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Pioneering Global Prosperity

Study global problems, create global solutions, deliver global prosperity

Brexit’s Biggest Threat Is to the Poorest – Here and Abroad

Professor Henrietta Moore on what Brexit will mean for inequality in the UK and abroad

Application deadline for MSc Global Prosperity extended

We're thrilled to announce that we will be accepting applications for the MSc Global Prosperity until 12 August 2016 (2 September 2016 for part-time students). Our brand new MSc Global Prosperity is an intensive one-year masters degree for people who... Continue Reading →

Taking action for and with refugees in Athens, Greece

In this entry Tuukka reflects on his recent volunteering experience in Athens. Can 'small encounters' be significant amid a huge international crisis?

Researching an emerging startup city: Fukuoka, Japan

Having maintained an interest for some years now in the emergence of startup and social innovation communities in Japan, I had the opportunity earlier this year to conduct initial fieldwork on developments in Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu. Presented below... Continue Reading →

Cultivating empathy and understanding for people you have never met

A rhetoric of peace and security based on social exclusion, which has been deployed in response to the attacks in Nice last week, will have lasting adverse consequences, argues Morwari Zafar at Al Jazeera. The notion that difference produces conflict has... Continue Reading →

What’s it like to be a student at IGP?

The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) gets up to all sorts of things during the summer. Last month, it coordinated (Un)Urban, a two-week summer programme for students, exploring the relationship between urban wellbeing and green spaces in East London. Within a context of... Continue Reading →

New MOOC at IGP: The Post-GDP World – Towards Sustainable Global Prosperity

We are thrilled to announce that we'll be launching a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled The Post GDP World: Towards Sustainable Global Prosperity later this year. The MOOC will be led by IGP Director Professor Henrietta Moore and Senior Lecturer Dr... Continue Reading →

Hacking for Global Prosperity

An openness to experimentation and creativity seems a key prerequisite for innovation for global prosperity. But how do we create spaces that stimulate such playfulness in practice? Will Churchill from UniHack explains what a hackathon is and considers how they... Continue Reading →

How Augmented Reality Technology Is Improving the Quality of Surgery and Education

Medical students used to be able to routinely watch surgical procedures, yet these days traditional viewing galleries have mostly been replaced by smaller operating theatres. Coupled with overstretched lists and reduced facilities, this means that trainees and registrars find it... Continue Reading →

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