We research alternative futures, and the challenges and possibilities included in them. Academic research places special emphasis on foresight, environmental and energy research, socio-cultural research, food and consumption, bio-economy, security and education. In addition, we continually aim to develop the scientific foundations and methods of futures studies. Our rigorous and multidisciplinary basic research creates an excellent foundation for both applied and tailor-made research.
We refine visionary knowledge regarding alternative futures, and our aim is to provide tools for responsible decision-making and to stimulate public debate.
Finland’s Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is a department at the Turku School of Economics (TSE), University of Turku.