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​​Why Futures Studies?

Individuals, organisations and business are concerned with the uncertain future. Therefore, in today's volatile times, the field of futures thinking is more critical than ever before. Futures thinking entails developing and fostering the ability to make decisions that are good when they are made and remain so in the long run. Futures thinking and futures research are the systematic exploration of possible and desirable futures to improve decisions and the endeavours to realise them. Futures thinking is rooted in the understanding that knowledge of the future is not possible. However, knowledge of the factors that shape the future are known and they consequently provide a palette of possible future outcomes, states or scenarios.

Academic programmes offered in the field of Futures Studies are:​