Institute for Futures Studies is an independent research foundation that promotes future perspectives in research and public debate
To what extent do you allow your political views influence your perception of reality? Do you trust facts regardless of whether they support your opinions or not? We may believe that we are impartial, neutral, but research shows that our political views do influence the way we look at the world around us. Researchers have been studying this for years at group level, now there is a test which aims to prove the point at individual level.
How can we in a systematic way understand what is causing better health in people? And how can we most efficiently use the resources of the public sector to turn around the development towards greater differences in health? Thanks to a grand from Vinnova, the Institute for Futures Studies will participate in a project using big data to achieve better public health.
In the summer of 2014, Israel launched a military action against Gaza called “Operation Protective Edge”, as a response to Hamas rocket attacks. The conflict brought to the fore important debates in both international law and the ethics of war. On November 11th academics, practitioners and policy-makers met at the Institute for Futures Studies for a discussion.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences), the foundation arranged the seminar “Great expectations”, on the future of research.