Keyword: Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC)
What kind of future do you build with your actions today? The future is constantly present in our everyday lives, guiding our actions and decisions – whether we are aware of that or not.
Welcome to the 21st Futures Conference 'Learning Futures – Futures of Learning', 10.–12.6. in Helsinki
Finland Futures Research Centre's 21st annual Futures Conference will be organized during 10–12 June 2020 in Helsinki, Finland on a theme 'Learning Futures – Futures of Learning'. You are warmly welcome to join us on discussing the futures of learning!
Professor Sirkka Heinonen and Project Researcher Joni Karjalainen from the University of Turku, Finland Futures Research Centre have launched a new international science book called “Electrification in Peer-to-Peer Society – a New Narrative for Sustainable Futures”. The science book summarizes the findings of the four-year Neo-Carbon Energy research project.
Futures Conference 2019 focused on the concept of agency in action and research for futures. ‘Constructing Futures – Sustainability, Responsibility and Power’ was organized on 12–13 June in Logomo, Turku. Together with 280 participants from 29 different countries we succeeded to generate multidisciplinary, stimulating and critical discussions that promoted networking between people interested in futures issues from different backgrounds.
As we move further into the 21st century, we need to renew our understanding of what it means to learn, teach, and develop new knowledge. Education systems and learning processes for people of all ages are needed to navigate uncertainty, address known problems, identify new ones, and be able to detect and make the sense of emergent issues and opportunities. The roles of education and learning are also becoming more essential in solving the pressing global ecological, cultural, societal and economic challenges.
"STEM Education is not enough to address the future of work", says global think tank Millennium Project
Income gaps are widening, the concentration of wealth is increasing, jobless economic growth seems the new norm, and return on investment in capital and technology is usually better than labor. As labor costs go up and AI and robot costs go down, manufacturing and service unemployment rates are expected to increase. So, what to do?
The University of Turku has granted the €30,000 Pentti Malaska Futures Award to the Finnish food tech company Solar Foods Oy.