The Edinburgh Futures Institute
The Edinburgh Futures Institute is a global centre for multi-disciplinary, challenge-based research, teaching and societal impact. The biggest challenges that the world faces are complex and interconnected. Solving them requires multiple orientations and understandings. EFI’s approach brings the arts, humanities and the social sciences into contiguity with data science, natural sciences and with medicine – to co-create deeply interdisciplinary models.
The purpose of EFI is to pursue knowledge and understanding that supports the navigation of complex futures. EFI’s distinctiveness stems from our approach to research, education and engagement – an approach that combines multi-disciplinarity with co-production. Working with industry, government and communities (at home and abroad) we will build a challenge-led and data-rich portfolio of activity that has demonstrable ethical, social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts.
Critical to the success of the Institute is a close connection between our students, academics and industry partners. In addition to developing an ambitious and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate taught portfolio we seek partnerships with companies who may be able to provide themes and ideas for student projects.
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We are very keen to hear from members of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce who may be interested in engaging with our Business Engagement team to support our student cohorts who arrive in September 2022, and grow at scale from 2023.