Institute for Futures Studies is an independent research foundation that promotes future perspectives in research and public debate
The Institute for Futures Studies is an independent research institute, founded in 1973. The Institute conducts advanced research within the social sciences. The Institute’s task is to promote a future-oriented perspective in Swedish research, and to use and develop appropriate theories and methods. The Institute is now looking for a postdoc to be part of a research program on non-elected political actors.
A couple of weeks ago it was decided that the Institute for Futures Studies will support the project International Panel on Social Progress. It is a large project with high ambitions that mobilizes several hundred scientists from different parts of the world. The goal is set on improving people’s living conditions.
The Swedish government has appointed two new members to the board of the Institute for Futures Studies. The new members come with knowledge of robotics and experience from the government’s Future Commission; Danica Kragic Jensfelt and Jesper Strömbäck. Together with the other seven members of the board, they will among other things help the institute to contribute to the public debate on important issues for the future.
The research network World Values Survey has explored people’s values since the 1980s in six waves of interviews in a total of 100 countries. The latest survey was completed in 2014 and the result has been presented in the form of a cultural map in which Sweden is pointed out as extreme. What does that mean?