Institute for Futures Studies is an independent research foundation that promotes future perspectives in research and public debate

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News / 14 January, 2016

How politically biased are you? New test on political biases 

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.

News / 17 December, 2015

Using big data to achieve better public health – new project 

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.

News / 18 November, 2015

War ethics and international law – a discussion with academics, practitioners and policy-makers 

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.

Publication / 21 October, 2015
News / 21 October, 2015

Great expectations 

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.

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Calendar

Mar
30

Research seminar

Matthias Matthijs: TBA 

Apr
06

Research seminar

Virginie Pérotin: TBA 

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