 2016UCL 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.
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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.
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