The Institute for Futures Studies is an advanced institute for social science research focusing on issues deemed important for the future. The Institute’s researchers come from many different disciplines such as sociology, mathematics, economics, and philosophy, and they regularly publish their research in leading international journals.

The Institute’s scholars present their research at scientific conferences and seminars, but also at seminars directed to the general public in order to contribute to the public discussion about important future issues.

Research at the Institute is structured around a research program, usually conducted over a period of four to six years. The Institute’s research partly is financed with governmental funds and partly with grants received from research councils and other funding agencies.