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
16 February 2016Registration 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 ...
UCL Institute for Global Prosperity appoints Dr Tuukka Toivonen, Senior Lecturer in Social & Economic Innovation
01 April 2016The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tuukka Toivonen (PhD, Oxford) as a permanent member of staff. An organisational sociologist with a background in the study ...
Advance announcement: MSc in Global Prosperity
04 April 2016
The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity is launching an interdisciplinary Masters programme in Global Prosperity beginning in September 2016.
My Perfect Country airs on BBC World ServiceThe first episode of My Perfect Country airs for the first time on Thursday 4 February on BBC World Service at 8pm GMT. The episode is also available to listen to on the ...
Global Goals: Take Action student conferenceOn 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 ...
Hospitality and Hostility in a Moving World: An interdisciplinary conferenceRegister on Eventbrite.
Experimenting, carefully: A critical note on ‘public innovation labs’
The Newham ESOL Exchange - an evaluationDaniel 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 reviewBy Hannah Sender.
Financing Prosperity Network
11 February 2016The 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
07 March 2016
Medicinal markets for non-communicable diseases: Mapping the health ecology in Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya
14 March 2016